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  1. The A-List

    September 3, 2014

    The contested ties between asset prices and QE

    The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

  2. August 28, 2014

    No blank cheque for Robert Mugabe from China

    Robert Mugabe left China on Thursday without the unconditional support he had sought from Beijing to keep Zimbabwe’s...

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  1. African Farming

    The African Union has labelled 2014 the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, but fro...
  2. Southern Africa Mining 2012

    The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
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  1. 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 last...

  2. June 13, 2014

    From Zimbabwe to Portugal: sculptor Toin Adams

    When a pregnant Toin Adams looked out of her window in east London in 2002 and saw drug addicts outside she knew it was time...

  3. 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...

  4. May 2, 2014

    Rochester appoints UCLA marketing professor as business dean

    The Simon school at the University of Rochester has appointed UCLA marketing professor Andrew Ainslie as its next dean. Prof...

  5. April 27, 2014

    Zimbabwe opposition in disarray

    Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is in disarray after a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change said at the weekend it...

  6. April 14, 2014

    Diamond’s deal for African bank reveals sanctions twist

    An African bank being bought by the former chief executive of Barclays is helping a Zimbabwe bank under US financial...

  7. April 8, 2014

    Diamond steps up charge into Africa

    Bob Diamond has grand plans for African banking. The former Barclays chief executive says his flurry of recent deals in...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tiger hunting on fiscal cliffs: David flags the recent anti-corruption, anti-vice...

  9. March 31, 2014

    Bob Diamond re-enters world of banking

    Bob Diamond is going back to the ABC of banking. But he is adding a Z – Zimbabwe. In an announcement that may have been...

  10. March 21, 2014

    Michael Buerk returns to Zimbabwe

    He looks like an Old Testament prophet even though his fiery chariot is an elderly, single-engined Cessna. White-haired,...

  11. March 16, 2014

    Africa hits a bump on the road to prosperity

    Data Lab: sub-Sahara African growth faces bumps in the road South of the Sahara, economies have flourished over the past...

  12. March 11, 2014

    China, trade, aid and Africa

    Not long ago China’s engagement in Africa was vilified in Europe and the US. Beijing was criticised for co-operating with...

  13. March 10, 2014

    George Saunders wins Folio Prize with ‘Tenth of December’

    A US short story writer has won a new literary prize that sparked a fierce debate over the “dumbing down” of the UK’s best...

  14. March 5, 2014

    The west lays itself a trap over Uganda’s anti-gay laws

    Poor Yoweri Museveni. Like a bear in a cage, goaded and provoked by jeering onlookers, he cuts a sorry figure. The ageing...

  15. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2014

    The week ahead, Feb 24-28

    The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

  16. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2014

    Zimbabwean currency? Take your pick of 9

    The bad old days of hyperinflation In a week where currency after currency in the emerging markets have been battered, it’s...

  17. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Reporting back: Equatorial Guinea

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Javier Blas, the FT’s Africa...

  18. January 21, 2014

    Zimbabwe: Farmers face slow recovery

    In 2013, 13 years after the launch of President Robert Mugabe’s fast-track land reform programme, Zimbabwe’s farmers...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 21, 2014

    Zimbabwe's SWF: a quarter of not much

    Zimbabwe’s proposed sovereign wealth fund – gazetted in Harare last week – is unlikely to have a material impact on private...

  20. January 13, 2014

    Levin reshaped UBM by lucrative shift into exhibitions

    In eight years, David Levin has transformed UBM from a UK-focused media conglomerate centred on magazine and television...

  21. January 3, 2014

    Top 2014 destinations, picked by travel industry leaders

    Iran Thirty-five years after it dropped off the tourist map, Iran may be set to return to the top of “must-visit” lists for...

  22. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    Africa: who's got the power?

    You tell a lot by a country’s electricity supply – in fact, some people prefer it to GDP when it comes to assessing China....

  23. December 8, 2013

    Stand by the ICC

    Eleven years ago the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crimes and...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    Zimbabwe plan: optimistic, to put it kindly

    Mugabe: management-speak It’s a 15,000-word document setting out how the government will “prioritise its programmes… and...

  25. November 5, 2013

    IMF holds Zimbabwe talks amid signs of thaw on company ownership

    An International Monetary Fund team will begin talks with Zimbabwe on Wednesday amid signs that President Robert Mugabe...

  26. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2013

    Zimbabwe's mining bond vs its bad boy reputation

    Zimbabwe is increasingly pinning its hopes on its mining industry to beef up the government coffers. The government is keen...

  27. October 28, 2013

    Rights abusers can breathe more easily

    Should political leaders who have promoted or tolerated mass killings be brought to justice? Many in the west would...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    [video] Who will grow next?

    Research by Harvard’s Ricardo Hausmann has found that Mexico, Zimbabwe and Egypt are well-positioned to grow. Qatar and...

  29. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    Mozambique: Renamo worries for miners and trade

    Overseas companies with operations in Mozambique are concerned with the escalation of political tension in the country,...

  30. October 27, 2013

    Forget China and switch to Zimbabwe, Mexico or Egypt

    Where does growth come from? Why do some countries “emerge” and take on “developed” status, while others flounder before...

  31. beyondbrics

    October 7, 2013

    BMW: war of words with union over 'unstable' S Africa

    For BMW in South Africa, genug ist genug. Strikes are a fact of life for many companies in Africa’s largest economy but last...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2013

    Zimbabwe: 'Hurricane Closure' highlights business slump

    At least someone is selling In just under two weeks the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) is due to hold its annual...

  33. September 20, 2013

    ‘We Need New Names’, by NoViolet Bulawayo

    We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo, Chatto & Windus, RRP£14.99/Reagan Arthur, RRP$25, 294 pages Darling, the...

  34. September 18, 2013

    Study highlights scale of African doctors ‘brain drain’

    The number of African doctors working in the US soared by almost two-fifths over a decade, according to a study showing the...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2013

    Mugabe supporters

    Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe cheer upon his arrival for the opening of the first...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2013

    Chilean and S African drugmakers unite in $1.3bn deal

    While most Chileans were dwelling somberly on the past on Wednesday, commemorating the 40th anniversary of General...

  37. September 10, 2013

    Opposition absent as Robert Mugabe appoints old-guard cabinet

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has named a new slimmed down cabinet dominated by old-guard loyalists and with no...

  38. September 10, 2013

    Face up to reality and start talking to Robert Mugabe

    It is time for the west to take stock, set aside old scores and take a fresh look at Zimbabwe. And as the prime mover in a...

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