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    Leveraged loans expand in southern Africa

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  1. July 28, 2014

    South African metalworkers to end strike after pay offer

    The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, the country’s main manufacturing union, has agreed to end a four-week...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Lonmin seeks to reassure investors over financial health

    Lonmin is seeking to reassure investors following the strike that halted its South African platinum mines for five months,...

  3. July 24, 2014

    South Africa open to curbs on strike action

    South Africa has opened the door to a change in labour laws that would weaken the power of the unions to strike, just as the...

  4. July 23, 2014

    South Africa deal puts Alstom on right track

    Alstom has said its orders doubled in the first fiscal quarter thanks to a large South African rail contract, as it seeks to...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Guest post: the Brics Bank and Bretton Woods

    By Lucy O’Carroll of Aberdeen Asset Management The Bretton Woods conference aimed to reshape the international financial...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Guest post: the free ride to convergence is over; EMs must boost productivity

    By Mario Pezzini of the OECD The year 2010 was a turning point. What we didn’t know at the time – but what new data just...

  7. July 21, 2014

    Anglo American to shed platinum assets

    Anglo American is to sell a major part of its platinum mining operations in South Africa, following the end of a five-month...

  8. July 20, 2014

    A few Brics short of a firewall

    During last week’s meeting of the Brics nations in Fortaleza, Brazil, one item of unusual substance emerged from the...

  9. July 20, 2014

    South Africa warns of cracks in landmark Bali trade agreement

    South Africa has warned the concerns of developing countries are being sidelined under a global trade deal due for...

  10. July 18, 2014

    Meet the dean: Nick Binedell, Gibs, University of Pretoria

    Nick Binedell is a man who loves a good story and the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) at the...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Investing in wine? It’s a mug’s game

    Rowan Gormley, 51, launched Naked Wines, the crowdfunded online wine retailer, in December 2008. The company is based in...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    MH17: investors ignore it at their peril, analysts warn

    If EM investors were looking for a trigger for volatility, this must surely fit the bill. The downing of flight MH17,...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

  14. July 17, 2014

    South Africa’s central bank raises rates to fight inflation

    South Africa’s central bank on Thursday raised interest rates for the second time this year, in spite of sharply revising...

  15. July 17, 2014

    Ford targets ‘final frontier’ of Africa and Middle East

    Ford plans to launch 25 new vehicles or model upgrades into Africa and the Middle East over the next two years as the US...

  16. July 16, 2014

    Emerging economies: Taking a stand

    The airport of Fortaleza, Brazil’s northeastern beachside city, looked like a parking lot this week for the powers that are...

  17. July 16, 2014

    China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week. On Monday, she hosted a meeting of...

  18. July 15, 2014

    Shanghai wins race to host new Brics bank

    Leaders of the Brics group of large emerging countries have named Shanghai as the headquarters of their new development bank...

  19. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

    By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

  20. July 15, 2014

    World Cup gives boost to betting group GVC Holdings

    Strong growth in all its markets and a fillip from the World Cup helped sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings report...

  21. July 15, 2014

    Miners strike top of FTSE as metals recover

    Fresnillo led the FTSE 100 in morning trade on Tuesday as miners played a prominent role at the top of the main index. The...

  22. July 14, 2014

    A world without water

    The River Nar, a minor waterway about 100 miles north of London, is barely known to the average Briton. And at first glance,...

  23. July 14, 2014

    The Brics try to reshape the world

    For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

  24. July 14, 2014

    Nadine Gordimer: Nobel winning author and anti-apartheid activist

    Over several decades, Nadine Gordimer, who has died aged 90, produced captivating fiction that laid bare the often grim...

  25. July 14, 2014

    Carmakers hit by South African metalworkers strike

    A strike by more than 200,000 South African metalworkers is hitting carmakers with both Ford and Toyota saying they are...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan had a look through the latest Quindell trading statement. The market seemed to like...

  27. The World

    July 13, 2014

    Rousseff in spotlight post-World Cup

    By Joe Leahy in Rio de Janeiro For Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, the World Cup ended the same way as it began – with...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    EM "local dynamos" eat multinationals' lunch

    Move over multinationals – the locals are coming. Sound unlikely? Actually not, according to a new study by the Boston...

  29. July 10, 2014

    Lonmin sinks after African false dawn

    Peace in South Africa has proved a false dawn for Lonmin shareholders. The platinum miner hit a fifteen-year low on...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Opinion: a summit of Brics without straw

    If you’re an emerging market and there’s a geoeconomic grouping you’re looking for, you’ve got a few to choose from. In Asia...

  31. July 7, 2014

    Mastrantonio, Johannesburg

    Where: Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo, Sandton, WiFi: Yes Plug Sockets: No Price of a Penne Gamberetti: R105...

  32. July 7, 2014

    SABMiller to sell out of African hotel and casino group Tsogo Sun

    SABMiller is to boost its war chest by about $1.1bn by disposing of its near-40 per cent stake in Tsogo Sun, the South...

  33. July 2, 2014

    Shanghai leads race for Brics bank HQ

    Shanghai is leading a race to host the headquarters of a new “Brics” development bank that will challenge for the first time...

  34. July 1, 2014

    South Africa dealt fresh blow as metalworkers strike

    South Africa’s economy was dealt a fresh blow on Tuesday as 200,000 engineers and metalworkers downed tools, just a week...

  35. beyondbrics

    June 30, 2014

    Demographic risk threatens EM powerhouses

    Two out of the four BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China face severe labour shortages as soon as 2020. “Many...

  36. June 26, 2014

    South Africa mining shake-up fails to unearth winners

    The relief was palpable as the world’s top platinum producers and an upstart union signed a deal to end the longest strike...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    What would an oil price shock mean for EM?

    Although the violence in Iraq has so far had a muted impact on global oil markets, if prices continue to rise there could be...

  38. June 25, 2014

    Prince Charles spends £255,000 on flight to Mandela’s funeral

    Prince Charles, heir to the throne, spent more than £1m in taxpayer funds on travel last year, including £255,000 chartering...

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