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Exotix boldly tackles the Yemeni frontiers

March 4, 2008

So-called ‘frontier markets’ hold no fears for some investors. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how broker-cum-investment bank Exotix went digging for profits in the zinc mines of Yemen.

The potential for wealth

March 4, 2008

Is the African renaissance for real? Or will development hopes again be dashed? Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua makes the positive case.

Adam Knight

February 4, 2008

The co-head of global commodities at Credit Suisse talks to Geraldine Lambe about building the bank’s commodities platform in a market that is booming and showing evidence of increasing maturity.

Trade financing in Africa: new structures for the future

December 1, 2007

Bankers and governments have been moving back into trade financing in Africa and creating new financial structures to mitigate the risks.

Global shift as China looks overseas

December 1, 2007

China is beginning a march abroad with banks aiming to imitate the international prominence of the country’s manufacturing industry. Stephen Timewell reports.

Legislative change drives markets

December 1, 2007

New pieces of legislation affecting tax and ownership are having a dramatic knock-on effect on Canada’s capital markets. Geraldine Lambe reports.

A healthy appetite in Canada

December 1, 2007

Stability and access to a wealth of natural resources makes Canada attractive for investors. Geraldine Lambe reports on the resulting buoyant activity in the country’s capital markets.

Innovative structuring

November 5, 2007

Silvia Pavoni reports on a record-breaking wind power project financed purely on future cash flows.

Economic cities point to a sea change in thinking

November 5, 2007

The financial services sector in Saudi Arabia is benefiting from new policies aimed at attracting foreign investors, and creating a more sophisticated market, write Nadine Marroushi and Jon Marks.

A foreign magnet

September 3, 2007

The republic’s open inward investment programme has attracted huge FDI inflows into tourism, telecoms, mining and manufacturing in free trade zones. Jules Stewart explains.

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