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Stock in the past

Stock in the past

Nigeria: short cuts Nigeria’s hope of reforming its capital market using a new corporate governance system is haunted by endemic corruption By Ini Ekott The Nigerian Stock Exchange won plaudits last...

A long and potholed road

A long and potholed road

Sustainable stock exchanges Markets around the world are adopting the environmental, social and good governance agenda, but “integrated reporting” faces problems in Africa By Richard Jurgens In...

Inside Ethiopia’s commodities pit

Ethiopia: brisk trading in coffee, sesame and white pea beans How cash-strapped farmers get their goods to market quickly and at a fair, transparent price By Simon Allison In a small, tidy office on...

Trust or bust

Trust or bust

Diaspora bonds: alternative financing Poor African countries can tap into their rich expatriates’ savings By Nontobeko Mtshali They are dollars wrapped with care—money that is homebound to villages...