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Jun 08, 2017
A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former South Korean health minister to two and a half years jail for his role in a corruption scandal that led to the…
Jun 05, 2017
Gold held steady after hitting its highest in over six weeks earlier on Monday, buoyed by disappointing U.S. jobs data that appeared to dilute the prospects for an aggressive string…
Jun 02, 2017
The British High Commission has announced that email enquiries by visa customers applying from outside the UK would attract a fee as from June 1. According to the report, the…
May 30, 2017
As Novartis considers asset sales that could raise $50 billion, investors are worried any cash raised may give the Swiss drugmaker firepower for another unsuccessful megadeal. Novartis's $52 billion takeover…
May 26, 2017
Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most…
May 23, 2017
Experts at the 52nd African Development Bank Annual Meetings, which started Monday in Ahmedabad, India, have identified the missing links to building a strong trade and investment relationship that will…
May 17, 2017
Concern that U.S. President Donald Trump's reform agenda could be slowed down, and that Trump himself could even face the threat of impeachment, added to disappointing U.S. economic data on…
May 12, 2017
Germany's economy grew strongly in the first three months of this year, driven by investment and consumption, official figures show. First-quarter GDP growth was 0.6%, faster than the October-to December…
May 09, 2017
After a tense and often antagonistic election campaign, Emmanuel Macron is to become the next president of France. The result is, of course, in all sorts of ways extraordinary. In…
May 06, 2017
Wealthy nations must work more closely with Africa to narrow the gap between rich and poor and avoid global instability, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday, setting out…
May 05, 2017
The World Bank on Thursday called on Botswana to make details of its large mining contracts with companies public to improve transparency in the diamond rich country's business dealings. Botswana…
May 03, 2017
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has become Deutsche Bank AG's largest shareholder after increasing its stake in the German lender to almost 10%. U.S. public filings show HNA raised its stake…
May 02, 2017
Senegal's President Macky Sall dismissed his energy minister on Tuesday, the president's office said in a statement that gave no reason for the sudden move. Thierno Alassane Sall, an aeronautical…
Apr 30, 2017
Blurb: Officials at a recent forum in London explained how Kenya is one of Africa's economic stars, and is attracting investment through its open and stable economy. However, security issues…

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