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    Evolving banking trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: key features and challenges / Mauro Mecagni … [et al.]. –Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 2015.

    pages ; cm.

    At head of title: African Department.

    1. Banking – Africa, Sub-Saharan. 2. Africa, Sub-Saharan – Economic policy. I. Mecagni, Mauro. II. International Monetary Fund. III. International Monetary Fund. African Department.

    HG1325.D64 2015

    ISBN: 978-1-51359-824-6 (print)

    ISBN: 978-1-51350-858-0 (web PDF)

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    This paper has been prepared for the European Investment Bank Africa Day Conference held in Luxemburg on July 9, 2015. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the International Monetary Fund, its Executive Board, or its management.

    The authors thank Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf for valuable comments and suggestions and assume responsibility for any remaining errors. Ejona Fuli provided valuable research assistance and helped with the compilation of the data set.

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