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Nigeria's information minister looks to maintain crackdown on corruption

July 2, 2019

Nigeria’s minister of information and culture discusses the government’s priorities for its second term in office. 

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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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Africa's long-term financing shortfall

July 2, 2019

As a continent, Africa is enjoying improving economic health but strong regional leadership is crucial to attract the long-term financing needed to sustain this growth. 

Top 1000 World Banks - South African banks still dominate but slip globally

July 1, 2019

Standard Bank remains the largest bank in Africa by Tier 1 capital and its South African peers round out the top four, but the country's travails have caused their global positions to drop.

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Botswana investment minister hopes pan-African trade dream can become a reality

June 3, 2019

Botswana’s minister of investment, trade and industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, talks to Adrienne Klasa about the country’s plans.

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DRC makes slow progress in path to financial inclusion

June 3, 2019

Financial inclusion figures are slowly improving in the DRC, but optimism prevails with regards to making faster progress.

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Morgan Stanley’s MENA team oils $12bn Aramco offering

June 3, 2019

The Dubai-based MENA team at Morgan Stanley was well-placed to facilitate Saudi oil giant Aramco’s debut bond issue. 

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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.