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    Luxury heavyweights eye Africa’s newly affluent

    Sub-Saharan Africa was dismissed for decades by the luxury industry, and has attracted the attention of international...

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    Kenyans’ taste for classy cars evolves

    Sanjiv Shah has sold only a measly three top-of-the-range Jaguars this year. But given their $200,000 price tags, the luxury...

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  1. Kenya at 50

    Kenya’s consumer-driven economy could soon be balanced by resource discoveries, while ...
  2. The Business of African Luxury

    Many African countries from South Africa to Kenya are witnessing rapid growth in incom...
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  1. September 16, 2014

    Orange links with African banks to expand mobile money services

    Orange has agreed partnerships with African banks to expand its mobile money services across the region to try to match the...

  2. 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...

  3. September 11, 2014

    Doubts raised over US use of Somalia strategy in Isis campaign

    Somalia once represented a foreign policy humiliation for the US. So many Somalis were surprised that the US campaign...

  4. 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...

  5. September 9, 2014

    Shares in Nairobi exchange surge 83% on debut

    Shares in Nairobi Securities Exchange, the operator of Kenya’s stock market, nearly doubled at their debut on Tuesday,...

  6. September 9, 2014

    Kenya’s ARM Cement comes through a mix of fortunes

    When HJ Paunrana applied for a job at a cement factory in Kenya at the age of 30, he was turned away. He had left school at...

  7. September 6, 2014

    Al-Shabaab confirms US strike killed leader

    Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, confirmed on Saturday that their leader, Ahmed Godane, was killed in a...

  8. September 5, 2014

    Prosecution asks ICC to adjourn Kenyatta case

    The case against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya for crimes against humanity has suffered another setback after the...

  9. 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...

  10. August 28, 2014

    Kenya votes to reintroduce capital gains tax

    Kenya has voted to reintroduce capital gains tax for the first time in nearly 30 years in a move that potentially could damp...

  11. August 28, 2014

    Kenya intervenes to prop up ailing shilling

    Kenya’s central bank appears to have drawn a line in the foreign exchange market, intervening heavily this week to prop up...

  12. August 27, 2014

    Nespresso smells opportunity in helping small coffee growers

    The chief executive of Nespresso has high hopes for coffee from South Sudan, part of the area in east Africa from where the...

  13. August 24, 2014

    Indonesia falls behind in mobile banking

    Mobile phone banking has already transformed the provision of financial services in emerging markets such as Kenya, Mexico...

  14. 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...

  15. August 21, 2014

    Kuoni profits hit by global turmoil and currency volatility

    Kuoni, the Swiss tour operator, has been hit by political turmoil in some of its popular destinations and the impact of...

  16. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2014

    Guest post: poor data saps Africa’s agricultural potential

    By Sara Menker, CEO and Founder, Gro Intelligence Last week, at a “Solve for X” gathering in Nairobi, I opened my...

  17. 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...

  18. August 5, 2014

    African corporates gain appetite for debt

    When Helios Towers Nigeria needed to raise funds earlier this year, it did not turn to a bank for a loan. Instead,...

  19. August 4, 2014

    Pentagon confronts militant dilemma in Africa

    The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies. From Nigeria to Somalia, US military presence on the...

  20. 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...

  21. July 16, 2014

    Tullow struggles to please locals at its oil discoveries in Kenya

    A clear public commitment to hiring and training local people is a key part of the strategy of Tullow Oil, Africa’s leading...

  22. July 14, 2014

    Capital Club, Nairobi

    Capital Club could not embrace “clubby” and “modern” more self-consciously if it tried. Alongside the art deco lights,...

  23. July 9, 2014

    Developing world blazes trail for 2.5bn with no banking access

    It is a weekday morning and a dozen or so women are gathering in the patio of a house in Xochimilco, a working-class...

  24. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    Out of Africa: mobile phone banking surges in EM

    Increasing numbers among an estimated 2.5bn “unbanked” people in poorer countries are turning to their mobile phones to pay...

  25. July 7, 2014

    Thousands gather for Kenyan opposition rally

    Kenya’s opposition went ahead with a large protest rally in the centre of Nairobi on Monday, as domestic tensions heightened...

  26. July 6, 2014

    Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for overnight massacres along Kenya’s coast – the third such attack in...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2014

    Cargo plane crash in Nairobi

    Dai Kurokawa/EPA Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    Tanzania: foreign investors still shut out

    Source: Thomson Reuters. Click to enlarge Pity Tanzania’s stockbrokers. For the first time in years, it looked as if the...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

  30. The World

    June 20, 2014

    Kenya and UK: lion and buffalo 'locked in combat'

    When the already opaque language of diplomacy turns to allegories, you know you are on even thornier ground than usual. In...

  31. June 19, 2014

    Kenya massacres expose ethnic divisions

    Kenya risks reopening the faultlines that led to a wave of ethnic violence and brought the country to the brink of civil war...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The big freeze on hiring. - PC sales to companies are growing again. - The economic impact of...

  33. The World

    June 17, 2014

    Kenyatta's political manoeuvres play into al-Shabaab's hands

    The Kenyan military says it. The African Union says it. Even al-Shabaab says it. But President Uhuru Kenyatta not only...

  34. June 17, 2014

    Kenya’s tourism industry faces renewed threat from al-Shabaab

    Kenya’s beleaguered tourism industry faced renewed crisis as a fresh wave of attacks on the country’s coastline by...

  35. June 16, 2014

    Kenya’s debut $2bn bond breaks Africa record

    Kenya has raised $2bn from international investors, the largest debut for an African country in the sovereign bond market...

  36. June 16, 2014

    Somalia militants Al-Shabaab behind deadly Kenya attack

    The al-Shabaab jihadi group has claimed responsibility for the killing of at least 48 people in a coastal town in Kenya, the...

  37. June 13, 2014

    Mothers of innovation

    When Molly Melching’s daughter Zoe was 12, she came home asking whether she could be “cut” like her friends. Zoe is American...

  38. June 12, 2014

    Kenya increases size of economy by fifth in statistical revision

    Kenya’s economy is a fifth larger than previously estimated, the government has told foreign investors looking to buy into...

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