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“Bob Diamond exists to make money for Bob Diamond, whatever he says. This isn’t to help develop Africa, it’s to make money for Bob Diamond and his partners.”


Madagascar Seeks Stability and Emerging Markets Status

Madagascar’s new prime minister, Kolo Christophe Laurent Roger, has vowed to revive the island’s economy, helping it become a true emerging market, and reinforces the promise of president Hery Rajaonarimampianina, when he was elected in December 2013, to lure foreign investors and tourists back to Madagascar.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

A Climate of Risk

Weird weather presents major problems for supply chains, and 77% of companies believe climate change has the potential to significantly affect their revenue.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Middle East FDI: Infrastructure Boom

MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gilly Wright The Arab Spring dissuaded many companies from investing in the Middle East-North Africa...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

US: Elon Musk Makes Power Play

NEWSMAKERS By Gilly Wright Dubbed by his supporters a gifted visionary, engineer and CEO Elon Musk is not afraid to...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Beale Takes Helm At Lloyds

NEWSMAKERS By Gilly Wright One of the worlds oldest insurance markets, Lloyds of London, has appointed the first female CEO...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Will the ‘Google Tax’ Go Viral?

Tax officials perplexed by Google (Photo: CoolCaesar) If 2013 was the year public opinion turned solidly against the tax avoidance...


Westerner To Run Japans Takeda?

NEWSMAKERS By Gilly Wright Japan’s largest pharmaceuticals firm, Takeda, has appointed Frenchman Christophe Weber as COO in a highly unusual move designed to groom him for the role of CEO. Weber will join the firm in April 2014, ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Caterpillar CEO Riding Out Slump

As third-quarter profits plunged 44%, US heavy equipment-manufacturer Caterpillar slashed its 2013 profit forecast for the third quarter in a row. Caterpillar is being hit with lower demand in nearly all its major business sectors, but about three-quarters of the drop in sales were the result of lower sales of mining equipment.