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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11- Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest brewer, sees great growth opportunities in Asia but prospects are lukewarm in Africa, Chief Executive Carlos Brito said on Friday. "Our culture is focused on Latin America and Asia. Brito said AB InBev has businesses with great potential in Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.

  • MILAN, July 11- Whirlpool, the world's largest maker of home appliances, has agreed to pay 758 million euros to buy a 60 percent stake in smaller Italian rival Indesit to further expand beyond its U.S. home market.

  • SINGAPORE, July 11- Oil prices were heading for their third straight weekly loss on Friday as worries about supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa eased, although Brent stayed comfortably above $108 a barrel.

  • Trial: dengue shot offers some protection Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    About half the world's population is at risk from the mosquito-borne disease, which sickens about 100 million people every year, mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In the latest study, conducted in more than 10,000 children aged 2 to 14 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, the shot's efficacy improved to 56 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, July 11- Oil prices were heading for their third straight weekly loss on Friday as worries about supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa eased, although Brent stayed comfortably above $108 a barrel.

  • SINGAPORE, July 11- Oil prices were heading for their third straight weekly loss on Friday as worries about supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa eased, although Brent stayed comfortably above $108 a barrel.

  • SYDNEY, July 11- After 25 years working around the world as a highly paid geologist earning a six-digit salary, Phil Scheimer is back in Australia weighing up his future prospects: day laborer or pizza delivery man.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 10- More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities"- with more than 10 million inhabitants- being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 10- More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities"- with more than 10 million inhabitants- being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

  • ANALYSIS-Falling gas prices threaten LNG export projects Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    *EU price premium over North America down 77 pct this year. Asian spot prices have also come off sharply this year, shedding over 40 percent in value as demand growth slowed and new supplies in the Pacific region became available, although prices remain almost twice as high as in Britain and around three times as expensive as in North America.

  • Libya's oil industry remains vulnerable to protests Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    TRIPOLI, July 9- Libya's oil industry hopes life will return to normal now that a wave of protests has ebbed, but it will take months to ramp up production and more unrest is in prospect as political chaos spreads in the North African country.

  • LONDON, July 9- As global watchdogs warn that euphoric financial markets are divorced from economic reality and acting out some reprise of the credit bubble and bust of the past decade, fears of another subprime timebomb are inevitable.

  • *Palladium hits new 13-1/ 2 year peak. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 9- Gold edged higher on Wednesday, holding above $1,320 an ounce, as investors bought into bullion-backed funds anticipating a modest or downbeat assessment of the U.S. economy in Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes. Palladium rose to a 13-1/ 2 year high for a second day, and platinum rallied too.

  • Production in Libya's Sharara oilfield resumes Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, Libya— Production at one of Libya's largest oilfield restarted, pumping at more than 90 percent of its capacity in a boost to the troubled North African nation, a Libyan official said Wednesday.

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, July 9- With President Vladimir Putin watching from afar, the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, launched the world's biggest oil drilling platform in the Okhotsk Sea to warm handshakes with his colleagues from ExxonMobil.

  • *Sodexo cuts 2013/ 14 sales growth goal to 2.2-2.5 pct. *Sodexo keeps full-year profit goals. PARIS, July 9- Sodexo, the world's second-biggest catering services company, cut it full-year sales growth forecast on Wednesday, warning its fourth quarter would be weaker than expected due to the delayed start-up of some large contracts.

  • LONDON, July 9- Gold prices firmed on Wednesday, climbing back above $1,320 an ounce, as fresh inflows into bullion-backed funds indicated rising investor confidence the metal ahead of the release of the latest Federal Reserve minutes.

  • *New investors are Northgate Capital, Access Industries. Linio active in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Founded in 2012, Linio now sells products from shoes to smartphones in Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru.

  • NEW YORK, June 27- Each month, 42- year-old Abdirizak Alibos shows up at a money transfer business in the heart of Minneapolis to send $500 to his three children in war-torn Somalia.

  • *Tsogo Sun to buyback shares worth $260 mln from SABMiller. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG July 7- SABMiller will sell its $1 billion stake in South Africa's top gaming and hotel group Tsogo Sun, the brewer said on Monday, giving it cash to beef up its African beer business.