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Ghana optimistic it can avoid knockout coronavirus blow

May 7, 2020

Ghana will not escape the pandemic fallout hitting its tourism and resources sectors but the country hopes to avoid recession.

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Ghana banks prepare for coronavirus clean-up

May 7, 2020

Rigorous initiatives to clear up bad loans and recapitalise will help Ghana’s banking sector to support customers during and after the Covid-19 crisis abates.

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NPLs cast a shadow over Bangladesh's boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh’s phenomenal economic growth is obscuring the fact that parts of its banking sector are suffering with persistent NPLs.

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Bangladesh feels the strain of economic boom

December 2, 2019

Bangladesh's economy is growing fast but its cities face huge air pollution challenges, and the country’s weak infrastructure is buckling under the strain of this economic growth. 

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. 

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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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