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      February 5, 2016

      Can China get its rebalancing right?

      Headlines about China’s economy have been uniformly alarming. Every time equity markets in the west plunge, Beijing’s...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

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    1. February 4, 2016

      A debt default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

      Azerbaijan has called for help from the International Monetary Fund. Nigeria is turning to the World Bank. Russia and...

    2. February 3, 2016

      AfDB steps in to plug funding gap for African countries

      The African Development Bank is poised to expand lending across Africa in response to the sharp decline in earnings...

    3. February 2, 2016

      Russia: grim and bear it

      There is a well-worn path followed by energy exporting countries after a commodity slump. The currency comes under...

    4. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria calls in the World Bank to do the IMF’s job

      The latest victim of the fall in oil prices has called for help. The news that Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer,...

    5. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria courts World Bank and ADB loans to escape bailout

      The economy of oil revenue-dependent Nigeria is ailing, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government may get some relief...

    6. FT Data

      February 1, 2016

      Nigeria's finances, the Fed's credibility, manufacturing outlook, and football transfers: the day in 4 charts

      February 1: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for...

    7. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Nigerian naira shows strain after country requests help

      Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, has been hurting since the oil price crash began in 2014, but the pain is...

    8. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      UBS hires former Brevan Howard partner

      UBS has hired a former Brevan Howard partner to advise its ultra-wealthy family office clients on the market impact of...

    9. January 31, 2016

      Nigeria asks for $3.5bn emergency loans

      Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for $3.5bn in emergency loans to fill a growing gap in...

    10. January 29, 2016

      Azerbaijan’s credit rating cut to junk by S&P

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    11. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      S&P cuts Azerbaijan to junk on oil concern

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    12. January 28, 2016

      Azerbaijan outlines plans to raise $2bn without external aid

      Azerbaijan’s finance minister has set out plans to raise $2bn in state-guaranteed bonds and privatise government assets...

    13. January 28, 2016

      Falling oil price raises prospect of bailouts for crude producers

      With the arrival of teams from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Azerbaijan this week, oil dependent...

    14. January 27, 2016

      IMF and World Bank move to forestall oil-led defaults

      Officials from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are heading to Azerbaijan to discuss a possible $4bn...

    15. January 27, 2016

      Isolated Zimbabwe close to striking landmark deal with west

      Zimbabwe is close to striking a landmark deal with western multilateral institutions that would see it clear billions...

    16. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      World Bank axes oil forecast, warns on EM growth

      The World Bank dramatically revised down its forecast for crude oil prices on Tuesday, predicting that they would...

    17. January 26, 2016

      World Bank slashes oil price forecast to $37 a barrel

      The World Bank on Tuesday dramatically revised down its forecast for crude oil prices, predicting they would average...

    18. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Nigeria holds rates but clouds gather over economy

      Nigeria’s central bank has decided to keep interest rates at 11 per cent, which although high by normal standards, is...

    19. January 25, 2016

      Danny Alexander heading for Beijing in top AIIB role

      Danny Alexander, the former Treasury minister, is poised to move to Beijing in a hotly contested carve-up of senior...

    20. January 24, 2016

      The week: January 25

      • The new head of South Korea’s $84.7bn sovereign wealth fund has promised a radical overhaul of the fund’s investment...

    21. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2016

      Economists' climate failure must be reversed

      There is no bigger or costlier mismatch between science and economics than on climate change. Scientists have for years...

    22. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Argentina 'wants to put offer on table' for debts

      Argentina’s new government has been welcomed back to the fold at the World Economic Forum in Davos as its economic team...

    23. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Nigerian stocks newest entrant to the bear club

      It’s not a club anyone really wants to join but Nigerian stocks have fallen into bear market territory as the sliding...

    24. January 17, 2016

      China’s new Asia development bank will lend in US dollars

      The China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment bank has ruled out lending in currencies other than the dollar, its new...

    25. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Copper mining boom lifts Peru's economy

      Peru’s economy continues to regain some of its lost lustre. Gross domestic product expanded a better-than-expected 4...

    26. January 14, 2016

      Shipping’s globalisation woes

      This week, the eyes of investors have been fixed on tumbling oil prices. Little wonder: with oil now costing as little...

    27. January 14, 2016

      China income inequality among world’s worst

      Communist China has one of the world’s highest levels of income inequality, with the richest 1 per cent of households...

    28. January 12, 2016

      Developing countries face ‘new reality’ of lower growth, says IMF

      Emerging economies are facing a “new reality” that is significantly slowing the pace of economic convergence with the...

    29. January 12, 2016

      What market turbulence is telling us

      Bull markets, it is said, climb a wall of worry. There are certainly plenty of reasons to worry. But markets are no...

    30. January 12, 2016

      State-backed debt growth lifts default fears

      Investor fears that the bloated sovereign debt market is beginning to pose risks to the world economy could soon be...

    31. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Barclays latest to axe oil forecasts

      Barclays has become the latest bank to take their red pens to their oil price forecasts. Analysts at the UK bank said...

    32. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Nigeria to tap investors, lenders as deficit swells

      Nigeria plans to borrow up to $4.5bn from international investors and multilateral lenders, including the World Bank,...

    33. January 9, 2016

      Brazil ex-finance head joins World Bank

      The World Bank is bringing one of the architects of a new Chinese-led rival into its management ranks and appointing...

    34. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: chasing havens

      The downward spiral in Asian markets is expected to quicken this morning after the World Bank released a grim economic...

    35. January 6, 2016

      Grim year forecast for developing nations

      Developing economies last year recorded their slowest growth since the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis...

    36. December 30, 2015

      World Bank exit highlights China fears

      When the Postal Savings Bank of China announced it had raised $7bn from a group of international investors it marked a...

    37. December 22, 2015

      For the least of these our brethren

      When the headlines are dominated by heart-rending events such as refugee crises and terrifying ones like mass...

    38. December 21, 2015

      World Bank cancels $265m Uganda road project

      The World Bank has taken the rare step of cancelling a $265m road project in Uganda amid allegations of mismanagement...

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