Latest articles from James Eedes

Full flow ahead?

October 4, 2004

Will the government’s plans to develop the oil and gas sector come to fruition? James Eedes looks at the problems that must be tackled.


October 4, 2004

Economic diversity will provide Nigeria with a stronger financial base and the country is seeking this through development of the private sector. James Eedes examines the government’s strategic blueprint for reform.

Exchange of ideas

October 4, 2004

Nigeria’s capital market is sizzling and the stock exchange is working hard on various fronts to put it on the international scene. James Eedes reports on the problems and the progress.

Action on debt

October 4, 2004

Nigeria is burdened by debt. James Eedes looks at how the country is planning to tackle it.

Tighter hold on purse strings

October 4, 2004

Under finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian ministry of finance is pressing ahead with fiscal reform, reigning in and cleaning up public expenditure. James Eedes reports.

July Corporate Finance Survey

July 2, 2004

James Eedes quizzes chief financial officers and, on page 30, corporate treasurers about the hot financial topics as well as the prevailing economic environment and reasons for optimism.

Ready for stage two reforms

July 2, 2004

Mozambique’s prime minister, Luisa Diogo, tells James Eedes about the country’s immense progress in the past decade and its plans for future reforms.

From chaos to confidence

July 2, 2004

Finance minster Yaw Osafo-Maafo tells James Eedes how Ghana has managed to shake off financial chaos in the past four years and take the lead in establishing new benchmarks of governance in Africa.

Grounds for optimism

June 2, 2004

Poverty and conflict still dog African countries. But signs of a change of perspective by developed nations, plus reform and new initiatives within Africa could provide reasons for new confidence, James Eedes reports.

Momentum must be maintained

June 2, 2004

African economies are improving but they, and the rest of the world, must keep their eye on the target, African Development Bank president Omar Kabbaj tells James Eedes.

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