The IMF is increasingly worried about Africa's debt levels.
Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairman of Bank Zero, and his team are working around the clock to launch their digital-only bank, which will provide competitive fees and savings rates for consumers.
Slow GDP growth clouds outlook: Mobile technology is bringing banking to the continent’s unbanked, and is expected to help stimulate growth.
Sub-Saharan Africa is already light years ahead of the rest of the world in advancing mobile banking. Now, governments are pressing for more cross-system compatibility.
Given the continent’s large youth population, the future of banking is digital. But who will win the battle for clicks over bricks? The incumbent banks—or fintechs and telcos?
The creation of an African free-trade area is the first step towards a pan-African single market of 1.2 billion people.
Ivory Coast has the fifth highest percentage of adults with mobile money accounts in the world.
One of Africa’s largest economies is trying to stay afloat in the face of growing challenges.
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.
Zimbabwe’s new leadership faces a difficult macroeconomic environment.
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.”
Tunisia’s economic problems high-light the need for foreign direct investment to shore up its economy.
These are the ratings for central bank governors from the Middle East and Africa regions in 2017.
Africa is emerging from last year’s slump, but slow growth of its largest economies is impeding recovery for many of its corporates.
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 nations seek to scale the value ladder, moving beyond cheap labor and commodity exports. That takes steely commitment.
The fintech sector is heating up across sub-Saharan Africa. Foreign investors are paying close attention and providing start-ups with the capital needed to get off the ground.