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Namibian banks cling to profits despite recession

August 1, 2019

Despite the ongoing recession and a high proportion of non-performing loans, Namibia’s banks remain profitable. Jason Mitchell examines how they beat the odds.

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Mozambique pins hopes on gas transformation

August 1, 2019

Mozambique has endured a difficult few years, but major developments in its gas industry provide hope of better times to come.

Mozambique’s bourse takes a giant step with hydropower listing

August 1, 2019

The Maputo stock exchange hopes HCB’s listing will be a turning point for the country’s wider economy. 

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.

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MFS Africa CEO envisions borderless mobile money

August 1, 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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Mozambique’s banking sector regains stability

August 1, 2019

Recovering from a currency collapse and the IMF’s withdrawal has given Mozambique’s banks a challenging few years.

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Africa's capital markets get fit for the modern age

August 1, 2019

Africa has the world's richest concentration of commodities and natural resources, yet remains its poorest continent. Can it make good on the potential for capital markets to bloom? 

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Nigeria's information minister looks to maintain crackdown on corruption

July 2, 2019

Nigeria’s minister of information and culture discusses the government’s priorities for its second term in office. 

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Improving Malawi banks face credit conundrum

July 2, 2019

Malawi's banking system is generally sound but lenders face questions over the availability of credit, predatory lending and bad loans.

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Malawi looks to shed image of Africa's poor relation

July 2, 2019

Malawi's economy has rebounded, and the country hopes foreign investment can help make its growth predictions a reality.