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  • *DDC to expand into Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. Djibouti Data Center, set up by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, is the first data centre and Internet exchange in east Africa connected to eight fibre optic cables that are part of the main Internet route from Europe to Asia. The Internet route travels through the Mediterranean,...

  • KUWAIT, Oct 21- Revenue at Kuwait- listed logistics company Agility is expected to resume growing next year as emerging markets business expands and the company develops new sectors, chief executive Tarek Sultan said. With more than 20,000 employees and over 500 offices in more than 100 countries, Agility is one of Kuwait's corporate success stories and a play...

  • *Debut $400 million Eurobond in 2013 oversubscribed. LONDON, Oct 21- Rwanda still plans to launch another Eurobond to fund infrastructure projects in the fast-growing economy, though the size and timing of it is still being worked out, Finance Minister Claver Gatete said. Rwanda will also continue its quarterly issuance of local bonds in 2015 to deepen its...

  • New atlas will help find 'gaps' in crop production Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— A new mapping tool unveiled Monday and developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners could help boost global crop production while conserving land and water. The Global Yield Gap Atlas allows farmers, governments and businesses to estimate the "gap" between potential and actual crop yields based on plant, soil and climate data...

  • NewLink Genetics rises on Roche cancer partnership Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A newly announced partnership with Genentech on an experimental cancer drug sent shares of NewLink Genetics soaring 15 percent Monday. Shares of NewLink Genetics Corp. rose $4.34 to $33.69 in afternoon trading. NewLink Genetics also holds the license for an experimental Ebola vaccine and is preparing to start a clinical trial in the U.S., Germany,...

  • Halliburton profit beats as drilling stays strong Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    A derrick hand works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D.

    Halliburton reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by buoyant shale drilling activity in North America.

  • Oct 20- Platform Specialty Products Corp said it would buy Arysta LifeScience Ltd for about $3.51 billion, Platform's third acquisition this year as the company looks to strengthen its agrichemicals business. More than 65 percent of Arysta's sales are in high-growth regions such as Latin America, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, China and South Asia.

  • Oct 20- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by buoyant shale drilling activity in North America. Halliburton, which derives about half of its revenue from North America, also benefited from higher revenue in its international operations. Halliburton's revenue rose about 18...

  • China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BEIJING— China has donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing's growing assistance to a continent where its companies have become major investors. With the world's second-largest economy and a permanent seat on the U.N. Security...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- Business jet buyers are expected to take delivery of as many as 675 new aircraft worth about $20.5 billion this year, a slight rise over deliveries worth $20 billion 2013, according to a forecast by Honeywell International Inc.. That's up from 9,250 jets worth $250 billion in last years' long-range forecast, Honeywell said. Buyers in the...

  • Liberia issues mea culpa for US Ebola: Report Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    Liberia's president called the mayor of Dallas to extend an apology for her country's role in transmitting Ebola to the U.S., according to a report.

  • Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    PARIS— Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Four flights a week from the area concerned arrive weekly at Brussels Airport. Similar measures were begun Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, where one daily flight arrives from Conakry, Guinea.

  • Oxfam: Ebola unfolding 'humanitarian disaster' Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Ebola has the potential to become "the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation," Oxfam warned, according to a report in The Guardian.

  • WHO: We'll police Ebola response—after it's over Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    A custodial worker wears a mask and eye protection to guard against the Ebola virus as he prepares to clean Ruth Cherry Intermediate School in Dallas.

    The World Health Organization promised that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control.

  • DAKAR/ NEW YORK, Oct 17- The first casualty of a possible U.S. ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it. Such a move would make things worse for the nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea battling the outbreak, Liberia's...

  • CAIRO, Oct 18- The three main countries that share the Nile River's waters moved toward an agreement to study whether a planned $4 billion Ethiopian dam would disrupt flows to downstream countries, water ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt said after talks on Friday. But while the countries continue talks, construction will proceed on the Renaissance Dam,...

  • Rules vary about travel to countries hit by Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. There are no direct flights from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to the U.S. No direct flights from the three affected countries to London's...

  • CAIRO/ BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 17- A self-styled rival government controlling Libya's capital announced its own oil policies this week, drawing a rebuttal from Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni who said oil revenues continued to go to the elected government. Libya is in turmoil, with two competing governments vying for control after Operation Dawn, an umbrella of...

  • 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...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Sarepta Therapeutics climbs Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics jumped 11 percent before the opening bell Friday after the drug developer said its potential Ebola treatment generated no safety concerns in early-stage human testing. The Cambridge, Massachusetts, company said Thursday that results from its study on healthy adult volunteers will be published in next month's issue of the...