Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Good news is pouring in from plantations in Ivory Coast, the west African country is racking up record harvests for cocoa and cashew nuts of which it is a top global producer.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday urged Zimbabwe to clarify its controversial policies that bar foreign companies from holding majority stakes in local enterprises.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked US$130 million (102.5 million euros) in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic after the governments of the worst-hit countries in west Africa said they were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be backed up with cash.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Hoping for a comeback, embattled Canadian company BlackBerry has launched a new smartphone.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Russia and Zimbabwe signed Tuesday a US$3 billion deal to jointly mine platinum in the southern African country, the world's third largest producer, with Moscow providing the investment funds.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday it was holding talks with government officials in Ghana on possible aid to surmount the African nation's fiscal and economic challenges.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Spain's third-biggest bank by capitalization CaixaBank is to buy Barclays' Spanish operations for 800 million euros (US$1.1 billion) as the British bank undergoes major restructuring, Barclays said on Sunday.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Foreign investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of the year, the central bank chief said Monday, calling for the country to “fight the negative perception” that was scaring off capital.
Monday, August 18, 2014
South Africa's decision to rescue a small lender seen as neither “too big” nor “too interconnected” to fail shows that taxpayers worldwide may have to accept that bank bailouts are here to stay.