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Obstacles and optimism

June 30, 2008

As the rest of Africa ponders how to feed its inhabitants in the next few years, Zambia’s finance minister Ng’andu Magande tells Charlie Corbett that there is no food crisis in his country – but there are other obstacles to future prosperity.

Boomtowners look beyond borders

June 30, 2008

Kuwait’s booming economy is heavily oil dependent, but banks are beginning to look outside the country to strengthen operations and diversify their offer, Stephen Timewell reports from Kuwait.

Not immune but robust

June 1, 2008

Even Qatar’s robust project finance market has been affected by the global liquidity crunch but the market remains strong, write Kevin Godier and Jon Marks.

No sign of gas boom abating

June 1, 2008

Only a decade ago, low energy prices and rising debts suggested difficult times ahead for Qatar but now it is a global-scale player, write Eleanor Gillespie and Jon Marks.

Energy rich, cash poor

June 1, 2008

Latin America is a fertile region for renewable energy development but government support is sadly lacking. John Rumsey reports from Rio de Janeiro on how banks are getting involved in project investment.

Renewable enthusiasm

June 1, 2008

Instability in many of the regions supplying oil and gas, coupled with escalating costs in the fossil fuel market, has caused the financial markets to look towards the renewable energy sector. Business sense, as well as an environmental conscience, make this a wise move, writes Joanne Hart.

Building the world's new infrastructure

June 1, 2008

Engineering and technological marvels are cropping up all over the world as ambition and demand for ever-more advanced infrastructure grows, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Power to succeed

June 1, 2008

Africa is one of the most resource-rich areas on the planet but without a reliable power supply the continent will never benefit.

Caucasus calling

May 4, 2008

The Azerbaijan government is keen to use its geostrategic location and growing resources wealth to establish its status as a regional hub, and the financial sector is eager to play its part, reports Philip Alexander.

Nigeria’s new energy

April 6, 2008

Like many of his predecessors, President Yar’Adua will be judged on his management of Nigeria’s energy sector. With this in mind, the premier will be personally overseeing his overhaul of the country’s oil and gas industries, write Eleanor Gillespie and Jon Marks.

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