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    1. November 14, 2014

      Russia braced for ‘catastrophic’ oil plunge

      President Vladimir Putin said Russia is bracing itself for a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices. as the world’s leading...

    2. November 13, 2014

      Africa oil industry refocuses priorities as price falls and setbacks bedevil groups

      For executives at the African oil industry’s annual get together last week, the traditional party atmosphere proved...

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    1. Angola 2012

      A petro-economy offers opportunities only for the few...
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    1. November 9, 2014

      Appetite for Africa’s untapped riches grows despite many hazards

      It is Africa’s great paradox: the continent is home to a wealth of natural resources and most of the world’s poorest...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Nigerian naira follows rouble downward

      Russia’s rouble is not the only currency coming under pressure as oil prices slide. The Nigerian naira on Thursday tumbled...

    3. October 22, 2014

      Pouyanné ticks the boxes for Total

      Patrick Pouyanné is young to become a chief executive of one of the world’s largest oil companies. But for Total’s board of...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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