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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Why are investors wary when Tanzania is booming?

May 1, 2019

A robust economy, booming population and favourable geographic location are putting Tanzania on investors' radars. But how friendly is it to foreign investors? 

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Derivatives industry turns to technology to address data deluge

December 3, 2018

Faced with the rising tide of data resulting from increased automation, the derivatives industry is hoping technology can also play a part in helping it handle this increased burden. Jason Mitchell reports.

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Can the derivatives industry avoid a Brexit deathtrap?

October 1, 2018

With only six months to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, derivatives experts are crying out for clarity on how London’s status as a financial centre will be affected. Jason Mitchell investigates.

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Albania finance minister keeps eye on EU goal

May 1, 2018

Albania’s government is focusing on reforms designed to cut public debt and boost competition. Achieving economic stability will feed into the country’s EU aspirations, as minister of finance and economy Arben Ahmetaj tells Jason Mitchell.

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Albania looks ahead to prosperity and EU membership

May 1, 2018

Albania’s banks are expected to restart lending to the corporate sector, as government attempts to lower non-performing loans and reform the judicial system continue to improve the business environment and raise hopes of a future inside the EU. Jason Mitchell reports.

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Can fiscal reforms rescue Colombia after peace deal rejection?

December 1, 2016

The rejection of Colombia’s peace agreement via the October 2016 referendum has put the Santos government on the back foot and weakened its chances of achieving fiscal reform. Without this, the country's economy may struggle to attract much-needed foreign investment, writes Jason Mitchell.

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