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    1. February 8, 2016

      Randgold Resources plays down prospect of big acquisitions

      Randgold Resources, the UK-listed gold miner, is tempering expectations that it is poised to make a big acquisition,...

    2. 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...

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    1. The New Africa

      China’s slowdown and the end of a commodities boom present many African countries with...
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    1. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      US insurer Prudential Financial makes African bet

      US insurer Prudential Financial has backed LeapFrog, the ‘profit with a purpose’ emerging markets private equity group,...

    2. January 20, 2016

      EM borrowing costs rise as credit fears grow

      Emerging market borrowing costs hit their highest level in five years on Wednesday with investors warning that the...

    3. January 14, 2016

      Mongolia looking to tap dollar bond market

      Mongolia is looking to take the plunge into the international bond markets for the first time in just over three years....

    4. January 13, 2016

      Tullow Oil writes off $900m and cuts spending

      Tullow Oil has cut its capital expenditure amid write-offs totalling at least $915m this year, as the company contends...

    5. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Tullow Oil hit slashes capex amid near $1bn write-offs

      Tullow, the Africa-focused oil producer, has slashed its capital expenditure amid write-offs totalling at least $915m...

    6. beyondbrics

      December 22, 2015

      African power: first turn the lights on, then keep them on

      A year on and I am sitting on a tropical island, eating my dinner on the beach and, like in Namibia, the Tanzanian...

    7. December 21, 2015

      Frank sense for Randgold to demyrrh over Ghana deal

      Of the three commodities brought by wise men for the infant Jesus, only gold still matters in the modern world. It has...

    8. December 21, 2015

      Randgold walks away from Ghana partnership with AngloGold

      Randgold Resources is walking away from a proposed joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti to redevelop one of Africa’s...

    9. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Randgold pulls out of Ghana gold project

      Three months ago, Randgold Resources’ chief executive was describing the Obuasi mine in Ghana as a “world class...

    10. December 10, 2015

      London embassies run up £95m congestion charge bill

      Foreign diplomats in London have run up a bill of more than £95m in unpaid congestion charge fees because they believe...

    11. 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]…...

    12. November 25, 2015

      Frontier markets struggle to break through

      Frontier markets are sometimes referred to as pre-emerging economies in the belief that they will one day graduate to...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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,...

    15. November 9, 2015

      Barry Callebaut snaps up Ghanaian cocoa purchaser Nyonkopa

      The race to secure direct supply routes of cocoa intensified after Barry Callebaut, a leading processor and wholesale...

    16. October 27, 2015

      Slowdown calls ‘Africa rising’ narrative into question

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to its weakest pace since 1999 this year, and only inch up modestly...

    17. October 27, 2015

      African growth feels the strain from China’s slowdown

      A collapse in commodity prices, emerging market volatility and the slowdown in China mean that sub-Saharan Africa is...

    18. October 16, 2015

      Kweku Adoboli barred from financial sector

      Kweku Adoboli, convicted of the UK’s largest banking fraud while he was a trader at UBS, has been barred from working...

    19. October 15, 2015

      1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London

      The name of this fair, currently at Somerset House in London, refers to the 54 countries that make up the single entity...

    20. October 12, 2015

      African spending challenged by debt cost rise

      Sub-Saharan African countries are being forced to reconsider development projects as the sell-off in emerging markets...

    21. October 11, 2015

      Rogue trader Kweku Adoboli fights deportation to Ghana

      Kweku Adoboli, the UBS rogue trader, is fighting to stay in the UK after an immigration tribunal ruled that he should...

    22. October 5, 2015

      EMs will have to curb their enthusiasm for bonds

      You are the finance minister of an emerging market country with ambitious plans for development. International bankers...

    23. October 5, 2015

      Commodities crisis spurs calls for African reform

      African nations need to respond to the commodity price crash by overhauling the continent’s regulatory burden and...

    24. September 24, 2015

      EM debt sale plans revived as Fed holds

      Governments in some of the world’s poorest countries are rushing to sell billions of dollars of debt as the US Federal...

    25. September 22, 2015

      Africa weather prompts cocoa supply fears

      Unseasonal weather in west Africa, which produces almost three-quarters of global cocoa supplies, is threatening to...

    26. September 16, 2015

      Randgold bets on Ghana tie-up with AngloGold

      Randgold Resources is placing its next big bet on African gold, preparing a joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti to...

    27. September 13, 2015

      Hanergy turns to overseas solar markets

      Hanergy Group, the Chinese solar energy company that shed 2,000 employees this summer, is turning towards overseas...

    28. MBA blog

      August 28, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - iVaccinate My Child

      iVaccinate My Child is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The...

    29. MBA blog

      August 21, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Evolve

      Evolve is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The challenge aims to...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2015

      Of China's "dirty peg" and spreading EM pain

      Jim Reid at Deutsche assesses the damage so far. As he says, this has something of a taper tantrum feel to it but...

    31. MBA blog

      August 16, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Shield

      Shield is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The challenge aims to...

    32. August 5, 2015

      A gatecrasher at Obama’s African homecoming

      With every one of President Barack Obama’s trips to Africa, he has seemed keen to make a historic statement. His debut,...

    33. The Exchange

      August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama visits Africa, makes it a homecoming

      You could sum up Barack Obama’s fourth visit to Africa as US president in four loaded words: history-making, China,...

    34. July 30, 2015

      Tullow boosted by takeover potential

      Tullow Oil edged above a 10-year low on Thursday after Goldman Sachs tipped the African explorer as a likely takeover...

    35. July 13, 2015

      Ghana minister confident reforms will cement currency gains

      Moves to stabilise and diversify Ghana’s economy will sustain the recent gains in its currency prompted by a surge in...

    36. July 12, 2015

      Ageing cocoa farmers pose risk for Ghana industry

      Her brow glistening with sweat after a morning of hard work on her land, 65-year-old cocoa farmer Felicia Mensah of...

    37. July 9, 2015

      Ghana expects recovery in cocoa output to follow shortfall

      Cocoa output from Ghana could recover to 850,000-900,000 tonnes next season after the disastrous 2014-15 crop year,...

    38. July 9, 2015

      Ghana counts cost of public pay overruns and export rout

      Ghana’s president has blamed the country’s economic malaise on government overspending just as the bottom fell out of...

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