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    1. May 19, 2015

      Foreign direct investment in Africa surges

      Africa is the world’s fastest-growing region for foreign direct investment, according to a report from fDi Intelligence, a...

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      December 3, 2014

      Guest post: cheap oil may change India's destiny

      By Amit Bhandari, Gateway House Petroleum prices touched a new four -year low of $72.5 per barrel after the Organization of...

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    1. Investing in Nigeria

      Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
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    1. October 26, 2014

      Mozambique prepares to harness vast gas reserves

      Nuno Remane barely conceals his excitement as he points to designs for “Palma, the City of Gas”. Covering 18,000 hectares...

    2. October 26, 2014

      India’s ONGC plans $180bn spending spree

      India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation plans to launch a “huge” global acquisition spree, as the state-backed energy...

    3. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola outbreak...

    4. October 5, 2014

      Inequalities mar Africa’s rise

      From Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of economic promise that has survived war...

    5. 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...

    6. June 18, 2014

      South Africa to review mineral resources law

      South Africa is to review proposed amendments to its mineral resources legislation that threatened to stymie investment into...

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      May 30, 2014

      From ‘Africa rising’ to ‘Africa watching’

      By Javier Blas and Andrew England Africa attracts monikers from international policymakers – and the odd journalist. It was...

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      May 29, 2014

      "Africa Rising" - but can it duck the commodity curse?

      Following Nigeria's example? The International Monetary Fund’s “Africa Rising” conference opened in Maputo with gushing...

    9. May 7, 2014

      Africa loses $20bn a year on fishing and logging

      Sub-Saharan African countries lose roughly $20bn a year in illegal fishing and logging, according to a report by the Africa...

    10. April 16, 2014

      Africans face $2bn yearly ‘remittance supertax’, says report

      Africa pays a “remittance supertax” of nearly $2bn a year due to the higher-than-average cost of sending money to the...

    11. April 15, 2014

      Carlyle closes sub-Saharan Africa fund at $698m

      The Carlyle Group has closed its maiden private equity fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa at $698m, 40 per cent above target,...

    12. 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...

    13. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2014

      Africa: getting riskier

      Africa is looking increasingly risky for investors and global supply chains. Or at least, that’s the judgement of the latest...

    14. beyondbrics

      January 25, 2014

      Davos 2014: what EM private equity investors are thinking

      On Friday evening in Davos, Paul Kagame, Nouriel Roubini and Carlos Ghosn discussed the next steps for emerging markets. Do...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2014

      Davos 2014: debunking two of Africa's growth myths

      Africa needs infrastructure above everything else, but doesn’t have enough finance. True? Not quite, perhaps. Prior to a...

    16. 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...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 22, 2013

      Morocco: BMCE races Fed with record eurobond

      With the prospect of Fed tapering looming increasingly large on the horizon, emerging market entities have been scrabbling...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 13, 2013

      African credit ratings: don't get carried away, says S&P

      African growth is soaring away, as anyone who has looked at the IMF figures can tell you. Meanwhile, governments are able to...

    19. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2013

      Nigeria: GTB joins Africa debt party

      It’s already been a record year for African bonds, despite the emerging market sell-off, and the list of 2013 issuers has...

    20. October 30, 2013

      Eni forecasts fall in 2013 oil and gas production

      Eni, Italy’s state-controlled oil and gas group, said it sees production falling in 2013 mainly because of “geopolitical...

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      October 28, 2013

      Guest post: Africa's sovereigns should stick to debt plan

      Florian von Hartig of Standard Bank With nearly two months of the issuance calendar remaining until year end, African...

    22. October 7, 2013

      World Bank raises forecast for Africa growth

      The World Bank has raised its economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa next year, saying that “strong domestic demand”...

    23. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2013

      Mozambique joins high yield, frontier market bond spree

      Mozambique has joined the debt spree in sub-Saharan Africa with a state-backed agency tapping investors’ appetite for high...

    24. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      New York headlines

      * PBoC hints at new status quo for China’s banks * Repsol rejects Argentina settlement over seizure of YPF * Zuma pulls out...

    25. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      London headlines

      * PBoC hints at new status quo for China’s banks * Repsol rejects Argentina settlement over seizure of YPF * More economic...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 28, 2013

      Chart of the week: Africa's growth / human development lag

      From the ‘hopeless’ to the ‘hopeful’ continent, a decade of strong growth has changed perceptions of sub-Saharan African...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 24, 2013

      GSK in Africa: changing the Big Pharma - EM relationship

      Last November, GlaxoSmithKline topped the Access to Medicine Index for the third year running, commended for its equitable...

    28. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2013

      Africa: future sugar exporter?

      Africa’s sugar industry will become all the sweeter if predictions about its growth come off. Edward George, head of soft...

    29. March 27, 2013

      Working in African Energy: Companies have the financial power to hire

      A bloody hostage stand-off in Algeria, battles against Islamic insurgents in Mali, and kidnappings of western workers in...

    30. March 12, 2013

      Africa’s wealthy revel in luxury labels

      February 2013. Queen Ahneva Adegeye is smiling. Valentine’s day is approaching, and orders are pouring into the Nigerian...

    31. March 11, 2013

      GE aims to double African sales

      General Electric aims to double its sales in sub-Saharan Africa during the next few years, its chief executive has said, in...

    32. January 10, 2013

      Energy: Trial by oil

      Alongside the road outside Ghana’s main western city of Takoradi, four men in red overalls and hard hats stand next to a...

    33. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2012

      Sub-Saharan sovereign debt: a bright 2013 in store

      Rating agency Fitch is ending the year with predictions that sub-Saharan Africa will be “a bright spot in an otherwise...

    34. October 14, 2012

      Ermenegildo Zegna expects a bumpy ride

      “We have to be ready for a bumpy ride,” Gildo Zegna, chief executive of Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna, tells the...

    35. October 8, 2012

      StanChart targets sub-Saharan push

      Standard Chartered is preparing to ramp up its presence in sub-Saharan Africa in response to growing investor demand for the...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2012

      Kenya power: switched on

      Cheaper prices might please customers, but they can stunt investment. Many African governments keep power tariffs...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2012

      Africa's bond markets - on the rise

      Sub-Saharan Africa’s local bond markets are for the most part small and rudimentary and lack transparency. In some cases...

    38. September 16, 2012

      Play a part in an African investment story

      If agriculture seems like the investment story of the moment, then Africa is its most exciting chapter. One-third of private...

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