EMERGING MARKETS-Trade optimism lifts EM markets, lira weakens with eyes on Syria

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks lifted emerging stocks on Monday and propelled an index of developing world currencies to an 80-day high, while... Read more »

African Markets – Factors to watch on Oct 16

NAIROBI, Oct 16 - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. - - - -... Read more »

Meghan Markle sues UK newspaper; Prince Harry attacks tabloid press

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has started legal proceedings against the Mail on Sunday newspaper over the publication of a private letter that... Read more »

African Markets – Factors to watch on Sept. 27

NAIROBI, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. - - -... Read more »

UK’s Harry and Meghan dance with mental health mentors on Cape Town beach

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan danced and chanted with a group of mental health mentors at Cape Town’s Monwabisi beach on Tuesday, on... Read more »

South African sprinter Horn handed provisional doping ban

(Reuters) – South Africa’s fastest female sprinter Carina Horn has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit said on Monday. Horn,... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-FX nears six-week peak on easing trade worries, stimulus hopes

* EM currencies rise for the 8th straight session * Turkey’s lira drops after sharpest pct gain in 10 weeks * China, S.Korea, Taiwan markets shut for holiday By... Read more »

PNG demands Wafi-Golpu gold stays in-country, urges Newcrest, Harmony talks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Papua New Guinea wants to keep 40% of gold produced from the proposed Wafi-Golpu project, the country’s commerce minister said, creating a potential hurdle to an... Read more »

Zimbabwe government wants to bury Mugabe next Sunday

HARARE (Reuters) – The Zimbabwean government has made provisional plans to bury longtime ruler Robert Mugabe at a national monument in the capital next Sunday, a presidential aide was... Read more »

Kidnapped South African mine worker freed in eastern Congo

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – A South African mine worker kidnapped by militia in eastern Congo in late July was released on Thursday, according to the official... Read more »