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UK trade commissioner seeks strong UK-Africa ties

May 13, 2020

UK trade commissioner Emma Wade-Smith remains optimistic about UK-Africa trade.

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Ghana optimistic it can avoid knockout coronavirus blow

May 7, 2020

Ghana will not escape the pandemic fallout hitting its tourism and resources sectors but the country hopes to avoid recession.

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Ghana banks prepare for coronavirus clean-up

May 7, 2020

Rigorous initiatives to clear up bad loans and recapitalise will help Ghana’s banking sector to support customers during and after the Covid-19 crisis abates.

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Egypt’s minister of planning looks to steady the ship

April 10, 2020

Egypt’s minister of planning and economic development talks to The Banker about stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

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Egyptian banks explore multiple avenues to growth

April 1, 2020

Egypt’s banks have emerged from a difficult decade with their appetite for expansion undimmed. 

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Sub-Saharan Africa's two-pronged M&A trend

March 9, 2020

M&A activity has been a prominent feature of sub-Saharan Africa's banking sector in recent years, with the reason behind these moves tending to be one of crisis or expansion.

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What is behind Kenya's M&A run?

March 9, 2020

Kenya has been a hotbed of M&A activity in the banking sector in the past 12 months. The Banker looks at the factors behind this.

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FirstBank CEO views Nigeria future with optimism

March 6, 2020

The CEO of First Bank of Nigeria talks about the outlook for consolidation in the country's banking sector, and whether payment service lenders present a threat.

What will follow Malawi's moment of democratic triumph?

February 11, 2020

Malawi’s judiciary has stood up for democracy, but it is unclear what is in store next for this small east African economy. 

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Will CFA franc renaming bring small change to west Africa?

February 10, 2020

The move to rename the CFA franc the 'eco' has been broadly welcomed. But what will the repercussions be throughout west Africa?