GO
Loading...

Africa

More

  • Survey: German consumer confidence stabilizes Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    BERLIN— A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy. The government and economists have cut their growth forecasts for Germany after a string of disappointing industrial data for August. It cautioned that consumer confidence would likely be affected if...

  • TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese shares rose to a two-week high on Friday as the weaker yen lifted exporters, while renewed fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States bolstered Ebola-related stocks such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Tokyo- listed shares in firms manufacturing Ebola-related products jumped in response to news that a New York City doctor...

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    BEIJING— Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China- driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank reflects both China's desire to push investment in the region and...

  • Oct 23- Caterpillar Inc shares jumped more than 5 percent on Thursday after it reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its 2014 outlook, citing strong demand from the North American energy and construction industries. Since then, Caterpillar has focused on cutting production costs and boosting margins, a process that has involved...

  • US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center's...

  • Dallas hospital caught in spotlight in Ebola case Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    DALLAS— Five things to know about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient died:. Hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said: "Wait time is only one component of patient care and patient experience." Thomas Eric Duncan first arrived at the hospital Sept. 25 complaining of abdominal pain, a severe headache, dizziness and...

  • CAIRO, Oct 23- A struggle has broken out for control of Libya's state-run energy sector as rival governments in Tripoli and the east compete for power, but a common interest in maintaining oil revenues will keep exports flowing for now. The OPEC producer has had two governments and parliaments since an armed group took control of Tripoli in August, appointing its...

  • *Topic expected to be discussed at Geneva vaccines meeting. LONDON/ GENEVA, Oct 23- Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa. While the issue will not delay the industry's ongoing work to accelerate...

  • *Topic expected to be discussed at Geneva vaccines meeting. LONDON/ GENEVA, Oct 23- Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies for the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa. While the issue will not delay the industry's ongoing work to accelerate production and clinical testing of three...

  • LAGOS DE MORENO, Mexico, Oct 22- Nestle has no plans to close any of its eight factories or curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West and Central Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if it spreads, the Chief Executive of the world's largest food company said on Wednesday. Nestle's factories in the region including both Ghana and Ivory Coast produce...

  • *European Commission to provide 100 million euros. The move shows how momentum is building to get medical interventions-- and particularly vaccines-- to West Africa as soon as possible to control the world's worst Ebola outbreak, which, according to official figures, has killed nearly 5,000 people, most of them in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

  • Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    And the upcoming elections are raising questions about what the new Congress is likely to do. Craig Beal has had three cancellations for safaris to places like Botswana and South Africa that are nine hours by plane from the countries with widespread Ebola outbreaks. A similar pattern emerged after riots in South Africa and a shooting last year at a Nairobi,...

  • *Russia languishes near bottom of air safety league. *Russia lacks systematic approach to safety- pilot. Numerous official investigations and a crackdown in recent years have done nothing to raise Russia from near the bottom of the global league, largely due to weak regulation and the effects of sky-high alcohol consumption.

  • Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— Johnson& Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. Johnson& Johnson also plans to test whether its vaccine protects against the version causing the outbreak, which has killed more than 4,500 people. Johnson& Johnson is developing the vaccine...

  • *J&J says has discussed collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline. Johnson& Johnson said on Wednesday that it aims to produce at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine next year and has already discussed collaboration with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a rival vaccine. The World Health Organization hopes that tens of thousands of people in...

  • *Q3 orders up 24 pct to $11.2 bln vs forecast $10.1 bln. The company, which makes products such as industrial robots and power grid transformers, said on Wednesday slowing growth in Europe, the Ebola health crisis in west Africa and political tensions across the globe all risked derailing more positive trends in the U.S. and Chinese economies.

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Johnson& Johnson is accelerating work on its experimental Ebola vaccine and said on Wednesday that it aims to have 1 million doses ready in 2015, of which 250,000 are expected to be available by May. There is currently no proven vaccine against the deadly disease but several companies are racing to develop products and clinical tests on two- from...

  • Heineken reports lower third quarter earnings Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower, though sales in developing markets grew strongly. The Dutch brewer Wednesday reported net profit of 460 million euros, from 483 million euros in the same quarter last year. In Eastern Europe revenues fell 8.5 percent, while in the Americas they grew 2...

  • *Orders rise 24 pct to $11.2 bln vs $10.1 bln poll f'cast. ZURICH, Oct 22- Swiss engineering group ABB posted a bigger-than-expected rise in third-quarter orders, helped by demand from the oil and gas industries, but said the outlook for the global economy was increasingly uncertain. The Zurich- based firm showed encouraging signs of increased order momentum at...

  • US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    OMAHA, Nebraska— An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at a Nebraska hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from the Nebraska Medical...