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  • TORONTO, Nov 10- Global mining companies stung by slumping commodity prices are looking forward to a modest consolation prize- weaker local currencies and falling oil prices that will help trim their costs. "It's definitely a silver lining," said Chris Mancini, analyst at Gabelli Gold Fund. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd, which produces two-thirds of its gold in Canada,...

  • LONDON/ VANCOUVER Nov 6- Struggling gold producers plan increasingly drastic measures such as scrapping dividends, cutting jobs, halting projects and shutting mines to survive the latest price plunge, but not all of them will make it. According to Citi analysts, about three quarters of gold mining companies burn cash at spot prices just below $1,200 on an all-in...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 5- South African miner Harmony Gold reported a further quarterly loss on Wednesday and suggested it might have to cut jobs as it contends with a depressed gold price and operational problems which include an escalating battle with illegal miners. Unveiling its results for the three months to end-September, the company said losses narrowed...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 3- South Africa's Bidvest Group on Monday jettisoned plans for a potential listing of its food service arm, the second time it has balked at spinning off the unit and disappointing investors who had bet on a hefty pay-out from the move. Bidvest, a sprawling company involved in businesses from shipping to mop sales, has long acknowledged the need...

  • JOHANNESBURG/ BANGALORE, Oct 30- Kenya's central bank is likely to put off raising interest rates until the second quarter of next year as tumbling oil prices keep a lid on inflation, a Reuters poll found. The exception, Rand Merchant Bank, forecast a 50 basis-point rise to 9 percent. Other central banks from emerging markets- such as South Africa and, on Wednesday,...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 12 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives welcome remarks before the "National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve- 1300 GMT. WASHINGTON- Exploring New Approaches to Trade, Investment and Jobs Conference. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Mexico Economy...

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Nov 11 Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker participates in Washington Ideas Forum session hosted by the Atlantic and the Aspen Institute- 1300 GMT. BIRMINGHAM- Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane to speak at the Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture- 1715 GMT. TALLINN- Estonian Central Bank to present its Financial Stability Review- 0800 GMT.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 17- Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will have his work cut out at next week's budget to try and reassure disillusioned South Africans that the government still has gas in its tank to pull the economy out of the doldrums. Twenty years after Nelson Mandela swept the African National Congress to power, pledging to unleash the economy and ensure...

  • *Faltering euro zone economy, slower growth in China pose biggest risks. Indeed, the biggest danger for the world economy in the coming year is deflation or another recession in the euro zone, followed closely by the risk of slower growth in China, according to polls conducted globally over the past week. "Especially, the recent weakening of growth in emerging...

  • Angolan oil output squeezed by LNG plant closure Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    MILAN/ LONDON, Oct 15- The lengthy shutdown of a liquefied natural gas plant is helping push Angola's crude oil exports to their lowest levels since 2006, having clogged offshore platforms with unwanted gas supplies and forced operators to limit extraction. But a more far-reaching consequence of the constraint on oil output could be to deter investor...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10- An Ebola victim who travelled to the United States and a case of contagion in Europe have triggered a global frenzy to act. No one can minimise the horror of the daily deaths and suffering in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, as the silent but aggressive sickness wipes out families and communities, nor the health risk the virus poses to an...

  • *Deal gives Nedbank bigger presence in Africa. JOHANNESBURG, Oct 2- South Africa's Nedbank said on Thursday it will acquire a 20 percent stake in pan-African lender Ecobank Transnational for $493 million in cash, ending months of speculation it could walk away from the deal over governance concerns. "Nedbank will be investing a very substantial amount of their...

  • Ebola vaccine: Why it's taking so long to make one Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    A health worker helps a doctor to fix his protective suit, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia.

    Efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine have been in the works for some time. But experts say it's unlikely to see one available anytime soon.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Oct 7 Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Sept 24- For other related diaries, please. NEW YORK- India Investment Forum. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram to attend.

  • *Russia's Rosatom says signed $10 billion agreement. JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23- South Africa's nuclear cooperation deal signed this week with Russia is part of a tender process that will involve other competing countries and is not a contract to build power plants, government officials said on Tuesday.

  • The world agrees: Governments are corrupt Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    In a world riven by differences, there's still plenty of common ground when it comes to public attitudes about major institutions.

  • How the Corporate Perception Indicator was created Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Corporate Perception Indicator is a survey of the population and biz execs from 25 markets, conducted for CNBC and Burson-Marsteller.

  • The link between illegal fishing and piracy Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A trawler moored in Dakar on Jan. 5, 2014.

    Fishery poaching is wiping out shoreline stocks and pushing poor fishermen from some countries toward piracy.

  • RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Sept 16- South African platinum miner Vincent Nyeleka has just moved up in the world, leaving behind a cramped hovel that he rented for a new, three-bedroom house he can call his own.