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S. African rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand clawed to its firmest level in 25 days against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took some comfort from China's GDP data, focusing on growth being slightly stronger than forecast. China's econom
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 4:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nigeria finmin sees 2015 GDP growth at 6.75 percent ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's finance minister said on Tuesday she expected economic growth for 2015 to be around 6.75 percent, an improvement on the government's forecast of 6.2 percent this year. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the country's oil s
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Uganda economy to grow 7 pct a year in next 3 to 5 years - minister By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - Uganda's economy will grow 7 percent a year in the three to five years time, up from a forecast 6 percent in 2014, helped by investment from oil explorers and by expansion in the services sector, the finance min
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 2:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Investors skeptical of Rousseff's options for Brazil finance chief By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Whoever President Dilma Rousseff picks to head Brazil's finance ministry if she is re-elected on Sunday will likely get a cold welcome from investors, who are skeptical that the leftist leader will stop dictating p
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Nigeria wealth fund chief says investment plans unaffected by weak oil By Chris Vellacott LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria's sovereign wealth fund said its investment programme over the next six months, including on infrastructure, will go ahead, even as revenues that provide its capital are hit by falling oil prices. Uche Or
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Ebola low among top U.S. worries, Americans warned about scams (Reuters) - A new poll on Tuesday showed Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs and other issues among America's top problems, while a law enforcement official warned about Ebola-related scams promising protection against the virus that has killed
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C$ firms on China growth data; central bank eyed By Leah Schnurr TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar firmed against the greenback on Tuesday, boosted by stronger-than-expected economic growth from China, but investors were unlikely to place aggressive bets the day before a policy statement was due f
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 1:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
When Women Stopped Coding For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
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Futures point to higher start for Canada's main stock index Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, with December futures on the S&P TSX index up 0.19 percent at 0730 ET. No major Canadian economic events are scheduled . The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P
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Rising UK borrowing leaves no room for pre-election sweeteners By David Milliken and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - British government borrowing rose more than 10 percent in the first half of the financial year, giving Chancellor George Osborne little scope to offer sweeteners to voters before a parliamentary electi
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