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Our archives on Africa
Renminbi a new driver in Sino Africa ties
Date: Sep 08, 2011Jeremy Stevens, economist at South Africa’s Standard Bank Group, feels that an internationalised renminbi is one of the only permanents going forward in a volatile world.
Author: Jeremy Stevens
Categories: China, Hong Kong, Rmb, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking, Capital Markets, Performance Measurement
Keywords: Jeremy Stevens, Standard Bank, South Africa, Economic Fragility, Credit Facilities
South Africa’s ABSA Bank leads mobile banking innovation
Date: Mar 16, 2011A case-study on the Best Retail Bank in South Africa and the Best Mobile Phone Banking Initiative in the international category at The Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2011.
Categories: Mobile Banking, Retail Banking
Keywords: ABSA Bank, South Africa, Banks We Like
Governance is more important to Africa than aid
Date: Feb 08, 2011Africa should be wary of the infrastructure-for-resources model of countries like China says Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
Author: Aditya Puri
Categories: Governance, Performance Measurement