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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…

The experience of South African firms doing business in Africa: a preliminary survey and analysis

"A key challenge for Africa in the 21st century is to develop an enabling business environment. This is a clear objective of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). Business, it is presumed, can provide the necessary impetus to unlock…

Bank Competition in Africa: Do Institutional Quality and Cross-border Banking Matter?

This study analyses the implications of cross-border banking (CBB) and institutional quality (IQ) for bank competition in Africa. We apply a two-step estimation procedure using bank-level panel data for 29 African countries. In step one, the Boone i…

La Concurrence Bancaire en Afrique: La Qualité des Institutions et les Opérations Bancaires Transfrontalières ont-elles de l'Importance? / Bank Competition in Africa: Do Institutional Quality and Cross-Border Banking Matter?

This study analyses the implications of cross-border banking (CBB) and institutional quality (IQ) for bank competition in Africa. We apply a two-step estimation procedure using bank-level panel data for 29 African countries. In step one, the Boone i…

Bank-level Analysis of the Determinants of Lending Rate Stickiness in Uganda

This study determines the existence and drivers of the asymmetrical response of lending rates to policy rate changes in Uganda’s banking sector. Uganda’s banking system seems to be faced with sticky adjustments of lending rates following changes in …

Bank Competition and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Ghana

This paper investigates how banking sector competition, measured from the consumer's perspective as well as from financial intermediary pricing behaviour, affects financial inclusion in a developing country like Ghana. Financial inclusion in Ghana h…

Analysis of Bank Distress and Failure Predictability in Nigeria

After the 2005 banking sector reform and consolidation exercise, Nigerian banks were deemed to be strong and resilient to shocks. However, the global financial crisis of 2007–2009 and ensuing widespread economic instability brought in its wake incid…

Bank Level Analysis of the Determinants of Lending Rate Stickiness in Uganda - Research Paper

This study determines the existence and drivers of the asymmetrical response of lending rates to policy rate changes in Uganda’s banking sector. Uganda’s banking system seems to be faced with sticky adjustments of lending rates following changes in …

Regulatory Capital Requirements and Risk-Taking Behaviour: Evidence from the Malawi Banking System

Proponents of stringent regulation argue in favour of higher capital requirements as it is said to promote financial stability. Opponents of higher capital requirements argue that capital adequacy rules might not enhance stability but might in fact …

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