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      Guest post: the Great Unwinding of policymaker stimulus is under way

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      Trium graduate symbolises an entrepreneurial generation

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    1. October 17, 2014

      First Person: ‘I studied at the Guildhall without being able to read music’

      I got the love of music as a child through my family. My grandmother loved singing. She listened to Aretha Franklin, Gladys...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

      African dollar bonds are increasingly gaining mainstream acceptance as the continent’s brisk economic growth and low...

    3. October 15, 2014

      Review: KP, the Autobiography, by Kevin Pietersen

      KP: The Autobiography By Kevin Pietersen, Sphere, £20 There is some cricket advice in this book by the former England star...

    4. October 15, 2014

      Economic windfall for India as global growth slows

      Amid gloom over global economic growth and uncertain prospects for emerging markets, India is beginning to stand out as...

    5. MBA blog

      October 13, 2014

      Reflections on South Africa

      We prepared for months, we contacted companies of all sizes to set up meetings, and finally we travelled thousands of...

    6. October 9, 2014

      Hope and gloom clash at IMF meetings

      “Uneven and brittle” have been Christine Lagarde’s two buzzwords for describing the global recovery, as she presides over...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

    8. October 8, 2014

      Allen & Overy expands into sub-Saharan Africa

      Allen & Overy, the £1bn law firm with headquarters in London, has become the first of the so-called magic circle to...

    9. October 8, 2014

      Non-Muslims tap sukuk market

      This has been a banner year for the Islamic finance industry, thanks to a slew of new high-profile Islamic bonds from an...

    10. October 7, 2014

      The impact of selective research funding

      Enrolment in higher education over the past two decades has risen rapidly, especially in emerging economies. However, these...

    11. October 6, 2014

      South African Reserve Bank names deputy as new governor

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, on Monday appointed Lesetja Kganyago as governor of the central bank, at a time when...

    12. October 5, 2014

      Emerging markets adapt to ‘new normal’ as commodities cycle ends

      Emerging market investors are in the grip of their third taper tantrum in 18 months. This time, however, “tantrum” –...

    13. October 5, 2014

      More African companies seek listings

      South Africa may have lost its title as Africa’s largest economy to west African powerhouse Nigeria, but it outstrips the...

    14. October 5, 2014

      Africa’s expanding financial sector draws increasing interest from investors

      When Bob Diamond, the controversial former chief executive of Barclays bank, announced that his new investment vehicle was...

    15. October 5, 2014

      Targeted actions to improve position of African women are paying off – but slowly

      There was a telling moment, early in Bola Adesola’s high-flying banking career, when the value of a woman’s perspective...

    16. October 5, 2014

      Private equity remains a rarity in African pension portfolios

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ first Africa investment served to highlight an anomaly. One of the world’s leading private equity...

    17. 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...

    18. October 3, 2014

      Winemakers make a U-turn

      In my little puddle of vinous life I am becoming aware of the most massive U-turn on the part of an increasing number of...

    19. October 2, 2014

      Nedbank takes stake in pan-African lender Ecobank

      Nedbank , one of South Africa’s largest banks, has taken a 20 per cent interest in Ecobank Transnational for $493m, raising...

    20. September 30, 2014

      Newly merged law firms wield brand power

      The merger mania that has swept the legal market has been validated in part by research that shows newly combined firms have...

    21. September 30, 2014

      Emerging markets eye renminbi trading alternative to dollar

      With some effort, it is possible to discern the outline of a future “renminbi zone” emerging as a rival to the “dollar zone”...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2014

      Further Reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The remittance multiplier as secret weapon. - “From $199” you say. Interesting. - Our water is older...

    23. September 28, 2014

      London Stock Exchange to pursue African company listings

      The London Stock Exchange is launching an aggressive attempt to increase the number of listings of African companies in the...

    24. September 26, 2014

      Banking on the growth of African consumers

      Regular readers will know that I think that the adventurous among you should be driving yourselves crazy working out the...

    25. September 26, 2014

      Testing times loom for emerging markets

      All is not well in the world of emerging markets. For the third time in little over a year, the asset class has been shaken...

    26. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2014

      Dar es Salaam hopes for flood as restrictions on foreign investment lifted

      Tanzania, the best-performing stock market in Africa so far this year, has lifted restrictions on foreign ownership of...

    27. September 25, 2014

      South Africa rand hits lows on economy fears

      When South Africa was lumped with the so-called “fragile five” emerging countries last year, government officials protested...

    28. September 24, 2014

      BHP bows to investors and offers London listing for spin-off

      BHP Billiton is bowing to investor demands and is set to offer a UK listing for the spin-off company that the miner is...

    29. September 24, 2014

      Business alone cannot bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians

      In the midst of escalating conflict around the Middle East comes the depressing news that a joint Israeli-Palestinian...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2014

      Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

      Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

    31. September 19, 2014

      Africa’s elite develops a taste for the finer things in life

      The luxury sector has been adjusting to what some analysts call the “new normal”. After growing at 10-13 per cent a year in...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Kenyans’ taste for classy cars evolves

      Sanjiv Shah has sold only a measly three top-of-the-range Jaguars this year. But given their $200,000 price tags, the luxury...

    33. September 19, 2014

      Luxury heavyweights eye Africa’s newly affluent

      Sub-Saharan Africa was dismissed for decades by the luxury industry, and has attracted the attention of international...

    34. September 19, 2014

      Why the world is getting safer

      The bad news just doesn’t seem to let up. The other day my publisher friend Mariia emailed from Kharkiv in Ukraine. When I...

    35. beyondbrics

      September 18, 2014

      South Africa's central bank governor signals departure

      The undisputed headline grabber at the end of South Africa’s monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday was the surprise...

    36. September 18, 2014

      Gill Marcus to step down as South Africa’s central bank chief

      Gill Marcus, South Africa’s respected central bank governor, surprised markets on Thursday by announcing she would be...

    37. September 17, 2014

      South Africa joins sukuk bond rush

      South Africa has joined Hong Kong and the UK to become the third non-Muslim country to sell government debt that adheres to...

    38. September 14, 2014

      Ernest Cole: Photographer, Grey Art Gallery, New York – review

      In 1966, the young black photographer Ernest Cole fled South Africa and a year later published “House of Bondage”, a...

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