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      IMF cuts Africa growth forecast to 3% in 2016

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      MSCI Peru ruling threatens to unbalance Frontier index

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    1. April 27, 2016

      Nigeria and EU to start migrant return talks

      The EU and Nigeria will discuss a deal to send economic migrants back to Africa’s most populous country as Europe seeks...

    2. April 27, 2016

      Nigeria’s import curbs drain life from bustling Lagos ports

      Nigeria’s Apapa port is usually a frenetic place, where ships line up for days to offload imports ranging from used...

    3. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Nigeria's First Bank reports 82% drop in profits

      Nigeria’s largest bank by assets, First Bank, released a grim set of 2015 results on Tuesday, nearly a month late and...

    4. April 24, 2016

      Nigeria oil output forecasts drop sharply

      Nigeria’s oil output is set to decline sharply over the next decade, according to industry executives and analysts,...

    5. April 21, 2016

      SABMiller delivers in Africa for AB InBev

      SABMiller and Heineken this week painted a picture of contrasting fortunes in Africa, the continent with the fastest...

    6. April 21, 2016

      Nigerian banks suffer from exposure to oil groups

      Nigeria’s energy companies that bought oilfields from majors when oil was selling for more than $100 a barrel have been...

    7. April 20, 2016

      Kenya’s KCB to manage opening of Chase Bank

      Kenya’s central bank has declared a “new normal” in what it expects of lenders and its own supervision and announced...

    8. April 20, 2016

      Heineken sales boosted by demand in Asia and Latin America

      Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, reported better than expected sales growth in the first quarter, thanks to...

    9. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Heineken tops forecasts as Chinese New Year helps

      Heineken raced ahead of expectations in the first quarter, topping forecasts in every region but particularly in China...

    10. April 19, 2016

      Mission creep at the World Bank must stop

      Another emerging market commodity exporter deep in fiscal trouble; another chance for the World Bank to try to prove...

    11. April 19, 2016

      Oil market in temporary balance as supply disruptions buoy price

      A workers’ strike in Kuwait that has temporarily halved its crude output and a string of global supply disruptions...

    12. April 18, 2016

      World split in fight over drugs

      Early last year, eight prisoners from Brazil, Australia and Nigeria were taken to a field on a small island off the...

    13. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Oil: what the analysts are saying. (Spoiler: watch Kuwait)

      Oil prices have slipped following news that there won’t be an output freeze by the world’s biggest producers after...

    14. April 16, 2016

      Oil producers’ Doha summit: what you need to know

      Some of the world’s biggest oil producers will meet in the Qatari capital of Doha this Sunday to thrash out a deal to...

    15. April 15, 2016

      How an activist approach on trade could stimulate global demand

      The debate on trade has taken an ominous turn. In many countries trade is under siege, raising the threat of a spike in...

    16. April 14, 2016

      Nigerians hope it will get better, but will it?

      E go beta . This Nigerian phrase, meaning “it will get better”, equates to a survival strategy in a country where life...

    17. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Oil rebalancing 'taking shape' says IEA

      Evidence of falling US production and and a drop in supplies outside of the Opec cartel will help the oil market “move...

    18. April 13, 2016

      Nigeria agrees $6bn loan and currency swap deal with China

      Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has negotiated a $6bn loan and a currency swap deal with China, as he continues...

    19. April 13, 2016

      Nigeria’s new start is in danger of derailing

      Nigeria’s journey from bankrupt, pariah state to Africa’s largest economy helped to fuel a surge in optimism about the...

    20. April 13, 2016

      World Bank sets aside $2.5bn for female education

      The World Bank will set aside $2.5bn over the next five years for projects aimed at helping adolescent girls in the...

    21. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Nigeria suffers the deepest cut from IMF downgrades

      Among the countries whose growth forecasts were put on the chopping block by the International Monetary Fund on...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2016

      Nigeria: Buhari is bottling it

      President Muhammadu Buhari can hardly be blamed for all of Nigeria’s woes. He inherited a difficult situation when he...

    23. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Moody's welcomes possible bailout for Angola

      A bailout from the International Monetary Fund would be “credit positive” for Angola, Moody’s said. The ratings agency...

    24. April 10, 2016

      Nigeria seeks ‘cheapest possible money’ to finance infrastructure

      Nigeria is embarking on a borrowing spree to pay for infrastructure projects its government believes are key to...

    25. April 9, 2016

      Nigeria eyes China’s panda bond market to help plug $11bn deficit

      Nigeria is considering selling a Chinese panda bond to help finance a budget deficit of about $11bn, its finance...

    26. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Nigeria considers plan to sell stake in state oil giant

      Nigeria is planning to split the state-owned oil company NNPC in two and then sell off at least 40 per cent of it in...

    27. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Nigeria at 'acute' risk of MSCI index eviction

      Nigeria’s hopes of attracting investors is at serious risk as the country faces the prospect of being ejected from an...

    28. April 7, 2016

      African GDP growth sliding towards 17-year low

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa could lag behind that of the world as a whole this year for the first time since...

    29. April 7, 2016

      Nigeria’s dollar crunch adds to fuel crisis

      Nigeria is Africa’s top oil exporter but a shortage of dollars has provoked a fuel crisis that is testing an already...

    30. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Angola becomes latest oil producer seeking IMF bailout

      Angola has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund that could be worth more than $1.5bn, making the...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 6, 2016

      Kenya got oil: what next?

      Back in 2012, the news of Kenya’s oil discovery spread fast. Stock markets roared, politicians gushed and the...

    32. March 30, 2016

      Nigeria’s battle against graft has a long way to go

      In Nigeria, there is a hashtag doing the rounds: #BringBack­Corruption. A tongue-in-cheek repudiation of the...

    33. March 30, 2016

      Shell headquarters visited by corruption investigators

      Dutch investigators have visited Shell’s headquarters in The Hague as part of a multinational corruption probe relating...

    34. March 28, 2016

      Saudi Arabia loses oil market share to rivals in key nations

      Saudi Arabia lost market share in more than half of the most important countries it sold crude to in the past three...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2016

      Nigeria's problems are compounded by sub-national debt

      By Matthew Page, Council on Foreign Relations Africa’s largest economy is struggling to find its feet. Sliding oil...

    36. March 23, 2016

      Nigeria passes high-spending budget despite oil price woes

      Nigeria has passed its budget for 2016 after months of political wrangling, pushing through record federal spending...

    37. March 22, 2016

      Nigeria central bank changes tack with surprise rate rise

      Nigeria’s central bank unexpectedly raised the main interest rate by one percentage point on Tuesday in an attempt to...

    38. March 22, 2016

      Nigeria’s government: living the high life

      As Nigeria’s fiscal situation continues to deteriorate and the gulf between the official and black market currency...

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