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Unrest in Tunisia adds to pressure on domestic banks

July 28, 2021

Uncertain political situation after president sacks prime minister likely to affect the operating environment for Tunisian banks.

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Cracks appear in Algeria's economy

July 22, 2021

Despite a change in leadership before the pandemic, Algeria is yet to embark upon a programme of much-needed reforms.

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Rocky road lies ahead for Algerian banking sector

July 22, 2021

Concerns are mounting over what will happen when Algeria’s central bank withdraws its pandemic relief measures.

Profits take a hit at African banks

July 12, 2021

Eight out of the nine African countries represented within the Top 1000 World Banks ranking saw aggregate pre-tax profits decrease year on year.

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Morocco bounces back from 2020’s perfect storm

June 24, 2021

Planned economic reforms are boosting confidence in Morocco, despite the setbacks of the pandemic and a drought.

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Morocco’s banking sector holds steady

June 24, 2021

Morocco’s banks have come through the dual hit to the economy of Covid-19 and a drought.

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South Africa’s banks squeezed by competition and pandemic

June 2, 2021

New challenges have forced leading commercial lenders to innovate to hold onto market share.

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Mozambique's banks remain cautious and risk averse

May 18, 2021

The challenging economic and security situation means banks are focusing on remaining robust, resilient and well-capitalised.

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Mozambique's CBG seeks stability in face of uncertain future

May 18, 2021

Rogério Zandamela, governor of the Bank of Mozambique, on the country’s fiscal challenges and the outlook for a post-pandemic recovery. 

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Peace, finance and trade in Libya

May 17, 2021

With sovereignty restored in the form of a unified interim government, foreign investors are getting ready to re-engage with the country.