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Egypt’s banking industry stays the course

April 1, 2021

Despite a difficult operating environment, Egypt’s banks have shown resilience.

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Rebalancing Egypt’s economy from public to private

April 1, 2021

Egypt needs to look beyond the public sector for future growth.

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CIB CEO bullish on Egypt's future

April 1, 2021

Hussein Abaza, Commercial International Bank’s chief executive, on the rise of fintech during the pandemic.

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Only lasting peace will guarantee lasting prosperity in Africa

March 26, 2021

Africa is the world's most conflict-torn continent and this is having a direct impact on its economic growth. 

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Financial services FDI to South Africa surges despite pandemic

March 22, 2021

Total financial services capital investment into South Africa rose 41% last year, while Nigeria saw a 57% drop.

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Fintechs drawn to underdeveloped Middle East and Africa markets

March 1, 2021

Western Union is one of a number of major companies to seize digital opportunities in the underbanked Middle East and Africa regions.

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BGFIBank's turnaround mission for the DRC

March 1, 2021

Managing director Marlene Ngoyi on the challenges of the DRC’s large unbanked population.

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Kenya epicentre of busy M&A year for Africa

February 24, 2021

Leading banks expanded across the continent, while consolidation continued in overbanked countries.

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Credit risk tops Rwandan central bank’s priorities

February 22, 2021

The National Bank of Rwanda wants timely and accurate provisioning by lenders to avoid a cliff edge.

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Nigeria’s central bank clamps down on cryptocurrencies

February 18, 2021

CBN’s effort to force financial institutions to close cryptocurrency accounts has sparked angry backlash.