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Dodging Dodd-Frank

Lobbyists failed to dilute the strong disclosure requirements that are now law in the USA but the transparency battle still rages in Europe

The American Petroleum Institute, a major oil industry association, and other pro-business groups are challenging the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Maj...


Opacity for all

In August, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission published its 236-page guide to the operation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Prot...


Lucrative IIDEA

Staff at the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance want IIDEA’s management investigated for wasting funds and making generous payments to former directors a...


Getting out of the bush

Accountants and managers at the BBC are calling time on the African service and cutting British influence on the continent

The British Broadcasting Corporation’s decision to eviscerate its highly successful African Service looks counterproductive. It is all the more surprising given that Africa is bein...


The Glencore-Xstrata merger

Two of the world’s biggest mining and trading companies are joining forces to launch new ventures in West and South Africa

A new African empire stretching from the Sahara to South Africa is in the making as Glencore and Xstrata, two giant mining and trading companies, finalise their plans to merge into...


Companies fight regulation

New US laws and planned European regulations are coming under fire from well-organised oil and mining lobbyists

Extractive industries don’t always like compulsory disclosure requirements. Companies are now fighting a rearguard action against recent United States and European Union legislatio...


Fanfares for Africa

The latest fanfare for Africa’s economic prospects comes from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey of fund and asset managers, bankers and other financiers for Invest AD, the s...


New technology, new repression

Authoritarian regimes’ use of cellphones is under the spotlight

One of the most striking aspects of last year’s North African revolutions was the use of new technology as a tool for political organisation – and to outwit flatfooted dictatorship...


The long march speeds up

Stronger economies, better education and technology are driving more political change and unrest

Expect turbulence. As well as sound advice from pilots to passengers on aircraft taking off from Kisangani to Kinshasa in Congo-Kinshasa, such warnings look apposite for the year a...


Textile trouble

The garment industry is Africa’s first rung on the ladder of industrialisation but Asian competition has been wrecking it

Asian textile factories in Africa are often the scene of angry confrontation between workers and management, governments and traders. Asian production is widely seen as a threat to...


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