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Opec member restricts spending and forges ties with rival trading houses during oil price slump
The hopes of resource-rich countries have faded along with commodity prices
Sovereign wealth fund is prepared to protect its assets from extreme political events
The fund is less hell-bent on pushing neoliberal medicine down recipients’ throats
Commodity exporters instead face sovereign downgrades and ‘long, hard grind’
Optimism surrounding the continent has evaporated with the collapse in commodity prices
Price tag needs to be lower for the deal to make sense
Spanish bank in last-minute agreement with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos
Growth is in danger of falling below the rest of the world, entrenching poverty
African country requests 3-year programme which could be worth more than $1.5bn
World’s largest oil exporter suffers setback amid low prices
Lisbon intervention fails to break impasse with Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos
Sam Pa, who was behind resources deals in Africa, was under US sanctions
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