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>>   Africa
Ghana's new oil fields to start production on schedule next year -Tullow 
Reuters - 22 Hours ago
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Ghana's new oil fields are on schedule to start production next year as development has passed the half-way stage, lead operator Tullow Oil said on Thursday. The offshore Tweneboa,     Add Comment

Mobs stone Nigerian president's convoy over Boko Haram 
CNN - 22 Hours ago
Story highlights President Goodluck Jonathan is up for re-election next month He has fallen under harsh criticism over his response to Islamist militants The protesters hurled stones at the convoy as
Mobs stone president's convoy in Nigeria Channel4000
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S. African power cuts hold off doomsday as sector seeks rescue 
Reuters UK - 22 Hours ago
* Blackouts designed to prevent total grid collapse * System failure would plunge country into chaos * Sector suffers from years of under-investment * Zuma government set to announce financing     Add Comment

In empty classrooms, evidence of Kenya's struggle to fight Al Shabab 
Christian Science Monitor - 22 Hours ago
The insecurity along Kenya's border with Somalia has forced an exodus of teachers from Wajir County ahead of the new school year. A spree of attacks by the militant group has been aimed at non-Muslims.     Add Comment
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>>   China
North Korea Prodded Toward Talks as Kim Squeezed by China, U.S. 
La Repubblica - 22 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Since Kim Jong Un opened North Korea’s door a crack four weeks ago, diplomats from the U.S. to Japan have been shuttling around Asia to seek momentum for a revival of formal talks. The     Add Comment

Alibaba is battling Beijing over fakes 
USA Today - 22 Hours ago
BEIJING — Zhang Binyue, a Beijing housewife, didn't need China's industry watchdog to warn her about Taobao, the Alibaba e-commerce site that dominates online shopping here and dwarfs its Western counterparts.     Add Comment

Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai 
BBC - 22 Hours ago
Demolition in China is often a sensitive, political subject, touching on the relative powerlessness of local residents in the face of omnipotent local officials. And while Shanghai has retained more     Add Comment

Ceiling collapse kills one on Martin Scorsese set in Taiwan 
Reuters India - 22 Hours ago
2:55am IST (Reuters) - One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese's upcoming film "Silence," a spokeswoman for the production     Add Comment
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>>   France
French annual comics festival honors Charlie Hebdo 
USA Today - 22 Hours ago
One of the world's leading comics festivals opened in France on Thursday under tight security as it dedicated this year's event to the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo. Video provided by AFP
French annual comics festival honours Charlie Hebdo International Business Times India
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Note to editors - Health Product InfoWatch 
Bloomberg - 23 Hours ago
OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Health Canada released the inaugural edition of the Health Product InfoWatch, a new monthly publication that will make health product safety information easier to     Add Comment

France's Le Pen would lead first round of 2017 presidential vote - poll 
Reuters Africa - 23 Hours ago
PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would still win the first round of the next presidential election, an opinion poll showed on Thursday, despite a boost in President Francois Hollande's     Add Comment

Norbert Dentressangle SA gives FY 2014 consolidated EBITDA guidance 
Reuters - 23 Hours ago
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news , world news , business news , technology news , headline news, small business news , news alerts,
NORBERT DENTRESS : 2014 annual revenue 4 Traders
Norbert Dentressangle SA : - 2014 annual revenues 4 Traders
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>>   International development
$77 billion a year to cut child poverty in half? A bargain, report says. 
Christian Science Monitor - 1/29/2015
Child poverty seems an intractable problem in the US, but a new study suggest major progress could be made for less than the cost of closing a corporate tax loophole. When the Children’s Defense Fund     Add Comment

Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am  
Washington Post - 1/29/2015
Children are served lunch at Broad Acres Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Silver Spring, MD. Of the 708 students at the school during that year, 95 percent qualified for a free or reduced-price
Strauss: Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live  Washington Post
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VIDEO: Greece 'becoming Third World country' 
BBC - 1/29/2015
Greece could be forced out of the euro currency by the end of the year, UKIP's leader has predicted. But Nigel Farage said a devaluation could lead to its "economy looking really quite good" in 18 months,
Greece 'becoming Third World country' BBC
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STA Group, LLC Creates 500 Jobs in the Developing World 
BusinessWeek - 1/29/2015
OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --   STA Group, LLC has partnered with  Opportunity International, the premier global financial services organization for the poor, to fund nearly $100,000     Add Comment
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>>   Oil & gas
Ghana's new oil fields to start production on schedule next year -Tullow 
Reuters - 22 Hours ago
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Ghana's new oil fields are on schedule to start production next year as development has passed the half-way stage, lead operator Tullow Oil said on Thursday. The offshore Tweneboa,     Add Comment

US STOCKS-Wall St finishes higher in afternoon rally as oil gains 
Reuters - 22 Hours ago
* Jobless claims lowest in almost 15 years, oil prices rise * Alibaba shares, Qualcomm shares tumble after results * Indexes up: Dow 1.31 pct, S&P 0.95 pct, Nasdaq 0.98 pct (Updates with market
Wall St finishes higher in afternoon rally as oil gains Yahoo! India
Wall Street finishes higher in afternoon rally as oil gains Yahoo! India
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain on late U.S. rally, oil recovers 
Reuters Africa - 22 Hours ago
* Wall St rallies as Apple, Boeing lead in late-day surge * European shares knocked down as oil slide hits earnings * Greek worries push down German bond yields * Strong U.S. labor
Stocks gain on late U.S. rally, oil recovers Yahoo! India
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Stocks gain on late U.S. rally, oil recovers 
Reuters - 22 Hours ago
(Reuters) - Global equity markets were little changed on Thursday after a late surge on Wall Street overcame earlier declines on worries about Greece's path and a mixed earnings season so far, while U.S.     Add Comment
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>>   Fed watch
UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate banking chair says interested in Fed audit 
Reuters - 22 Hours ago
(Adds Shelby comments to Bloomberg TV, spokeswoman) Jan 29 (Reuters) - The new Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday he was "very interested" in requiring a government
U.S. Senate banking chair says interested in Fed audit Investing.com
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TSX little changed as fall in resources offset by banks 
Reuters Canada - 23 Hours ago
By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dropped 1.3 percent on Thursday, extending the previous session's sharp fall as investors remained nervous about the Federal Reserve’s
TSX drops as Fed worries, energy shares weigh Business Recorder
CANADA STOCKS-TSX drops as Fed worries, energy shares weigh Yahoo! Finance
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U.S. Senate banking chair vows Fed audit hearing: report 
Reuters UK - 24 Hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Richard Shelby, the new chairman of the Senate banking Committee, said he would hold a hearing on legislation requiring a full government audit of the Federal Reserve, according     Add Comment

BRIEF: Position of US Federal Reserve System may cause increase in oil prices --  
BusinessWeek - 1/29/2015
Jan. 30--ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- After the US Federal Reserve System (FRS), which plays the role of the central bank, marks its position towards oil prices, these prices may rise, said the director of the     Add Comment
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>>   Fixed income
US High Yield Bond Funds See $2.8B Investor Cash Inflow 
Forbes.com - 22 Hours ago
Retail cash flow for U.S. high-yield bond funds ballooned to positive $2.8 billion in the week ended Jan. 28, according to Lipper. The inflow wipes out the $241 million outflow last week and is the largest     Add Comment

Treasury Note Auctions Bolstered by Flight From Negative Yields 
La Repubblica - 23 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Foreign investors reeling from negative yields in Europe helped the U.S. Treasury’s rare double-note auction go off without a hitch. Indirect bidders, a group that includes foreign central     Add Comment

Why is the Treasury's interest rate so low? 
BBC - 23 Hours ago
Article written by Robert Peston Economics editor More from Robert   How should the government take advantage of the record low interest rates it pays? There     Add Comment

