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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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South Africa CBG looks to build on banks' resilience

May 1, 2019

The governor of South Africa’s central bank tells The Banker about the challenging position the country finds itself in and the impressive performance of its banking sector.

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Will elections leave South Africa on the right track?

May 1, 2019

South Africa's growth forecast of just over 1% in 2019 is a step in the right direction. But issues of debt, inflation and political corruption are still hindering the country's progress. 

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Will digital banks disrupt South Africa's big five?

May 1, 2019

A quintet of big banks dominate South Africa's banking scene, but this could change as the arrival of several low-cost digital banks triggers competition. 

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Deals of the Year 2019 - Africa

May 1, 2019

A look at the year's most noteworthy deals in Africa.

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Buoyant Egyptian banks target SMEs and unbanked in growth push

April 1, 2019

Egypt's banks enjoy good capital adequacy levels and low loan default rates. Many are eyeing the small business sector and an underbanked populace.

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Is Egypt's tough reform programme paying off?

April 1, 2019

The IMF is ready to launch the next tranche of a $12bn loan package for Egypt, following government attempts to push through economic reforms. 

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Japan looks to Africa to offset stagnant domestic market

April 1, 2019

Lacking both resources and a youthful population, Japan is targeting African countries' nascent markets and plentiful commodities with generous development finance and infrastructure partnerships. Adrienne Klasa reports.