Bob Diamond, Atlas Merchant Capital founder, shares his views on investing in Africa. It's a great business environment, says Diamond, talking about a deal he's about to close in Rwanda.» Read More
Thomas Eric Duncan left Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 19 aboard a Brussels Airlines jet to the Belgian capital, according to a Belgian official. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Duncan sought medical care Sept. 25 in Dallas after falling ill the day before. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious...
The U.S. has the best medical care in the world, so people shouldn't panic over the first Ebola diagnosis in the country, an Ebola survivor said.
FRANKFURT, Oct 1- Rocket Internet, the global e-commerce investor, is selling its shares at 42.50 euros apiece, or the top of the price range, as investors flock to tap into a new wave of Internet start-up listings.
MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 1- Proposals by a local authority to impose new taxes on cargo at Kenya's main port has drawn opposition from the government and shippers, saying it will hike import prices and make the east African trade hub less competitive.
NEW YORK— Mondelez International Inc. is planning to spend $90 million on a biscuit plant in Bahrain in order to meet growing demand in the Middle East and Africa for brands like Oreo, Ritz and TUC. This is Mondelez's second major investment in Bahrain, having already invested more than $75 million to develop a Kraft cheese and Tang powdered beverage plant there.
DUBAI, Oct 1- Rwanda expects to have a new investment code at the start of 2015 that could offer incentives such as seven-year tax holidays for bigger investors and sharply lower corporate taxes, a senior official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Fighting the Ebola epidemic means confronting the issue of inequality, as people in poor countries have less access to knowledge and infrastructure for treating the sick and containing the deadly virus, the head of the World Bank said.
*Region supplied 5 percent of French oil needs in 1920 s. Merkwiller-Pechelbronn, France, Oct 1- S ustainably high oil prices have lured small oil explorers back to Alsace, the cradle of the French oil exploration industry that gave birth to corporate giants such as Schlumberger.
ALGIERS, Algeria— The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation— or indeed whether he's still doing so.
*NYMEX crude for November delivery was up 19 cents at $91.35 a barrel by 0014 GMT, after settling down $3.41 at $91.16 on Tuesday, hurt by falling gasoline prices and the dollar's surge to a four-year peak against a basket of currencies.
"All across the world we have seen, from Asia to Europe to Africa to North America, more and more people are consciously thinking about healthy food, exercising, looking to nature, getting massages and doing yoga," said Ophelia Yeung, a senior consultant for SRI International who led the study.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012, as a drop in gasoline prices and end-of-quarter selling capped three months of steep losses.
*EU regulator requests income statements of 2 Apple groups. *If proven, Ireland could have to claw back tax from Apple. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Sept 30- The European Union has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 30- South Africa's central bank has little policy room to boost demand in the economy and should keep its focus on taming inflation, Deputy Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Tuesday.
*Corn hits new 5- year low, soybeans at 4-1/ 2 year low. Corn had its first gains in three sessions after falling as low as $3.22 per bushel, the lowest since September 2009. Soybeans rebounded after dropping to $9.05-1/ 2, a 4-1/ 2 year low.
*World's biggest tugboat operator eyes growth in Africa. COPENHAGEN, Sept 29- Denmark's Svitzer, the world's biggest tugboat operator, plans to expand in Africa and focus on long-term contracts with oil companies to offset tough trading in its main Australian and European markets, its chief executive told Reuters.
LONDON, Sept 29- U.S. demand for petroleum products has experienced an unprecedented and broad-based decline over the last eight years as soaring oil prices have forced consumers to become more efficient and seek cheaper alternatives.
CHANHASSEN, Minn.— Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. A melodious instrumental track floods the room, the lush orchestration compliments of the Minnesota Orchestra, whom Prince tapped to perform.
*Also tapping oil suppliers in Africa, Europe and Russia. SEOUL, Sept 29- South Korean refiners faced with weak margins want to cut costs by diversifying away from their traditional crude suppliers in the Middle East, and U.S. condensate could be an attractive option now that a long-standing U.S. export ban has been eased.
MONROVIA, Sept 27- Liberia's chief medical officer, who is also a deputy health minister, has put herself in quarantine as a precaution against Ebola after one of her assistants died from the disease, the government said on Saturday.