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  1. April 17, 2014

    The next big rights revolution

    Yusuf, a 10-year-old in Tanzania, went to school in his wheelchair. That counted as a success: many African children who...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    The "Fragile Middle" - Your Guide to the FT Series

    We at the FT have this week been running a series on the “Fragile Middle”, defined as some 2.8bn middle class people in...

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  1. April 16, 2014

    Africans face $2bn yearly ‘remittance supertax’, says report

    Africa pays a “remittance supertax” of nearly $2bn a year due to the higher-than-average cost of sending money to the...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Indonesia's fragile middle: close to the edge

    Management consultants at McKinsey say the Indonesian middle class consists of 45m people, while their rivals at Boston...

  3. April 13, 2014

    The Fragile Middle: millions face poverty as emerging economies slow

    More than one-third of the world lives on between $2 and $10 a day, making this “fragile middle” the world’s biggest income...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

    Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class,...

  5. April 13, 2014

    A slippery ladder: 2.8bn people on the brink

    Muljoko, a 27-year-old cleaner who works in one of Jakarta’s gleaming office towers, has all the trappings of a newly minted...

  6. April 13, 2014

    Domestic agendas undermine global economic policy debate

    The 2014 spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the weekend may go down as the Jekyll-and-Hyde...

  7. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    The weekender - April 11

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    April 10, 2014

    Mobile market in Hanoi

    Luong Thai Linh/EPA A street vendor walks with her goods in a street in Hanoi, Vietnam. According to a report released by...

  9. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Thursday should have been marked as the day when voters in Delhi cast their ballot. Instead, it will probably be marked as...

  10. The World

    April 10, 2014

    Smart reads, April 10, 2014

    From the FT: The mining arm of Beny Steinmetz’s business empire won its rights to a multibillion-dollar iron-ore prospect in...

  11. 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...

  12. April 10, 2014

    Ashraf Ghani displays winning swagger after Afghanistan poll

    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has no doubt that he will be the next president of Afghanistan even as uncertainty swirls around the...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Mongolia’s investor relations: a job for Genghis Khan?

    It was only an April Fool’s day joke – but when an Ulaanbaatar website suggested that Mongolia go on a Genghis Khan-style...

  14. April 9, 2014

    Mauritanian fisheries should contribute more to the economy

    At first sight, Mauritania does not look a promising location for food production. The country sits on the edge of the...

  15. April 9, 2014

    Restructuring hell at the World Bank

    When Jim Yong Kim was appointed to head the World Bank he was hailed as an inspired choice who would help to renew its...

  16. April 8, 2014

    US warns China after renminbi depreciation

    The US has warned Beijing not to go back to manipulating its currency, following a sharp depreciation of the renminbi since...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Eight (no, nine!) problems with Big Data. - Wall Street’s favourite charts. - US burns through all...

  18. April 7, 2014

    World Bank: Man on a mission

    The World Bank will declare its ambition to “End Poverty” when finance ministers gather for its spring meeting in Washington...

  19. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets retreated, reflecting a view among investors that the Bank of Japan would not immediately increase...

  20. The A-List

    March 31, 2014

    Let China's cities flourish free from central control

    After prolonged debate, China’s long anticipated “New-Type Urbanisation Plan 2014-2020” was unveiled in mid-March. There is...

  21. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Wired on the fierce battle for the soul of Bitcoin. - Unconventional monetary policies are gaining...

  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. March 26, 2014

    Russia ‘risks recession’ because of Crimea, says World Bank

    The World Bank has warned that the Russian economy could tumble into recession as a result of the country’s annexation of...

  24. March 25, 2014

    World Bank urges China to reform urban development

    China could save $1.4tn in infrastructure spending over the next 15 years by increasing the population density of its...

  25. March 24, 2014

    Former Tunisia president changed business rules to family’s benefit

    In Arabic it is called “wasta”, the connections and influence that grease the wheels of the bureaucracy and helps you get...

  26. March 18, 2014

    International high-flyer takes new BoE role

    Nemat Shafik has built a reputation as a thoughtful, effective policy maker in a stellar international career that has taken...

  27. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Guest post: a revolution in infrastructure finance is Africa's route to economic development

    By Andrew Alli of the Africa Finance Corporation The scale of Africa’s infrastructure investment deficit is well known....

  28. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Why can't Africa tackle poverty like Asia can?

    The wrong sort of jobs Sub-Saharan Africa has enjoyed rapid growth over the past 20 years but its citizens seem not to share...

  29. March 11, 2014

    Climate focus drives demand for ‘green’ bonds

    With billions of dollars of investment required to cope with climate change, the market for “green” bonds that finance...

  30. 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...

  31. February 28, 2014

    Uganda risks western backlash over anti-gay law

    In 1886, King Mwanga II in what is now Uganda burnt to death Christian missionaries who opposed his homosexual predilection...

  32. February 28, 2014

    Ich bin auch ein Investor

    Last week I stood on the roof of the famous Reichstag building in Berlin and looked to the east. The television tower at the...

  33. February 26, 2014

    Climate policy robs the world’s poor of their hopes

    Having failed to stem carbon emissions in rich countries or in rapidly industrialising ones, policy makers have focused...

  34. February 16, 2014

    Ethiopia uses electricity exports to drive ambition as an African power hub

    In a region where religious differences often lead to political tension and the threat of violence, there is one area where...

  35. beyondbrics

    February 14, 2014

    Argentina’s rare outburst of sincerity

    Eat humble pie? Not a crumb. After lying about inflation for seven years, Buenos Aires last night revealed a new and more...

  36. February 13, 2014

    Fears grow over another bad year for global trade

    When forecasters at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in January laid out their expectations for the global...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2014

    UK growth in 2014 - set to zoom past several EMs

    These days, Jim O’Neill doesn’t bother much with “Brics” – the moniker he invented. The former Goldman strategist is more...

  38. 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...

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