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  • *Exports of oil from Zueitina port resume. *Libya also hopes to restart Hariga port soon. BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb 22- Libya has resumed oil exports from the eastern port of Zueitina after an almost year-long suspension and is also testing a pipeline to restart exports from Hariga port, officials said on Sunday.

  • *Middle East always has "great interest" in Kalashnikov products. ABU DHABI, Feb 22- Russian firearms maker Kalashnikov Concern aims to concentrate on its markets in the Middle East and Africa and diversify its product range to offset the impact of Western sanctions, its chief executive said on Sunday. After that we had more sales of military weapons in new markets...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 20- Netflix Inc, the streaming video pioneer that shook up Internet television with " House of Cards," loped into the heart of the Hollywood film world this awards season on the backs of some captivating mountain gorillas. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos was a fixture on the Hollywood awards circuit, rubbing shoulders with top producers,...

  • *Paris, London mayors take measures against diesel. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, Feb 20- Platinum producers struggling back from South Africa's longest-ever mining strike are now contending with threats to a long-awaited price recovery, notably Europe's emerging dislike of diesel engines. Its rival Lonmin, having plunged into the red last year, also expects higher...

  • Feb 20- Canadian base metal miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd reported a 42.5 percent drop in adjusted quarterly profit on Friday, hurt by higher copper production costs and lower copper prices. First Quantum's net income, however, more than tripled to $453.2 million as the company recorded a $382.2 million gain related to the revaluation of Zambian deferred...

  • HARARE, Zimbabwe— Zimbabweans going to the movies had to watch a tame version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" after censors ordered an edit of the film adaption of the bestselling erotic novel. "There are scenes in the film that are just too indecent to be shown to the public," said Isaac Chiranganyika, the Board of Censors secretary, on Friday. Movie theaters in Zimbabwe were...

  • PARIS, Feb 19- French drugmaker Sanofi on Thursday named Olivier Brandicourt, a Paris- educated doctor and head of Bayer AG's healthcare arm, as its chief executive officer. Brandicourt had been widely tipped to become Sanofi's new boss, a position that opened when Chris Viehbacher was suddenly sacked last year. "Olivier Brandicourt's strong experience...

  • *Carrefour to open first Kenya store this year. *Kenya seen as gateway to regional trade. Kenya, with a GDP of $53.4 billion, is a gateway to regional trade, but it holds other attractions for retail investors.

  • UPDATE 2-Nestle forecasts improvement in 2015 Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:38 AM ET

    *Working to fix North American frozen, China businesses. VEVEY, Switzerland, Feb 19- Nestle, the world's largest packaged foods maker, forecast sales growth around 5 percent this year, at the low end of its long-term goal, as it grapples with deflation in Europe and a slowdown in China. The goal includes improvements in margins, helped by cost savings and efforts to...

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to March 4 Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:02 PM ET

    ROME- OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria will present the Economic Survey of Italy at a news conference with Economy Minister and Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. SINGAPORE- Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will deliver the 2015 Budget statement in the Parliament- 0500 GMT. JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel announces...

  • UPDATE 2-Garmin expects stronger dollar to slow growth Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    Feb 18- Garmin Ltd, a maker of GPS-based gadgets, said a stronger dollar would slow revenue growth and forecast a profit below market estimates for the full year. Garmin gets a little less than half its revenue from outside the United States, primarily from Europe, Middle East and Africa. Garmin forecast revenue of about $2.9 billion and pro forma earnings of about...

  • MILAN, Feb 17- Italy's Eni said on Tuesday it had reduced the number of expatriates working in Libya but was continuing to produce oil and gas in a regular way in the country. In a comment emailed to Reuters, an Eni spokesman said its expatriates and local workers in Libya were enough to guarantee normal production activities in the country. "The presence of Eni...

  • Dividend growth likely to slow after record 2014 Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 16- A record-breaking year for dividends in 2014 is unlikely to be followed by much growth this year as a slump in oil prices and a surging U.S. dollar cast a shadow over payouts from energy and emerging markets companies, a new report has said. Asset-manager Henderson Global Investors said on Monday it expected global dividends to rise by 0.8 percent to...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Feb 14- South African power utility Eskom said on Saturday it was imposing "Stage 2" rolling blackouts until 2000 GMT due to pressure on the national grid and the need to build up diesel reserves and water in hydropower dams. "State 2" means the utility is reducing nationwide demand by 2,000 MW, out of normal demand of around 30,000 MW.

  • Egypt's decision to buy 24 of the Dassault Aviation fighters follows failures by successive French governments to sell the plane and leapfrogs three years of inconclusive talks for a 126- plane contract with India. Sisi has been looking to upgrade Egypt's military hardware over fears Islamist militias in neighboring Libya could take control and directly...

  • LAGOS, Feb 13- Nigeria's central bank banned banks on Friday from reselling dollars bought at a currency auction to other banks, dealers said, a move aimed at curbing speculation in the beleaguered naira currency. The naira has crashed through the psychologically important level of 200 to the dollar this week in a rout triggered by weak oil prices and escalating...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 13- Germany's Rocket Internet went to investors with a capital hike just four months after its stock flotation, asking for fresh funds following a 1 billion euro spending spree that targets online food takeaway businesses as the next big thing. The Berlin- based company, Europe's biggest Internet player thanks to its stakes in more than 100...

  • KAMPALA/ ACCRA, Feb 12- Young Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Tamakloe could hardly have a simpler business plan. "Most of the clothes sellers and tailors don't have a way to reach clients abroad, so I was like:' Let's create an e-commerce platform,"' said Tamakloe, whose www.fashionghana.com website serves customers in the West and some in Africa. Tamakloe's business is...

  • LAGOS, Feb 13- Trading on Nigeria's foreign exchange market will be delayed until after 10 a.m. on Friday to allow dealers to submit demand for dollars to the central bank, the head of the Financial Market Dealers Association said. The central bank will then inject dollars into the market in what FMDA president David Adepoju described as "a special forex auction".

  • LAGOS, Feb 13- Trading on Nigeria's foreign exchange market will be delayed until after 10 a.m. on Friday to allow dealers to submit demand for dollars to the central bank, the head of the Financial Market Dealers Association said. The central bank will then inject dollars into the market in what FMDA president David Adepoju described as "a special forex auction".