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  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 6 Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    April 24- For other related diaries, please. ANKARA- Central Bank of Turkey holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting- 1100 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.

  • SINGAPORE, April 24- The next hacker playground: the open seas- and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

  • Gates-backed TB drug to enter late-stage testing Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    In a statement announcing the trial, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, said the treatment could "reduce the time required to cure drug-resistant TB from two years to just six months" and sharply cut the cost of a cure in low-income countries.

  • UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling firms but further losses seen Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    "It came off a bit central bank mop-ups of the shilling, and also... there were some inflows, coming to settle the bond," said John Muli of African Banking Corporation. The Central Bank of Kenya said it received bids worth 30.27 billion shillings for the 15 billion shillings worth of paper on offer.

  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    KINSHASA, Congo— Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people. A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train jumped the tracks Tuesday near the station at Katongola, a town in Congo's Katanga province.

  • *Rosneft met with Angola and Mozambique officials this week. MOSCOW, April 23- Russian oil producer Rosneft may expand in the African countries of Angola and Mozambique, where its boss Igor Sechin served as a Soviet translator in the early 1980 s.

  • *Luanda offers contrasts of conspicuous wealth and poverty. LUANDA, April 23- In Luanda's Jumbo supermarket, a half-litre tub of imported vanilla ice-cream used to cost $25, testament to the Angolan capital's rank as one of the world's most expensive cities.

  • April 22- Harley-Davidson Inc shares surged nearly 9 percent on Tuesday after the iconic U.S. motorcycle maker posted a better-`than-expected quarterly profit, lifted by strong international demand.

  • Ghanaian mining company used plane seen in Iran Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah bank confirmed Tuesday that an airplane registered to the bank was used by a Ghana mining company to take Ghanaian businessmen to Iran last week. The New York Times published a story last week revealing the presence of the plane, which had a small American flag on the tail, in Iran.

  • Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    The lamp, called Little Sun, provides clear, affordable energy to places dependent on costly and toxic kerosene lighting in sub-Saharan Africa, said Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the billionaire businessman and former mayor. "Little Sun is bringing clean, safe, affordable light to people who don't have it today."

  • Omnicom, Interpublic post improved 1Q results Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marketing and advertising companies Omnicom and Interpublic reported better-than-expected revenue for the first quarter Tuesday, thanks to stronger demand in the U.S. and in some international markets. Omnicom's earnings edged higher than a year ago while Interpublic reported a smaller loss.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as high beef costs bit into margins and fewer customer visits resulted in a bigger-than-expected decline in sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants.

  • April 22- McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as sales at the fast-food chain's established U.S. restaurants fell more than expected on fewer customers. In the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa region, same-store restaurant sales rose 0.8 percent, compared to analyst projections for a 0.5 percent increase.

  • McDonald's 1Q profit slips as US sales decline Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first three months of the year as guest counts declined.

  • Harley-Davidson 1Q earnings roar ahead Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Shares of Harley-Davidson jumped almost 7 percent in premarket trading after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were 18.7 percent higher than a year ago. That's $1.21 per share, compared with 99 cents in the first quarter of 2013. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of $1.07 per share.

  • April 22- Harley-Davidson Inc posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, lifted by strong sales growth outside its core North American market, and its shares rose more than 7 percent.

  • April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, expects margins to improve in North America after being depressed for two years as companies step up spending to drill and complete wells.

  • "If I want to successfully conquer India... I can't do that with a plant in Hamburg, "said Stefan Heidenreich, head of Beiersdorf, whose products range from Nivea to the high-end La Prairie creams. Nivea plans to open a factory in India in 2015, to make creams in smaller, cheaper packs, products with different scents and whitening creams, which are popular in Asia.

  • April 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services company, forecast a 25 percent jump in earnings in the current quarter, helped by a recovery in margins in North America and growth in overseas markets. The company, traditionally dominant in the United States, has been making a big push into international markets to combat weakness in North America.

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