Markets Cheer Change in Pretoria

The rand and South African stocks rallied on the news of Zuma's removal as the republic's president, but challenges remain for his successor.

Algeria | No Welcome Mat

Serious problems detract from Algeria’s foreign direct investment appeal, although the government is making efforts to improve.

Q&A With Central Bank Governor of Lebanon

Riad Salamé, governor of Lebanon’s central bank, discusses economic conditions for his country and the region in general, and how Lebanon benefits from its “strong, healthy and conservative banking sector.”

 

Africa 2017 | Top 25 Companies

Africa is emerging from last year’s slump, but slow growth of its largest economies is impeding recovery for many of its corporates.   

Africa 2017 | The Future of Banking Everywhere

In the following pages we explore some of Africa’s contradictions. Eighty percent of Africans are unbanked; at the same time seven of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in this region.