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  1. September 19, 2014

    Cocoa market hit by Ebola fear factor

    The Ebola fear factor has hit the cocoa market. The spread between near-term and later-dated futures contracts has...

  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. FT Photo Diary

    September 4, 2014

    Art attack on Ebola

    Sia Kambou/AFP Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries...

  2. August 25, 2014

    The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread

    Panic and hysteria have become the worst enemies of the health workers struggling bravely in Sierra Leone, Liberia and...

  3. August 24, 2014

    London doctors prepare for Ebola patient as crisis worsens in west Africa

    Medics at a London hospital were preparing on Sunday to treat a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra...

  4. August 22, 2014

    Cordon sanitaire tightens around west African states to beat Ebola

    The dystopian vision conjured up in Hollywood scare movies such as Outbreak and Contagion is creeping closer to reality as...

  5. August 11, 2014

    Ivory Coast adds to rising flow of debt from ‘frontier markets’

    When the Ivory Coast set out to raise millions of dollars in a new government bond this year, the west African nation had an...

  6. July 23, 2014

    Senegal bond sale raises $500m

    Senegal’s return to sovereign bond markets attracted strong investor interest, with the west African nation receiving offers...

  7. July 16, 2014

    Strong demand for Ivory Coast bond

    Ivory Coast has attracted almost $5bn of orders in its return to bond markets just three years after default, in the latest...

  8. July 14, 2014

    Senegal follows Ivory Coast on bond sales trail

    Senegal is meeting with investors in the US and Europe this week to pitch a new $500m government bond, days after the Ivory...

  9. July 11, 2014

    ICE at pains to take cotton global

    Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

  10. June 29, 2014

    Rothschild fund turns focus to Africa

    Edmond de Rothschild has amassed $530m for its first private equity fund focusing on deals in Africa, in the latest sign of...

  11. 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...

  12. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Colombia's GDP: goal!

    Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

  13. 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...

  14. June 19, 2014

    Ivory Coast cocoa reforms leave bittersweet taste

    In the past 15 years, the World Bank has been involved in not one but two shake-ups of the way Ivory Coast runs its vital...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2014

    [video] Ivory Coast PM eyes July bond issue

    Ivory Coast prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan expects a sovereign bond planned by his country to come to market in July....

  18. May 21, 2014

    Ivory Coast and Ecuador to return to bond markets

    Two frontier countries with a chequered history of debt defaults are returning to sovereign bond markets just five years...

  19. May 18, 2014

    Ivory Coast bounces back after 11 years of conflict

    When Amadou Oumarou left Ivory Coast at the start of the country’s civil war, he prepared for a short absence. “We thought:...

  20. 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...

  21. March 17, 2014

    Cotton origins picked for world futures contract

    Cotton grown on five continents will underpin a new futures market for the fibre as the US loses its central role as a...

  22. 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...

  23. January 28, 2014

    Cocoa bulls in the ascendant as supply tightens

    As emerging markets join the worldwide chocoholics club, supplies of cocoa appear to be running short. Cocoa prices have...

  24. January 21, 2014

    African farming: Initiatives about to increase cocoa yields

    Elijah Owusu, from the village of Cashierkrom in western Ghana, says his life as a cocoa farmer is a lucrative one. But Mr...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2014

    Maritime piracy: better, in parts

    Maritime piracy has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the...

  26. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    Murder in Venezuela: from bad to worse

    More tragic news from the frontline of Venezuela’s crime scene: the murder in front of their five year-old daughter of...

  27. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2013

    Morocco and eurobonds: just can’t get enough

    Last week it was a Moroccan bank issuing international bonds, and now it’s the government that has global investors in its...

  28. November 14, 2013

    Rokia Traoré, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

    For her latest album, Beautiful Africa , Rokia Traoré turned to the production skills of John Parish, best known for...

  29. November 3, 2013

    Sub-Saharan market: High yields fire appetite for African eurobonds

    In October 2007, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country outside South Africa for 30 years to issue a...

  30. October 24, 2013

    Danone expands in Africa with 49% stake in dairy

    Danone has highlighted investors’ increasing appetite for Africa’s consumer brands with the acquisition of a 49 per cent...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2013

    Ivory Coast: back on the bond route

    Less than three years since civil war erupted in Ivory Coast it’s back to business as usual. Growth rates are now among the...

  32. October 10, 2013

    West Africa tops world’s maritime crime league

    If anyone was asked to name the hotspot of modern-day sea piracy, they could be forgiven for saying “Somalia”. After all,...

  33. September 17, 2013

    Analytics: Companies urged to take note of big data’s wider social benefits

    In June 2012, Orange, the mobile telecoms operator, threw down a challenge to the scientific community. It provided access...

  34. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2013

    EM currencies: hedge your bets

    Emerging market currencies that were the hardest hit by the summer’s sell-off rallied on Monday after Lawrence Summers...

  35. August 12, 2013

    Newcrest underscores global gold miners’ woes

    Newcrest Mining has underscored the tough conditions facing global gold miners, by reporting its first annual loss in over a...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    August 7, 2013

    Ivory Coast celebrates anniversary of independence

    Issouf Sanogo/AFP The members of Ivory Coast‘s special forces march at the presidential palace in Abidjan on Wednesday...

  37. August 4, 2013

    Investors should tread carefully on infrastructure

    Infrastructure is investing’s next big thing. All logic suggests it. Demand from big institutions, desperate for a source of...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    Can Orange cut it in Africa mobile money?

    Mobile money services in Africa isn’t just all about M-Pesa in Kenya. Orange Mobile has just rolled out its first...

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