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As Nigerians go to vote, sluggish economy a key consideration

When Nigerians vote in a presidential election on Saturday, the country's economic future is likely to play an important role in the candidate they choose. Sam Holder reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersFeb 12th, 2019

Nigeria"s Election Gets Under Way After a Stop-Start Runup

After a false start and an acrimonious campaign, Nigerians headed to the polls to vote in what is expected to be Africa’s largest-ever election, and will determine who governs the continent’s top economy and oil producer......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 24th, 2019

Services help shore up eurozone economy in Q1 - survey

A closely monitored survey shows that the 19-country eurozone ended the first quarter of the year on a sluggish but positive note, largely because a resilient performance by the services sector helped offset a downturn in manufacturing......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 3rd, 2019

Dow opens lower, erases weekly gain as fears of a slowdown in global growth resurface

U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Friday as signs of weakness in Europe's economy underscored worries about sluggish expansion outside of America.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 22nd, 2019

Asia shares slip after China data, pound near 9-month peak

Asian shares stumbled on Thursday after Chinese data signaled further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy while the pound eased off nine-month highs ahead of another Brexit vote......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 14th, 2019

Asia shares take a breather, pound near nine-month peak

Asian shares paused on Thursday as investors awaited data from China for clues about the health of the world's second largest economy while the pound shot up to near nine-month highs as the risk of a no-deal Brexit receded following a late-night vote......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 13th, 2019

U.S. data, hopes over Brexit vote lift shares; dollar eases

World equity markets broadly rose on Wednesday, lifted by investor optimism that British lawmakers will rule out a no-deal Brexit and fresh U.S. data that highlighted a strong economy with low inflation, an outlook that weakened the dollar......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 13th, 2019

Nigeria to Vote After Delay Brings New Conflict

A delay in Nigeria’s presidential election, now set for Saturday, has further complicated a fractious contest, bringing new fraud accusations and disruptions that have cost Africa’s largest economy an estimated $2 billion......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 22nd, 2019

VW South Africa targets record production in 2019: official

German carmaker Volkswagen's South African unit expects to produce a record number of vehicles this year despite a sluggish domestic economy, power outages and looming talks with union members, its managing director said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 20th, 2019

"Everybody suffers too much:" Nigeria heads to the polls

As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 15th, 2019

Aramco"s rating ambitions face Saudi economic curb

Saudi Aramco is pushing for a top credit rating ahead of its first international bond sale, but Saudi Arabia's sluggish economy may curb the state-owned oil firm's ambitions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 28th, 2019

Survey: Confidence remains sluggish among Buffalo business leaders

Business executives in Western New York have slightly more confidence in the future of the local economy than last year, but still lag below ideal levels of enthusiasm. That could be viewed as good news – it’s better than plummeting confidence. B.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 27th, 2019

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade war with China, rising US interest rates

The world economy will be more sluggish this year, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday, citing trade disputes that have seen China slow to its weakest pace in 30 years   .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 21st, 2019

Stocks rise on China hopes; sterling rebounds as Brexit vote fails

Major world stock markets climbed on Tuesday on hopes of more stimulus for China's economy, while sterling rebounded from the day's lows after British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's deal on withdrawing from the European Union......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 15th, 2019

Netflix, China boost Wall Street as investors shrug off Brexit vote

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as technology and internet stocks gained on Netflix Inc's plans to raise fees for U.S. subscribers and hopes of more stimulus for China's slowing economy fostered a risk-on mood among investors......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 15th, 2019

Pound jumps as Brexit vote fails; stocks rise on China hopes

Sterling rebounded from the day's lows on Tuesday after British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's deal on withdrawing from the European Union, and major world stock markets climbed on hopes of more stimulus for China's economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 15th, 2019

Europe Markets: European markets struggle as boost fades from China’s economic pledge

Chinese government officials outline plans to boost the country’s sluggish economy.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 15th, 2019

Europe Markets: European markets rise on China’s economic pledge

Chinese government officials outline plans to boost the country’s sluggish economy.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 15th, 2019

Asian shares on defensive, sterling braces for Brexit vote

Asian shares were on back foot on Tuesday as an unexpected drop in China's exports heightened worries about the global economy while the British pound braced for a showdown in parliament over the government's Brexit plan......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 14th, 2019

Britons Most at Risk in a Messy Split From EU Are Least Worried

Ahead of vital Brexit vote on Tuesday, many residents of U.K. manufacturing hubs closely linked to the bloc say they value their sovereignty above the economy......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 14th, 2019

Currencies: Euro climbs sharply against sluggish dollar; sterling gains as Brexit vote looms

The U.S. dollar’s rivals reap the benefits of a weak buck on Monday, with both the euro and the British pound gaining......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 7th, 2019