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Tackling Money Laundering in East and Southern Africa An Overview of Capacity Vol 2

"This second volume of a two-volume monograph on money laundering in the SADC region begins with Ray Goba’s examination of the capacity of the financial and commercial services sectors in Namibia to detect, prevent or assist in the prosecution of mo…

Tackling Money Laundering in East and Southern Africa An Overview of Capacity Vol 1

"In the first of this two-volume monograph, Charles Goredema, in a broad overview, presents an outline of factors impacting on the capacity of key sectors of the relevant infrastructure to detect the laundering of tainted money and other illicit pr…

eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 3, June 2005

Several articles addresses the problem of the African banks and how they can be revitalized and how technology can open banking access. Other articles touches on the control for the African development bank and how high taxes on drugs block access …

BIDPA Briefing Jan 2003

"This report examines a basic current (cheque) account and the charges imposed by the five commercial banks in Botswana (Barclays Bank, Bank of Baroda First National Bank, Stanbic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank). The bank charges are then compared…

BIDPA Briefing Pension Funds

"The growth of contractual savings schemes such as pension funds and life assurance has been an important but relatively low profile development in Botswana's financial system over the past ten years. During the 1990s, contractual savings funds hav…

Post-Election Zimbabwe: What Next?

The 31 March 2005 parliamentary elections that confirmed the full control of President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF government were neither free nor fair and disappointed those who hoped they might mark a turn away from the crisis that has dominate…

Algeria's Economy: The Vicious Circle of Oil and Violence

The crisis in Algeria, now a decade old, is not merely a consequence of the interruption of the December 1991 elections by an army-backed coup to keep the Front Islamique du Salut (FIS: Islamic Salvation Front) from power. It is also an economic cri…

Towards a New 'Washington Consensus'? South Africa, The G20 Leaders' Summit and the Financial Crisis

To the apparent surprise of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors meeting in Washington during the annual October gathering in 2008, George Bush, outgoing President of the United States of America (US), proposed that a formal summit of G2…

Banking in Nigeria and Chinese Economic Diplomacy in Africa

"While Sino–Nigerian relations have grown significantly since the 1970s, several aspects of the relationship have been controversial and difficult. However, the special attraction the two countries hold for each other has made the relationship persi…

Current trends in international banking regulation vs supervision

This brief report provides an overview of recent changes and current debates in the global financial arena, since South Africa is returning to participation in the global economy and events point to growing linkage between South African and global f…

Towards Urban Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania: A case for the Use of Housing Licences to Access Credit

"In Tanzania, mainstreaming or formalisation of the informal sector, was started with the aim of increasing participation of the informal businesses in the country’s economy. This policy brief highlights the willingness of the community to use hous…

A Positive and Normative Analysis of Bank Supervision in Nigeria

"The study attempted to characterize the nature and determinants of bank distress in Nigeria, as well as the approaches adopted by the supervisory agencies to ensure that banks operate safe and sound practices. In doing this, it combined a non-nor…

Bank Performance and Supervision in Nigeria : Analyzing the Transition to a Deregulated Economy

"The study focuses on the effect of gradual deregulation in a developing economy on the efficiency of banks and the banking sector. It assesses whether the policy package results in an improvement in the technical efficiency of the industry. This st…

African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

"This paper measures the efficiency of WAEMU banks and its determining factors, after the banking system reforms from 1993 to 1996. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used for assessing technical efficiency and a stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) …

Formal and Informal Institutions’ Lending Policies and Access to Credit by Small-Scale Enterprises in Kenya: An Empirical Assessment

"This study assessed the role of institutional lending policies among formal and informal credit institutions in determining the access of small-scale enterprises to credit in Kenya. The results of the study show that the limited use of credit refle…

Service Sector Liberalisation in India: Key lessons and challenges

"The service sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Indian economy. It has been integral to India’s overall liberalisation and structural reform programme, which was initiated in the 1980s and gained momentum after 1991. The increasing…

Financial Liberalization and its Implications for the Domestic Financial System: The Case of Uganda

"This paper presents an analysis of the impact of financial liberalization on the conduct of banking business and its impact on the real sector. Survey results show that the overall assessment by commercial banks of financial sector liberalization i…

Financial Sector Liberalization and Productivity Change in Uganda's Commercial Banking Sector

"The study employed quarterly data over a 13-year period from 1993 to 2005 to study the evolution of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and its determinants among 11 banks in Uganda. Productivity was measured using the Malmquist index while the determi…

Financial Sector Reforms, Macroeconomic Instability and the Order of Economic Liberalization: The Evidence from Nigeria

"Financial sector reforms began in Nigeria with the deregulation of interest rates in August 1987. Since then, far-reaching policy measures including the chartering of new banks, reform of the capital market and a move from direct to indirect moneta…

Financial System Regulation, Deregulation and Savings Mobilization in Nigeria

"This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of the behavioural patterns of savings in Nigeria during the eras of financial regulation and deregulation. The impact of the policies of regulation and deregulation on savings mobilization were analyz…

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