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The New Scramble for Africa

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Frontier Markets, World Politics, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Pádraig Carmody Something has certainly changed in the intervening years in Africa, and in its relations with the outside world, even if excessive pessimism or optimism is unwarranted. What accounts for these changes, and what does this mean for African politics and economic development into the future? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring

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Emerging Markets are Re-Shaping the Global Economy, But Also Shaking It

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By George Magnus From global tourism to manufactured products, and from industrial processes to modern technologies order, the re-convergence of emerging markets and their economic dynamism are re-shaping the world, and they are simultaneously shaking it. You

Islamic Finance: Is the Time Ripe for a Private Sector Trade Association?

December 28, 2010 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Robert B Gray The growing significance of Islamic finance has brought into sharp focus the similarities and the potential for convergence with respect to market practices between conventional modes of financing and the market for Shariah-compliant

China in Africa: Think again

December 28, 2010 • Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Deborah Bräutigam You think you know what China is doing in Africa. You’ve seen the headlines: the Chinese arrived in Africa a few years ago in a desperate search for oil. They set up a huge aid program targeting resource-rich, pariah states that would