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    1. August 30, 2015

      China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

      With much of the world weighed down by anaemic growth, high debt and painful austerity programmes, Africa has been a...

    2. MBA blog

      August 26, 2015

      MBA Challenge profile - Onwards & Upwards

      Onwards & Upwards is one of six teams shortlisted to compete in the final of this year’s FT MBA Challenge. The...

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    1. August 24, 2015

      African survey data point to robust growth

      Amid all the carnage, in emerging markets and developed ones, it is nice to discover some good news. At least it is if...

    2. Nick Butler

      August 24, 2015

      The next domino in the oil market — dividends

      For investors who thought the situation in the oil sector could not get worse, the last few weeks have come as a bad...

    3. August 21, 2015

      What has gone wrong for emerging markets?

      After a difficult first six months of 2015, emerging market economies are in the grip of an even more torrid second...

    4. August 21, 2015

      Tenge tumble highlights oil exporters’ woes

      Kazakhstan’s dramatic devaluation on Thursday was seen by most as a reaction to falls in the currencies of its two...

    5. FT Data

      August 20, 2015

      Timeline: Boko Haram's deadly evolution

      Boko Haram’s deadly attacks have menaced Nigeria for the last five years, with hundreds of deadly attacks claiming...

    6. August 20, 2015

      Timeline: Boko Haram’s deadly evolution

      Boko Haram is an extremist militant group whose name translates as “western education is forbidden”. Active since 2002,...

    7. August 20, 2015

      World Bank aims for global deal to stop oil wells flaring

      The World Bank is aiming to set a global standard to stop the routine flaring of unwanted gas from oil wells, in an...

    8. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      How the US Fed may affect African currencies

      By Neville Mandimika, Atria Africa Since Ben Bernanke suggested that the US Federal Reserve was starting to consider...

    9. August 18, 2015

      Mechanics of bond indices raise concerns

      In late 2012 JPMorgan decided to let Nigeria, then Africa’s brightest economic star, into its influential bond indices...

    10. August 17, 2015

      Nigeria state oil group NNPC taps private sector for top ranks

      The new head of Nigeria’s state oil company has tapped the private sector as part of an overhaul of senior ranks...

    11. August 16, 2015

      Nigeria adopts unorthodox measures to defend the naira

      The Nigerian government has resorted to chopping down trees lining the streets of its capital to thwart black market...

    12. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2015

      Book review: Cracking The Emerging Markets Enigma

      How do you classify the countries known as emerging markets (EM)? That question has become more relevant since the FT...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2015

      This one time, at band camp, the PBOC did this thing

      China weakened the renminbi fixing by 1.86 per cent overnight, an unexpected move followed by the biggest one-day...

    14. August 10, 2015

      Nigeria oil industry awaits Buhari plan

      When Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari last week named a Harvard-trained lawyer as head of a state-run oil company...

    15. August 6, 2015

      Nigeria central bank governor dismisses calls to devalue naira

      Nigeria’s central bank governor has dismissed calls to further devalue the naira amid growing domestic and...

    16. August 6, 2015

      Full transcript: Interview with Nigeria’s central bank governor

      Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, defends his approach to stabilising the naira as Africa’s...

    17. August 5, 2015

      A gatecrasher at Obama’s African homecoming

      With every one of President Barack Obama’s trips to Africa, he has seemed keen to make a historic statement. His debut,...

    18. August 5, 2015

      Afren investors set to be wiped out

      Investors expecting to retrieve any value from their holdings in Afren, the scandal-hit oil explorer that entered...

    19. The Exchange

      August 5, 2015

      Barack Obama visits Africa, makes it a homecoming

      You could sum up Barack Obama’s fourth visit to Africa as US president in four loaded words: history-making, China,...

    20. August 4, 2015

      Coca-Cola HBC sinks on Goldman critique

      Coca-Cola HBC hit a four-month low on Tuesday after Goldman Sachs said its profitability target looks unachievable. The...

    21. August 3, 2015

      Strong Latin America sales boost Heineken

      A big jump in sales in Latin America helped Heineken increase profits even as political instability in Nigeria knocked...

    22. August 3, 2015

      Nigeria investors rattled by Buhari delays on economic plans

      When Muhammadu Buhari took office two months ago, hopes were high that the former general would act quickly to drag...

    23. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      On Nigeria's ongoing inflation, fuel scarcity challenge

      The Central Bank of Nigeria MPC voted eight to four to leave the monetary policy rate unchanged at 13.00 per cent...

    24. July 26, 2015

      Africa is more ready to make than it is to consume

      As US President Barack Obama tours east Africa, with hopes high for an ac­companying increase in investment in the...

    25. July 24, 2015

      What is next for Nigeria?

      Lagos, March 28 The rainy season has not yet begun but dark clouds hang low, threatening to unleash torrents. The roads...

    26. July 24, 2015

      Africa’s supermarket shopping revolution

      Africa’s supermarkets At the entrance to the Shoprite supermarket in downtown Lusaka, women are wrestling with shopping...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2015

      With petrodollars also go global reserves

      US energy independence alongside labour re-shoring is contracting the global pool of petro and sweatdollars and with it...

    28. July 22, 2015

      US pledges to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram terrorists

      The US and Nigeria are to work more closely to tackle the Boko Haram extremist threat in west Africa as part of efforts...

    29. beyondbrics

      July 22, 2015

      Five reasons investors shun frontier markets

      By Asha Mehta, Acadian Asset Management LLC There is no doubt that frontier equity markets are appealing as a concept....

    30. July 21, 2015

      Higher profits in Greece help PZ Cussons soften currency blow

      PZ Cussons has managed to increase profits in crisis-hit Greece where it owns popular olive oil brand Minerva, which is...

    31. July 20, 2015

      Increased Iran oil output puts other exporters under pressure

      The lifting of sanctions against Iran is likely to prompt an increase in the Islamic Republic’s oil output and heap...

    32. July 17, 2015

      Frontier markets with a positive story can reward the specialist

      As an adventurous type I’ve long been a fan of investing in frontier markets. Specialist fund managers such as Advance...

    33. July 17, 2015

      South Korean shipbuilders shaken by loss fears

      Shares of South Korean shipbuilders sank on Friday as investor concerns over second-quarter earnings deepened due to...

    34. July 16, 2015

      UK reveals offences by diplomats

      A Saudi Arabian embassy employee in the UK was shielded by diplomatic immunity from being prosecuted for developing...

    35. July 14, 2015

      A network built on trust

      Two women watching news on television in a flat in Abu Dhabi; a group of men clustered around a screen in an office in...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 13, 2015

      Connectivity and technology in Africa - ahead of the global game?

      Mobile internet adoption in Africa is taking place at almost double the global rate, a trend that has sparked debate...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2015

      The Milk Index and minimum wages in Africa

      A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for beyondbrics about what milk can tell us about the fair valuation of African...

    38. July 9, 2015

      Nigeria’s oil bill: back to the drawing board

      Nigeria’s new administration is preparing to take the country’s long-stalled petroleum industries bill (PIB) back to...

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