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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. African Farming

    The African Union has labelled 2014 the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, but fro...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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