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Dan Cozine

August 1, 2007

The managing director and co-head of the Americas energy and commodities structured debt team at BNP Paribas tells Kathryn Tully what lies behind the bank’s restructuring to form a new global energy and commodities structured debt team.

Legislative deadlock hampers development

July 4, 2007

One of the richest Gulf states, parts of Kuwait’s economy are booming, but politics and bureaucracy still hold back growth, write Nadine Marroushi and Jon Marks.

More than a gas success story

July 4, 2007

As its gas boom continues, Qatar is attracting prestigious financial institutions interested in project finance and local wealth. Stephen Timewell reports from Doha.

Pragmatism kicks in

July 4, 2007

Elected on an anti-poverty mandate, Ecuador’s government may be clashing with private banks over microloan fees but it accepts the economy should be capitalist, underpinned by a competitive banking system. Jane Monahan reports from Quito.

Fears of bubble economy grow

July 4, 2007

Early general elections are planned to calm a political crisis and the economy is beginning to cool off, adding to concerns that progress made in recent years could unravel. Metin Demirsar reports from Istanbul.

Vote of confidence

July 2, 2007

Nicaragua’s apparently reformed ex-Marxist president is enjoying some success courting private business and international lenders in his quest to combat poverty. Local banks are also doing well. Jane Monahan reports from Managua.

Post-election France has everything to play for

July 2, 2007

Following the French elections, the markets are returning to normal, with plenty of activity predicted, especially in state-involved sectors. Geraldine Lambe reports on how the pace is picking up.

China and Africa’s mutual back scratching

June 4, 2007

A 10-fold increase in bilateral trade means China is set to eclipse Europe and the US as the main foreign actor in Africa.

Chinese model inspires AfDB

May 7, 2007

China provides an example of growth-driven modernisation that Africans can aspire to, writes Kevin Godier.

Privatised industry will pave the way to wealth

May 7, 2007

Zahid Hamid, minister for privatisation and investment, talks to Jules Stewart about his ambitious plans for a modern, industrialised Pakistan.

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