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  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Rising importer demand is likely to weigh on East African currencies against the dollar next week, but tight monetary policy in Zambia is expected to prop up the kwacha. Source:
  • A vital part of the federal health care law will get a new review before the full bench of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In a two-page order released Thursday, a majority of the eleven-member court granted the Obama administration’s request to consider en banc the legality of subsidies […]
  • Sept 4 (Reuters) – Ecobank Transnational Inc, parent of independent pan-African banking group Ecobank, named Edward George as head of group research. Source:
  • LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The bulk of Angola’s crude oil cargoes for October loading have been sold, traders said on Thursday, while business remained somewhat slower in the Nigerian market. Around 10 of Angola’s 55 cargoes are unsold, traders said, down from around 15 two days ago. More favourable refining margins and cracks compared […]
  • Across the country, law students are entering their august institutions. We here at Bitter Lawyer are happy to guide these students through the perils of their epic quest for a J.D. by reposting helpful tidbits provided by those that came before them. Stand on the shoulders of bitter giants, students. Originally posted: Nov 1st, 2011 […]
  • * New company to own, manage MTN’s 9,151 towers in Nigeria Source:
  • DUBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s MTN has agreed to form a joint venture with specialist tower company IHS that will own and operate MTN’s 9,151 transmitter towers in Nigeria, IHS said on Thursday. Source:
  • NAIROBI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – EVENTS: *KENYA- The central bank to auction 91-day Treasury bills worth a total 4 billion shillings. GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares steadied near seven-year highs […]
  • The petition of the day is: Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 13-1496 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as co-counsel to the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to the likelihood that it will be granted. Issue: Whether Indian […]
  • A round-up of “Ice Bucket Challenge” news from around the legal world. Source: