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US stocks fall on mostly down day for global equities New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks fell sharply in early trade Monday, following many international equity markets downward as a busy week of US economic reporting got underway.
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 3:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Botswana GDP growth quickens to 1.6 percent q/q in Q2 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Botswana's economy grew 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q2 from a revised -0.7 percent in the first three months of the year, data from the statistics office showed on Monday. On a year-on-year basis GDP growth was at 4.5 percen
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 1:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Governance across Africa improving more slowly - Ibrahim survey LONDON (Reuters) - Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday. The most comprehensive survey of its kind on the cont
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 1:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fed's Evans repeats call for patience in raising U.S. interest rates (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should be "exceptionally patient" in removing monetary policy accommodation, delaying interest-rate hikes until it is confident the U.S. economy can withstand them and only raising rates slowly once it starts, a t
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 1:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Angola central bank leaves benchmark interest rate at 8.75 pct JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Angola's central bank kept its main lending rate unchanged at 8.75 percent on Monday, saying this contributed to the maintenance of price stability in the domestic economy. Recent data from the statistics office showed consumer in
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 12:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Party of Indonesia president-elect denied parliament speaker role JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's highest court on Monday rejected a legal challenge by president-elect Joko Widodo's party to a law that prevents it from filling the role of parliamentary speaker, complicating efforts to push through economic reforms. Wido
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 12:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Osborne pledges to freeze working age welfare benefits for two years BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - British Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday he would freeze working age benefits for two years if his ruling Conservative party was re-elected in May, saying such action was necessary to protect the country's econo
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 11:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
SimilarWeb unifies mapping of mobile and computer Web By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - The mobile Internet economy remains mostly uncharted territory for app publishers, their competitors, the advertisers who support them, and investors deciding where to place their bets. Now Israeli start-up SimilarWeb Lt
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 11:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mauritius business confidence hits record low as domestic demand slows PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Business confidence in Mauritius hit a record low in the third quarter due to slowing domestic demand, a survey of leading private sector companies showed on Monday. The Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry's quarterly confide
Yahoo! News | Sep 29, 2014 10:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement. Kiev and Brussels agreed this month to delay implementation of the agreement until
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