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    1. December 12, 2014

      Bankers will fail to win back trust with tragedy analogies

      Up until this week, banking analyst Ian Gordon was best known in the City of London for firing off rapid response notes...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Sinkane, Oslo, London – review

      Sinkane have a closer connection than most to the African music that has percolated through the consciousness of New York’s...

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    1. October 31, 2014

      StanChart directors to push for chief’s succession plan

      Standard Chartered’s non-executive directors intend to discuss a succession plan to replace Peter Sands as chief executive...

    2. September 3, 2014

      Reed Elsevier to buy sanctions software group FircoSoft for €150m

      Reed Elsevier has announced its biggest acquisition in three years with a €150m offer for FircoSoft, a French company whose...

    3. August 21, 2014

      Strategies shift as regulators renew scrutiny of bank compliance

      In an episode of hit television series Homeland, US intelligence agents track the finances of Iranian terrorists to a...

    4. August 13, 2014

      Contract wins help G4S stage comeback

      G4S, the world’s biggest security company, staged a comeback in the first six months of this year, led by new contract wins...

    5. August 3, 2014

      France urges G20 to put issue of US bank fines on agenda

      France has gathered support to challenge US regulators imposing heavy penalties on foreign banks at a G20 meeting of world...

    6. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2014

      Africa’s GDP is vastly understated

      Official statistics put Africa’s GDP at about $1.5tn. But Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the African Development Bank...

    7. February 23, 2014

      We all have a role to play in ending the ivory trade

      Seventy-two boxes – that is all that was left of 100 African elephants, killed for their tusks. Confiscated from an office...

    8. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2014

      The week ahead: Feb 10-14

      The week ahead in emerging markets: Syrian peace talks, a Brics scientific conference, Islamic financiers meet in London and...

    9. January 24, 2014

      Chris Chataway, athlete, politician, businessman, 1931-2014

      Sixty years ago two athletics events took place that propelled Chris Chataway to fame in Britain and beyond. One was his...

    10. December 8, 2013

      World diary: December 9 - December 15

      • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Expectations rise of US taper buying decision • See a full guide to the week’s...

    11. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2013

      African oil towns: getting very pricey

      Luanda: up go the costs If you thought that London / HK / Mumbai / [enter your city here] was a bit on the expensive side,...

    12. September 10, 2013

      Don McCullin interview

      There is nothing Don McCullin does not know about war but there is plenty he’d like to forget. “I have a store full of...

    13. September 1, 2013

      The Academic Week Ahead: Sept 2 – 8

      Monday – September 2 Study business strategy online The University of Virginia Darden School of Business launches another...

    14. August 29, 2013

      New York regulator asks Lloyd’s about Iran

      New York’s leading financial services regulator has called on Lloyd’s of London to provide it with fresh information about...

    15. June 28, 2013

      Pop culture diplomacy

      The handsome young man in the bow tie fell to his knees and kissed the ground. Just a few moments later he was composed in...

    16. beyondbrics

      June 23, 2013

      Week ahead, June 24 to 28

      US President Barack Obama begins a three-nation visit to sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday, continuing until July 3, while...

    17. May 17, 2013

      Beyond the samosas

      If the contemporary art world has a unifying characteristic, it is its global nature. Anyone riding the art-fair carousel...

    18. February 19, 2013

      China’s foreign oil output surges

      China is on track to produce enough crude oil outside its borders to rival Opec members such as Kuwait and the United Arab...

    19. January 13, 2013

      The Week Ahead: January 28 – February 3

      • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Payrolls data due in US as GDP growth eases • See a full guide to the week’s...

    20. January 10, 2013

      Saudi oil cut propels Brent higher

      Brent crude hit a 12-week high on Thursday, rising above $113 a barrel as Saudi Arabia cut its oil production to the lowest...

    21. November 21, 2012

      Crude see-saws on supply disruption worry

      Oil prices gyrated on Wednesday as traders reacted to events in the Middle East – from a terror attack in Tel Aviv in the...

    22. October 26, 2012

      ‘Everywhere fascinates me’

      “Journalists are difficult. Critics are easier. They judge what you do. Journalists judge who you are,” rasps David Bailey,...

    23. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2012

      Daewoo lands $1.9bn African oil platform order; but who is the client?

      Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, the world’s third-biggest shipbuilder by sales kicked off the week with a $1.9bn...

    24. August 9, 2012

      Kenya to lead strike on Somali militants

      African troops plan to launch an attack on a Somali Islamist base in the port of Kismayu next month in an attempt to hasten...

    25. August 6, 2012

      StanChart accused of hiding Iran dealings

      New York State’s financial watchdog has accused Standard Chartered of hiding $250bn of transactions with the Iranian...

    26. July 27, 2012

      Our plastic Brits are the secret of London’s success

      After thousands of leaks and teases, most attentive viewers had some advance warning about the contents of the Olympic...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 17, 2012

      Week ahead, June 18 - 24

      Amid persistent worries of a global economic slowdown, the world meets in Rio next week to discuss that other crucial...

    28. May 18, 2012

      Expat vote starts Egypt presidential race

      Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, the moderate Islamist presidential contender, is leading a field of 12 candidates among Egyptians...

    29. May 3, 2012

      Globe to Globe, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

      Only the most ardent Shakespeare completists will see all of the productions in Globe to Globe. The polyglot six-week season...

    30. April 22, 2012

      Oil traders face heat over disclosure

      Oil trading is likely to come under new disclosure rules as the industry-backed Extractive Industries Transparency...

    31. April 3, 2012

      Oil buyers ready emergency stocks action

      Talks between some of the world’s richest oil consuming nations over whether to release billions of barrels in emergency oil...

    32. March 28, 2012

      Talks under way to release oil reserves

      The US, the UK, Japan and France are preparing for a potential release of their strategic oil reserves in the next three...

    33. March 23, 2012

      Soaring oil prices risk recession

      The cost of oil imports for leading economies will surge to $1.5tn this year if crude prices stay at their current levels –...

    34. March 16, 2012

      Archbishop of Canterbury to step down

      Dr Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, is stepping down after 10 years as principal leader of the Church of...

    35. February 24, 2012

      Soaring crude price threatens recovery

      “Until recently, my mornings started with a check on the Italian bond yield,” says Wall Street strategist Ed Yardeni. Not...

    36. February 23, 2012

      IAEA Iran warning sends oil to 9-month high

      Reports of a large expansion in Iran’s uranium enrichment programme sent oil prices soaring, with the Brent benchmark...

    37. February 23, 2012

      Bulls on top at International Petroleum Week

      International Petroleum Week, the annual gathering of the oil industry in London, traditionally is a binary event for oil...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 22, 2012

      Vitol warns crude could pass $150

      The world’s largest independent oil trader says oil prices could jump this year to a record high above $150 a barrel because...

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