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.
Off-grid solar technology will be crucial to meet the energy needs of the 650 million Africans without reliable access to electric power.
Infrastructure and economic development needs are challenging countries to provide jobs, as urban growth is poised to surge over the next decade.
With major multinationals scaling back in Africa, regional players of all sizes are embracing the opportunities left behind.
Priscillah Mabelane is the first black woman in history to head a multinational oil major.