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*Critics stay mostly silent in the West, speak out in Africa. PARIS, Sept 22- There was delight, curiosity and concern at Roman Catholic churches this weekend as the impact of a remarkably frank interview Pope Francis gave to Jesuit journals began to sink in with the faithful around the world.
*Nigeria has unmet demand for 16 million homes. *Huge population, growing middle-class driving boom. ABUJA, Sept 15- On one of the most exclusive streets in Nigeria's capital sits a crumbling mansion with an unwelcoming message painted at its entrance: "BEWARE!
LONDON, Sept 12- Norway's Statoil is setting up a political and security risk analysis team to protect employees and assets in global hotspots after failing to foresee a deadly attack in Algeria earlier this year, company officials said.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12- Africa's robust economic growth over the past decade has raised hopes the world's poorest continent can reduce reliance on aid.
*Kenya may need to borrow at yields of 8 pct. LONDON, Sept 9- The world's less developed states are reappearing in international debt markets, putting up with slightly higher borrowing costs in a race to beat a growing aversion to risk that could shut them out for some time.
LONDON/ TOKYO, Sept 9- Japan's Suntory Beverage& Food Ltd is to buy GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Lucozade and Ribena brands for 1.35 billion pounds to help it expand into new markets. Japan's second-largest drinks maker by sales after the local arm of Coca-Cola Co has plenty of cash after raising $4 billion in a stock market flotation in June.
LONDON, Sept 4- Commodities outperformed equities, bonds and the dollar in August with a surge in metals and oil prices, following lacklustre performance against other asset classes over the past two years.
LONDON, Sept 4- Central bank action lifted some emerging market currencies off lows on Wednesday but higher U.S. yields and the likelihood of military action against Syria kept the sector under pressure.
NEW YORK, Sept 3- Brent crude oil futures rose more than $1 per barrel on Tuesday and settled 1.2 percent higher, fuelled by tighter global supplies and as U.S. lawmakers voiced support for military action against Syria, upholding fears of oil supply disruptions in the broader Middle East.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- Brent crude oil fell in volatile trade on Friday ahead of a long holiday weekend in the United States, as the Obama administration made a case for a "limited" strike against Syria.
NEW YORK, Aug 30- Brent crude oil fell in volatile trade on Friday ahead of a long weekend in the United States as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a forceful case for a "limited" strike against Syria.
*British parliament votes against Syria attack. Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed plans for a "limited" strike against Syria. In a televised address, Kerry made a broad case for limited U.S. military action against Syria for its suspected use of chemical weapons.
*British parliament votes against Syria attack. NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters)- Brent crude oil fell on Friday in choppy trading as fears of Middle East supply disruption receded after Britain said it would not join any military action against Syria.
LONDON, Aug 30- Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has boosted output in August to a record high, a Reuters survey found on Friday, partly offsetting a plunge in Libyan supply that has reduced OPEC output.
LONDON, Aug 30- OPEC crude output declined in August as unrest and conflict in Libya disrupted supplies, a Reuters survey found on Friday, outweighing extra oil from Saudi Arabia and a recovery in Iraq.
LONDON, Aug 30- Brent crude oil slipped to $115 a barrel on Friday as fears over supply disruptions in the Middle East eased after Britain said it would not join any military action against Syria.
LONDON, Aug 30- Brent crude oil slipped below $115 a barrel on Friday as fears over supply disruptions in the Middle East eased after Britain said it will not join any military action against Syria.
ACCRA/ JOHANNESBURG, Aug 29- When Wal-Mart Stores, the world's top retailer, bought control of major South African discount chain Massmart Holdings in 2011, American shopping mall developer Irwin Barkan had an epiphany. "When Wal-Mart announced it was buying 51 percent of Massmart, I knew that if I was going to stay in business, Africa was where I had to go," he said.
*Obama wants to punish Syria, but faces growing opposition. *Unlikely any Syria attack would cut Mideast oil output- analysts. LONDON, Aug 29- Brent crude oil dropped below $116 a barrel on Thursday as the possibility of a delay in a U.S.-led military strike on Syria helped calm concerns over Middle East oil supplies.
*Obama wants to punish Syria, but faces growing opposition. *Unlikely any Syria attack would cut Middle East oil output- analysts. LONDON, Aug 29- Brent crude oil dropped below $116 a barrel on Thursday as the possibility of a delay in a U.S.-led military strike on Syria helped calm concerns over Middle East oil supplies.