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  1. beyondbrics

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    Turkey facing winter gas shortage

    Poor forward planning and political manipulation of energy prices look likely to leave Turkey facing gas shortages this...

  2. September 7, 2014

    China’s French graduates swap government jobs for African adventures

    When Xu Jing completed her French degree, she decided not to follow in the footsteps of Deng Xiaoping, the late Chinese...

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  1. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    India in Africa: Tata Motors joins partnership in Algeria

    Tata Motors, the Indian carmaker, has announced plans to sell its cars in Algeria in a further sign of the growing role that...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Cameron’s shifting policy on Iraq

    In his four years as prime minister, David Cameron has been quick to urge Britain to take a stand when international crises...

  3. August 3, 2014

    US-Africa oil trade wanes after shale revolution

    There used to be a joke in the oil industry that you could walk from the US to Nigeria without getting your feet wet – just...

  4. Nick Butler

    August 3, 2014

    Egypt's looming energy crisis

    A protester waves the Egyptian flag (Getty) After a decade of introspection, Europe is being forced to confront the...

  5. July 24, 2014

    Air Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’ in Mali

    An Air Algerie airliner with 116 people aboard is thought to have crashed after disappearing over Mali 50 minutes into its...

  6. Off Message

    July 24, 2014

    How would an independent Scotland join the EU?

    An independent Scotland would not have to join the EU. But most Scots want Scotland to be an EU member. It has been SNP...

  7. The World

    July 9, 2014

    Brazil's psychological trauma

    Watching the World Cup from Brazil – as I did last week – it was impossible to miss the huge weight of expectations placed...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2014

    The match that changed Brazil’s football history

    Historic humiliation! Historic disgrace! Historic defeat! Worst in 94 years! The headlines across Brazil’s newspapers on...

  9. June 29, 2014

    Algeria’s success in World Cup puts focus on Africa’s failure

    After Algeria drew with Russia to reach the knockout stages, there were celebrations across the country. Fans waving...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    June 27, 2014

    Algerian fans celebrate

    Claude Paris/AP Algerian soccer fans celebrate after their team qualified for the World Cup, in Marseille, southern France,...

  11. The World

    June 26, 2014

    Belgium's game of two halves

    Don’t mix football with politics, goes the old saying – and Belgians are learning the lesson well. Often depicted (wrongly,...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    June 17, 2014

    Libyan migrant

    Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters An African migrant looks out from his temporary accommodation in Ghat, southwest Libya near the...

  13. June 11, 2014

    Germany to tighten arms export rules

    Germany is preparing to tighten regulation of the country’s arms industry after exports to countries outside the EU reached...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    May 21, 2014

    South Korea warms up for Brazil matches

    Lee Jin-man/AP South Korea’s national football team stretch during a training session at the National Football Center in...

  15. May 19, 2014

    Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

    Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    Guest post: EU must address energy needs of eastern members

    By Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia Earlier this year, the EU put forward its new energy and climate...

  17. April 27, 2014

    Preparation is vital to doing business in danger zones

    The pursuit of almost any financial opportunity comes with dangers, and investments in post-conflict areas may be...

  18. April 20, 2014

    Algeria puts stability ahead of economic reform

    When Algerians rioted in early 2011 over food prices, their government rushed to increase subsidies and crank up public...

  19. April 18, 2014

    Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algeria president

    Algeria’s ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been returned to office for a fourth term with 81 per cent of the vote,...

  20. April 18, 2014

    VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria over Djezzy arm

    Mobile operator VimpelCom has resolved its dispute with the Algerian government, selling a 51 per cent stake in operator...

  21. April 17, 2014

    Algerians go to polls as Bouteflika seeks fourth presidential term

    Algerians have been voting in an election which is widely expected to hand a fourth term to Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ailing...

  22. April 16, 2014

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika set to lead Algeria for fourth term

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s president for the past 15 years, spent much of last year in a Paris hospital following a...

  23. April 13, 2014

    Mauritania ‘vulnerable’ to increase in Islamic extremism

    Sitting cross-legged on a red rug, imam Hamden Tah is mulling over modernity. “Every merchandise has an ideology,” says the...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    Guest post: the zombie political economy of Algeria

    By Dalibor Rohac and Nouh El-Harmouzi Campaigners for Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the 76-year old Algerian president who is...

  25. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Guest Post: is Algeria a viable substitute for Russian gas?

    By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Events in Algeria could be about to complicate the European Union’s response to Russia’s...

  27. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    The 'Crude Wall' cometh

    These two charts come from Citi’s commodities research team: They’re important. The reason being…well, we may have become...

  28. March 31, 2014

    Long-term north Africa starts to whet appetite of backers

    Some consider it a messy no-go area. Despite this, Emerging Capital Partners, a Washington-based private equity firm, did...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    China smog a boon for EM suppliers of LNG

    The thick smog that blankets many Chinese cities represents a vast commercial opportunity for emerging market suppliers of...

  30. February 26, 2014

    Restless Algeria set for another term of ageing Bouteflika

    Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fourth five-year term would not be so potentially damaging...

  31. February 11, 2014

    More than 100 reportedly killed in Algeria military aircraft crash

    ALGIERS – A military transport plane crashed in eastern Algeria on Tuesday, killing 103 people, the private Ennahar TV...

  32. January 24, 2014

    Personal style: Anna Chancellor

    My favourite piece of clothing is actually quite new. I’ve just been with my husband Redha [Debbah] to Algeria to visit his...

  33. December 20, 2013

    Jean-Claude Beton, soft drinks executive, 1925-2013

    Bottling plants set up to supply American troops during the second world war gave many Europeans their first taste of...

  34. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    Africa: who's got the power?

    You tell a lot by a country’s electricity supply – in fact, some people prefer it to GDP when it comes to assessing China....

  35. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem [updated with government response]

    Hungary has been pumping out the positive spin on economic news for over a year now. Back then it was surely premature, but...

  36. December 1, 2013

    Leadership amid a terrorist crisis

    On January 16 this year, terrorists attacked a gas plant at In Amenas in Algeria. During the four days of the hostage...

  37. October 30, 2013

    Eni forecasts fall in 2013 oil and gas production

    Eni, Italy’s state-controlled oil and gas group, said it sees production falling in 2013 mainly because of “geopolitical...

  38. October 27, 2013

    Bouteflika’s party floats prospect of fourth term in Algeria

    The party of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has endorsed his candidacy for a fourth term in elections next year,...

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