Latest articles from Daniel Maalo


Nigeria's banks must reform

August 30, 2010

Nigeria's banking sector is undergoing a series of changes aimed at overcoming the mistakes of the past. Writer Daniel Maalo

Building on more stable ground

August 30, 2010

Fluctuations in oil prices have almost spelt catastrophe for Nigeria over the past year. The future of the country's oil industry now looks more secure, but the lessons of the past year have emphasised how important it is for Nigeria to strengthen its non-oil economy. Writer Daniel Maalo

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Splashing out

August 30, 2010

The recent period of oil price instability has exposed how effectively major oil-producing countries utilise their revenue. Writer Daniel Maalo

Keeping faith

July 28, 2010

Western banks operating in the Gulf are keen to reaffirm their commitment to the region, claiming that recent debt problems in Dubai and Saudi Arabia have not shaken their confidence in the area's financial prospects. Now banks are exploring new strategies and reporting positive news. Writer Daniel Maalo

State of the union

July 6, 2010

Dr Temitope Oshikoya, director-general of WAMI

West Africa's second monetary union project remains years behind its original schedule but recent progress towards convergence and the accession of a sixth member state have provided it with some much-needed momentum. Writer Daniel Maalo


The oil boost is timely for Ghana

July 6, 2010

Ghana's entry into the club of African oil producers has placed its economy in the spotlight, with revenues from its up-and-coming oil industry expected to address the country's fiscal deficit. Writer Daniel Maalo

Picking up the pieces

May 28, 2010

Kuwait's banks are beginning the process of recovery following a tumultuous year. Writer Daniel Maalo


Positive signs are emerging from Dubai

May 28, 2010

In addition to the global financial crisis, the Dubai World debt quandary has provided another test for the emirate's banks. Nevertheless, positive signs are emerging. Writer Daniel Maalo

Egyptian stock market shows strong growth

May 5, 2010

With the Egyptian stock exchange on a high, the EGX chairman, Maged Shakey, explains what is behind its new-found energy. Writer Daniel Maalo

Why Egypt is good to grow

May 5, 2010

Egypt's strong performance throughout the financial crisis is testament to the strong framework put in place by finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali, which has left the country in a good position to move forward in the post-crisis world. Writer Daniel Maalo

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