Nigeria Ranked 6th On Africa’s Financial Markets Index

Expanding and deepening financial markets across Africa is a central condition for the next stage of the continent’s development. That is a key conclusion of the Africa Financial Markets Index launched Wednesday by think tank Official Monetary and Financial Institute Forum (OMFIF) and sponsored by Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL). Africa’s large and dynamic markets […]

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Japan, South Korea urge China to do more to “pressure” North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea urged China to do more to “pressure” North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programs, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday, as tension builds amid a standoff between North Korea and the United States.

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Philippines withdraws bid for U.S. grant, says unrelated to rights

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Tuesday it has withdrawn an application for a second grant from a U.S. aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corp (MCC), after getting an initial five-year $434 million grant in 2010 aimed at reducing poverty.

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Australian yachtsman dies after Philippine fishermen rescue three adrift for days

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine fishermen rescued three Australians adrift at sea for days after their yacht capsized in the country’s south, but one died on the way to hospital, police said on Tuesday.

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Australian, American, Malaysian arrested in Indonesia’s Bali for drugs

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian police have arrested an Australian, an American and a Malaysian on the holiday island of Bali for drugs offences, the latest foreigners to run afoul of some of the world’s strictest laws against narcotics.

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Man City 4-1 Tottenham: Five Winners Emerge In Complete Sports’ Predict And Win Competition

Only eight respondents, out of the hundreds who participated in our exciting giveaway competition, correctly predicted Saturday’s 4-1 victory of league leaders Man over Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium ON OUR WEBSITE and, as usual, it was down to the staff to pick the five winners who will share the N25,000 cash prize in the […]

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China urges cooperation after U.S. brands it a competitor

BEIJING (Reuters) – Cooperation between China and the United States will lead to a win-win outcome for both sides, but confrontation will result in mutual losses, China said on Tuesday, after the United States branded it a competitor seeking to challenge U.S. power.

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Cuba boosts trade ties with Cold War ally Russia as U.S. disengages

HAVANA (Reuters) – Boxy Russian-built Lada automobiles still rattle around Cuba, growing more decrepit by the year, a reminder of vanished Soviet patronage for the Communist-led island.

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After almost a week, Myanmar authorities silent on whereabouts of detained Reuters journalists

YANGON (Reuters) – As two Reuters journalists neared the end of a week in detention in Myanmar on Tuesday, there was no word on where they were being held as authorities proceeded with an investigation into whether they violated the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

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U.S. Navy chief says forces in Asia may be reinforced with warships from the eastern Pacific

YOKOSUKA (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy’s top officer on Tuesday said that vessels from eastern Pacific could be brought forward to reinforce U.S. naval power in Asia as Washington contends with increased threats in the region and accidents that have weakened its maritime force.