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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2014

    Grindrod rail deal: right direction

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2013

    African oil: new producers, new data

    Africa’s extractive industry has its fair share of challenges, but that hasn’t stopped the oil industry from charging ahead....

  24. August 2, 2013

    In brief

    Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: A Journey into Angola, by Daniel Metcalfe, Hutchinson, RRP£20, 368 pages Angola has the...

  25. July 23, 2013

    Gulf oil producers benefit from falling Iran sales

    Gulf oil producers are benefiting from the sharp fall in crude exports from Iran through increased export revenues,...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 13, 2013

    The Weekender, July 13

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, our favourite long reads, and the...

  27. 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...

  28. July 7, 2013

    Angola fund chief José Filomeno dos Santos rebuffs nepotism charge

    José Filomeno dos Santos, the son of Angola’s veteran president, has rebuffed criticism of his appointment as chairman of...

  29. June 21, 2013

    Angola names president’s son as wealth fund’s chairman

    Angola, Africa’s second-largest oil producer, yesterday named a son of President José Eduardo dos Santos as chairman of its...

  30. June 16, 2013

    Alrosa looks to Angola for diamond opportunity

    Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond producer by output, is prepared to invest up to $500m in a new joint venture with...

  31. June 14, 2013

    Underwater bomb disposal expert

    Alistair Jackson, Maritime Asset Security and Training I learnt to dispose of bombs in the Royal Navy. My job was to dive...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2013

    Chart of the week: Africa's growth / human development lag

    From the ‘hopeless’ to the ‘hopeful’ continent, a decade of strong growth has changed perceptions of sub-Saharan African...

  33. 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...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    Further reading: Rich rewards receding

    Monday’s picks from beyondbrics: smartphone superpower Samsung has created rich rewards for South Korean suppliers, but the...

  35. Nick Butler

    May 17, 2013

    China's long march into the Middle East

    Success always brings its own burdens. The Chinese economy has grown in real terms by around 8 or 9 per cent a year since...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2013

    Africa's rising food imports

    A rising middle class, expanding population and stagnant local agricultural production are driving up Africa’s food imports....

  37. May 5, 2013

    Repsol aids Angola’s search for ‘pre-salt’ oil reserves

    Spain’s Repsol will allow Angola to use the company’s industry-leading imaging tools to map out the African petro-state’s...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 30, 2013

    Chart of the week: tracking China's investments in Africa

    Much has been written about China in Africa – a relationship that has been described as neo-colonial as China’s appetite for...

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