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    1. July 29, 2015

      Copper market buoyed by supply disruptions

      Copper is enjoying some respite from the commodities rout, as the world’s largest producers of the metal signal a cut...

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    1. July 22, 2015

      Zambia plans record benchmark debt sale

      Zambia is planning its largest sale of debt as the copper-rich country seeks to plug a yawning gap in government...

    2. July 10, 2015

      Water supply threatens the flow of SABMiller’s Zambian expansion

      As SABMiller looks to ramp up its business in Africa, Zambia stands out as a prime candidate for expansion. The brewer...

    3. June 8, 2015

      Copper: quantum leap

      A copper producer that raises capital when the metal price is weak and invests in growth below the peak of the cycle?...

    4. June 5, 2015

      Tsipras dismisses ‘absurd’ creditors’ offer as Greek markets slide

      Greece’s prime minister on Friday told restive MPs he could not accept the “absurd” and “irrational” bailout proposal...

    5. April 20, 2015

      Zambia proposes friendlier mining tax regime after protests

      Zambia on Monday slashed royalties on open cast mines, rowing back on proposed changes to its fiscal regime that the...

    6. beyondbrics

      April 1, 2015

      Nigeria’s elections – Africa’s shining moment

      The All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former military leader General Muhammadu Buhari, has won Nigeria’s...

    7. February 10, 2015

      Vedanta hit by Zambia mining tax concerns

      Vedanta shares are either worth £10 or 10p, according to its own house broker. Fears that Zambia may defer, rather than...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Zambia’s copper belt reels as price falls

      The legacy of copper mining on Kitwe, a small but bustling city in the heart of Zambia’s Copperbelt province, is...

    9. January 25, 2015

      Populist Lungu wins tightly-fought Zambian presidency

      Edgar Lungu, leader of the ruling Patriotic Front party, was sworn in as president of Zambia on Sunday after he secured...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Zambian elections

      An electoral agent checks the voter roll at Kanyama constituency in Lusaka, Zambia, as Zambians cast their ballots for...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Edgar Lungu willing to revisit mining tax if he wins Zambia poll

      Edgar Lungu, the presidential candidate for Zambia’s ruling party, said on Tuesday that he would be willing to discuss...

    12. January 19, 2015

      Businessman and populist go head to head for Zambian votes

      Sweeping by helicopter into a township in the heart of Zambia’s copper belt, Hakainde Hichilema makes a final push to...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Zambia elections come at bad time for economy

      On the campaign trail ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, Guy Scott, Zambia’s acting head of state, paid a visit...

    14. December 19, 2014

      Zambia will need more help, says IMF

      Zambia’s struggling economy will need more financial assistance in 2015 than previously thought, the International...

    15. December 18, 2014

      Barrick suspends Zambian output after royalty rise

      Barrick Gold is suspending output in Zambia because of tax regime changes that have put the African country at the...

    16. December 9, 2014

      Cotton farmers hit hard as prices drop to lowest since 2009

      Evelyn Nguleka fears for Zambia’s cotton growers. The head of the farmers union in the southern African country says a...

    17. December 5, 2014

      Political rivalries blight Zambia

      Political uncertainty and factionalism are blighting Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, with both the...

    18. October 30, 2014

      Political uncertainty worries Zambia investors

      When Michael Sata won Zambia’s elections three years ago, the country’s currency slumped to a one-year low against the...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2014

      Sata's death puts IMF Zambia mission and much else on hold

      The death of Michael Sata, Zambia’s president, could delay an International Monetary Fund visit to the southern African...

    20. October 29, 2014

      Zambian president Michael Sata dies at 77

      Zambia faces fresh elections and a period of uncertainty after Michael Sata, the country’s populist president, died...

    21. October 23, 2014

      Commodities: A partial pump primer

      Few economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from...

    22. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola...

    23. 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...

    24. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2014

      Guest post: Ghana and Zambia dichotomy is cautionary tale

      By Kevin Daly, Aberdeen Asset Management Africa is set to be a focus of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and...

    25. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2014

      Commodity prices and the perils of generalisation

      Financial market traders kicking their heels for much of this year over the (to them) maddening lack of volatility have...

    26. September 15, 2014

      Gemfields turns to Sri Lanka for sapphires

      Gemfields, the Aim-quoted precious stone miner, has extended its reach to Sri Lanka by buying a majority stake in 16...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2014

      Kenya at risk from higher interest rates, lower tea and tourism revenues

      Kenya’s big twin deficits will become a heavier burden when higher US interest rates push up borrowing costs,...

    28. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      Africa rising: for whom, and for how long?

      Africa is, or has been, rising: on that most people seem agreed. The question is: which parts, and for how long? The...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      Bob's back

      8am on Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara Co-Nvest, the cash shell that Bob Diamond floated in London...

    30. August 10, 2014

      Guinea shuts borders in bid to halt Ebola

      CONAKRY, Aug 9 – Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an...

    31. August 5, 2014

      Ghana tarnishes ‘Africa rising’ story

      The world has become used to the idea of Africa being on the march. In the past decade, after two decades of...

    32. August 2, 2014

      Ghana seeks IMF help after currency falls 40%

      Ghana, the country that epitomised the ‘Africa rising’ narrative of strong economic growth and improved governance, is...

    33. July 31, 2014

      Facebook app to offer free internet in Zambia

      Facebook has created an app to offer free basic internet services to users in emerging markets as part of its push to...

    34. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2014

      Zambia's lesson for Ghana: call the IMF

      When Zambia last week approached the International Monetary Fund for financial help, another cash-strapped African...

    35. June 6, 2014

      Zambia asks IMF for help after currency slides

      Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, has requested help from the International Monetary Fund after a slump...

    36. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      A new frontier: Africa's "explosive" homebrew market

      In the 1980s Yvonne Chaka Chaka released a hit single called Umqombothi, the Xhosa word for homebrew beer. The song...

    37. May 20, 2014

      African bonds lose honeymoon feeling

      Few statistics better show the rise of Africa over the last decade than the sharp increase in the number of countries...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      IFC issues first Rwandan local currency bond

      Investor appetite for African local currency bonds issued by foreign institutions shows little sign of abating. On...

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