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.

African Banking’s Transitional Moment

Patrick Akinwuntan, group executive director of Ecobank Transnational, explains the bank’s plans to use mobile technology to vastly expand its customer base in the 33  African countries in which it operates

Growing With Startups

Sim Tshabalala, joint group chief executive of Standard Bank, explains how the continent’s biggest bank will benefit from Africa’s coming renewal.