Africa: Banks and telcos mobilise for money

There’s no doubt mobile money is Africa’s future, but who is best equipped to benefit most: the telcos with their networks, or the banks with their products and service? And why are they fighting when they could be cooperating?

Videgaray pulls Mexico into shape

Mexico’s government has introduced a swathe of structural reforms that aim to cut key input costs in the economy, arrest deteriorating productivity and improve the country’s long-term growth rates.

Rajan’s surgical strikes

Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan is battling inflation and crony capitalists to open a new chapter in the Asian superpower’s growth story.

Philippines fumbles its infrastructure

Often touted as having the region’s best growth prospects, the nation is struggling to make sure those hopes come true and aren’t dashed by poor foundations.