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Namibia's central bank governor defies rising NPLs

August 1, 2019

The governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ipumbu Shiimi, talks to Jason Mitchell about pushing up financial inclusion rates and surviving recession.

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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Fiji economy minister pushes financial independence through green bonds

August 1, 2019

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s minister for economy, explains how the country is encouraging international investment through green bonds. 

Can Africa's capital markets help sustain growth?

August 1, 2019

Climate change and natural disasters wield disproportionate influence in Africa’s economic growth story.

Pacific Islands need a financial makeover

August 1, 2019

The Pacific Islands are trying to establish themselves as economic centres beyond dependence on tourism, but from their perspective the international community has been slow to help. 

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MFS Africa CEO envisions borderless mobile money

July 31, 2019

Enabling easy and cost-effective cross-border transactions and trade through the use of technology and data is the dream of MFS Africa's CEO and founder.

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Engie’s renewables charge electrifies bond markets

July 31, 2019

A commitment to an environmentalist agenda has made French utility Engie the world’s leading corporate issuer of green bonds.

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Nomura shows SSA strength in Europe

July 31, 2019

Nomura's expertise in the SSA sector saw it play a key role in issuances by Iceland, Italy and Austria, to notable effect. 

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Natixis head of corporate banking prioritises green finance

July 31, 2019

Natixis’s CIB head Marc Vincent talks about the bank’s drive for innovation in sustainable finance.

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The Asian free lunch is over

July 30, 2019

With European banking still in a crisis of low returns and bad assets, it is tempting to think that everything is rosy in Asia. Two recent reports dispel this myth, writes Brian Caplen.

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