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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. 

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Deals of the Year 2021 – Africa

May 4, 2021

A celebration of the top deals in Africa over the past year.

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South African banks’ loan books merit scrutiny amid Covid crisis

April 21, 2021

Loan portfolios have been skewed towards unsecured lending over the last decade.


Kenya's finance minister on lockdowns, locusts and NPLs

April 20, 2021

Ukur Yatani, cabinet secretary of the Kenyan National Treasury, on the state of the country’s economy and banking sector.

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Kenya’s banks weather the storm

April 20, 2021

The banking sector's ability to return to previous profitability levels depends on length of lockdowns.