LUSAKA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - President Edgar Lungu was leading in Zambia's presidential election on Monday, with 85 percent of the constituencies counted, but his main rival demanded a recount in a key district, citing irregularities.
CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Blumberg Grain said its mega project to store Egyptian grains was back in play, with the government to announce a final decision in two weeks, after earlier indications that plans had been shelved and the company might exit the country entirely.
LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Boutique advisory firms now receive nearly half of all mergers and acquisition fees in Europe, stealing market share and top dealmakers from global investment banks hamstrung by a renewed focus on cost-cutting and regulations on how much they can pay.
LUSAKA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema took an early lead over President Edgar Lungu on Saturday in a tight election battle fought as the key copper producer's economy stutters due to weak commodity prices.
SHANGHAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - China will use the stricter enforcement of environmental, safety and energy efficiency standards as well as tougher credit controls to help fight against overcapacity in key industrial sectors, the government said.
SANTIAGO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Swiss-based mining and trading firm Glencore said it would begin arbitration proceedings against Bolivia over the nationalization of some of its assets by the Evo Morales government.
JUBA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - South Sudan will not accept a 4,000-member United Nations protection force to ensure peace in its capital Juba and will not to cooperate with the world body, a spokesman for President Salva Kiir said on Friday after the U.N. Security Council authorized the troops.
DUISBURG, Germany, Aug 12 (Reuters) - German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp wants to come up with a new, aggressive cost-cutting plan for its steelmaking division by May, probably including the closure of some plants that would violate a labour agreement, a senior labour official said.
KARACHI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan stocks posted an all-time closing high on Friday, led by gains in oil stocks due to a rise in crude prices overnight, dealers said.
Aug 12 (Reuters) - China's average daily crude steel fell in July from a record high in the previous month, government data showed on Friday, as Beijing's environmental clampdown curbed production in the world's top steel producer.
Aug 12 (Reuters) - China's crude steel output rose 2.6 percent from a year ago to 66.81 million tonnes in July, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday.
BARCELONA, Aug 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new $4 million fund aims to speed up the development of supply chains for less polluting cookstoves in poor communities, by lending to businesses that would otherwise struggle to finance their growth, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves said.
KARACHI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan stocks edged up to a fresh record closing high on Thursday, led by banking stocks, dealers said.
WELLINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Steel & Tube on Friday posted a rise in its full-year profit, despite low prices for steel and increased competition creating a challenging environment.
NEW YORK/BOSTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Legg Mason Inc's Bill Miller, whose mutual fund beat the S&P 500 handily for 15 consecutive years at the turn of the century, is riding off into the sunset after his recent lagging returns left a trail of disappointed investors.
MUMBAI, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group plans to merge its subsidiaries Grasim Industries Ltd and Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd through a stock swap and spin off its financial services business, it said on Thursday.