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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. African Farming

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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. beyondbrics

      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...

    4. 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...

    5. October 5, 2014

      Failure of political systems is biggest threat to African renaissance

      The last time there was this level of sustained optimism about Africa was when the continent’s many parts began breaking...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2014

      Guest post: Ghana and Zambia dichotomy is cautionary tale

      By Kevin Daly, Aberdeen Asset Management Africa is set to be a focus of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World...

    7. The World

      October 1, 2014

      International alarm grows as Ebola virus spreads

      The news that a patient with the Ebola virus is receiving treatment in an American hospital is making headlines in the US....

    8. September 30, 2014

      Kenya sees economy grow 25% after statistical revision

      Kenya has been newly classified a middle-income country after a statistical reassessment increased the size of its economy...

    9. September 29, 2014

      Cocoa traders fear Ebola outbreak in Ivory Coast

      The human toll from the latest Ebola outbreak has been unprecedented, with a record number of people affected and new cases...

    10. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      Commodity prices and the perils of generalisation

      Financial market traders kicking their heels for much of this year over the (to them) maddening lack of volatility have at...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      Kenya at risk from higher interest rates, lower tea and tourism revenues

      Kenya’s big twin deficits will become a heavier burden when higher US interest rates push up borrowing costs, Renaissance...

    12. beyondbrics

      September 12, 2014

      EM set for worst week in 10 months, but frontier markets soar

      Barring a late turnaround, emerging markets look set for their worst week in 10 months, as nervousness over the dollar’s...

    13. September 11, 2014

      Sub-Saharan Africa debt sales hit record high

      Sub-Saharan Africa sovereign bond issuance has hit a record, with the return of Ghana to international capital markets in...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      Africa rising: for whom, and for how long?

      Africa is, or has been, rising: on that most people seem agreed. The question is: which parts, and for how long? The...

    15. September 7, 2014

      Women in Business – Kate Battle, MBA student

      Kate Battle is an MBA student on Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business cross continent MBA programme and team leader of...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 5, 2014

      Bringing banking to the poor: a job worth doing

      India made headlines last week with its ambitious plan to open bank accounts for every household within 12 months. But India...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 4, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * France halts delivery of warship to Russia | Move comes as Putin lays out plan for Ukraine ceasefire,...

    18. September 3, 2014

      Ghana to raise up to $1bn in debt sale

      Ghana is seeking to raise money from international bond investors weeks after it opened talks with the International...

    19. August 31, 2014

      Women in Business - Sophia Arthur, MBA graduate

      Sophia Arthur is an MBA graduate of Imperial College Business School in the UK and team leader of Angel of Hope, one of the...

    20. August 13, 2014

      The problem of Scotland

      I assume and hope that Scotland will vote to maintain the union on September 18. I am, however, sceptical of the barrage of...

    21. August 5, 2014

      Ghana tarnishes ‘Africa rising’ story

      The world has become used to the idea of Africa being on the march. In the past decade, after two decades of stagnation, the...

    22. August 5, 2014

      Ghana IMF talks spark debt issue plan

      Ghana is set to use a relative market respite after it announced talks with the International Monetary Fund to tap the...

    23. August 2, 2014

      Ghana seeks IMF help after currency falls 40%

      Ghana, the country that epitomised the ‘Africa rising’ narrative of strong economic growth and improved governance, is to...

    24. August 1, 2014

      Women in Business – Onyanta Adama, MBA student

      Onyanta Adama is an MBA student at Lagos Business School in Nigeria and team leader of Ripple, one of the teams shortlisted...

    25. 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...

    26. July 29, 2014

      Cost cutting pushes up profits at PZ Cussons

      Currency weakness wiped £12m off sterling profits at PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather and St Tropez tanning lotion,...

    27. July 11, 2014

      The new baby boom

      The grey tower blocks that wrap around the Gascoigne Children’s Centre in Barking, east London, are in various forms of...

    28. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2014

      The match that changed Brazil’s football history

      Historic humiliation! Historic disgrace! Historic defeat! Worst in 94 years! The headlines across Brazil’s newspapers on...

    29. July 6, 2014

      UK charity collaborates with MBAs to improve cancer care

      More than 40 students from business schools in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas will assist World Child Cancer this...

    30. The World

      June 25, 2014

      Suárez the villain takes 'la garra charrúa' too far

      Every World Cup needs a villain, and Uruguay’s Luis Suárez must have been the pre-tournament bookmakers’ favourite to fill...

    31. June 25, 2014

      World Cup: Luis Suárez at risk of losing sponsors over ‘bite’

      Luis Suárez, the Uruguayan footballer accused of biting an opponent, is facing not just the end of his World Cup but the...

    32. June 23, 2014

      Ghana probes two officials over football match-fixing claims

      Ghana’s World Cup participation was embroiled in controversy after officials linked to the country’s football association...

    33. June 23, 2014

      Cocoa deficit puts the squeeze on chocolate bars

      Chocoholics have suspected it for years but now it is official. Welcome to the era of the shrinking chocolate bar. At the...

    34. June 19, 2014

      Cocoa prices up to near 3-year highs

      Chocoholics weep. Cocoa prices have jumped to near three-year highs on the back of voracious demand for chocolate across...

    35. beyondbrics

      June 18, 2014

      Guest post: how fast is Africa really growing?

      By Razia Khan of Standard Chartered Bank Africa is rising, but poor data availability means that we can’t be sure by how...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Which will it be: football, or the economy?

      For Ghana, which is battling a massive fiscal crisis, the answer is football. The government has ordered one of the...

    37. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2014

      Zambia's lesson for Ghana: call the IMF

      When Zambia last week approached the International Monetary Fund for financial help, another cash-strapped African country...

    38. 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...

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