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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…

Ghana: Monetary Targeting and Economic Development

"The objective of the paper, is to propose a financial programming framework that uses the technique of targets and indicators to assist the monetary authority in conducting policy to achieve its macro-economic goals. The proposed programming framew…

Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Transmission Channels and Impacts on Sub-Saharan African Economies

"In this paper, an overview is then provided of how sub-Saharan African countries are exposed to the crisis through both financial and real transmission channels, and critically assess the impacts on different economies with recent data. The first p…

Links Between the Informal and Formal/Semi Formal Financial Sectors in Malawi

"The Study has two main objectives. The first is to investigate complimentary and competitive deposit and credit links between informal and formal/semi-informal financial sectors of the economy of Malawi. The study examines the behaviour of borrower…

Market Structure, Liberalization and Performance in the Malawian Banking Industry

"Financial sector reforms led to the removal of credit ceilings and interest rate controls and opened the banking system to new competition. This study examines the effect of financial sector reforms on market structure, financial intermediation, sa…

Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises in Nigeria their Characteristics, Problems and Sources of Finance

"This study examines survey data in order to evaluate the characteristics of SMEs that make it more difficult for them to be profitable and the particular problems that they face which may have contributed to their poor performance.The results of t…

The Global Financial Crisis and African Economies: Impact and Transmission Channels

"This paper is intended to highlight the general impact of the crisis on African countries in terms of economic performance and then show some variations across countries by discussing how the different transmission channels operated in them, and wh…

The Informal Financial Sector and Macroeconomic Adjustment in Malawi

"The aim of this study is to improve the understanding of the nature, size and role of the informal sector in Malawi. The study pursues the following interrelated objectives: to determine the origin and underlying reasons for the development of the …

The Informal and Semi-Formal Financial Sectors in Ethiopia: a Study of the Iqqub, Iddir, and Savings and Credit Co-operatives

"The basic purpose of this study is to generate empirical information on the informal and semi-formal financial sectors in Ethiopia with a view to improving our understanding of their economic importance. The study focuses on the iqqub and iddir i…

The Nigerian Banking System in the Context of Policies of Financial Regulation and Deregulation

"This study aims at using simple descriptive indices to assess the impact of policies of financial regulation and deregulation on the financial system over time,and in particular on savings mobilization. In the second section of this paper we discus…

The Savings-Investment Process in Nigeria: an Empirical Study of the Supply Side

"This study characterizes the major factors perceived by bankers as affecting the savings-investment process in Nigeria. In making lending decisions, the respondents tend to behave in accordance with the anticipated income theory of asset managemen…

What Drives Private Saving in Nigeria

"This study discusses the trend in Nigerian saving behaviour and reviews policy options to increase domestic saving. It also examines the determinants of private saving in Nigeria during the 1970-2007 period. It makes an important contribution to l…

Chinese Banking Interests in Mozambique

"Unlike in most other African countries, Chinese financial involvement in Mozambique includes state-owned banks (Export–Import Bank of China – Exim Bank, and the China Development Bank – CDB) and private commercial interests, in the form of Geocapi…

Botswana Financial Services

"The objective of the review was to provide a comprehensive overview of the current financial sector environment. To achieve this, an evaluation of the financial sector was undertaken. The evaluation centred around market access policies, particular…

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…

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