Latest articles from Africa

Oil price hikes offer Africa a silver lining

August 1, 2007

Climbing oil prices may be a headache for the West, but could provide Africa with much needed development revenue.

Bond markets walk tall

July 4, 2007

Primary and secondary Nigerian government bond markets are undergoing structural change with bond indices serving as economic benchmarks. Nick Kochan and Dapo Olagunjo explain.

Pensions alter the landscape

July 4, 2007

Pension reforms are expected to transform the lives of Nigerians but capital markets need to be transformed to cope with the accumulation of liquidity created as a result. Nick Kochan reports.

Reform moves at slow pace

July 2, 2007

Public and private sector banks have been restructured on the long journey to banking sector reform, but major challenges remain, writes Nadine Marroushi.

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.

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