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African Markets - Factors to watch on Jan. 19

Reuters - 4 hours 24 min ago
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asia stocks edged up to record highs on Friday, although losses on Wall Street slowed the advance, while worries over a possible U.S. government shutdown weighed on the dollar. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices dropped more than 1 percent on Friday as a bounce-back in U.S. production
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African Markets - Factors to watch on Jan. 18

Reuters - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 06:06
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. - - - - - EVENTS: *U.N. Human Rights Council due to review Burundi record *Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo addresses reporters to mark first year in office GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks struck record highs on Thursday, with a rally by Wall Street supporting bullish investor sentiment, while the dollar pulled back from three-
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Man kills girlfriend, relocates to Abidjan with her car

Topix - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 18:00

An Investigative Police Officer, Insp. Joseph Addo, on Wednesday told an Igbosere High Court in Lagos how a man, Williams Kenechi, strangled his girlfriend, Lizzy Nzewi and ran to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, with her car.

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UPDATE 1-Ivory Coast awards Tullow two new oil and gas blocks

Reuters - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 17:24
ABIDJAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast awarded Tullow Oil two new oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, including one along the maritime boundary with Ghana, government spokesman Bruno Kone said.
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Drugmaker GSK cuts back in Africa to hone emerging markets model

Reuters - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 17:05
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is cutting back operations in Africa as its new Chief Executive Emma Walmsley seeks to make the British drugmaker more competitive in emerging markets by ditching her predecessor's expansion plans for the continent.
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Ivory Coast awards Tullow two oil blocks - government spokesman

Reuters - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 17:03
ABIDJAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast awarded Tullow Oil two new oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, including one offshore block located along the maritime boundary with Ghana, government spokesman Bruno Kone said.
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African Markets - Factors to watch on Jan. 17

Reuters - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 06:22
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region's resource shares were hit by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices gave away earlier gains on Wednesday as an
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Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 bln CFA francs in 2018 bonds

Reuters - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:14
ABIDJAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 billion CFA francs ($2.35 billion) in bonds on the regional CFA franc market in 2018, treasury director Jules Coulibaly told Reuters on Tuesday.
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France's Engie acquires two West African energy services companies

Reuters - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 13:07
ABIDJAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - French utility Engie said on Tuesday it had acquired two West African industrial energy services companies - Afric Power and Tieri - in a bid to expand its business in the region.
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Ratify, implement Bamako Convention now- SRADev boss

Topix - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 09:52

Ahead of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Bamako Convention billed to take place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire between January 28 and 30, 2018, Mr. Leslie Adogame, Executive Director, Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development , has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, ratify and implement the Bamako Convention now. According to Adogame, "It is most worrisome that Nigeria which should play a lead role on the continent has inadvertently lagged behind 29 other countries in Africa.

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African Markets - Factors to watch on Jan. 16

Reuters - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 05:51
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares pushed higher on Tuesday, erasing early modest losses while the euro stood near a 3-year peak on rising expectations that the European Central Bank could pare its monetary stimulus. WORLD OIL PRICES Brent crude prices were on Tuesday settling in around $70 per bar
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Ivory Coast light rains, Harmattan mixed for cocoa mid-crop

Reuters - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 15:54
ABIDJAN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Dusty Saharan winds hampered cocoa crop development in Ivory Coast last week, though some light rain provided respite for the main crop, farmers said on Monday.
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At least 6 dead and 17 injured in bus-truck collision in Cote d'Ivoire

Topix - Mon, 15/01/2018 - 02:10

A collision between a mini-bus and a truck left at least 6 people dead and 17 injured on the Abidjan-Dabou axis on Sunday, according to a security source issued on Sunday night. The clash between the two vehicles that were traveling at high speed occurred at the village of Songon, about twenty kilometers from Abidjan.

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African Markets - Factors to watch on Jan. 12

Reuters - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 06:34
NAIROBI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices eased on Friday after hi
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Ivory Coast cocoa grinding up 2 pct through Dec -exporter data

Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:36
ABIDJAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast cocoa grinders had processed 124,000 tonnes of beans by the end of December, up slightly from 121,000 tonnes at the same point in the previous season, data from exporters' association GEPEX showed on Thursday.
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Ivory Coast cocoa grinding up 5 pct -exporter data

Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:51
ABIDJAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast cocoa grinders processed 85,000 tonnes of beans in the first two months of the 2017/18 season, up from 81,000 tonnes over the same period last season, data from exporters' association GEPEX showed on Thursday.
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African Markets - Factors to watch on Jan. 11

Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:34
NAIROBI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bond markets nursed steep losses and Bitcoin fell more than 11 percent after moves in South Korea to ban trade in the cryptocurrency. WORLD O
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