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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. African Farming

    The African Union has labelled 2014 the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, but fro...
  2. Combating Malaria 2012

    Disease control: Mosquitoes are the target in efforts to beat the scourge...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. June 4, 2014

    Judges refuse ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli’s appeal request

    Kweku Adoboli, the ex-UBS trader whose unauthorised trading led to losses of $2.3bn at the Swiss bank, has failed in his...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    FT interview: Ghana to brave sovereign bond market

    Ghana plans to brave into the sovereign bond market before the northern hemisphere’s summer this year, the finance minister,...

  14. May 20, 2014

    African bonds lose honeymoon feeling

    Few statistics better show the rise of Africa over the last decade than the sharp increase in the number of countries in the...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Africa’s GDP is vastly understated

    Official statistics put Africa’s GDP at about $1.5tn. But Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the African Development Bank...

  16. beyondbrics

    May 8, 2014

    "Risk averse" Nigerian banks lag behind peers

    The past five years have been a time of change for Nigeria’s banks but not all of it for the good. In a recent report on the...

  17. May 1, 2014

    Reasons to be wary of African debt expansion

    Young bond markets grow up so fast. With a flurry of issuance expected and few maturing debts, Africa is likely to be one of...

  18. April 25, 2014

    Gold miner and the metal itself help in fight against malaria

    When AngloGold Ashanti began a malaria control programme at its gold mine in Obuasi in the Ashanti region of southwest Ghana...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2014

    Brazil welcomes world wide web's wonks

    President Dilma Rousseff is not known for her fondness of foreign policy. But last year, the US gave her the inspiration she...

  20. April 16, 2014

    Bond investors parse the frontier story

    Many of the world’s poorest countries have notched up a debut dollar bond issue in recent years, taking advantage of strong...

  21. April 11, 2014

    How Nigeria rewrote its growth story

    ‘Nigeria overtook South Africa on Sunday to become Africa’s largest economy after the government nearly doubled estimates...

  22. FT Data

    April 8, 2014

    Changing statistics - and worldviews

    Facts might be sacred, but statistics are somewhat more pliable. As my colleague Chris Giles revealed this morning, the...

  23. April 1, 2014

    Ecobank’s new chief sets out to calm nerves

    Ecobank Transnational’s new chief executive says he will focus on consolidating the bank’s 35-country network across Africa...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2014

    Guest Post: East African Community - an investor magnet

    By Sarah Gelinas, Eaton Vance With five countries, 145m people and an annual GDP of US$110bn, the East African Community...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    Guest post: Ecobank's lessons for pan-African banking

    By Stephen Adams of Global Counsel Events at west African lender Ecobank over the past six months have been widely and...

  26. beyondbrics

    March 28, 2014

    Consumers, Nigeria are focus for Africa PE funds

    South Africa, the African continent’s largest economy, had better take note. West Africa, an area that includes Nigeria, has...

  27. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    Africa's upstart mining countries taking bites out of big boys

    South Africa and Nigeria are global mineral and oil suppliers, respectively, that have built up their specialist industries...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    Copper's decline sends Zambian kwacha into tailspin

    The Zambian kwacha has been one of the weakest currencies against the US dollar this year, losing more than 8 per cent of...

  29. 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...

  30. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    China slowdown clouds sub-Saharan Africa outlook

    In a world of shrinking liquidity, sub-Sahara African governments are finding little room to manoeuvre in stimulating their...

  31. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    Ghana: the most fragile of all?

    The discovery of oil and a rising consumer class had investors positive about Ghana’s growth story, holding up the...

  32. March 7, 2014

    ‘The Tyranny of Experts’, by William Easterly; ‘The Idealist’, by Nina Munk

    The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, by William Easterly, Basic Books,...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2014

    Economic hangover damps Ghana's independence day

    Ghana celebrated its 57th anniversary of independence on Thursday, but a hangover from the heady 15 per cent GDP growth...

  34. February 24, 2014

    Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

    Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

  35. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2014

    The week ahead, Feb 24-28

    The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

  36. February 17, 2014

    Mahama vows to diversify economy as Ghana tackles fiscal turmoil

    Ghana will this week announce further measures to diversify its economy as it attempts to reassure international investors...

  37. February 14, 2014

    Time to move in on emerging market opportunities

    Things are not looking good for emerging markets, with investors taking fright at populist governments seeking re-election,...

  38. February 6, 2014

    Ghana raises interest rates to 18% to halt currency fall

    Ghana’s central bank raised interest rates by 200 basis points to 18 per cent on Thursday as part of efforts to halt the...

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