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    1. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Angola pledges tighter bank regulation in face of dollar drought

      Angola’s central bank has pledged to tighten financial regulation and step up anti-money laundering measures after two...

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    1. Angola 2012

      A petro-economy offers opportunities only for the few...
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    1. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Gov't oil assumptions — What are they thinking?

      The oil price assumptions in the national budgets of some crude producers is bound to leave one wondering if...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2016

      The fight against money laundering – an African perspective

      Despite estimates from organizations such as the IMF and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), it is...

    3. December 22, 2015

      Oil benchmarks converge as low price stalls US output

      Prices of the world’s two main oil benchmarks became equal on Tuesday, reflecting different paths for crude supplied...

    4. December 22, 2015

      Crude oil sinks to 11-year low as oversupply fears intensify

      Brent crude dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade on Monday, surpassing lows reached in the depths of the...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2015

      When EM $ bond issuance finally slowed down?

      From the latest BIS quarterly review, in particular its bit on dollar credit to EMs (our emphasis): [Fed largesse]…...

    6. December 3, 2015

      Saudi Arabia throws down challenge on oil production cuts

      Saudi Arabia has challenged other big oil producers to join it in output cuts, saying it will back actions to shore up...

    7. December 3, 2015

      Mongolia and Angola are most exposed to China, says Moody’s

      How do you gauge a commodity exporter’s exposure to China? It sounds simple: the greater the share of commodities in a...

    8. December 3, 2015

      China and Africa: trade relationship evolves

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, is in South Africa for this week’s triennial Forum on China-African Cooperation amid...

    9. November 18, 2015

      Trafigura made $4.3bn of direct payments to state oil cos

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, made direct payments of $4.3bn to state oil companies in 2013,...

    10. November 13, 2015

      Africa’s bond boom will be slow to return

      When commodity prices were riding high and growth rates across much of Africa were edging into double digits,...

    11. October 26, 2015

      Angola plans debut $1.5bn debt sale

      Angola is planning to make its debut on global debt markets as early as next week, six years after officials in the...

    12. October 18, 2015

      Detention of networker extraordinaire Sam Pa creates shockwaves

      Seven years before his detention at a Beijing hotel earlier this month, Sam Pa took his place at a stately boardroom...

    13. October 15, 2015

      Hunger-strike musician shines spotlight on Angola abuses

      The deteriorating health of a popular Angolan rapper and activist who has been on hunger strike for more than three...

    14. October 13, 2015

      US turns to west African oil as shale output slows

      US oil refineries are turning back to old suppliers in west Africa as the growth in shale production slows, reigniting...

    15. October 8, 2015

      Trafigura details more of Claude Dauphin’s past

      Almost 1,000 people crowded into Eglise de Saint-Joseph in the centre of Geneva on Wednesday to pay their respect to...

    16. October 7, 2015

      Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — review

      Kongo: Power and Majesty, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, snakes its seductive way through 500 years of west...

    17. October 4, 2015

      Frontier investors adopt wait-and-see approach

      Frontier markets, with their high growth potential, young populations and rising incomes, are expected to transform...

    18. September 22, 2015

      Oil price slide forces companies to rethink how they operate

      It has four legs, bad breath and is coming to a North Sea oil platform near you. As the world’s energy groups look for...

    19. August 30, 2015

      China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

      With much of the world weighed down by anaemic growth, high debt and painful austerity programmes, Africa has been a...

    20. August 24, 2015

      Cobalt International Energy exits Angolan fields for $1.8bn

      Houston-based oil explorer Cobalt International Energy is to cash out for $1.8bn on Angolan prospects that are at the...

    21. Nick Butler

      August 24, 2015

      The next domino in the oil market — dividends

      For investors who thought the situation in the oil sector could not get worse, the last few weeks have come as a bad...

    22. The World

      July 2, 2015

      International affairs books round-up

      I contributed to the Weekend FT’s “Summer Books” round-up last week. But there are lots of other interesting titles...

    23. June 4, 2015

      India seeks oil discounts from Opec as it flexes import clout

      India is asking Opec members for long-term oil price concessions, its petroleum minister said on Thursday, as it tries...

    24. June 3, 2015

      Nigeria: oil excess

      Nigeria has plenty of oil and nowhere to put it. The country produces 2m barrels per day of a lighter, premium crude...

    25. June 2, 2015

      Portuguese banks: Chinese checkers

      Habitués of Lisbon’s nightlife will know O Pavilhão Chinês — the Chinese pavilion — a storied bar-cum-museum filled...

    26. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    27. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed,...

    28. May 6, 2015

      Angolan industrial sector counts the cost of cheap oil

      At the beginning of the year, Fibrex, a Luanda-based manufacturer, took delivery of a new $1m Chinese machine to boost...

    29. May 1, 2015

      Angola activist in fight to highlight alleged corruption

      Just inside the entrance to Rafael Marques de Morais’s house a stack of freshly published books sits atop a stool, all...

    30. April 27, 2015

      Oil companies seek lasting cost cuts after crude price plunge

      As oil companies grapple with the consequences of the plunge in the value of crude over the past nine months, some are...

    31. April 22, 2015

      Angola seeks $10bn for infrastructure despite oil price collapse

      Angola, Africa’s second-largest oil producer, is seeking to raise up to $10bn from foreign creditors as it attempts to...

    32. March 13, 2015

      IEA warns of further oil price volatility

      The rebalancing of the oil market triggered by the collapse in prices has yet to run its course and it would be a...

    33. March 8, 2015

      ‘Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security’, by Sarah Chayes: On tour with kleptocrats and their cronies

      In a 2009 video, a prominent Egyptian denounced the venality of rulers in the Islamic world. “Popular awareness,” he...

    34. March 3, 2015

      Isabel dos Santos urges merger of BPI and BCP in Caixabank challenge

      Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest businesswoman and daughter of Angola’s president, has challenged Caixabank of...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Guest post: sub-Saharan Africa's sovereign wealth funds struggle in era of low oil

      By Ryan Olson, The Heritage Foundation For several years, now, Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest oil producing states have...

    36. 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...

    37. February 15, 2015

      BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move

      BP scales down If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of...

    38. 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...

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