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Angolan banks battle against economic headwinds

October 5, 2020

Despite entering the fifth year of a deep recession, there is hope Angola may be able to claw its way out of the slump.

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The Banker's Top 100 African Banks 2020

October 1, 2020

The Top 100 African Banks ranking shows strong performance for South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. 

Can South Africa’s banks ride out economic storm?

September 22, 2020

South Africa has been hit hard by Covid-19, which has had a dramatic impact on its GDP.

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Jaiz Bank CEO on reaching Nigeria's unbanked citizens

September 7, 2020

There's overlap between Islamic finance and the UN SDGs, says managing director Hassan Usman.

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How gender bonds can reduce inequality and boost economies

August 28, 2020

By investing in gender bonds and female-led businesses, development funds aim to boost economies as a whole. 

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Togo’s president puts faith in reform

August 12, 2020

With Covid-19 upending much of the progress of recent years, Togo’s president Faure Gnassingbé talks about his reform agenda and attracting investment.

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Standard Bank Group CEO on a post-crisis Africa

August 10, 2020

Standard Bank Group chief executive Sim Tshabalala on how the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating the adoption of digital banking services.

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First National Bank senses growth potential in Ghana

August 10, 2020

Richard Hudson, chief executive officer at First National Bank Ghana, discusses the country’s expanding investment banking sector and the impact of new capital regulations

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Covid-19 could undo Africa's recent progress, says IMF Africa chief

July 13, 2020

Abebe Aemro Selassie on the International Monetary Fund's response to pandemic.

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Will Covid-19 scupper Côte d’Ivoire’s economic miracle?

July 10, 2020

Pandemic and contested election pose questions about country’s growth prospects.