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Banking on the future (07_03_BANK_NEWS)
In the past, the Zambian banking industry has seen the demise of several of its banks. Now, Bank of Zambia (BoZ) governor Caleb Fundanga is implementing new regulations to ensure a stable and viable industry.
Banks sign co-operative agreement (06_03_BANK_AGREEMENT)
A new partnership for Africa.
Cash is King in Uganda / Swazi Economy Hit by SA Rand (2003_12_BANK_ECONOMY)
A predominantly cash economy is hampering the groth of the Ugandan banking sector while a big government deficit is stifling private sector lending... / Swazi Economy Hit by SA Rand...
Financing Africa (07_03_BANK_ADB)
One of the biggest financial institutions, the African Development Bank (ADB), has, despite several challenges last year, continued to support development and the reduction of poverty on the African continent. However, there is still much work to do as was evident from the bank’s meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June.
Liberated Banking (07_03_BANK_ETHIOPIA)
In the past couple of years, the world has seen major developments in Ethiopia, once ravaged by war. One of the sectors that is slowly coming to its feet is the banking and financial sector.
New technology challenges (2003_12_BANK_TECHNOLOGY)
The introduction of strict new laws for better capital management and reduced exposure to risk as embodied in the Basel II Capital Accord (which requires banks to demonstrate results of model consistency over a specific period) presents financial institutions with something of a double edged sword...
Together on the continent (07_03_BANK_ABSA)
South African bank Absa has expanded into several other African countries, bringing leading-edge technology and first world banking services to areas where they were never available before.
World Bank reforms Africaâ€™s controversial privatisation (07_03_PVTSN_PRIVATISATION)
Critics have had no kind words for the donor-initiated privatisation programme that was deemed a sure tool to offload governments off poorly performing state enterprises offering them a chance to concentrate their budgets on reducing poverty and enhancing development to uplift the lives of their people.
Zimbabwean banks scout for greener pastures (05_03_BANK_ZIMBABWE)
Against the backdrop of what is reputedly the world’s fastest collapsing economy, Zimbabwean banks are heading across borders in southern Africa and elsewhere on the continent en masse to cushion themselves, and hope to survive and grow.
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