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Mobile’s Last Barriers

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.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

ANNUAL SURVEY: WORLD’S BEST BANKS 2014

In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.

Awards

BEST BANKS 2014: AFRICA

The financial system in Africa varies from the highly developed banking institutions of South Africa and Nigeria to the barely organized banking sector of South Sudan, the world’s newest country.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

RISKY, BUT REWARDING

Mozambique’s future rests on monetizing reserves of coal, natural gas, titanium and other minerals.
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Botswana

Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Botswana economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Botswana best banks and safest banks are also available.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Zambian Growth Story

FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT<br /> Zambia’s strong and stable economic expansion is enticing firms looking to build their African presence.Among frontier markets in sub-Saharan Africa, the country stands out for its stable economy and its long record of strong growth. These factors have helped attract investors to this copper-rich, landlocked nation of 14 million people..

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Global Salon: Francisco Ferreira

SIDESTEPPING THE BOOM AND BUST By Tiziana Barghini Global Finance sat down with Francisco Ferreira, chief economist, Africa, at the World Bank, to discuss the continent’s economic outlook. The pace of growth in Africa hovered around an impressive ...

Awards

World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers

ANNUAL SURVEY — STABILITY AMID CHANGE By Gordon Platt A global investigation into trading irregularities has not hampered growth or innovation in one of the world’s largest and most volatile markets—foreign exchange. The $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange ...
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