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Tackling Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Gambia

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) and the Gambia Financial Intelligence Unit have determinedly...

Ukraine Revisited

Friday, March 21, 2014
Following the recent dramatic political and social developments unfolding in Ukraine, I am constrained to share certain perspectives with a view to...

'No undue protection for domestic businesses'

Picture: Trade Minister Abdou Kolley wants Gambia’s indigenous businessesto grow and compete internationally
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Gambia’s Trade Minister Abdou Kolley is one of those who would love to see Gambia’s indigenous businesses utilize incentivesand reap the benefits of...

FiBank opens agency in Gambisara - URR

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
First International Bank (Gambia) Limited has opened an agency in the Sarahullay Community of Gambisara, Upper River Region. The opening ceremony,...

How trade fair aids economic growth

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The benefits and possible gains behind institutionalizing and maintaining a regular trend of trade fair activities in a country are beyond count. ...

Economywatch: Rewarding Gambia’s best in business performance: GCCI prepares for 2014 Award Dinner

Picture: CEO Alieu Secka is looking forward to a successful Gambia Business Award dinner and GCCI Business Dev’t Manager Sarata Conateh
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is in advanced stages in getting its 2014 Gambia Business Awards dinner held to recognize...

ECONOMYWATCH: How the economy fared in 2013: what holds for 2014

Picture: CBG Governor Amadou Colley: The outlook to inflation is subject to several upside risks emanating both from the external environment and the domestic economy
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We have been told recently that The Gambia’s Real GDP growth is projected at 7.5 per cent in 2014 predicated on robust expansion of agriculture and...

Economic watch: ‘My ambition is to see the gradual growth of the Insurance Industry’

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Almamy B. Jobarteh, new president of the Insurance Association of The Gambia (IAG), has expressed strong desire to take Gambian insurance industry to...

The political marriage that never was

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
On a bitingly cold January morning, I woke up with the news that two of South Africa’s opposition parties are tying the knot to mouth a serious...

Econmywatch: Trade Fair Gambia: What is in the offing

Wednesday, February 05, 2014
This year’s trade fair by the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), which is just around the corner, is expected to go a notch higher as it...

Economic watch: Factors bedeviling the realization of WAMZ single currency

Picture: ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo seeks true commitment from WAMZ decision-makers in achiving a single currency
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Countries in the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) have failed on several occasions to introduce the bloc’s monetary integration agenda, which is an...

Sealink the route to economic prosperity

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The perennial constraints faced in the movement of goods and people in the West and Central African regions will soon become a thing of the past,...

ECONOMYWATCH: Another giant enters the market

Picture: FirstBank Chief Executive Officer Bisi Onasanya says: “We are committed to developing a multi-local business model that broadens our geographic revenue base while providing enhanced service delivery to our new customers.”
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The acquisition of a 100% equity interest in ICB Gambia, ICB Ghana, ICB Guinea and ICB Sierra Leone from International Commercial Bank Financial...

ECONOMYWATCH: Promoting Public-Private Partnership through PAGE Investment Opportunities

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Players in the public and private sector have continued to brainstorm on the essence of promoting public private sector partnership to achieve the...

Combating Domestic Violence-a national call to action

Picture: Njundu Drammeh
Thursday, December 05, 2013
“I was promoted to a new position in my organisation. While this would give me more money, it would require me to stay a bit longer in the office to...

ECONOMYWATCH: Giving a new lease of life to entrepreneurship in The Gambia

Picture: AmCham Gambia President Abdoulie Baks Touray: Ideas can be turned into reality in the form of business opportunities
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Gambia last week joined the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which is geared towards promoting entrepreneurship,...

ECONOMYWATCH Borrowing a leaf from payments system transformation in Nigeria

Picture: CBN Governor Sanusi Lamidu Sanusi
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), with mainly The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria as member states, has been...

Recalling the beneficial Gambia-Taiwan relationship

Monday, November 18, 2013
Prior to the surprised announcement by the Gambia government, on Thursday 14th November 2013, that it is cutting diplomatic ties with the Republic of...

Economywatch Welcome Alieu Secka, the private sector apex body new CEO

Picture: Alieu Secka is expected to take the GCCI a notch higher
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
It is like a good news from a distant land to read in the papers that the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has got a new captain in the...

Economywatch Gambian banks continue to grapple with bad loans: IMF

Picture: IMF Chief of Mission David Dunn, CBG Governor Amadou Colley and Zenith Bank MD Emeka Anyaegbuna
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Although the banking sector remains adequately capitalised, following a two-step increase in the minimum capital requirement implemented at end-2010...
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