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    1. March 28, 2015

      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

      Australia plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it said on Sunday, reversing a previous decision to stay...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

      Brazil’s economy eked out growth in the final quarter of last year, but the data did little to relieve concerns that the...

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    1. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    2. March 26, 2015

      George Osborne rejected diplomatic advice to join China-led bank

      George Osborne overrode strong objections from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when he made the decision to join China’s...

    3. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

    4. The World

      March 25, 2015

      The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP

      As the Trans-Pacific Partnership does or doesn’t approach completion, arguments for and against have had another airing,...

    5. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      Guest post: US needs to ditch Cold War thinking in Asia

      By Noor Menai, CTBC Bank USA In a thinly veiled admonishment, the White House recently accused the UK – our closest ally –...

    6. March 24, 2015

      A rebuff of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is folly

      Britain has irritated the US by opting to become a founding member of an institution that some view as a part of China’s...

    7. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: No rabbits from the hat, but an indulgence

      It might prove to be the most expensive joke in history: £1m provided for an Agincourt commemoration simply to allow George...

    8. March 16, 2015

      Europeans defy US to join China-led development bank

      France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to follow Britain’s lead and join a China-led international development bank,...

    9. March 13, 2015

      Britain and the US at loggerheads over China

      In the celebrated “special relationship” between Britain and the US, it is unusual for one side to rebuke the other...

    10. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      Guest post: EM investors need Ethiopia on their shortlist

      By Anders Heede of BDO Many emerging markets, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, have seen solid GDP growth in the past...

    11. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The UK has come under fire from the Obama administration, which has accused it of...

    12. March 13, 2015

      Superpowers circle each other in contest to control Asia’s future

      The Anglo-American dispute over membership of a new Beijing-led development bank is one of the early chapters in the growing...

    13. March 12, 2015

      UK and US in sharp row on how to deal with rising China

      The UK’s decision to join a new China-led international financial institution has opened a sharp public dispute with the US...

    14. March 12, 2015

      IMF says ‘exceptionally high risks’ to $17.5bn Ukraine rescue

      The International Monetary Fund has offered a grim assessment of the state of the Ukrainian economy on the eve of the...

    15. March 12, 2015

      Q&A: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      The AIIB — what is it? The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is one of four institutions created or proposed by Beijing...

    16. March 12, 2015

      US attacks UK’s ‘constant accommodation’ with China

      The Obama administration accused the UK of a “constant accommodation” of China after Britain decided to join a new China-led...

    17. FT Data

      March 12, 2015

      Open data in Burkina Faso

      This is a guest post by Liz Carolan, International Development Manager at the Open Data Institute Literally translated...

    18. March 10, 2015

      Ageing workforce poses risks for eastern Europe, says report

      Eastern Europe risks booming economic growth ending and strains on the public purse rising unless there are radical reforms...

    19. March 8, 2015

      Soaring green bond growth raises need for standards

      The explosive growth of the green bond market might remind observers of the T-shirts worn by trendy toddlers in North London...

    20. March 5, 2015

      Investors in two minds over QE in Europe

      If the Federal Reserve had applied the same rules to its quantitative easing programme as the European Central Bank has for...

    21. March 5, 2015

      GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

      Judging by the long and determined-looking queue waiting to meet Samuel Were in London last week, executives from medical...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Guest post: how long will I live?

      By Wolfgang Fengler of the World Bank For a good part of my life I have been an expat, working and living with my family in...

    23. March 4, 2015

      World Bank chief warns of surge in people facing resettlement

      The head of the World Bank expects a surge in the number of people forced to relocate from their homes as a result of...

    24. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Guest post: electricity in emerging markets brings power to women

      By Tassos Stassopoulos of AllianceBernstein What’s the connection between electricity and women? Electricity is an agent of...

    25. February 25, 2015

      Sierra Leone eyes post Ebola recovery

      Sierra Leone’s first biofuels factory should already be complete, pumping out ethanol and cheap renewable electricity...

    26. February 20, 2015

      World Bank staff cleared over $1bn China loan

      An independent review has cleared World Bank staff of any wrongdoing in the handling of a $1bn loan from China despite...

    27. February 18, 2015

      Sub-Saharan nations line up to sell bonds

      Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to continue last year’s credit binge in spite of repeated warnings about the possible dire...

    28. February 16, 2015

      Ebola spurs healthcare insurance debate

      The one good thing to come from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa is a fresh debate on the urgency of improving access to...

    29. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Migrant worker remittances: changing EM destinies

      Abdul Halim removes an envelope from the inside pocket of his fake leather jacket and slides it carefully across the counter...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Is the $1tn China carry trade imploding?

      China is not short of economic headaches. Overborrowed and overbuilt, its parlous state prompted the World Bank last month...

    31. February 5, 2015

      Angola seeks $1bn in loans as oil price falls

      Angola has dramatically slashed its budget for the year and is reaching out to the World Bank and international lenders for...

    32. February 4, 2015

      World Bank investigates $1bn China loan

      The World Bank has launched an investigation into its handling of a $1bn loan from China after the bank’s treasurer queried...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Exxon eyes deals after oil price falls

      ExxonMobil has set itself apart from many rivals by saying it is considering acquisitions, despite reporting a 21 per cent...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?

      The Chinese banks and companies that have bankrolled Sri Lanka’s recent infrastructure boom have much to lose from the...

    35. January 27, 2015

      Vitol to develop $7bn oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI

      Vitol, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, is to develop a $7bn offshore oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI,...

    36. January 26, 2015

      The World Bank fails to credit intelligence of the poor

      When a report by the world’s most influential development agency provides evidence that many of its staff are “biased” in...

    37. January 22, 2015

      A little market medicine to prevent the next pandemic

      First, let us celebrate the good news: it seems that the scourge of Ebola is gradually abating. Tragically, people are still...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Guest post: spread of internet transforms Africa

      By Costanza Gallo, TEDxRoma Internet penetration in Africa is transforming business and society – as well as enabling the...

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