August-September 2019

Africa news

The world’s fastest growing economy is benefiting from increased oil production and comprehensive banking reforms. However, public debt levels remain a key concern particularly with an election approaching. 

Islamic Finance news

Finally, something that everyone in London seems to agree on. The UK financial community and the treasury voice their commitment to push Islamic finance forward whatever the outcome of Brexit.

Fintech news

Banks are used to cutthroat competition, but now some of the world’s biggest and most well-known brands are looking to stake their claim on ground long held by traditional lenders. EMEA Finance spoke with Mike Cook, senior manager at US information technology services company Cognizant, about rising competition between banks and fintech.