The railway linking Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, to Kano, the country's second largest city, reopened after more than 10 years, thanks to Chinese loans and investment. The FT's West Africa correspondent Xan Rice, makes the 31-hour journey and asks whether the train line is a sign of progress in Africa's second biggest economy
While Barclays has been fined £290m for its role in the manipulation of benchmark interest rates, HSBC faces fines of about $1bn for its failure to defend properly against money laundering in the US.
http://www.FT.com/ Stocks in emerging markets are falling even faster than in the eurozone. Long View columnist John Authers and James Mackintosh, the FT's investment editor, discuss why the Brics markets are moving in the same direction as their more developed counterparts, only with more velocity.
http://www.FT.com/ As Africa's most populous country celebrates 50 years of independence, Titus Dakwah of Nubuke Investments assesses investment opportunities in Nigeria after years of economic mismanagement are tackled by sweeping reforms. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
http://www.FT.com/ In one Lagos slum, memories of a brutal eviction 21 years ago give poor residents an added urge to call Nigeria's leaders to account through the ballot box as April's elections draw near. Tom Burgis, FT West Africa correspondent, reports. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
Follow The Daily Ticker on Facebook! The headlines coming out of Europe this weekend were not particularly positive for those hoping for major new policy action to deal with the crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again rejected calls for a euro-bond, something U.S
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