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A state of disrepair

April 6, 2008

The dire state of Nigeria’s transport and power sectors are hindering the country’s growth. President Yar’Adua has made tackling the problem a priority for his administration but the sheer size of the task makes international investment crucial. By John McCarthy.

Less risk, more reward

April 6, 2008

Foreign investors’ confidence in Nigeria is improving as governmental efforts to tackle corruption and bribery start to yield positive results. By Nick Kochan.

Cashing in

April 6, 2008

Political stability, economic growth, foreign investment, oil wealth, a growing middle class; there are many reasons why Nigeria’s banks have amassed large capital bases. As Charlie Corbett reports, the dilemma now is how to use it.

Nigeria ready to blossom

April 6, 2008

Over the past decade, the word ‘potential’ has become synonymous with Nigeria, as the resource-rich nation’s progress has been stymied by political and economic instability. Much progress has been made on both fronts, and under new president Umaru Yar’Adua Nigeria looks set to deliver on its promise. Charlie Corbett reports.

Easy money as the good times roll

April 6, 2008

There seems to be no end in sight to the commodities boom, as prices rise and demand from investors seeking diversification and returns grows. Silvia Pavoni reports on developments in some of the non-oil sub-sectors that are attracting attention.

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.

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