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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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Tunisia's central bank governor looks to a new age of stability

August 1, 2019

Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, talks about containing inflation and the potential impact of the country’s upcoming elections.

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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? 

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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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Mozambique pins hopes on gas transformation

August 1, 2019

Mozambique has endured a difficult few years, but major developments in its gas industry provide hope of better times to come.

Mozambique’s bourse takes a giant step with hydropower listing

August 1, 2019

The Maputo stock exchange hopes HCB’s listing will be a turning point for the country’s wider economy. 

Can Africa's capital markets help sustain growth?

August 1, 2019

Climate change and natural disasters wield disproportionate influence in Africa’s economic growth story.