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Moody's has lowered Russia's government bond rating to one level above junk.
Sri Lanka's new government will review Chinese projects awarded under the previous administration, a move bound to please Indian and Western powers.
Electric utilities in the United States can expect an extra $12bn a year in annual revenue by 2030 as heat waves increase the demand for air conditioning.
Madagascar's economy has shown early signs of recovery, but political instability, weak institutions and weak governance are hurting prospects, says the IMF.
Egypt's stock of wheat for its subsidised bread programme will last until the middle of May, says Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi.
JP Morgan says it would assess Nigeria's suitability to remain in a key emerging currency bond index it manages.
The power grid was stable and no rolling blackouts were expected over the weekend, Eskom has said.
US venture capital funding surged in 2014 to the highest levels since the dot-com boom, industry surveys showed.
President Jacob Zuma has referred the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration, the presidency says.
Consumer prices have fallen in December in the US by a seasonally adjusted 0.4% as the falling oil price continued to send the cost of petrol plummeting.
The report on e-tolls released by Gauteng premier David Makhura is a victory for poor and working class people, says the SA Communist Party.
Zimbabweans will not advise their relatives in the diaspora to come back home, at least for now, a survey shows.
Syriza will have to honour all Greek debts and continue reforms if it takes power but the eurozone might agree to wait longer to be repaid, officials in Brussels say.
SA could boost the value of its exports of game meat more than fivefold from the levels it had before a ban if it wins the right to resume sales to the European Union.
Cheaper oil prices have come as a political gift to UK Prime Minister ahead of national polls by lowering prices for everything from petrol to food.
Outa feels vindicated by the comments made by Gauteng premier David Makhura about the e-toll system in its current form.
Two Greek banks have asked the Bank of Greece for emergency cash following an increasing outflow of deposits ahead of snap elections next week, says a source.
Ukraine needs "financial mobilisation" and more foreign aid to survive the economic crisis, says a minister, stressing that it meets current foreign debt obligations.
The underlying cause of the wildcat strike by NUM members at the Northam Zondereinde mine in Limpopo may be inter-union rivalry.
President Vladimir Putin's insistence on huge defence spending seems to undermine the government's plan to make deep budget cuts amid a deepening economic crisis.