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[Column] Nikolai Stankau: Financial services brands foster a community spirit to drive innovation

12-02-2020 | 12:19:00
Like most large enterprises today, banks and other financial services companies are striving to become technology businesses.

[Column] Woelinam Dogbe: Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

11-25-2020 | 12:52:00
Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector.

Remittance flows to shrink 14% by 2021, report

11-03-2020 | 07:02:00
As the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis continues to spread, the amount of money migrant workers send home is projected to decline 14 percent by 2021 compared to the pre COVID-19 levels in 2019.

Africa loses more money to theft every year than it receives in development assistance, report

10-15-2020 | 09:29:00
The latest UNCTAD report indicates that Africa loses about $89 billion a year as a result of illicit financial flows and theft which represents 3.7% of its GDP.

A majority of consumers expect Kenya to go cashless in future, report

10-06-2020 | 07:27:00
COVID-19 has seen consumers across the world ditch cash and in-person shopping in favour of online spending, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey.

Tax abuse, money laundering and corruption plague global finance

10-02-2020 | 12:07:44
Governments must do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance, says a panel of former heads of state and government, past central bank governors, business and civil society leaders and prominent academics.

Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows, report

09-30-2020 | 10:51:00
Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, equivalent to 3.7% of Africa’s GDP, leaves the continent as illicit capital flight, according to UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020.

65% of Kenya's workforce already earning less and more than half expecting the pandemic to further affect their income and/or employment, report

09-21-2020 | 07:57:00
A Standard Chartered survey finds that COVID-19 is significantly impacting personal finances globally, with one-third (65% in Kenya) already earning less and more than half expecting the pandemic to further affect their income and/or employment.

African banks must embrace mobile payments to unlock new business prospects, report

09-08-2020 | 13:18:00
Banks in Africa must provide mobile payments and other digital services to remain competitive as well as to unlock new business opportunities across sectors such as energy, health care, education and transportation, according to a new report by BCG.

African banks under pressure to accelerate digital transformation

09-03-2020 | 12:30:00
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa has seen a surge in digital payments and e-commerce transactions as financial institutions scramble to offer businesses and consumers contact-less ways of spending.

Declining global trade to weigh on EMEA trade-finance banks, Fitch Ratings

09-03-2020 | 08:36:00
The coronavirus pandemic has increased downside risks to EMEA trade-finance banks' (ETFBs) financial profiles, Fitch Ratings says in a new special report.

[Column] Kobus Badenhorst: What digital integration portends for traditional banks

09-03-2020 | 05:32:21
From online shopping to financial transactions to e-learning - just about all aspects of life are feeling the march of technology advances.

[Column] Matthew Ryan: Euro tumbles as Eurozone inflation turns negative

09-02-2020 | 12:28:00
The euro found strong resistance around the 1.20 level versus the US dollar yesterday, before ending the trading session sharply lower following some contrasting economic news between the US and Euro Area.