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The Long Road Ahead

The Long Road Ahead

What can policymakers do to ensure their nations—and the world—prosper after the Covid crisis passes?

Features

Egypt Looks South

Egypt Looks South

While the global economy slows, Egyptian banks aim to expand their foothold in Africa and boost intraregional trade.

Destination Egypt

Destination Egypt

While the Covid-19 pandemic has postponed a spate of deals, regional institutions want a piece of the Egyptian banking sector.

Africa’s 25 Best Companies

Africa’s 25 Best Companies

African economies face especially tough barriers to post-Covid-19 recovery. Global Finance names the top 25 best performing companies throughout Africa. 

The Last Internet Battlefield

The Last Internet Battlefield

By drone or by cable, Google, Facebook and other tech giants are vying to unlock Africa’s trove of potential subscribers who still lack internet access.

Can Microlenders Make A Comeback?

Can Microlenders Make A Comeback?

Once hailed as a game-changer for the impoverished, microlenders are falling behind in the digital race while online lenders and commercial banks poach their turf.

Development Lenders Plug Gap

Development Lenders Plug Gap

The global pandemic is holding back Africa’s essential infrastructure development. Some creative private sector and multilateral solutions promise to ease the crisis.

Resilience and Hope

Resilience and Hope

Covid-19’s impact has not been as great in Africa as on other continents. But governments are still looking for ways to return to rapid growth. 

Morocco Plots Its Comeback

Morocco Plots Its Comeback

The government unveiled an ambitious economic recovery package. But with a flagging tourism industry and declining FDI, worries persist. 

The Anglophones Are Coming

The Anglophones Are Coming

Companies based in English-speaking Africa are investing in their Francophone neighbors, with tech companies leading the way. 

Award Winners

World's Best Banks 2020: DBS Honored As World’s Best Bank

World's Best Banks 2020: DBS Honored As World’s Best Bank

Global Finance presents its 27th annual listing of the best banks globally, regionally and in more than 150 countries. This year’s winners are hoping their investment in new technology helps them weather the Covid-19 crisis.

Central Banker Report Cards

Country Report

Milestones

Corporate Finance

Newsmakers

Corporate Finance & Capital

Ant Group Goes Public

Ant Group Goes Public

With Shanghai’s expedited approval, and the Hong Kong IPO hearing most likely in late September, Ant’s IPO could happen as soon as October.

Frontier Market Report

Regional Report

The Old Days Aren’t Coming Back

The Old Days Aren’t Coming Back

Central America and the Caribbean won’t revert to normal post-Covid. Digitization, diversification and infrastructure investment are contributing to a regional transformation.