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  1. 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...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    Russia-Korea SWF tie up: win-win?

    Partners in wealth Wednesday’s announcement that Russia and South Korea would work together on an economic project in North...

  1. FT Alphaville

    October 28, 2013

    Money-go-round theme du jour, bonds beat cash

    So what have the retail investors been up to? Buying stocks! But, even with yields down low and no-where to go, they are yet...

  2. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    Guest post: why China's slowdown won't put the brakes on Africa's growth

    By Andrew Brown of Emerging Capital Partners Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted a further drop in...

  3. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2013

    Nigeria: stumbling on

    From an economic viewpoint, Africa’s most populous country, with about 173m people, is moving in the right direction, as the...

  4. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Singapore SWF invests in Brazilian sewage

    Who says sewage treatment can’t be a sweet smelling business? Certainly not Singapore’s GIC. The city state’s sovereign...

  5. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Kazakhstan: an abrupt change of central bank governor

    Martchenko: out the door By Clare Nuttall of bne Grigory Marchenko has been replaced by former deputy prime minister Kairat...

  6. beyondbrics

    September 30, 2013

    New York headlines

    * US shutdown fears weigh on markets * Indian and Pakistan military leaders to meet * China manufacturing growth stalls * S...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 30, 2013

    London headlines

    * Faltering Chinese factory growth adds to rebound fears * Mexico faces uphill struggle to reverse faltering growth * Modi...

  8. FT Alphaville

    September 26, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks fell for a third day with industrial and health care companies retreating, trimming the biggest...

  9. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2013

    Uralkali and CIC - will China call the shots?

    The great potash saga rumbles on. With Uralkali’s chief executive in a Belarusian KGB cell, the global potash market...

  10. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China in push to join US-led $4tn services trade talks * S Korea reopens $8bn fighter jet contest * CIC Chinese fund buys...

  11. FT Alphaville

    September 24, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Houses beating households, London edition: Dan notes that the average house in the...

  12. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    Betting big on the "New Silk Road"

    The Middle-Eastern Gulf states have had a huge swing towards Asia in trade but investment dinars have not followed to the...

  13. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Guest post: can China help Kazakhstan to diversify?

    Xi Jinping of China and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan in Astana, Sept 7, 2013. By Usen Suleimen of the Kazakh foreign...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Apparently if you want more babies you just have to let people have them: End the...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    “Asian stocks fell for a second day as stronger growth in U.S. service industries fueled speculation the Federal Reserve...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2013

    Kazakhstan: time for that eurobond?

    So, Kazakhstan has restated its intention to issue a $1bn eurobond, Reuters reported on Monday. The oil-rich nation has been...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2013

    Temasek: overweight in Australia, New Zealand & China - not the US or EU

    The headlines on Temasek’s annual review, published on Thursday, will likely focus on the 8.86 per cent one-year return and...

  18. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How low can gold go? Gold descended through the key psychological level of $1,200 on...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2013

    What the mysterious OD05 account tells us about China's view of Japan

    Overseas funds have rushed to Japan this year to buy the bull market touched off by prime minister Shinzo Abe. And it seems...

  20. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Asia investors cautious ahead of Fed meeting * China: house prices jump, complicating life for Beijing…and for forecasters...

  21. beyondbrics

    June 14, 2013

    S Korea: pension fund looks overseas for higher returns

    They all cost money South Korea’s state pension fund is entering riskier waters as it plans to allocate more funds to...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2013

    Is China’s US pork play just a PE ploy?

    The $4.7bn offered by Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International for Smithfield Foods has been touted as the...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2013

    Kazakhstan: authorities secure control of fugitive banker's wife and daughter

    There has been an ugly twist in the long running feud between Nursultan Nazarbayev (pictured) and Mukhtar Ablyazov, the...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2013

    Chart of the week: Chinese M&A in the US - bringing home the bacon

    Nothing stimulates chatter about the rise of China like a big US-targeted M&A deal, and last week we had one of the biggest...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China struggles to find head for CIC sovereign wealth fund * Samsung suppliers reap bumper rewards * Sharif re-election...

  26. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    London headlines

    * China struggles to find head for CIC sovereign wealth fund * Brazil to cancel or restructure almost $900m of African debt...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China pledges boost to India trade * Qatar snaps up stakes in key lenders * IMF calls for more Middle East reforms *...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China’s companies spurn directive to pay 30% dividend * Tony Hayward becomes Glencore Xstrata interim chairman * Aviva...

  29. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The short arm of the SEC: So, there was evidence this week that the US authorities...

  30. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Most Asian stocks fell as a decline in Japanese banks after forecasting lower earnings offset a report that Japan’s economy...

  31. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2013

    Galaxy Securities breaks Hong Kong's IPO drought, more to come

    After an IPO drought in Hong Kong lasting more than half a year, China Galaxy Securities Co Ltd raised $1.07bn in an initial...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2013

    China's CIC: change of the guard

    There is a new man at the top of the China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund, prompting debate...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 7, 2013

    Lessons in monetary policy - Use it or Lose it

    Surprise! Economists mostly failed to predict that the Reserve Bank of Australia would cut rates to a record low of 2.75 per...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2013

    Like a bear in a China speech

    By Theo Casey, marketcolor This might be best considered an addendum to Kate’s Politburo detective work on Friday which...

  35. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Tough quarter at Petrobras as output falls * IMF warns over strong capital inflows into Asia * Zambia cracks down on...

  36. beyondbrics

    April 26, 2013

    Baku takes punt on Asian property

    As the guardian of the nation’s oil windfall, Azerbaijan’s state oil fund has traditionally been a highly conservative...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 23, 2013

    Guest post: Brics summit right on co-operation, wrong on state-run companies

    By George Hoguet, Global Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors The achievements of the recent Brics summit...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2013

    Mongolia: change of tack to get foreign investors back

    By Terrence Edwards of bne in Ulan Bator Mongolia’s parliament passed an amendment on Friday to its controversial foreign...

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