Features: Cold Turkey

{loadposition Country_Skyscraper_Left} GENERAL INFORMATION Time Zone Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghan, Afghans Total Area 2,381,741 (2006) km² Capital Algiers (2009) Currency Algerian dinars (DZD) (2009) Government type republic (2009) Languages Albania, Albanian, Tirana, Albanians Religions Africa Total population 35.44 million(2009 forecast) Urban ...

GCC Report: Shifting Gears

REGIONAL REPORT: GCC / COUNTRY PROFILE: QATAR   Qatar has plenty of gas for the long drive to becoming a knowledge-based economy.     Doha's constantly changing skyline illustrates Qatar's rapid growth.   Qatar has the world’s third-largest reserves of ...

Newsmakers : Paraguay Joins The Leftist Club

PARAGUAY     Lugo: Promising to improve Paraguay's international standing. Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, is the newest member of Latin America’s growing list of left-wing leaders. He faces serious challenges in a country that, until his ...

Editor's Letter: Unsustainable development

In our cover story this month we investigate the surge in investment pouring into Africa. Resource-poor, cash-rich nations such as India and China are seemingly leaving no stones unturned in their rush to secure supplies...

Newsmakers : In The Hot Seat

ARGENTINA   Fernandez: His appointment unsettled financial markets. As he slips into the seat occupied by four others in less than a year, Argentina’s new economy minister, Carlos Fernandez, faces the unenviable task of restoring confidence in his government’s economic ...

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 ...