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% ...

Cover Story: The Found Continent

AFRICA   Long ignored by mainstream investors and corporations, Africa has suddenly found itself in the spotlight. Its resilience in the recent credit crunch is just part of the reason.     An oil worker stands on the deck of ...

Emerging Markets : Hedge Fund Seeks Absolute Returns

NEWS     London-based Focus Capital last month introduced a hedge fund that aims to achieve absolute returns from emerging markets irrespective of market conditions by investing in multiple asset classes. The Emerging World Fund diversifies risk by using a ...

Cover Story: India Vs China

THE ELEPHANT AND THE DRAGON   Often uneasy neighbors and fierce competitors, India and China are finding ways to cooperate as their influence on the global economy grows.     India's prime minister Manmohan Singh and China's premier Wen Jiao ...

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 ...