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Country Report

Features: Troubled Giant

COUNTRY REPORT / NIGERIA Despite vast hydrocarbon reserves and a government committed to economic diversification, Nigeria still faces tremendous problems. A resurgence in its banking sector may help accelerate future progress.   Oil is Nigeria’s lifeline, accounting for some 80% ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets : Rwanda Exchange Trading Bonds

DR NEWS   Zhaikmunai, an independent oil and gas exploration business based in Kazakhstan, has concluded the first-ever listing of global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange by a limited partnership. Zhaikmunai raised $100 million in its offering last ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Emerging Markets : Us Agency Backs African Debt Fund

NEWS   The Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC), a US development finance organization, has committed up to $100 million in initial funding for a sub-Saharan debt fund to be managed by Standard Bank of South Africa. The Standard Africa Development ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

EM Investor : Rwanda Exchange Trading Bonds

News         The Rwanda Stock Exchange opened for business in the capital city of Kigali at the end of January, but so far the exchange has not traded any stocks. It has listed two government bonds and ...

Country Report

Features: Growth interrupted

COUNTRY REPORT: SOUTH AFRICA   Flagging global growth, an ongoing energy shortage and increasing wage and inflation pressures are weighing heavily on South Africa’s economy.   In a hole: South Africa's mining industry has been badly affected by recent power ...


Features : Regional Focus: ASEAN

Asean Countries Find Joy in Unity South East Asias regional trade alliance is looking for ways to promote intra-regional cooperation...