Latest articles from Africa

Public speaking

July 2, 2007

Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, director-general of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, tells Nick Kochan of her mission to convince local businesses to float their firms publicly.

Round two of Nigeria’s

July 2, 2007

The number of players in Nigeria’s banking sector is falling again as a desire to maintain a top 10 listing, as well as a nationwide presence, pushes a new wave of mergers, writes Nick Kochan.

Nigerian banks begin eating into South African dominance

July 2, 2007

Africa is changing and it is not just $11.7bn of Chinese investment in recent years that is making a difference. Nigeria’s banks are bulking up as a result of central bank governor Charles Soludo’s new capital requirements, and are becoming bigger and stronger through multiple mergers and acquisitions.

Regulators deplore loan settlement gap

July 2, 2007

Africa does not have a monopoly on transaction snarl-ups, as those engaged in the credit derivatives markets in recent years are fully aware.

Investors hop on the Africa conveyor belt

July 2, 2007

The great Africa opportunity awaits and it could involve higher growth in output and profits than the world has ever seen before.

China and Africa’s mutual back scratching

June 4, 2007

A 10-fold increase in bilateral trade means China is set to eclipse Europe and the US as the main foreign actor in Africa.

Russians move into Africa

May 7, 2007

In an oversaturated commodities market, Renaissance Capital is branching out into Africa. Ben Aris reports.

Chinese model inspires AfDB

May 7, 2007

China provides an example of growth-driven modernisation that Africans can aspire to, writes Kevin Godier.

Fast train

April 2, 2007

Nigerian banks know that expanding branch networks and introducing new technology requires a skilled workforce. Nick Kochan reports on staff training efforts.

Same song sheet

April 2, 2007

Banking consolidation has given Nigerian banks the headache of integrating a variety of disparate technological systems onto single platforms. Nick Kochan reports.

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