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    1. June 17, 2015

      Securities regulators’ group calls for end to ‘safe havens’

      Countries such as Venezuela, Ghana and Kazakhstan need to sign up to information-sharing agreements between securities...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Markets set for Ghana cocoa scramble

      The cocoa market is braced for a period of volatility as the deadline for shipments of Ghanaian beans to Europe falls early...

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    1. June 2, 2015

      Cocoa prices rise after Ghana revises output lower

      Cocoa prices rallied after Ghana revised down its output forecasts to levels closer to analysts’ estimates, cutting its...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Fastjet looks south to expand cut-price flights in Africa

      You can see why Fastjet got its name but Slowjet would have been more accurate. Last week the low-cost African airline said...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Ghana cocoa delays spark fears over country’s reliability

      Chocolate lovers beware. Delays of shipments from Ghana, the world’s second-largest cocoa grower, have stoked concerns among...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Cocoa hits 7-month high on Ghana worries

      Cocoa hit a seven-month high backed by continuing worries about production in Ghana and the potential weather effects of El...

    5. May 13, 2015

      Ghana’s currency falls to all-time low despite interest rate rise

      An unexpected interest rate rise by the Bank of Ghana to stem inflation failed to stop the debt-stricken nation’s currency...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Pope to weigh in on climate change action

      A senior Vatican official has launched an attack on fossil fuels and urged wealthy nations to slash their carbon emissions,...

    7. April 25, 2015

      Tribunal orders Ghana to suspend new drilling in Ivory Coast dispute

      Ghana has been ordered to suspend drilling in waters next to an existing oil and gasfield development part owned by...

    8. April 23, 2015

      Tullow braced for tribunal’s ruling over key Ghana oil block

      Tullow Oil, the UK exploration and production company, is braced for a crucial decision on Saturday over an oil block at the...

    9. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - The asymmetric-information problem doesn’t disappear; it merely regresses. - “Reading Wilhelm II on...

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      April 14, 2015

      State-level leadership in Nigeria holds key to future

      On the African continent, peaceful transitions of power through free and fair elections are a true rarity. Despite the odds,...

    11. beyondbrics

      April 13, 2015

      Africa rush to Eurobond issuance raises spectre of new debt relief

      The rush by African sovereigns to issue in the Eurobond market is creating problems. When interest rates in the US...

    12. beyondbrics

      April 1, 2015

      Nigeria’s elections – Africa’s shining moment

      The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won Nigeria’s presidential...

    13. March 27, 2015

      Democracy on show in Africa’s modernist revolution

      Modern architecture spread rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa as its nations attained independence one by one. The...

    14. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    15. March 15, 2015

      Ghana finance minister vows economy will soar again

      Ghana’s volatile economy will be stabilised by an International Monetary Programme and rebound within three years to the...

    16. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: Zanzibar and Tanzania vie over oil reserves

      By Angela Mndolwa and Shah Jahan Khandokar, Norton Rose Fulbright Huge natural gas discoveries in East Africa, attracting...

    17. February 26, 2015

      Ghana reaches $1bn deal with IMF

      Ghana has reached a long-awaited $1bn agreement with the International Monetary Fund to shore up an economy hit by falling...

    18. February 25, 2015

      EMBA alliance between Ceibs and Iese to teach on five continents

      Two of the worlds leading proponents of Executive MBA programmes - MBAs for working managers - are to team up to teach a...

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      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 been...

    20. 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...

    21. February 11, 2015

      Mixed fortunes for cocoa create uncertainty

      Reports of plentiful rains in Ghana, which is favourable for cocoa production, following a sharp fall in the country’s...

    22. February 11, 2015

      Tullow shares tumble after it slips to loss and scraps dividend

      Tullow Oil, the Africa-focused oil explorer, has scrapped its dividend and promised a new round of cost-cutting after...

    23. February 6, 2015

      Violence mars African Cup of Nations game in Equatorial Guinea

      Disturbances mar Africa Cup of Nations match in Equatorial Guinea MALABO, February 5 — Rioting spectators forced a 34-minute...

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      February 3, 2015

      Guest post: why are SWF's shy of African investments?

      By Juergen Braunstein, London School of Economics Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) could easily resolve Africa’s...

    25. January 27, 2015

      Vitol to develop $7bn oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI

      Vitol, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, is to develop a $7bn offshore oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI,...

    26. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

    27. December 22, 2014

      SFO gets first conviction of company for foreign official bribes

      The UK’s top anti-corruption body has secured its first conviction against a corporation for bribing foreign officials. A...

    28. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2014

      Private schools abound in Africa’s slums but financing is scarce

      “They’re coming up every morning, just like churches,” Peter Kari, a father of two living in Nairobi’s Kawangware slum, says...

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      December 17, 2014

      For-profit school chains educate Africa's poor

      It’s a few minutes into Marion Akinyi Onginjo’s social studies lesson at Bridge International Academy Gicagi in Nairobi and...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2014

      Uganda joins African wave of GDP rebasing and gets 13 per cent boost

      Uganda has become the latest African nation this year to re-calculate the size of its economy and reveal a much greater...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2014

      Guest post: oil price slump to hit indebted African nations

      By Ben Payton, Maplecroft Africa’s booming economic performance over the past decade has seen GDP growth jump from an...

    32. November 14, 2014

      The Inventory: Fuse ODG

      Fuse ODG – real name Nana Richard Abiona – grew up in south London and Ghana. Aged 27, he has sold more than a million...

    33. October 22, 2014

      Africa bond rally halts amid Ebola fear

      The rally in African debt markets has come to an abrupt halt as countries in the west of the continent battle to contain the...

    34. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola outbreak...

    35. October 17, 2014

      Tullow rebounds on oil bounce

      A bounce for Brent crude encouraged bargain hunting among the oil explorers on Friday, with Tullow Oil leading the risers....

    36. October 16, 2014

      FT MBA Challenge winner announced

      A business plan that proposes how World Child Cancer (WCC) can improve access to affordable, reliable treatment drugs in...

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      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

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