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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Investing in the Arab World

    Confidence is returning in Algeria, Morocco, Dubai and the UAE - but aftershocks from...
  2. Buying & Investing in Wine

    The shift in global economic power towards Asia is introducing new tastes into the fin...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. beyondbrics

    December 3, 2013

    Hungary on the upswing but corruption remains a problem

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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. October 27, 2013

    Quarrelling Tunisian parties finally start constitution talks

    Tunisia’s quarrelling political factions began a series of talks this weekend meant to iron out longstanding differences and...

  16. October 18, 2013

    Maghreb fortunes rise

    Until about 60 years ago, Algeria exported more wine than any other country – even France. Its history of winemaking dates...

  17. September 23, 2013

    Nairobi mall strike signals terrorist rise across Africa

    The attack claimed by the Somali-based al-Shabaab movement on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre is the most striking...

  18. FT Alphaville

    September 17, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Study: more men on the “daddy” track. - “Hot” money stays sticky in India. - The return of Martin...

  19. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Novartis’s Alcon embroiled in Chinese corruption allegations * Record Saudi oil output fills supply gap * Corporate debt...

  20. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    Further reading: shale aplenty

    Tuesday’s treats from the BB team: shale aplenty in Russia, Argentina and Algeria, yet Saudi Arabia pumps out more oil than...

  21. September 17, 2013

    Study points to vast shale oilfields

    Shale oilfields in countries such as Argentina, Russia and Algeria hold larger reserves than the regions at the heart of the...

  22. September 16, 2013

    Algeria’s Bouteflika appoints allies to key ministerial roles

    Algeria’s ailing president has shocked his political opponents by appointing staunch loyalists to key ministries and purging...

  23. September 12, 2013

    Statoil too reliant on Algeria military, says report

    Statoil and its partners in the In Amenas gas plant hit by a terrorist attack in January might have been over-reliant on...

  24. August 1, 2013

    Petrofac shrugs off fears of contract delays

    Engineer Petrofac shrugged off talk contract delays as a broad market rally carried the FTSE 100 to a two-month high....

  25. July 21, 2013

    Foreign Office invites UK companies to play terror ‘war-games’

    British companies have been invited into the Foreign Office to stage “war-games” in which executives and Whitehall mandarins...

  26. July 17, 2013

    Ailing Bouteflika’s return fails to reassure Algerians

    Algeria’s ailing president has returned home after 80 days in a Paris hospital, but questions remain about his health and...

  27. July 14, 2013

    Tunisia, not Algeria, is the model for a new Egypt

    Egypt is more divided than ever. All sides – from Islamists to secularists – are headed to their corners, looking to be...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 11, 2013

    African oil: Angola rising, Nigeria falling - change at the top?

    Nigeria’s oil industry may be rich and vast, but it’s also messy, marred with oil thefts and other complications that hurt...

  29. July 9, 2013

    Global Insight: Algeria’s shadow hangs over Egypt’s revolution

    A few of Algeria’s Islamist leaders had words of advice for their beleaguered brethren in Egypt after last week’s toppling...

  30. July 1, 2013

    Oil services: choppy waters

    Brazil has sorted things out on the football field, as Sunday’s 3-0 defeat of Spain showed. Things are less straightforward...

  31. June 27, 2013

    Europe split on benefits of drilling for shale gas

    The US estimated this month that the world’s technically recoverable shale gas reserves were 7,299tn cubic feet, a 10 per...

  32. June 25, 2013

    Petrofac predicts no more shock updates

    Petrofac insisted it would meet both short and long-term profits targets as it played down the danger of shock updates...

  33. June 17, 2013

    Saipem shares plunge on Algeria probe and loss forecast

    Saipem lost more than a quarter of its market value on Monday after a second profit warning in less than six months as the...

  34. June 17, 2013

    Saipem / Eni: out of the flow

    Even the most tolerant parent has to choose eventually whether and when to ease wayward offspring out of the nest. Saipem is...

  35. June 12, 2013

    Algeria president makes first TV appearance since stroke

    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s president, appeared on state television on Wednesday for the first time since he was rushed...

  36. June 4, 2013

    US offers $3m-$7m rewards for terror information in west Africa

    The US State Department has offered rewards of between $3m and $7m for the leaders of four Islamist militant groups in west...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2013

    New York headlines

    * The delayed oil impact of the ‘Arab Spring’ * South Korea shuts more nuclear reactors over fake certificates * China’s...

  38. May 28, 2013

    The delayed oil impact of the ‘Arab spring’

    Oil production recovered faster than expected from the “Arab spring” of 2011 – but the delayed impact of the revolutions...

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