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Building the world's new infrastructure

June 2, 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 2, 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 5, 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 7, 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.

A state of disrepair

April 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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.

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