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  • MOSCOW, Oct 2- Russia's oil output, the world's largest, edged up 0.3 percent in September compared with August to reach a new post-Soviet high of 10.41 million barrels per day on the back of oil price increases, Energy Ministry data showed on Tuesday. In tonnes, Russia's crude production stood at 42.59 million last month, the ministry said.

  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Oct 2- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. *BOTSWANA- Bank of Botswana to auction its 14- day certificate Treasury bill. Brent crude futures steadied near $112 a barrel on Tuesday as investors.

  • KANO, Nigeria, Oct 1- The purported leader of Boko Haram, the Islamist sect in Nigeria, has denied government statements the group is involved in peace talks and has said its spokesman Abu Qaqa has been captured by security forces.

  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Limiting Lawsuits Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    The court  kicks off its new term with arguments over whether businesses and individuals can be sued in the U.S. for conduct that takes place on foreign soil and has foreign victims.

  • Rooftop pool, wine bar: Hotels building in Africa Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    This is the face of new, high-end hotels in Africa. International hotel developers are planning nearly 40,000 new rooms across Africa in the coming years. Travel and tourism in Africa generates about $164 billion a year, 9 percent of the continent's total GDP, said David Scowsill, president and chief executive of World Travel& Tourism Council.

  • In Nigerian mega-city, gridlock is a great unifier Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    LAGOS, Nigeria-- The traffic begins long before dawn in Nigeria's largest city. The poor crowd onto benches welded inside dented, clattering buses. In Lagos, which is predicted to overtake Cairo as Africa's most populous city in 2015, the traffic jams that Nigerians call "go-slows" can strike at any moment.

  • UPDATE 3-Oil slips on weak global economies Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns that a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh signs of weakness in China and Japan and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- Tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:03 AM ET

    *NAIROBI- Industry regulator Tea Board of Kenya releases performance report. global growth, with data from Japan to China underscoring sluggish business. weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the.

  • WAfrica Crude-Nigerian Qua stalls after buying spree Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:37 AM ET

    *Qua Iboe valued at dated plus $2.30- $2.60. GENEVA, Oct 1- Nigeria's largest crude stream, Qua Iboe, showed signs of stalling on Monday after a flurry of deals last week that boosted differentials to six-month highs.

  • Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Finance Minister of Nigeria and Coordinating Minister for Economy debunks claims of how China might be exploiting Africa in certain unsavory regimes.

  • Heading Off Threats to Global Energy Security Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:48 AM ET
    Locals ride a canoe past oil instalations belonging to the Mobil oil company in Bonny Island, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. Militant groups using kidnappings and sabotage attacks to press their demands for a share of the region's oil wealth, which they accuse the central government of stealing, have made southern Nigeria a volatile place. (AP Photo/George Osodi)

    Michael Bagley, president of corporate intelligence firm Jellyfish Operations, and security expert Jennifer Giroux discuss how companies can plan and react in hostile environments.

  • World Bank building in Washington, DC.

    The prospect of the World Bank being led by someone from outside the U.S. for the first time seemed nearer on Friday, as several African nations backed Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the job.

  • The World's Biggest Oil Reserves Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Heat rises from stacks at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California.

    With the most recent data from the Energy Information Administration and the CIA World Factbook, here are the countries with the biggest proven oil reserves.

  • How to Play Oil's Rise Using Currencies Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
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    Oil prices are on the move again, and these strategists say the Norwegian krone will benefit.

  • Nigerians Fear More Church Attacks After 39 Killed Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | 1:54 PM ET

    At least 35 people died at St. Theresa Catholic Church and dozens were wounded as radical Muslim militants launched coordinated attacks across Africa's most populous nation within hours of one another.

  • Africa share valuations are compelling and the region is ripe for investment, Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.

  • "Now is absolutely the right time to invest in Africa. We are talking about price-earning ratios in the low single digits in some cases. There are some very attractive opportunities across a wide range of countries," Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.