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Zanaco teaser

Zambian banks rethink traditional route to growth

September 2, 2019

Reforms and a large unbanked rural population are behind new strategies at Zambia’s otherwise stable banks. 

Lusaka teaser

Will Zambia resort to IMF deal?

September 2, 2019

Zambia is beset with problems stemming from the commodities price drop, the effects of a severe drought and rampant public spending. But is an IMF loan the solution? 

Denny Kalyalya teaser

Zambia CBG seeks salvation in rates and banking changes

September 2, 2019

As Zambia experiences weak credit growth and stubborn inflation, the country’s central bank governor talks to The Banker about its recovery strategy.

Windhoek teaser

Namibia’s economy feels the heat from all directions

August 1, 2019

Namibia’s commodity-dependent economy is contracting as environmental and geopolitical pressures increase. Can the authorities turn the situation around? 

Ipumbu Shiimi teaser

Namibia's central bank governor defies rising NPLs

August 1, 2019

The governor of the Bank of Namibia, Ipumbu Shiimi, talks to Jason Mitchell about pushing up financial inclusion rates and surviving recession.

Bank Windhoek teaser

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.

Nat Bank Malawi teaser

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.

Malawi eco teaser

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. 

Florens Luogoa teaser

Tanzania CBG looks to tackle NPLs

May 1, 2019

Florens Luoga, the governor of the Bank of Tanzania, tells The Banker about initiatives to arrest NPLs.

Vooma teaser

Tanzania's banking sector returns to stability

May 1, 2019

Poor lending policies and over-exposure to a faltering real estate sector have seen Tanzania's banks experience an uncomfortable past few years. However, they have since managed to correct this situation.

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