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Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s opportunity to diversify bank lending

The level of concentration of Nigeria’s banking sector is enough to give investors cause for concern, as five banks control nearly 60% of the market. In 2005 and 2009, excesses

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Hot Money in Nigeria’s Capital Markets

Nigeria is the new kid on the block when it comes to international capital markets, with Abuja gaining international economic and political attention. The setting for the World Economic Forum,

Finance North America

Bitcoin: Scam or viable currency alternative?

There is a sense in which the entire Bitcoin debate is profoundly unsettling, highlighting the fact that most currencies today are just like it – fictional, fiat money, printed and

Europe Finance

Slovenia faces insurmountable debt crisis

There certainly are bad apples in the Slovenian basket; the question is whether the rot will spread to the entire economy and force a bailout of the country. When Cyprus

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa the new Eldorado for capital investors?

Over the next three years economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa reaches 5% and will be higher than aggregate world growth. Capital investors are noticing. In an economic context of recession

Asia Pacific Finance

Risky Business: ‘First mover advantage’ or risk in Myanmar’s gold rush?

In the past year Myanmar has moved to the center of the frontier markets’ map for investors keen on a “first mover advantage”. However, increasingly lost amidst the hype is

Finance Latin America

Don’t let the Headlines scare you: Latin America has a lot to offer

In Latin America, a few rotten apples have scared investors away from the bushel. Despite this the continent is home to many opportunities. The search for yield has sent investors

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa-bound: Nigeria’s attractive debt

Nigeria: The ever-sparkling gem of the African continent now boasts robust capital markets to its long list of attractive qualities for investors. The most recent financial crisis saw dramatic reductions

Europe Finance

The Netherlands approaches crisis

The Netherlands is facing the rough aftermath of a burst real estate bubble in a fashion only otherwise witnessed in the US and Spain. Most of us have been observing

Finance North America

Strategic foreign aid in the ‘Age of Sequestration’

The Age of Sequestration has seen rising public and governmental concern about the ineffectiveness of foreign aid. Articles like U.S. Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance