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A state of disrepair

April 7, 2008

The dire state of Nigeria’s transport and power sectors are hindering the country’s growth. President Yar’Adua has made tackling the problem a priority for his administration but the sheer size of the task makes international investment crucial. By John McCarthy.

London calling

April 7, 2008

One strategy that Nigerian banks are following to boost return on capital is setting up shop in London. Nick Kochan explores the challenges they face.

Less risk, more reward

April 7, 2008

Foreign investors’ confidence in Nigeria is improving as governmental efforts to tackle corruption and bribery start to yield positive results. By Nick Kochan.

Cashing in

April 7, 2008

Political stability, economic growth, foreign investment, oil wealth, a growing middle class; there are many reasons why Nigeria’s banks have amassed large capital bases. As Charlie Corbett reports, the dilemma now is how to use it.

Nigeria ready to blossom

April 7, 2008

Over the past decade, the word ‘potential’ has become synonymous with Nigeria, as the resource-rich nation’s progress has been stymied by political and economic instability. Much progress has been made on both fronts, and under new president Umaru Yar’Adua Nigeria looks set to deliver on its promise. Charlie Corbett reports.

Non-stop wealth

April 7, 2008

A boom in non-oil wealth looks set to accompany the continuing oil boom as huge projects get under way and economic reform continues, writes Stephen Timewell.

Prospects for nuclear financing

April 7, 2008

Silvia Pavoni reports on the potential and pitfalls of private finance for the UK’s new nuclear power station building programme.

Virtual concept to critical mass

March 4, 2008

Islamic finance is growing fast in the Gulf region as banks look for new growth opportunities, but it is also making inroads into non-Muslim markets, writes Stephen Timewell.

Exotix boldly tackles the Yemeni frontiers

March 4, 2008

So-called ‘frontier markets’ hold no fears for some investors. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how broker-cum-investment bank Exotix went digging for profits in the zinc mines of Yemen.

Foreigners flock in as Panama blossoms

February 4, 2008

With a thriving economy that appears to be on the up, Panama is seeing a wave of takeovers by foreign banks. John Rumsey reports.

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