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Resilient Mozambique banks stay on investors' radar

September 1, 2016

Healthy growth figures and low NPLs are giving Mozambique's banks optimism that they can weather the country's cooling economic climate. It is a view shared by foreign investors who have an eye on its strong long-term prospects, as James King reports.

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Beyond the bad news: Mozambique maintains investment pull

September 1, 2016

A series of worrying headlines regarding Mozambique's bond activity and overall economic performance do not portray a country ripe for investment, but factors such as a huge natural gas discovery mean the mood within Maputo and beyond is one of optimism. James King reports.

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Energy finds fuel hopes of a Mozambique boom

September 1, 2016

Boasting major gas discoveries, Mozambique is nursing ambitions to become both a regional energy hub and a key exporter to Asia. But the government must act fast to attract investment in an increasingly competitive market, writes James King.

Mozambique's CBG targets inclusive growth

March 2, 2015

Mozambique's economy has performed strongly in recent years, and the country's central bank governor, Ernesto Gove, describes how he intends to build on this growth with, among other things, more liberal investment policies, while also ensuring that opportunities are open to local businesses and profits benefit the entire population. 

Mozambique stands on the brink of better times

Mozambique stands on the brink of better times

March 2, 2015

Mozambique's banking market is on the verge of a significant shake up, with new challengers entering the market and the country on the brink of a natural gas boom. 

March 1, 2015

Mozambique's economy has performed strongly in recent years, and the country's central bank governor, Ernesto Gove, describes how he intends to build on this growth with, among other things, more liberal investment policies, while also ensuring that opportunities are open to local businesses and profits benefit the entire population. 

Mozambique CBG strives for financial sophistication

August 1, 2014

Central bank governor Ernesto Gove is bullish about Mozambique’s economic prospects, but acknowledges that the banking sector and capital markets need to be developed for the country to truly benefit from its energy boom. 

Mozambique stands on the brink of economic transformation

August 1, 2014

Mozambique’s recently discovered gas and coal reserves have turned it into one of Africa’s brightest prospects. However, plenty of reforms will be needed before its riches trickle down to the poorest parts of the population.

Mozambique’s strong run

Mozambique’s banks on a good run

May 1, 2014

Mozambique’s banking sector has grown rapidly in recently years, on the back of the country’s resources boom, and neither the country's large current account deficit or political tensions seem likely to scupper its health.

Standard Chartered ups Africa game

Standard Chartered pushes further into Africa

July 1, 2013

Standard Chartered already has one of the largest African businesses among banks from outside the continent, but it still wants to increase its operations there substantially in the next few years. Diana Layfield, its chief executive for Africa, tells Paul Wallace how.

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