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    1. June 12, 2016

      Norwegian oil fund’s contingency plans for war

      The $850bn Norwegian oil fund has drawn up contingency plans to protect its assets from extreme political events such...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The declining stock of US equities. - On the minimal May fall in China’s reserves and timing...

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    1. Angola 2012

      A petro-economy offers opportunities only for the few...
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    1. Nick Butler

      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

    2. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Angolan president appoints daughter state oil company chair

      Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appointed his daughter Isabel, often described as Africa’s richest woman,...

    3. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Fastjet hit by 'year of change and challenge'

      Turbulence ahead. (Also behind.) Fastjet, the low cost pan-African airline, has reported a pre-tax loss of $21.6m for...

    4. May 11, 2016

      Bad times send African borrowers back to the IMF

      Zimbabwe stands ready to print its own version of the US dollar and to sell wildlife from its game reserves to raise...

    5. April 26, 2016

      Re-run of 1980s-style default wave ‘unlikely’

      The commodity price slump will not lead to a 1980s-style rash of sovereign defaults, despite obstacles blocking the...

    6. April 24, 2016

      Africa: Between hope and despair

      Whatever happened to “Africa Rising”? Not so long ago, when investors, shell-shocked from the 2008 financial crisis,...

    7. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Oil rebalancing 'taking shape' says IEA

      Evidence of falling US production and and a drop in supplies outside of the Opec cartel will help the oil market “move...

    8. April 11, 2016

      Caixabank/BPI: Caixa is not king

      News that Caixabank has agreed to take a majority stake in Portugal’s Banco BPI has been greeted by polite applause...

    9. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Moody's welcomes possible bailout for Angola

      A bailout from the International Monetary Fund would be “credit positive” for Angola, Moody’s said. The ratings agency...

    10. April 11, 2016

      Caixabank reaches deal for Portugal’s BPI

      Caixabank has reached a last-minute agreement with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos that is expected to see the...

    11. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Caixabank reaches deal on Portugal's Banco BPI

      Caixabank has reached a last-minute agreement with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos that is expected to see the...

    12. April 7, 2016

      African GDP growth sliding towards 17-year low

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa could lag behind that of the world as a whole this year for the first time since...

    13. April 6, 2016

      Angola turns to IMF for bailout amid oil price fallout

      Angola has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund which could be worth more than $1.5bn, making the...

    14. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Angola becomes latest oil producer seeking IMF bailout

      Angola has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund that could be worth more than $1.5bn, making the...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 6, 2016

      Kenya got oil: what next?

      Back in 2012, the news of Kenya’s oil discovery spread fast. Stock markets roared, politicians gushed and the...

    16. March 28, 2016

      Saudi Arabia loses oil market share to rivals in key nations

      Saudi Arabia lost market share in more than half of the most important countries it sold crude to in the past three...

    17. March 24, 2016

      Caixabank move for Portugal’s BPI stalls

      Caixabank has failed to reach agreement with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos on its bid to take over Portugal’s...

    18. March 14, 2016

      HSBC freezes at least $87m in accounts linked to China’s Sam Pa

      HSBC has frozen more than $87m in accounts linked to a Chinese tycoon behind several multibillion-dollar deals in...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 14, 2016

      Angola's Dos Santos will not go quietly into the night

      In the usually predictable world of African presidents-for-life, it doesn’t get more exciting than this. José Eduardo...

    20. March 11, 2016

      Angola’s Dos Santos says he will retire in 2018

      José Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled oil-rich Angola with a tight grip for nearly 40 years, has announced he will...

    21. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    22. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2016

      African currencies: a tale of two risks

      The global commodities rout from mid-2014 brought with it severe market volatility that reshaped the growth...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      February 16, 2016

      Tackling yellow fever in Angola

      A Angolan military administers a yellow fever vaccine to a child at ‘Quilometro 30′ market, Luanda, Angola ...

    24. February 12, 2016

      IP Week parties divide oil sector’s winners and losers 

      If you can check the pulse of an industry by the way it parties, then the winners and losers were easy to spot at...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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]…...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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