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  1. August 28, 2014

    Cobalt cuts ties with two Angola oil partners

    Cobalt International Energy has severed ties with an Angolan company in which top officials in the oil-rich African state...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 18, 2014

    Guest post: capital is the key to unlocking Angola's SMEs

    By Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais Small and medium-sized enterprises are the real engine of growth. In developed markets they...

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  1. Angola 2012

    A petro-economy offers opportunities only for the few...
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  1. August 8, 2014

    China in Africa: how Sam Pa became the middleman

    On his way home from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in December, Ernest Bai Koroma, the president of Sierra Leone,...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Cobalt to fight SEC corruption allegations

    US regulators have told Cobalt International Energy that they intend to bring charges against the Goldman Sachs-backed...

  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. July 31, 2014

    Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

    It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

  5. July 1, 2014

    Banco Espírito Santo aims to calm concerns

    Shares in Banco Espírito Santo, Portugal’s largest listed lender, fell sharply in early trading on Tuesday but later...

  6. June 18, 2014

    South Africa to review mineral resources law

    South Africa is to review proposed amendments to its mineral resources legislation that threatened to stymie investment into...

  7. June 16, 2014

    Mota-Engil Africa to list on LSE

    Portugal’s largest construction group on Monday said it would list its Africa subsidiary on the London Stock Exchange,...

  8. June 11, 2014

    Prospect of Iran’s return poses problem for Opec

    In the days before an Opec meeting the financial press pack descends on Vienna. The media fan out across the city hoping to...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    Africa the big prize for Abraaj private equity group

    After a deal-making spree in Africa in 2013 that included investments in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya, private equity...

  10. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2014

    Brazil: missing out in Africa

    Remember the days when Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sought to make Latin America’s largest country...

  11. June 4, 2014

    Angola: Gulfs apart

    At night, when the darkness masks the scars left by Angola’s brutal 27-year civil war, the Ilha de Luanda resembles a...

  12. June 2, 2014

    Marathon Oil: in the long run

    Sell mature fields all over the globe and buy growing US shale. Marathon Oil is following a familiar pattern as it returns...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    The surge in Africa direct investment

    The multi-billion dollar wave of foreign direct investment into Africa is well known among investors. Less known is another...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2014

    IMF on Equatorial Guinea: plunging into recession

    Of the 45 countries the International Monetary Fund tracks in sub-Saharan Africa, all but one will see their economies grow...

  15. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Ukraine raises rates to defend economy | US President Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin of his ‘grave...

  16. April 14, 2014

    Total to invest $16bn in Angola ultra-deep offshore project

    French oil company Total will spend $16bn dollars developing the ultra-deep offshore oil project in Angola after repeated...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    The weekender - April 11

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  18. April 10, 2014

    Twelve days in southern Africa

    Day One/Two South Africa Johannesburg to Mafikeng We have been waiting all day for the president. Now the hour is drawing...

  19. March 26, 2014

    Growth in Africa’s GDP adds to its attraction for luxury brands

    Africa is hardly synonymous with wealth and luxury, but the African Development Bank says this may be about to change. A...

  20. March 16, 2014

    Africa hits a bump on the road to prosperity

    Data Lab: sub-Sahara African growth faces bumps in the road South of the Sahara, economies have flourished over the past...

  21. March 4, 2014

    Oil safety clampdowns help James Fisher beat forecasts

    Rising safety standards in the global oil industry helped James Fisher, the British marine services business, beat profit...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    Grindrod rail deal: right direction for Africa

    Mining may get a bad press in Africa, but there’s no denying the potential – and it’s importance. Nearly one quarter of the...

  23. January 24, 2014

    Short cuts: Angola adventure tour; St Mawes Hotel

     Angola Exodus, the adventure tour operator owned by the TUI Travel group, is launching holidays to Angola. The southern...

  24. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Reporting back: Equatorial Guinea

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Javier Blas, the FT’s Africa...

  25. December 26, 2013

    More oil assets on the block as disposals gather pace

    More than $135bn of global oil and gas assets were on the market in the third quarter of this year as the industry’s biggest...

  26. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    MAF plans malls, ski slopes, for sub-Saharan Africa

    Majid Al Futtaim, the malls operator that brought an indoor ski slope to Dubai, is seeking to double revenues over the next...

  27. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2013

    Brazil's development bank heads for Africa

    The BNDES, Brazil’s government-owned development bank, will open its first Africa office on Friday in South Africa’s...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2013

    Morocco and eurobonds: just can’t get enough

    Last week it was a Moroccan bank issuing international bonds, and now it’s the government that has global investors in its...

  29. November 24, 2013

    Trafigura raises $500m from sale of 10% Puma stake

    Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodities trading houses, has raised $500m from the sale of a 10 per cent stake in...

  30. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    Angola: perils of the pre-salt

    Angola and Brazil have a lot in common: the Portuguese tongue, a delightful stretch of Atlantic coast and a reputation for...

  31. November 20, 2013

    Cobalt’s returns from Angolan venture raise wider concerns

    For an oil venture that has yet to yield a single drop of crude and has been the subject of an unresolved US corruption...

  32. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    African credit ratings: don't get carried away, says S&P

    African growth is soaring away, as anyone who has looked at the IMF figures can tell you. Meanwhile, governments are able to...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 31, 2013

    African stock exchanges: making big strides

    There is plenty of investment appetite for African stocks among institutional investors, and the continent’s financial...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 31, 2013

    IMF: measuring China's impact on Africa

    The IMF may have outlined the risks to sub-Saharan Africa from tighter monetary policy in the US and other shocks (read the...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 30, 2013

    Tunisia downgraded 2 notches by Fitch

    Tunisia became the third African sovereign to be downgraded by rating agency Fitch in October on Wednesday, alongside Zambia...

  36. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2013

    African oil towns: getting very pricey

    Luanda: up go the costs If you thought that London / HK / Mumbai / [enter your city here] was a bit on the expensive side,...

  37. October 14, 2013

    Osborne offers red carpet to China

    Napoleon dismissed Britain as a nation of shopkeepers. George Osborne’s bid to make it easier for Chinese tourists to come...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Chart of the week: China trade balance doesn't always add up

    Chinese trade balance rose 8 per cent in August from 2012, up to $28.5bn from $17.8bn in July. The improvement was due to...

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