We start by providing an overview of financial systems in the African continent. We then consider the regions of Arab North Africa, West Africa, East and Central Africa, and Southern Africa in more detail. The paper covers, among other things, central banks, deposit-taking banks, non-bank institutions, such as the stock markets, fixed income markets, insurance markets, and microfinance institutions.

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Keywords Banks, Financial markets, Insurance
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rdf.2011.03.003
Journal Review of Development Finance
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Allen, F. (Franklin), Otchere, I, & Senbet, L.W. (Lemma W.). (2011). African financial systems: A review. Review of Development Finance (Vol. 1, pp. 79–113). doi:10.1016/j.rdf.2011.03.003