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  1. beyondbrics

    May 26, 2014

    Zuma's new cabinet: can it deliver?

    After much speculation and hours of waiting Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, finally announced his new cabinet on...

  2. May 9, 2014

    Jubilant ANC faces sobering challenge on sick economy

    As the final votes trickled in to seal a fifth consecutive win for the African National Congress in a South African general...

  1. March 11, 2014

    Trevor Manuel to retire from South Africa politics

    Trevor Manuel, the former South African finance minister and one of the country’s most high profile lawmakers, has announced...

  2. October 16, 2013

    Global institutions need revamp, Oxford Martin Commission warns

    The world’s governing institutions are in dire need of a revamp to make them relevant to the 21st century and should all be...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2013

    S Africa's Masina: forget the mining vote, the ANC are here to stay

    Picture: BBC News By Adam Green of This is Africa Is the ANC’s dominance of South African politics waning? Unhappy miners,...

  4. June 24, 2013

    Panel urges World Bank to drop country rankings from ‘doing business’ report

    An independent panel has urged the World Bank to eradicate the overall country rankings in its controversial Doing Business...

  5. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    S Africa's empowerment programme: rethink or expand?

    “What’s The Economist?” asks Trevor Manuel with a smile when questioned about the newspaper’s recent criticism of South...

  6. January 26, 2013

    Global economy remains fragile

    The world’s leading policy makers clubbed together at the end of the World Economic Forum to warn that the global economy...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2012

    World Bank president: place your bets

    The New Yorker reckons Timothy Geithner is a shoo-in as next president of the World Bank, making him its 7/4 favourite. But...

  8. The World

    February 16, 2012

    Another Yank at the Bank

    Bye bye Robert Zoellick! Photo: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images Robert Zoellick goes from the World Bank, no doubt biding...

  9. December 8, 2011

    Fears for global climate fund emerge

    A multi-billion dollar green climate fund could end up a casualty of increasingly fraught negotiations in the final hours of...

  10. November 25, 2011

    Finance: Counting the cost

    Among the thousands of delegates heading to Durban for this year’s United Nations climate summit, there will be hundreds of...

  11. November 13, 2011

    Pretoria’s tough choices amid plight of poor

    As Thandi grapples with life’s challenges growing up in South Africa, her prospects appear grim. There is a 46 per cent...

  12. beyondbrics

    September 29, 2011

    S Africa: challenging plan for Zuma

    Will it or won’t it be more than a talking shop? That is the key question facing South Africa’s National Planning Commission...

  13. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2011

    IMF: it's Lagarde, says Paddy Power

    If you want to apply for the top job at the IMF your time and chances are running out: the deadline for applications is...

  14. June 10, 2011

    French court postpones decision on Lagarde probe

    Christine Lagarde, French finance minister, will have to wait another month to know whether she will be placed under...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2011

    Carstens in India: a winner?

    When Agustin Carstens calls on New Delhi on Friday, India’s leaders will take care to be even-handed. The visit of the...

  16. June 7, 2011

    India plays waiting game on IMF post

    India has withheld its public support for the bid by Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, to become the head of the...

  17. June 7, 2011

    Deft hand of Manuel is now required

    From Mr Yra Harris. Sir, Jeffrey Sachs is right on target (“A manifesto for the fund’s new supremo”, May 31). It is time to...

  18. May 23, 2011

    Europe’s tight grip on IMF attacked

    A leading potential candidate from the emerging markets criticised the tradition that the head of the International Monetary...

  19. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2011

    IMF: punters bet on Lagarde

    To see the challenge now faced by any emerging market candidate for the IMF job, just look at the odds. Christine Lagarde,...

  20. May 20, 2011

    Dervis rules himself out of IMF race

    Kemal Dervis, the Turkish policymaker who was the leading emerging market candidate to become managing director of the...

  21. May 19, 2011

    The IMF’s future: going global

    For the third time in the last 11 years, a European politician has decided to leave the top job at the International...

  22. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2011

    EM head for IMF? Forget it

    No sooner has the debate begun on an emerging markets candidate, than it looks to be over. Angela Merkel on Wednesday openly...

  23. May 19, 2011

    Good reason why IMF head should not be European

    From Mr Adrian P. Hewitt. Sir, Indelicacies contingent on bad-timing aside, pace Wolfgang Münchau (“The IMF needs another...

  24. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2011

    The IMF's crisis: a chance for EM?

    If Dominique Strauss-Kahn is forced to stand down as managing director of the IMF following his arrest on Sunday, the search...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2011

    Après Strauss-Kahn [Updated]...

    No, you could not make it up, as FT Alphaville previously noted. News of the weekend arrest of IMF managing director...

  26. May 13, 2011

    Lipsky move triggers debate over IMF posts

    John Lipsky, second-in-command of the International Monetary Fund, will step down at the end of August triggering a debate...

  27. Money Supply

    April 19, 2011

    Spring meetings: weird British parochialism

    British politics is in a bit of a tizz this morning about whether David Cameron will block Gordon Brown, his predecessor as...

  28. March 2, 2010

    South Africa

    South Africa’s attractions as an investment destination are not lost on fellow developing market economies such as China and...

  29. November 2, 2009

    Ideological rift remains even as Zuma opts for pragmatism

    The world may be becoming less anxious about South Africa's president Jacob Zuma and the prospect of a lurch to the left in...

  30. November 1, 2009

    Global Insight: Zuma’s pragmatic start

    The world may be becoming less anxious about South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma and the prospect of a lurch to the left in...

  31. September 14, 2009

    Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN merger

    A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

  32. September 13, 2009

    Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN deal

    A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

  33. August 13, 2009

    Deft amid difficulties

    A hail of stones greets the two armoured cars as they rumble past the tree trunks, concrete blocks and burning tyres that...

  34. July 20, 2009

    S Africa's central bank governor to stand down

    Tito Mboweni, the governor of South Africa's Reserve Bank, is to step down in November, President Jacob Zuma announced...

  35. July 20, 2009

    South Africa's central bank governor set to stand down

    Tito Mboweni, the governor of South Africa's Reserve Bank, is to step down in November, President Jacob Zuma announced...

  36. May 18, 2009

    S Africa unions lose court fight over Vodacom

    A South African court ruled late Sunday night that Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile phone operator, could proceed with...

  37. May 18, 2009

    SA unions lose court battle over Vodacom

    A South African court ruled late last night that Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile phone operator, could proceed with a...

  38. May 14, 2009

    New 'struggle' centres on services

    South Africa's new finance minister has dismissed fears that cabinet appointments have created confusion at the heart of...

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