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MFS Growth Trend Gaining Steam

There is massive growth potential for mobile financial services (MFS) across the developing and developed world, facilitated by the near ubiquitous penetration of mobile handsets. While these...

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Banking Sector: Slow Turnaround Ahead

The modest improvements in Egypt's economic and political situation will provide relief to the country's banking sector. The injection of USD16bn in Gulf aid over the past year has served to...

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Imports To Rise On Boko Haram Presence

The presence of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria- the country's major cereal crops region- will continue to disrupt output in 2014/15. This will lead to greater imports of staple grains, as stocks...

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African Lions: Is Ghana A Bellwether?

Ghana's current economic malaise could be replicated in other 'African Lions' over the coming months and years. We will be watching out for a number of red flags for growth: surging imports,...

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