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The BRICS didn’t break out the bank

The emerging countries’ summit reached agreement on a currency stabilisation fund and ministers will continue negotiations on a new development bank

Symbolism and messages counted more than the details at the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Durban, South Africa, on 26-27 March. So, after lengthy ...


Workers of China unite – in Africa

Trades unions may still have problems operating independently in China but Chinese workers and entrepreneurs are more ready to take industrial action on African projects.


Negotiating African risk

After underestimating the challenges facing their African investments, Chinese companies are looking for new ways to protect their projects and personnel

'China wholeheartedly welcomed by Africa,’ crowed the state-owned China Daily on 5 March. Yet China’s ever-growing relations with the continent face a complex environment of politi...


Arab spring prompts soul searching

The fall of Libya’s Moammar el Gaddafi was a wake-up call both for Beijing and for Chinese companies operating in high-risk environments. While the Chinese were not the only foreig...


Private companies under the radar

Official Chinese statistics vastly underestimate the number and value of private Chinese investments in Africa, according to a recent World Bank report. Private Chinese Investment ...


Year of the Snake

Demand for natural resources will ease as China focuses more on internal politics while moving towards consumer-led growth and management of political risk

The year 2012 was a tumultuous one, as might be expected from a Year of the Dragon. However, while the run-up to the Chinese leadership transition was nothing if not controversial,...


Abe backs business

Japan’s private sector is taking a more strategic view of Africa and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new government will back them all the way

Governments may come and go but the Tokyo International Conference on African Development remains at the heart of Japan-Africa relations. Even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Libera...


Big projects and bottlenecks

Natural resources are still the main draw for investors but new markets for India’s food, services and consumer goods beckon the big companies

The Indian National Congress and Manmohan Singh will try to hang on until general elections are called, in mid-2014 at the latest. With corruption fuelling the public’s anger, the ...


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