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Sanusi Fears Impact Of European Crisis

NEWSMAKERS: NIGERIA By Anita Hawser Nigerian central bank governor Lamido Sanusi believes the likelihood of European banks going into a major crisis is quite high, and is concerned over the impact on Nigerian oil exports. Sanusi looks to Asia ...


EM Regional Review: Africa

AT A CROSSROADS By Jonathan Gregson Africa is at the cusp of major change. Whether that change involves greater economic growth and an improved standard of living depends on both internal and external events over the next few years. ...

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Central Banker Report Cards 2011: Middle East & Africa

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA Angola José de Lima Massano Grade: B The performance of Angola’s economy depends more on oil prices than on monetary policy. José de Lima Massano, former CEO of Banco Africano de Investimentos, was appointed central bank ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Daunting Task For New Economy And Finance Minister

NEWSMAKERS: NIGERIA By Antonio Guerrero Nigeria’s new economic chief, former World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says she will focus much of her efforts on diversifying her nation’s economy away from overdependence on oil and gas revenues. ...

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Emerging Markets Roundup: Africa

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO FINANCE INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES By Antonio Guerrero Tanzania plans to invest $742 million by the end of 2012 to tackle its crippling energy deficit. African energy projects to get PPP boost Under an emergency power rescue ...

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Regional Report: Africa

CLOUDY HORIZONS By Antonio Guerrero While South Africa is attempting to get out from under its recession, countries in sub-Saharan Africa are dealing with the impact of volatile global oil markets and decreased investment from their neighbor to ...

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Global Finance names the World’s Best Global Banks 2011 NEW YORK, August 22, 2011 Global Finance magazine ( has announced...

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Global Finance names the World’s 50 Safest Banks 2011 NEW YORK, August 18, 2011 Bank stability is an ever-more pressing...

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Africa: Ethanol May Trigger Food Fight

EMERGING MARKETS ROUNDUP: AFRICA by Antonio Guerrero Sierra Leone opts for controversial biofuel production Africa is poised to enter the world’s growing biofuels market. The biotechnology unit at Addax, a Switzerland-based investment firm, plans to open a ...