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Clinical trial to start soon on GSK Ebola vaccine

LONDON - A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is set to start shortly, according to British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which is co-developing the product with U.S. scientists. (HEALTH-EBOLA/VACCINE, moved, by Ben Hirschler, 426 words)

+ See also:

- HEALTH-EBOLA/LABS, moved, by Sharon Begley and Toni Clarke, 909 words

South African central bank to oversee $940 million Abil rescue

PRETORIA - South Africa's central bank steps in to rescue unsecured lender African Bank Investments, placing it under external supervision and announcing plans for a $940 million capital injection underwritten by local lenders. (SAFRICA-AFRICAN BANK INV/ (UPDATE 2), moved by David Dolan, 609 words)


Europe's fragile economy put to test as Ukraine, Iraq sour mood

FRANKFURT - Investors will gauge the strength of the euro zone's fragile economy this week as escalating conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq darken the mood globally. (ECONOMY-GLOBAL/WEEKAHEAD, moved, by John O'Donnell, 853 words)

+ See also:

- USA-STOCKS/WEEKAHEAD, moved, by Caroline Valetkevitch, 671 words


UK truckers busy as recovery builds, but pay still in the slow lane

LONDON - Truck drivers in the Midlands region of England have not been this busy for six years, but there's little sign of it in their pockets. It's a theme repeated across the country, as workers' pay has failed to reflect Britain's surprisingly strong economic recovery. (BRITAIN-ECONOMY/PAY, moved, by William Schomberg and Andy Bruce, 1,182 words)

Taiwan names new economics minister after predecessor quits

TAIPEI - Taiwan's cabinet says it has accepted the resignation of the economics minister who stepped down to try to ease political gridlock in the aftermath of a gas explosion that killed 30 people and injured more than 300. (TAIWAN-MINISTER/ (UPDATE 1), moved, by JR Wu, 325 words)


China State Grid quietly builds Mediterranean power network

PARIS/HONG KONG/MILAN - The European Commission has long wanted the continent's power grids to work in unison for reasons of efficiency and supply security, so far to little avail, but a regional power network could soon be a reality, courtesy of State Grid Corporation of China. (UTILITIES-MEDITERRANEAN/CHINA, moved, by Geert De Clercq, Charlie Zhu and Stephen Jewkes, 1,017 words)

GM must face suit claiming it covered up ignition-switch defect

NEW YORK - General Motors lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch linked to the death of a Georgia woman in 2010. (GM-RECALL/MELTON, moved, by Jessica Dye, 454 words)

South Korea's Hyundai, Doosan suspend work on Libyan power plant

TRIPOLI - South Korea groups Hyundai and Doosan have suspended construction of a 1,400 megawatt Libyan power plant in the town of Sirte because of security concerns, according to the plant managing director and a town council spokesman. (LIBYA-SECURITY/POWERSTATION, moved, by Aziz El Yaakoubi, 395 words)

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