Latest articles from James Eedes

Taking the initiative

April 2, 2007

Chukwuma Soludo, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, tells James Eedes of a bold plan to raise $1bn for his brainchild – the Africa Financing Corporation.

The need for progress in africa is urgent

January 8, 2007

Donald Kaberuka, president of African Development Bank, admits that it is folly to expect rich countries to honour their financial commitments to Africa and that investment must be courted if the continent is to move forwards. Interview by James Eedes.

Strong mandate fuels efforts for credit rating

November 6, 2006

With the election passed, and the incumbent President Levy Mwanawasa re-elected, Zambia eyes a possible international bond debut. James Eedes reports.

Blemishes on Africa’s gem

November 6, 2006

Bank of Botswana governor Linah Mohohlo does not duck tough questions about the economy. James Eedes reports.

National needs again usurped by political diktat

September 4, 2006

The departure of a leading reformer has left question marks over further good governance progress and is adding uncertainty to the chaotic preparations for Nigeria’s presidential elections next year. James Eedes writes.

Making waves

August 7, 2006

For Barclays to succeed in the new South Africa, it must strengthen newly acquired Absa's efficiency and then both must learn how to tap the country’s burgeoning black middle class. Meanwhile, their efforts are shaking up a heavily concentrated banking sector. 

An appetite for African assets

July 3, 2006

Portfolio investors are turning their attention to Africa, a sign that the continent’s economic prospects are improving. James Eedes reports.

Funds flourish

July 3, 2006

The Cayman Islands leads in offshore hedge fund registrations. Now it must respond to changing investment strategies. James Eedes reports.

Safe haven for world’s wealth

July 3, 2006

The number of banks in the Cayman Islands may have dropped after recent rationalisation but their combined assets are flourishing, writes James Eedes.

Regulation respite

July 3, 2006

Having seen off threats from onshore regulators, the Cayman Islands is wary of the next onslaught. James Eedes reports.

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