Latest articles from Angola

Can Angola weather the oil price storm

Can Angola weather the oil price storm?

June 1, 2015

Angola’s steady story of economic growth has been badly disrupted by the global collapse in oil prices. Can the 'ultimate petrostate' weather the storm?

Angola is struggling to realise its tourism potential

Holidays on hold: why Angola is struggling to realise its tourism potential

June 1, 2015

Angola has big potential as a visitor destination, and as a sector, tourism could be a driver of non-oil growth and jobs. But high costs and red tape are deterring overseas visitors and the country needs to work harder to deliver on its ambitions.

The spark amid a slump

The spark amid a slump: Will Angola's banks emerge from oil price dip stronger?

June 1, 2015

The Angolan banking sector has been hit hard by the oil price slump, adding to concerns about systemic loan book weakness. However, a tough new asset quality review should improve matters, as should the expansion of the country's capital markets.

Angolan economy stalls as dependence on oil continues

Angolan economy stalls as dependence on oil continues

June 1, 2015

Angola's failure to diversify away from oil has led to faltering growth in what has been in recent years one of Africa's best-performing economies. Though the government is managing the crisis better than in previous years, the currency remains unstable and access to foreign currency is in short supply. 

Angola seeks an end to oil dependence

Angola seeks an end to oil dependence

May 1, 2014

Angola’s impressive post-war development continues apace. But as oil production stagnates, the government is under greater pressure than ever to diversify the economy and create jobs. 

José de Lima Massano

Angola's CBG reforms his way to stability

May 1, 2014

Angola’s central bank has carried out a wave of reforms in recent years to improve its monetary policies and modernise the banking sector. And its governor, José de Lima Massano, says there is still more to come.

Angola makes its business case

Angola makes its business case

May 1, 2014

Angola’s government has launched several initiatives to boost the country's non-oil sectors. Some of these, including a hike in import tariffs in March, have proved controversial, while the business environment remains tough by global standards. But investors think the country still has plenty going for it.

Angolan banks learn from their excesses

Angolan banks learn from their excesses

May 1, 2014

Angola’s banking sector has been hit by a recent rise in non-performing loans, a legacy of reckless lending in the past decade. But bankers are optimistic that the worst is over. 

Reforming Angola's macroeconomy

May 1, 2014

Angola’s government has been praised for its macroeconomic reforms of recent years, but more are needed to accelerate economic diversification, and public financial management still needs to be strengthened.

Emerging markets look to SWFs for stability

October 1, 2013

A new generation of sovereign wealth funds – from resource-rich economies in Africa and Latin America – has emerged over the past few years. While these new funds are still relatively small, their impact could be sizable if they enable their source countries to secure stable economic growth and mitigate future risks associated with the booms and busts of the commodity cycle.

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