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    1. February 8, 2016

      ‘Artificial’ forex rate hurts Nigeria’s Buhari, says Lamido Sanusi

      Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, risks exacerbating the country’s economic woes and undermining his government’s...

    2. Nick Butler

      February 8, 2016

      Treat China's dubious energy data with caution

      The most interesting comment at Davos this year came from the French economy minister Emmanuel Macron who said that he...

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      Recognising talent in fiction from Asia, film from Latin America and art from Africa a...
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    1. February 7, 2016

      Nigeria: Boko Haram group changes its tactics

      Ruined, empty towns reclaimed by the army but not free from the threat of roaming militants. Huddled and hungry masses...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Lagarde urges overhaul of crisis response

      The global economy’s system for coping with financial shocks needs to be overhauled to prepare for looming crises in...

    3. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    4. February 4, 2016

      A debt default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

      Azerbaijan has called for help from the International Monetary Fund. Nigeria is turning to the World Bank. Russia and...

    5. February 4, 2016

      Shell chief remains bullish despite 80% fall in profits

      The global oil market will rebalance later this year, paving the way for a recovery in crude prices from their lowest...

    6. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Shell shares climb 4% despite 80% profit drop

      Royal Dutch Shell’s profits may have dropped by a painful 80 per cent in 2015 but the absence of any extra, or...

    7. February 3, 2016

      MTN hires ex-US attorney-general Eric Holder to fight $3.9bn fine

      MTN has engaged Eric Holder, the former US attorney-general, to help challenge a $3.9bn fine imposed by Nigerian...

    8. February 2, 2016

      Nigeria’s poor feel pain of Abuja’s monetary policy

      The impact of the oil price crash on the poor in Africa’s top crude producer can be traced through the cost of one...

    9. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria calls in the World Bank to do the IMF’s job

      The latest victim of the fall in oil prices has called for help. The news that Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer,...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria courts World Bank and ADB loans to escape bailout

      The economy of oil revenue-dependent Nigeria is ailing, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government may get some relief...

    11. FT Data

      February 1, 2016

      Nigeria's finances, the Fed's credibility, manufacturing outlook, and football transfers: the day in 4 charts

      February 1: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for...

    12. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Nigerian naira shows strain after country requests help

      Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, has been hurting since the oil price crash began in 2014, but the pain is...

    13. January 31, 2016

      Nigeria asks for $3.5bn emergency loans

      Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for $3.5bn in emergency loans to fill a growing gap in...

    14. January 31, 2016

      Nigerian art collectors rode economic boom

      For much of Nigeria’s history, private collectors of art have been marginal and unacknowledged players on the scene. It...

    15. January 29, 2016

      ‘Under the Udala Trees’, by Chinelo Okparanta

      Chinelo Okparanta’s remarkable debut novel tackles big issues. It begins with a powerful indictment of Nigeria’s ethnic...

    16. January 28, 2016

      Falling oil price raises prospect of bailouts for crude producers

      With the arrival of teams from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Azerbaijan this week, oil dependent...

    17. January 28, 2016

      Smart Africa: Nigerian groups target ‘100% mobile-first market’

      In Nigeria, success for both tech start-ups and more conventional businesses such as banks and fast food restaurants...

    18. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Nigeria holds rates but clouds gather over economy

      Nigeria’s central bank has decided to keep interest rates at 11 per cent, which although high by normal standards, is...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 26, 2016

      bb review: will the next Steve Jobs come from the other side of the world?

      Emerging market investors have little to cheer about these days. EM currencies are falling, corporate debt is rising,...

    20. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Smartphones pave way for huge opportunities

      The mobile phone is to sub-Saharan Africa what the steam train was to 19th century Europe: the mechanical workhorse...

    21. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Venture capitalists aim to tap mobile tech wave

      Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Africa-focused start-ups as they look to tap into...

    22. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Emerging market concerns weigh on PZ Cussons

      Consumer goods group PZ Cussons, the maker of Imperial Leather soap and Morning Fresh washing up liquid, may have eked...

    23. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      PZ Cussons ekes out small interim profit rise

      It was steady as she goes at PZ Cussons in the second half of 2015, with currency movements hampering sales growth but...

    24. January 25, 2016

      Plunging currency piles pressure on Nigeria’s reform agenda

      Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to fixing sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy stems from the same...

    25. January 25, 2016

      iROKOtv investors back ‘Netflix of Africa’ with $19m funding

      iROKOtv, the mobile entertainment group dubbed the Netflix of Africa, has secured $19m from investors including...

    26. January 25, 2016

      Smart Africa: Four tech tycoons shaking up African infrastructure

      As more Africans access higher-speed mobile broadband and adopt smartphones in greater numbers, homegrown entrepreneurs...

    27. January 24, 2016

      Tourist spending on Britain’s high streets rises 2%

      Tourist spending on the British high street returned to growth last year despite volatility in China, a weak renminbi...

    28. January 22, 2016

      Trial of former Nigerian official adjourned

      The politically explosive trial of a top former official in Nigeria was adjourned on Friday, raising questions about...

    29. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      US insurer Prudential Financial makes African bet

      US insurer Prudential Financial has backed LeapFrog, the ‘profit with a purpose’ emerging markets private equity group,...

    30. January 21, 2016

      Nigeria ‘sliding towards Venezuela-style FX regime’

      Copying Venezuela’s exchange rate policy and China’s failed equity market strategy might seen the height of...

    31. January 21, 2016

      Nigeria strains to rebuild state attacked by Boko Haram

      Musa Inuwa Kubo has had time on his hands. As education commissioner for Borno state, the centre of Nigeria’s Boko...

    32. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Nigerian stocks newest entrant to the bear club

      It’s not a club anyone really wants to join but Nigerian stocks have fallen into bear market territory as the sliding...

    33. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Opec output dipped, but price pressure 'persists'

      Opec production declined in December from the previous month, led by a drop in output from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq...

    34. January 13, 2016

      Suicide bomber kills 14 at Pakistan polio vaccination clinic

      A suicide bomber killed at least 14 policemen protecting a polio vaccination centre in Pakistan’s western city of...

    35. January 12, 2016

      Nigeria plans return to international bond markets

      Nigeria is planning to make a comeback on international bond markets two years after its last sale of debt, as Africa’s...

    36. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Whispers of emergency Opec meeting start

      New year, same old Opec. It took just seven days and a near 20 per cent drop in the oil price for the first 2016...

    37. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Nigeria to tap investors, lenders as deficit swells

      Nigeria plans to borrow up to $4.5bn from international investors and multilateral lenders, including the World Bank,...

    38. January 11, 2016

      Oil trains sidelined by deepening slump in US shale

      The amount of oil hauled on US railways has declined steeply in the past year as refineries swallow more foreign...

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