News analysis

  • East African integration plans blow hot and cold

    30 September 2019

    The need to compete with the continental giants such as Nigeria and South Africa has seen East African countries aim for financial consolidation

  • Sustainable finance in Africa is driven by demand

    25 July 2019

    The continent’s banks are gearing up for a focus on climate change but this is being led by investors and the public. High level support is needed, Standard Chartered’s head of legal for global banking tells IFLR

  • Where have Europe’s IPOs gone?

    21 June 2019

    It’s the usual suspects: regulatory reforms and political volatility

  • GDPR’s effects are felt far from Europe

    06 June 2019

    Some companies are only just realising the groundbreaking data protection regulation affects them, while other jurisdictions including California and Brazil work to introduce similar rules