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    1. July 26, 2015

      Full transcript: Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

      The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and...

    2. July 24, 2015

      Anglo American and Lonmin to cut up to 12,000 jobs

      Two of the world’s best-known miners are cutting thousands of jobs, underlining how a decade-long supercycle of booming...

    3. July 24, 2015

      Plan BEE

      Vernon Henn, who runs Thandi Wines in South Africa, was once a freedom fighter. He grins as he recalls how in 1985 he...

    4. July 24, 2015

      Here comes Africa

      In March, Africa’s most populous nation provided one of the most poignant affirmations of the power of democracy since...

    5. 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...

    6. July 23, 2015

      South Africa raises interest rates to curb inflationary pressures

      South Africa raised interest rates for the first time in a year on Thursday, despite the continued economic woes...

    7. July 23, 2015

      South32 hires advisers to boost defences

      South32, the mining group demerged from BHP Billiton, has hired advisers to bolster its defences in the event of a bid...

    8. July 22, 2015

      South32 grapples with price turmoil after going solo

      South32 has had a tough start to life. Two months of turmoil in commodities has been a grim backdrop to the miner’s...

    9. July 22, 2015

      Emerging markets can take only so much of a beating

      Here are a few connected facts. Emerging markets have now given back all their outperformance versus developed markets...

    10. July 21, 2015

      New Brics bank in Shanghai to challenge major institutions

      The new Brics development bank formally launched in Shanghai on Tuesday, with representatives from Brazil, Russia,...

    11. July 19, 2015

      Lesson in avoiding death bonds trap

      David Trinkwon, who ran a telecoms consultancy, has spent large chunks of the past two years absorbed in another...

    12. July 17, 2015

      China frees tourists held over ‘terror video’ claims

      Twenty foreign tourists held in a remote city in China have been released without explanation after a week in...

    13. July 17, 2015

      Harsh lessons learnt on S Africa’s bumpy road to global growth

      For decades South African companies have been strutting the global stage, taking on the multinationals and often...

    14. July 16, 2015

      Fifa shuffles along road to rehabilitation

      Fifa is to bar countries bidding to host the World Cup from funding football projects overseas as it responds to US...

    15. July 16, 2015

      Anglo American to write down value of mining assets by up to $4bn

      Anglo American is to slash billions of dollars from the value of a flagship iron ore asset, underscoring how the...

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      July 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greece’s parliament on Thursday backed a slew of fresh austerity measures demanded by the country’s creditors, clearing...

    17. July 15, 2015

      Marikana women accuse World Bank arm of failing to press Lonmin

      After police shot 34 striking miners dead at Marikana in 2012, Lonmin found itself at the centre of a storm over...

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      July 15, 2015

      Heterogeneity in emerging markets calls for selective approach

      Investing by acronym is popular. It is a trend that has been around for a long time, but the creation of the Brics...

    19. July 14, 2015

      Starbucks strikes deal to open first sub-Saharan outlets

      Starbucks will become the latest multinational to tap into the growing aspirations of emerging market consumers after...

    20. July 14, 2015

      South Africa’s equity market power scrutinised

      Cricket apart, South Africa has not excelled in many fields in recent years. But one perhaps unexpected exception is...

    21. July 13, 2015

      South Africa tourism ‘crisis’ after visa rules changed

      With the lure of pristine beaches, stunning wine lands and spectacular wildlife parks, South Africa’s tourism sector...

    22. beyondbrics

      July 13, 2015

      The Brics' export competitiveness - even worse than previously thought?

      That export performance of the Brics has been disappointing in recent years is well known. What hasn’t been appreciated...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      July 13, 2015

      Whatever happened to the Brics?

      When Jim O’Neill coined the acronym Bric in 2002, he brilliantly identified the main force that would drive global...

    24. Nick Butler

      July 12, 2015

      Ukraine - the dangers of neglecting Europe's other debt crisis

      Politicians and policy makers can only focus on one problem at a time. With all attention concentrated on Greece for...

    25. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2015

      The real engine of the Brics is China

      The leaders of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held their seventh annual summit amid deep...

    26. July 10, 2015

      Five sprawling properties with magnificent gardens

      Compton Castle, Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, UK, £20m Where About seven miles north of Sherborne, Dorset, in southwest...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The Greek government submitted its highly anticipated plan for an economic overhaul to bailout authorities on Thursday...

    28. 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...

    29. July 9, 2015

      El Niño hits Asian and African cereal production

      Adverse weather conditions and the effect of El Niño is hitting key cereal production in Africa and Asia, although...

    30. July 8, 2015

      Brics nations’ differences on display as club stages summit

      In the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Ufa, Russia, three men were huddled over an iPad on Wednesday morning — one Russian,...

    31. July 8, 2015

      Latin lessons: China’s slowdown v Grexit

      The global attention paid to Greece is entirely understandable; the prospect of Grexit is an existential problem for...

    32. July 2, 2015

      Vanessa Gounden, owner and creative director, Vanessa Gounden Fashion

      Vanessa Gounden laughs, nervously. Her career history is “not a normal one”, she explains. We are meeting in her newly...

    33. July 1, 2015

      South Africa sells Vodacom stake to bail out Eskom

      South Africa has sold its $2.3bn stake in Vodacom, the mobile phone operator, to its state-owned pension fund manager...

    34. July 1, 2015

      Three reasons to remain cheerful about South Africa

      I arrived in Johannesburg to find it sunk in gloom — literally. The lights go out regularly, often for hours at a time....

    35. June 30, 2015

      South African joblessness ‘driven by substandard schools’

      That South Africa has an unemployment problem is without doubt. Uncertainty, though, creeps in when the reasons, and...

    36. June 29, 2015

      ‘Picts’ most exposed to Fed rate rise fallout

      Never mind the Brics or the Fragile Five — the Picts is the new emerging market group investors should worry about as...

    37. June 29, 2015

      Aramex aims to disrupt the logistics industry

      It has been more than two years since Hussein Hachem took over as chief executive of Aramex, the Dubai-based logistics...

    38. June 28, 2015

      Africa: beyond the ‘stereotypical image of a hopeless continent’

      Africa’s mutual fund industry should see assets surpass the $1tn milestone by the end of 2020 as rising prosperity...

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