TREASURIES-Bond prices back up on strong jobless data 
CNBC - 23 Hours ago
* Long bond yields back away from record lows * Treasury sells $64 billion of new debt * Weekly jobless applications near 15-year low (Adds late prices, auction details and quotes) NEW YORK,
Bond prices back up on strong jobless data Sharenet
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>>   Derivatives
Rice Futures Gain the Most in Two Weeks on Signs of Demand Gains 
La Repubblica - 24 Hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- Rice futures gained the most in two weeks in Chicago on signs of increased demand after an auction attracted record bids in Thailand, the world’s biggest exporter. An all-time-high 96     Add Comment

Rice Futures Gain the Most in Two Weeks on Signs of Demand Gains 
BusinessWeek - 24 Hours ago
While fashionable Paris was watching the clothes on runways at the menswear shows and couture presentations, we decided to take the opportunity to focus a lens instead on the city’s emerging creative     Add Comment

Interesting BRCM Put And Call Options For March 13th 
Forbes.com - 24 Hours ago
Investors in Broadcom Corp. ( NASD: BRCM ) saw new options begin trading today, for the March 13th expiration. At Stock Options Channel , our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the BRCM options
ESRX March 13th Options Begin Trading Forbes.com
AKAM March 13th Options Begin Trading Forbes.com
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Video: Into the futures: Big employment gains ahead? 
NBCNews.com - 1/29/2015
The Futures Now team discusses the week's big events and best trades. (CNBC)    Add Comment
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>>   Corporate finance
BRIEF-UMS AG says share buyback offer oversubcribed 
Reuters - 1/29/2015
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Ums United Medical Systems International Ag * Says by conclusion of offering period on January 27, 2015, a total of 1.460.363 shares were tendered to UMS United Medical Systems International     Add Comment

Trafigura Hires Ex-Citi Executive to Replace Keogh as U.S. CFO 
BusinessWeek - 1/29/2015
-- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is on a sales pace it has never seen in its 111-year history. The luxury carmaker had its best year ever in 2014 selling more than 4,000 cars. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox recently sat     Add Comment

Corporate Tax Holiday to Fund Highways Gets Boost in U.S. Senate 
BusinessWeek - 1/29/2015
-- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is on a sales pace it has never seen in its 111-year history. The luxury carmaker had its best year ever in 2014 selling more than 4,000 cars. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox recently sat     Add Comment

S&P affirms rating for Delta Lloyd on stronger Enterprise Risk Management; Outlook  
SiliconValley.com - 1/29/2015
Today Standard & Poor`s affirmed the `A` rating of Delta Lloyd`s core operating subsidiaries Delta Lloyd Levensverzekering N.V. and Delta Lloyd Schadeverzekering N.V. with stable outlook. S&P assessed
SandP affirms rating for Delta Lloyd on stronger Enterprise Risk Management; Outlook  SPi World News
REG-S&P affirms rating for Delta Lloyd on stronger Enterprise Risk Management; Outlook  Reuters
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>>   Venture Capital
Mashable and Business Insider Close Large New Financing Rounds 
Editor & Publisher - 1/29/2015
| GigaOM Mashable announced late Wednesday night that it has closed a new round of financing worth $17 million, led by Time Warner Investments — the venture-capital arm of the New York-based media conglomerate     Add Comment

United States: Straight Talk: Was VC Funding Up In 2014, Or Wasn’t It? - Orrick 
Mondaq - 1/29/2015
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement Mondaq.com (the Website) is owned and managed by Mondaq Ltd and as a user you are granted a non-exclusive, revocable license to access the Website under its     Add Comment

The Andersons Inc. Launches Venture Capital Fund to Help Start Up Companies Developing  
Grainnet.com - 22 Hours ago
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Microsoft to invest in rogue Android startup Cyanogen 
OSNews - 22 Hours ago
Remember the nonsense from CyanogenMod CEO McMaster we talked about a few days ago? It turns out the motivation for the baseless comments from McMaster may not exactly be his own. As always, follow the     Add Comment
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