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Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time
Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time
The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences...
How to keep central banks independent
How to keep central banks independent
Some observers say central banks can best mitigate risks to their independence by returning to the narrow price-stability mandate that served...
Nigeria orders MTN to refund $8.13bn
Nigeria orders MTN to refund $8.13bn
Nigeria's central bank has ordered South African telecoms giant MTN to refund $8.13-billion that it allegedly illegally repatriated and fined four...
Zim: Mobile bank shakes up industry
Zim: Mobile bank shakes up industry
Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone operator by subscription, recently launched a paperless banking service.
South Africa sells $2-billion of government bonds
South Africa sells $2-billion of government bonds
South Africa issued the bonds due in 2025 to yield 6%, or 3.15% above US Treasuries on Monday. It originally planned to sell $1.5-billion...
Economic week ahead: Chinese data to dominate
Economic week ahead: Chinese data to dominate
North America The US economic calendar is light this week, with consumer credit, weekly jobless claims and wholesale inventories figures the only noteworthy...
Marcus: Further rate cuts should not be taken as a given
Marcus: Further rate cuts should not be taken as a given
Further interest rate cuts in South Africa will depend on growth and inflation in coming months and should not be taken as a given, central bank...
Zimbabwe inflation hits record high
Zimbabwe inflation hits record high
Zimbabwe's inflation hit a record 26 470,8% in November 2007, Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono said in a monetary policy statement on...
Zuma to look into inflation targeting
Zuma to look into inflation targeting
Jacob Zuma, the new leader of the African National Congress (ANC) said on Sunday that he would look at inflation targeting, a key monetary policy...
Mboweni: African monetary union a long way off
Mboweni: African monetary union a long way off
Africa is a long way off a common monetary union as the continent continues to struggle to harmonise economic policies, South Africa's central bank...
Warring Sri Lanka marks 60 years of independence
Warring Sri Lanka marks 60 years of independence
With a parade of tanks, troops and rocket launchers, Sri Lanka on Monday marked its 60th anniversary of independence from Britain amid tight...
Botswana CEO Mogae to exit the boardroom
Botswana CEO Mogae to exit the boardroom
Festus Mogae is to stand down as Botswana's president on Tuesday after a decade in which his country cemented its status as one of Africa's success...

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