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  • PIPE, Wis.— Wisconsin has long been as one of the nation's leaders in cow dairies, farm after pastoral farm tucked into the state's rolling hills. That distinction will only stand to increase when two of the largest goat dairies in the world soon begin operating in northeast Wisconsin. "We're competing in our farm here in Pipe, Wisconsin, with the world," Larry Hedrich...

  • MOGADISHU, July 30- Barely 12 hours after a failed coup in Turkey, Somalia's cabinet met in Mogadishu to consider a request from Ankara to shut down two schools and a hospital linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric Turkey blames for the attempted putsch. Turkey's ties with Somalia are well established. Turkey was a major contributor to the humanitarian aid...

  • HONG KONG, July 30- Fosun Group said on Saturday it has agreed to buy Brazilian fund manager Rio Bravo Investimentos, in the Chinese conglomerate's first acquisition in Latin America. Fosun did not disclose the value of the deal, but said in a statement that it expects to take advantage of the "exceptional period of change and economic renewal" taking place not only...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's U.N.-backed government has signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the terminals shut down since December 2014. No specific date was set for restarting exports, but swift resumption would be hampered by technical damage from militant...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's U.N.-backed government signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the major terminals shut down since December 2014. No specific date was set for restarting exports, but swift resumption will be hampered by technical damage from militant...

  • *79 bln pound deal would be biggest takeover of UK company. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, July 29- The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend its shareholders approve a sweetened takeover offer by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company said on Friday, capping a week of high drama about the fate of the consumer industry's biggest-ever merger. Its earlier offer had been made less...

  • LAGOS, July 29- Nigeria's central bank has injected more than 100 billion naira into Skye bank after sacking the lender's top management this month for failing to meet minimum capital requirements, its new managing director said on Friday. Adetokunbo Abiru also said Skye, Nigeria's eighth-largest bank, made a pre-tax loss last year, due to oil-related bad loans...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's government has reached a deal with an armed brigade controlling the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the major terminals shut down since December 2014, officials said. Members of the U.N.-backed Presidential Council were in Ras Lanuf late on Thursday at a joint conference with Ibrahim...

  • *Swings to Q2 loss on low oil price, Italy shutdown. MILAN, July 29- Italy's Eni has raised the target for the amount of oil and gas it expects to discover this year by 50 percent, helping to offset a surprise net loss in the second quarter as it took a hit from lower crude prices. The company also said on Friday it expected output to grow by more than 5 percent next year as...

  • LONDON, July 29- A corporate makeover at Barclays under CEO Jess Staley showed signs of paying off on Friday as the British bank reported an improved performance in its key businesses, helping send its shares up more than 8 percent. Staley in March set out a strategy to simplify the bank's structure and seek higher shareholder returns through the sale of the bulk...

  • LAGOS, July 29- Breaking the central bankers' taboo on use of the' p-word', Nigeria's Godwin Emefiele is urging people not to panic about the banking system, saying he is on top of any trouble resulting from the worst crisis in Africa's biggest economy for decades. Non-performing loans are expected to jump to 12.5 percent of total loans this year, up from the central...

  • The Jarden deal, which added about 120 brands to Newell's portfolio, increased its exposure to Europe and doubled the company's footprint in markets such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany, Polk added. However, the company does not expect any major impact from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The deal will boost pro forma annual revenue from...

  • LONDON, July 29- A corporate makeover at Barclays under CEO Jess Staley showed signs of paying off on Friday as the British bank reported an improved performance in its key businesses, helping send its shares up more than 7 percent. Staley in March set out a strategy to simplify the bank's structure and seek higher shareholder returns through the sale of the bulk...

  • A survey of 29 economists and analysts forecast Brent crude will average $45.51 per barrel in 2016, up marginally from last month's forecast of $45.20, and about $3.55 higher than the $41.96 average so far this year. "We project solid global demand growth in 2016, and a reasonable growth in 2017, mostly driven by China, India and Africa. As such, demand should help to...

  • The U.S. military is using an unmanned robotic vehicle to patrol around its camps in the Horn of Africa.

  • UMLAZI, Durban, July 28- Young, poor, supporters of South Africa's African National Congress are weary of reminders of its liberation struggle, concentrating instead on the ruling party's failure to deliver jobs which could cost it votes in local elections next week. Polls say the main opposition party, the Democractic Alliance will win 36 percent of the vote in...

  • PORT OF SPAIN- Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago holds its policy meeting. JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at the launch of an initiative by EOH and Radio 702 that aims "to provide solutions to South Africa's skills development challenges"- 0430 GMT. LUANDA- Bank of Angola interest rate decision- 1600 GMT.

  • While FAA inspectors complained that they've had to cancel inspections because of the agency's tight travel budget, the GAO said it couldn't confirm the assertions because the FAA said doesn't keep separate data on travel expenditures for oversight of foreign repair stations. The report also criticized the FAA for not collecting data from airlines on the...

  • UMLAZI, Durban, July 28- Young, poor, supporters of South Africa's African National Congress are weary of reminders of its liberation struggle, concentrating instead on the ruling party's failure to deliver jobs which could cost it votes in local elections next week. Polls say the main opposition party, the Democractic Alliance will win 36 percent of the vote in...

  • Egypt said late on Tuesday it was seeking $4 billion a year over three years from the International Monetary Fund to help plug a funding gap. Egyptian stocks have surged on hopes a deal would revive confidence and allow Egypt to remove restrictions on access to hard currency that have hit manufacturing and trade and made it hard for foreign firms to repatriate...