I write about Africa for @WSJ. @FCAEA vice chair. Greek immigrant, migration geek matina.stevis@wsj.com

U.K. Regulator Scrutinizes Credit Suisse, VTB Over Mozambique Debt

wsj.com — MAPUTO, Mozambique-U.K. regulators are making inquiries into Credit Suisse Group AG's and Russian bank VTB Group's handling of hundreds of millions of dollars of debt the banks arranged for the purchase of boats and military equipment for state-backed companies in Mozambique, people familiar with the matter said.

East Africa’s gas-fired hopes for prosperity recede

bdlive.co.za — ALONG Africa's resource-rich eastern coast, the promise of gas-fired prosperity is wafting into an uncertain future. Five years ago, Tanzania and Mozambique were hailed as two of the world's most promising natural-gas frontiers, perfectly positioned to fuel Asia's industrial boom.

Gas Slump Defers Eastern African Nations’ Transformation

wsj.com — Along Africa's resource-rich eastern coast, the promise of gas-fired prosperity is wafting into an uncertain future. Half a decade ago, Tanzania and Mozambique were hailed as two of the world's most promising natural-gas frontiers, perfectly positioned to fuel Asia's industrial boom. Today, these poor nations are paying the price for...

Dubai’s DP World Agrees to Manage Port in Somaliland for 30 Years

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The global ports operator gains alternative hub to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa Dubai's DP World has agreed to manage the Somaliland port of Berbera in a landmark deal this month that opens a new point of access to the Red Sea and gives the global ports operator an alternative hub to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

Barclays sells stake in African unit

efinancialnews.com — Barclays on Thursday said it had raised £603 million ($874.1 million) by selling a 12.2% stake in its African unit to an array of investors, as the British bank pushes ahead with its retreat from the continent.

IMF Sees sub-Saharan Africa Growth at 16-Year Low

wsj.com — NAIROBI, Kenya-sub-Saharan African economies will grow at the slowest pace in 16 years and lower than the global average this year, reversing a trend that saw the region elevated to one of the fastest-expanding global frontiers in previous years, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

Diamond teams with Carlyle to bid for Barclays Africa Group

efinancialnews.com — Bob Diamond's investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with major US buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays's stake in Barclays Africa Group, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Atlas, Carlyle may team up for Barclays Africa bid

marketwatch.com — NAIROBI, Kenya -- Bob Diamond's investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with major U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays PLC's stake in Barclays Africa Group, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday.

Atlas Merchant Capital, Carlyle Group Team up to Bid for Barclays Africa Group, Sources Say -- Update

gfmag.com — By Matina Stevis NAIROBI, Kenya -- Bob Diamond\'s investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with major U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays PLC\'s stake in Barclays Africa Group, two people familiar with ...

Atlas Merchant Capital, Carlyle Group Team up to Bid for Barclays Africa Group -- Sources

gfmag.com — Corporate leaders can be forgiven for not thinking too far ahead. The length of time that investors hold stock has fallen. Share-holders want fast rewards-and quick fixes when performance flags. Moreover, given the upheavals and macroeconomic uncertainties of the past decade, many CEOs and CFOs have been preoccupied with firefighting.
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Jul 26, 2016

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Jul 26, 2016

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Jul 26, 2016

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Jul 26, 2016

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Jul 26, 2016

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