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Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays Retail

Barclays lays a marker in Africa

November 24, 2010

Barclays is not in Africa to make a quick buck, but to develop a long-standing relationship with a continent it has not lavished with quite the attention that it deserves, according to Barclays Retail CEO Antony Jenkins.

Rwanda: A risk worth taking?

March 3, 2010

Recognised as the world's top reformer by the World Bank last year, and a member of the East African Community since 2007, the outlook is certainly promising for Rwanda. But the opportunities also come with a high probability for risk. Writer Peter Guest

Curing Nigeria's banking woes

October 28, 2009

Firing the chief executives responsible for mismanaging Nigeria's banks has been the first step to fixing the country's financial problems. Now the system is more transparent, Central Bank of Nigeria governor Lamido Sanusi is spelling out his vision for banking reform and stability. Writer Peter Guest

Ezra Suruma

April 7, 2009

Uganda's government is pinning its hopes on an expansion in the agriculture sector, a boost in exports to its neighbours and a take-off in infrastructure projects as it attempts to avoid the worst effects of the global downturn, says the country's finance minister. Writer Peter Guest

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