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LAGOS, Feb 6- IBM began rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa on Thursday, saying it would help to address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and e-commerce research. The world's biggest technology service provider said "Project Lucy" would take 10 years and cost $100 million.
Arif Naqvi, CEO of Abraaj Group, says Nigeria and Ghana will continue to grow and are good countries to invest in.
Discussing problems in the oil region of Nigeria, with Helima Croft, Barclays head of North American Commodities Research, and Ashley Bendell, Africas Investments Advisors.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Multinational companies are becoming more picky about emerging market investments as slowing growth in upstart economies and a recovery in the West takes the shine off a previous sure-fire strategic bet.
Jim O'Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, explains why he likes the markets of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.
Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, says that nations should work together to fight corruption.
ABUJA, Jan 21- Nigeria's central bank lifted the cash reserve requirement on public sector deposits held by banks on Tuesday, seeking to stabilise the naira and reflecting its concern about loose fiscal policy ahead of elections next year.
*Africa not a major focus for world No.1 toymaker Mattel. *Economists predict consumer boom for Nigeria. LAGOS, Jan 15- With a booming economy in Nigeria and more black children than anywhere else in the world, Taofick Okoya was dismayed some years ago when he couldn't find a black doll for his niece.
*Investors need to look beyond Kenya, Nigeria. LONDON, Jan 9- A two-year rally in frontier African stocks, which has withstood the Nairobi shopping mall attack, violence in the Central African Republic and fighting in South Sudan, is showing signs of fatigue, pointing to muted gains this year.
By Joe Brock and Tim Cocks. ABUJA/ LAGOS, Dec 5- Nigeria's drive to clean up a gasoline subsidy scheme that soaks up a fifth of federal spending is mired in confusion, with the government, anti-graft investigators and fuel importers at odds over attempts to root out massive fraud.
ACCRA, Nov 26- Pan-African lender Ecobank has sued a top executive who left the company this month, naming him in a civil complaint in Togo as the author of an anonymous email accusing Chief Executive Thierry Tanoh of mismanagement.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister of Nigeria, discusses the problem of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the country.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister of Nigeria, says that the country is look for more equal and "inclusive" growth.
Lamido Sanusi, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the country will see an impact from a change in US monetary policy.
Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga, trade minister of Nigeria, says that revenue from oil has allowed Nigeria to diversify its economy.
In a first on CNBC interview with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister of Nigeria describes what the country must do to boost growth.
Lamido Sanusi, governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria, tells CNBC that emerging markets have a "short window" to fix internal issues, in order to reduce the impact tapering will have.
Editor: Malcolm Davidson +44 20 7542 6958. BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT- A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank to loosen the purse strings further and buy euro zone government and corporate bonds to accelerate a weak recovery. Credit Suisse private bank co-heads confident of growth.
*Low internet penetration rates holds back Africa tech growth. DAKAR, Nov 11- When Abasiama Idaresit started a digital marketing firm in Nigeria's bustling economic capital three years ago, he quickly learned how brutal life can be in a market where tech startups are in their infancy.
ABUJA/ LAGOS, Oct 31- Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth is expected to increase to 6 percent in 2014, from 5 percent this year, supported by investment in infrastructure and production capacity, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.