Drop in demand for credit in South Africa

29.01.10

Demand for credit in South Africa contracted in December for the third month in a row, according to the country's Reserve Bank.

Branchless banking law changes in Kenya 'will boost access to finance'

28.01.10

Changes in the law regarding the development of branchless banking services in non-banking institutions in Kenya look set to take place.

Ugandans embrace homegrown products

27.01.10

Like many other countries in Asia and Africa, Uganda has embarked on a program to increase the consumption and production of homegrown products. The program is expected to change consumer-buying practices and boosting employment. Ugandans are embracing it, albeit, with a bit of reluctance.

Business funding pledged for East Africa

27.01.10

A new funding scheme announced by Fanisi Venture Capital Fund could benefit small businesses and start-ups in East Africa.

Mobile Banking services picking up in West Africa

25.01.10

Mobile banking has proven a success in East Africa, especially Kenya. But West Africa is quickly picking up the new technology. Now it is Ghana’s turn to establish a mobile banking service. The changing phone usage is about to transform the financial scene in this West African country.

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