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      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...

    2. 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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    1. beyondbrics

      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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. beyondbrics

      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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. beyondbrics

      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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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