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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Three-quarters of African countries and several “Arab Spring” nations are at high or extreme risk of a food crisis, according to an analysis published on Wednesday.
World Bank urged to help stop 'land grabs' in Africa
Anti-poverty activists posing as digger-driving investors staged a symbolic land grab in Tokyo on Wednesday as they called on world finance chiefs to help keep food prices under control.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Ecuador will end industrial drift-net fishing starting Dec. 15, authorities said Wednesday. President Rafael Correa said the measure was aimed at reducing overfishing by large vessels, which ends up reducing the catch available to smaller, more sustainable fishing operations.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Strikes have cost South Africa close to 4.5 billion rand (nearly US$563 million) in lost gold and platinum production, President Jacob Zuma announced Monday as the mine where labor unrest began said it is halting work on shaft construction that will cost 1,200 jobs.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
South Africa sees no need yet to revise the outlook for its fiscal performance in its 2012 budget plan even if there has been revenue loss due to problems in the mining industry, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Sunday.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
South Africa's current account recorded its largest deficit in nearly four years in the second quarter of 2012 as exports fell because of subdued external demand that is likely to hit manufacturing throughout the rest of the year.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Iran's currency was on Sunday sliding to a new record low against the dollar, with the central bank saying it was trying to manage the plunge amid an “economic war with the world.”
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Congo and China on Tuesday signed accords worth 975 million euros as part of a project to rebuild parts of the capital Brazzaville devastated by a deadly munitions depot blast in early March.
Monday, August 20, 2012
It was the year the world became acquainted with Barack Obama, when “tweet” was labeled a buzzword by Time magazine — and when legislation was introduced to overhaul Africa's biggest oil industry.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Nigeria is likely to be included in JPMorgan's Government Bond Index — Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) from October, potentially bringing up to US$1 billion into one of Africa's most developed debt markets, the bank said on Wednesday.
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