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    1. November 20, 2014

      All change: Mexico's Banorte gets new top brass after conflict

      All change: After a leadership conflict that sent shares tanking, Mexican bank Banorte, the country’s fourth biggest by...

    2. November 10, 2014

      IFC arm of World Bank issues 10bn rupee ‘masala bond’

      Another step to help internationalise the Indian rupee has been taken with the issuing of a Rs10bn offshore Indian currency...

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    1. November 4, 2014

      Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

      Calling all hipsters: you may just have a new reason to feel better about your skinny jeans. In an attempt to bolster its...

    2. November 4, 2014

      Jeans maker launches cheap financing for more ethical factories

      Calling all hipsters: you may just have a new reason to feel better about your skinny jeans. In an attempt to bolster its...

    3. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      Guest post: how to channel innovative finance to SMEs

      By Matt Gamser and Paul Lee A new wave of financing innovations is democratising access to capital, especially for those...

    4. October 21, 2014

      Family businesses: sons, daughters and outsiders

      Asking two extended Lebanese families to learn a Scottish country dance in the Egyptian desert might seem bizarre, but the...

    5. October 19, 2014

      Movers & shakers: October 20

      C David Wilton (pictured) is joining Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners as a managing director to help develop a...

    6. September 23, 2014

      IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

      The International Finance Corporation on Tuesday sold the debut tranche of its $2.5bn “Maharaja” rupee bond programme, the...

    7. September 21, 2014

      Axa joins IFC in developing markets insurance push

      Axa is to partner with the private investment arm of the World Bank in what is set to be the most wide-ranging...

    8. August 20, 2014

      IFC launches $2.5bn rupee bond programme

      The International Finance Corporation, an arm of the World Bank, has launched a $2.5bn rupee bond programme, the largest...

    9. July 13, 2014

      Students opt for internships with impact

      Creating marketing plans for Afghan artisans, enhancing nutrition in African food and developing healthcare in the Middle...

    10. July 9, 2014

      IFC review puts $3bn Latin America bank merger in the balance

      Latin America’s largest bank merger in recent years, between Brazil’s Itaú-Unibanco and Chile’s CorpBanca, is in the balance...

    11. beyondbrics

      June 25, 2014

      Psychometrics help ease the huge EM funding gap

      How do you bank the “unbankable”? The question could hardly be of more importance to small businesses in emerging markets,...

    12. June 17, 2014

      IFC issues renminbi green bond in London

      The first renminbi-denominated “green bond” has been issued in London, marking a further step forward in the...

    13. June 13, 2014

      Development groups can drive commercial innovation

      As development organisations look for ways of doing more with less, the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards suggest one...

    14. beyondbrics

      June 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US warns on China air force spending | A Pentagon report claims that Beijing’s annual defence spending is...

    15. June 6, 2014

      World Bank backs Crédit Agricole loans

      The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation has agreed to guarantee part of a $2bn portfolio of emerging market loans...

    16. May 16, 2014

      US revival warrants EM strategy rethink

      Ignore the words of investing’s greatest brand marketeer at your peril. The man who gave us emerging markets now suggests...

    17. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      IFC issues first Rwandan local currency bond

      Investor appetite for African local currency bonds issued by foreign institutions shows little sign of abating. On...

    18. April 27, 2014

      Independent director backs CorpBanca-Itaú merger

      An independent director of CorpBanca, the Chilean institution undergoing one of Latin America’s largest bank mergers, said...

    19. beyondbrics

      April 10, 2014

      The rise of the... Masala bond?

      The World Bank’s move doubling to $2bn its offshore-rupee bond programme today marks a significant moment in the...

    20. April 10, 2014

      India to double offshore rupee bond programme

      India is set to take a major step toward currency internationalisation with World Bank plans to double its offshore rupee...

    21. beyondbrics

      April 9, 2014

      Jim O'Neill: shifting trade, a threat to global institutions

      Jim O’Neill believes, not for the first time, that economists and policy makers have got it wrong. They underestimate how...

    22. March 26, 2014

      Big projects fuel northeast Brazil’s push to keep momentum

      As the bus enters the site of the future industrial zone, an expanse of civil construction works stretches as far as the eye...

    23. FT Alphaville

      March 25, 2014

      Turquoise -- still the colour of money in Mongolia?

      Decision time approaches for Mongolia, Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill on Oyu Tolgoi, the enormous copper mining project that...

    24. March 14, 2014

      Daimler sells first renminbi bond in China

      Daimler has sold a Rmb500m “panda” bond to Chinese investors, the German company announced on Friday, making it the first...

    25. March 11, 2014

      Ecobank board ousts chief executive Thierry Tanoh

      The controversial chief executive of Ecobank Transnational has been ousted by the bank’s board, bringing an end to a...

    26. March 5, 2014

      Goldman seeds $600m fund for women entrepreneurs

      Goldman Sachs and the World Bank are launching a fund aimed at raising $600m in capital for 100,000 women entrepreneurs in...

    27. February 26, 2014

      IFC to offer London-listed renminbi bond

      The International Finance Corp plans to issue a Rmb1bn bond to be listed in London. The transaction, to be announced on...

    28. February 17, 2014

      African lender faces internal mutiny over leadership

      Thierry Tanoh, chief executive of Ecobank Transnational, is facing a mutiny as he fends off fresh efforts to remove him from...

    29. February 12, 2014

      World Bank to investigate its investment in tea group

      The World Bank is launching a formal investigation of its investment into a company set up by Tata Global Beverages, maker...

    30. February 10, 2014

      Tata urged to give tea plantation workers way out of share scheme

      Tata Global Beverages, maker of the Tetley tea brand, has been urged to allow impoverished plantation workers to withdraw...

    31. beyondbrics

      January 10, 2014

      Honduras claims: 'Worst is yet to come'

      The World Bank’s private sector lending arm has been very publicly rapped over the knuckles for its handling of an...

    32. January 10, 2014

      World Bank arm under fire on project with group linked to killings

      The World Bank’s private-sector lending arm has been issued a damning reprimand by an independent ombudsman for its handling...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 24, 2013

      2013 in review: beyondbrics' most popular guest posts

      Alongside the various FT correspondents around the world, beyondbrics plays host to a wide range of guest writers, among...

    34. December 23, 2013

      World Bank unit toughens staff rules

      The International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private sector lending arm, has toughened rules for staff engagement...

    35. December 13, 2013

      ‘Chocfinger’ sells trading arm for price of a Mars bar

      Anthony Ward, the cocoa trader known as “Chocfinger” for a string of audacious deals in commodities markets, has been forced...

    36. December 5, 2013

      IFC to launch $5bn rupee bond scheme

      The International Finance Corporation plans to launch a $5bn domestic Indian rupee-denominated bond programme, in a further...

    37. November 24, 2013

      ‘Chocfinger’ ambitions soured by tough cocoa market

      In the world of cocoa, there are few who know more about the market than the man dubbed “Chocfinger”. So it was a shock to...

    38. November 17, 2013

      Zurich pledges $1bn to go green

      Zurich Insurance Group is to invest up to $1bn into “green” bonds that finance projects aimed at mitigating climate change...

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