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Banking on Africa: Chinese financial institutions and Africa

"The Chinese drive into the resource sector in Africa has already received much attention in the media and, increasingly, in scholar literature. What has not been well understood is the role of Chinese financial institutions in support of the countr…

International Trade and Emerging Markets Since the Crisis

"This paper attempts to make sense of the post-crisis state of play in international trade, by taking a forward look at emerging markets and global trade policy. After describing the political and economic context for international trade up to 2007/…

The Foreign Exchange Market and the Dutch Auction System in Ghana

"The main objective of this paper is to present an account of the nature and working of the foreign exchange market and the Dutch auction arrangement in Ghana from the inception of the ERP in 1983 up to the first quarter of 1991. Before examining an…

The Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market: Possibilities for Convergence in Exchange Rates

"This study evaluated the possibility of exchange rate convergence in Nigeria through the institutional differences that segment the Nigeria forex market. The study extended Peterside's equation of Nigerian multiple exchange rates by (a)adding more …

The Real Exchange Rate and Ghana's Agricultural Exports

"This study examines the effects of the real exchange rate of the cedi on agricultural price incentives and agricultural exports in Ghana. It is divided into six sections. The problem which motivated this study, the study's objectives and relevance,…

Asset Price Developments in an Emerging Stock Market : The Case of Mauritius

"The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has been in operation for more than 15 years. As at December 2004, there were 40 companies listed on the official market. The main objectives of this study were to analyse the risk return characteristics of all…

Competition and Performance in Uganda's Banking System

"This paper focuses on sharpening the debate on the financial sector by analysing the competitive behaviour and the structure–performance correlation. In line with the literature on the measurement of competition, it follows the two mainstreams —n…

Board Independence and Firm Financial Performance: Evidence from Nigeria

"This study examined the relationship between board independence and firm financial performance. The key results were that share ownership was highly concentrated in Nigeria, and this structure tended to engender board structures with close family …

The Balance of Payments as a Monetary Phenomenon : An Econometric Study of Zimbabwe's Experience

"This paper tests the monetary approaches to Zimbabwe's balance of payments during the period 1980 to 1991 and it tests the validity of the hypothesis that under the fixed exchange rate system, changes in the nation's demand for money relative to it…

International Stock Market Linkages in Southern Africa

"This paper investigates the extent of linkages between three stock markets in Southern Africa. Specifically Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. What is further also considered is the extent to which these markets are related to emerging markets mo…

Capital Flight and External Debt in Nigeria

"This study concentrates on capital flight and external debt in Nigeria. The study will focus on the definition, magnitude, determinants, mechanisms and consequences of capital flight. The analysis will also explore the possible measureable assets…

Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Firm Financial Performance in Nigeria

"This study aims to provide additional insights into the relationship between governance mechanisms and firm financial performance in Nigeria. The article focuses on the five dimensions of corporate governance,abstracting from other dimensions such …

Dynamic Inter-Links Among the Exchange Rate, Price Level and Terms of Trade in a Managed Floating Exchange Rate System: The Case of Ghana

"This study examined the dynamic inter-relationships among domestic price level, nominal exchange rate, terms of trade of cocoa, bank rate, domestic credit and foreign exchange reserves using the cointegration, vector error correction (VEC) and vect…

Facing the Global Financial Crisis - Policy Lessons from Small Mauritius

"The objective of the paper therefore is to assess the case of a small island developing state like Mauritius where government has attempted to mitigate the negative consequences of the global economic crisis through an appropriate policy mix. So f…

Financial Deepening, Economic Growth and Development: Evidence from Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries

"This study identifies the range of financial assets that can adequately approximate financial deepening,which simply means an increase in the supply of financial assets in the economy. FD is represented by two variables, the degree of financial int…

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 and Interest Rate Liberalization: The Kenya Experience

"The study explored the sequencing and actions so far taken in the liberalization process in Kenya. The study also examined the interest rate levels, spreads and determining factors, as an indicator of financial sector response to the reform process…

Global Economic and Financial Crisis and Trade: Kenya’s Experience

"This paper investigates the effects of the global economic and financial crisis in Africa and whether or not Kenya’s trade sector has been a channel for transmitting the crisis in the country. The analysis of the effects of the crisis in Sub-Sahara…

Global Economic Crisis : The Need for African Government Interventions for Rapid Economic Recovery and Stability

"The objective of this paper is to discuss measures required by African governments in cushioning the effects of the global economic crisis on the region’s economies. To this end, the paper is organized into five sections. Aside from the introductio…

Global Economy in Crisis : A Rethinking of Received Economic Doctrine with some Evidence from Nigeria

"This paper examines the impact, policy responses and implication of the global financial crisis on Nigeria. It also reviews the received economic doctrine which has fundamentally contributed to the crisis and calls for a rethinking of the dominant …

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