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  • LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – * OPEC’s oil output is set to fall by more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd) this month, a Reuters survey found on Tuesday, pointing to 82 percent compliance by the exporter group in implementing its first supply cut deal in eight years. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/FUGBQu4ozOs/idAFL5N1FL6DA
  • LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Former Nigerian oil state governor James Ibori, who was recently released from a British prison after serving a sentence for corruption, has signalled a possible political comeback in Africa’s most populous country. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/TBCsizBWWWI/idAFL5N1FL5K1
  • (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings’ Report: Lagos State – Rating Action Report https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/893865 MILAN/LONDON, January 31 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has revised Lagos State’s Outlook to Negative from Stable while affirming the Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at ‘B+’. The issue ratings on Lagos’ […]
  • South Africa recorded a larger-than-expected surplus in December, largely due to a sharp fall in imports as the continent’s most industrialised country continued to see subdued consumer and business confidence. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tar-home/~3/nzAdAwRUuKY/south-africa-posts-trade-surplus-in-december-as-economy-slows.html
  • In The New York Times, Peter Baker reports on President Donald Trump’s decision to move up his announcement of a Supreme Court nominee to tonight at 8 p.m., noting that some “Senate Democrats, still angry that Republicans prevented Mr. Obama from filling the seat, said they might filibuster Mr. Trump’s nominee, which would be historically […]
  • Cocoa grinders in Côte d’Ivoire are holding off on new investments after military and social unrest this month, potentially denting government plans to boost processing of the commodity in the world’s top grower. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tar-home/~3/DYLRJELSB6E/cote-divoire-unrest-makes-cocoa-grinders-rethink-investments.html
  • The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. – – – – – EVENTS: KENYA – Patrick Njoroge, the central bank’s governor, holds a news conference after the bank’s rate-setting meeting on Monday. To kick off at about 0730 GMT. KENYA – […]
  • The petition of the day is: Riley v. Elkhart Community Schools 16-533 Issues: (1) Whether, to establish a prima facie case of discrimination in promotion or hiring, a plaintiff is required to show that the position in question was filled by someone outside his or her protected group; and (2) whether proof that a plaintiff […]
  • The Jeff Sessions confirmation is now a Senate vote on the Muslim Ban. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/wVO1n1H9RO0/
  • Poor education is how we got into this mess, and that’s not going to change any time soon. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/2A_6x_3MJv4/
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