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      SABMiller has large appetite for Africa’s soft drinks market

      SABMiller, the UK-based brewer, raised a Thanksgiving Day toast on Thursday to seal a deal that will make it Coca-Cola’s...

    2. November 27, 2014

      EM winners and losers in oil lottery

      What do low oil prices mean for emerging markets, asks Shweta Singh at Lombard Street Research. Some, clearly, will suffer....

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    1. South Africa and Africa 2012

      Telecoms companies, retailers and breweries have been blazing the investment trail...
    2. The Business of African Luxury

      Many African countries from South Africa to Kenya are witnessing rapid growth in incom...
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    1. November 27, 2014

      SABMiller and Coca-Cola toast Africa bottling deal

      SABMiller and Coca-Cola are creating Africa’s largest soft drink bottling operation with annual sales of $2.9bn as they seek...

    2. November 26, 2014

      Cyril Ramaphosa to divest stake in Shanduka

      Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and one of its most prominent businessmen, is to complete his divestment...

    3. November 26, 2014

      Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa

      Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity groups, has made its first investment in South Africa just days after...

    4. November 25, 2014

      South Africa posts ‘disappointing’ growth in third quarter

      South Africa’s economic woes showed few signs of abating on Tuesday as third-quarter growth data proved disappointing on the...

    5. November 25, 2014

      South African retailers strike $5.7bn deal

      Steinhoff International, South Africa’s biggest furniture company, has agreed to buy Pepkor, Africa’s largest retailer, in a...

    6. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    7. November 23, 2014

      Anglo American behind $100m platinum fund

      Anglo American is investing $100m in companies that use platinum and associated metals to try to spark more demand for...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: EM can join the shale gas revolution

      By Melissa Stark, Accenture A lot has been written about the shale gas and oil boom in the US and why that model cannot be...

    9. November 20, 2014

      Investec to align banking and investment services

      Investec’s UK clients will soon be able to access banking and investment services from one place in the coming months, the...

    10. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      South Africa's Kganyago: new boss much the same as old boss

      South Africa’s new central bank governor took centre stage on Thursday, but the story was a familiar tale of caution and...

    11. November 16, 2014

      VW to launch made-for-India vehicle

      Volkswagen is set to launch its first vehicle “developed uniquely for India”, as the German carmaker attempts to arrest a...

    12. November 15, 2014

      South Africa beat England at Twickenham

      Having watched England fail for the 12th consecutive time to beat South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, national coach...

    13. November 14, 2014

      South Africans await verdict on Marikana massacre

      John “Papi” Ledingoane, a South African miner employed by Lonmin, the London-listed platinum company, died instantly when he...

    14. November 13, 2014

      Africa oil industry refocuses priorities as price falls and setbacks bedevil groups

      For executives at the African oil industry’s annual get together last week, the traditional party atmosphere proved...

    15. November 13, 2014

      SABMiller squeezed by poor Chinese sales, Australian competition

      SABMiller, the brewing company behind Peroni, Grolsch and Miller Lite beer, on Thursday reported a fall in first-half profit...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Cameron woos overseas big spenders with expanded visa service

      David Cameron is to expand Britain’s 24-hour visa service for wealthy visitors in an attempt to make the country more...

    17. November 12, 2014

      Upstart party shakes up South Africa’s parliament

      The parliamentary session began with customary politeness, as Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president, took...

    18. November 11, 2014

      Morocco’s removal as host leaves Africa Cup of Nations in turmoil

      The future of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament was in turmoil on Monday after Morocco was formally removed as...

    19. November 10, 2014

      South Africa crisis deepens after union federation fractures

      The crisis blighting South Africa’s governing alliance deepened on Monday when seven unions pledged their support to the...

    20. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Moody's: EMs face demographic challenges

      Teeth have long been gnashed over the dismal demographic trends of the developed world, with the babyboomer generation soon...

    21. November 10, 2014

      Lonmin chief outlines cuts to costs and investments

      Lonmin’s chief executive said the platinum producer must “cut its cloth” after the damage wrought by a five-month strike and...

    22. November 8, 2014

      All Blacks beat England at Twickenham

      If England are to make a serious claim on winning next year’s Rugby World Cup, they have to beat one of the southern...

    23. November 8, 2014

      South Africa union split divides ruling alliance

      South Africa’s biggest union has been expelled from the main trade union federation in the most serious split in the...

    24. The World

      November 7, 2014

      Autocrats and their palaces

      Viktor Yanukovich's despotic decor This is shaping up as the year of the controversial presidential mansion. In February,...

    25. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      EM central banks go their separate ways

      Two central banks surprised the world last week with unexpected hikes in interest rates in the face of panicky financial...

    26. November 6, 2014

      South Africa growth fears prompt Moody’s downgrade

      Moody’s downgraded South Africa on Thursday in the latest blow to Africa’s most developed economy, citing poor growth...

    27. November 4, 2014

      Brian Joffe: from dog food to dealmaker

      As Brian Joffe discusses his future at the helm of the business empire he has built over three decades his thoughts turn to...

    28. November 3, 2014

      Bidvest ditches London listing

      Bidvest, one of South Africa’s largest conglomerates, has ruled out listing its food services business in London, two months...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Zimbabwe ponders the struggle to industrialise

      As the world’s least industrialised region with a youthful and fast-growing workforce, African policymakers have for decades...

    30. November 3, 2014

      Cracks in the Brics start to show

      Historians may record that Brics mania reached its height during the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. President Dilma...

    31. November 3, 2014

      South Africa begins $2bn sell-off to raise funds for state utility

      South Africa is pushing ahead with a $2bn partial privatisation programme as it tries to raise money to support struggling...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2014

      Elections and reformers in the Fragile Five

      And now the hurly burly’s done. With Brazil’s presidential run-off last weekend, this year’s elections in the five big...

    33. October 29, 2014

      A Distant Drum, Zankel Hall, New York – review

      A Distant Drum, which received its virtually unheralded US premiere on Tuesday at Zankel Hall, the intimate space buried...

    34. October 27, 2014

      South Africa prosecutors to appeal against Pistorius sentence

      South Africa’s state prosecutor plans to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction and five-year prison...

    35. The World

      October 27, 2014

      Senzo Meyiwa's death adds to South Africa's pain

      Senzo Meyiwa, the captain of South Africa’s national football team, was clearly a popular and talented player whose star was...

    36. October 24, 2014

      Big pharma battles charge of tardiness on Ebola

      Prominently displayed on a bookshelf in Sir Andrew Witty’s west London office is Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk...

    37. October 22, 2014

      South Africa cuts growth forecast to lowest rate in 5 years

      South Africa on Wednesday slashed its 2014 growth forecast to its lowest rate for five years, and promised to rein in...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      October 21, 2014

      Oscar Pistorius sentenced

      Herman Verwey/EPA At the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday...

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