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Namibia’s economy feels the heat from all directions

August 1, 2019

Namibia’s commodity-dependent economy is contracting as environmental and geopolitical pressures increase. Can the authorities turn the situation around? 

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Namibian banks cling to profits despite recession

August 1, 2019

Despite the ongoing recession and a high proportion of non-performing loans, Namibia’s banks remain profitable. Jason Mitchell examines how they beat the odds.

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Mozambique pins hopes on gas transformation

August 1, 2019

Mozambique has endured a difficult few years, but major developments in its gas industry provide hope of better times to come.

Basel is putting prosperity on the line

August 1, 2019

The latest Basel regulations will limit business growth with their misguided approach to risk strategies, writes Giampaolo Gabbi of Siena University.

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Vietnamese banks ride the retail tide

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a period of growth that has made its banks stronger than ever. 

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Pacific Islands fight image and diversity issues

August 1, 2019

Pacific Island nations are finding themselves under the shadow of financial misconduct accusations while they work to build up domestic industries. 

Mozambique’s bourse takes a giant step with hydropower listing

August 1, 2019

The Maputo stock exchange hopes HCB’s listing will be a turning point for the country’s wider economy. 

FSB explores GSIB derivatives resolution planning

August 1, 2019

The FSB appears to be attempting to move jurisdictions towards establishing a framework for winding down the derivatives portfolio of a global bank should it get into trouble. 

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Mozambique’s banking sector regains stability

August 1, 2019

Recovering from a currency collapse and the IMF’s withdrawal has given Mozambique’s banks a challenging few years.

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Banks rush to cash in on Vietnam’s FDI boom

August 1, 2019

Vietnam has seen a boost from investment moving out of China, significantly increasing its foreign direct investment levels. 

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