* Lines blurring between developed, emerging markets
* Greek stocks on review for downgrade to emerging market
* Institutional investors seeking out emerging markets
* Emerging market hedge funds looking at Greece
By Carolyn Cohn
LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - Investors are criss-crossing the
increasingly smudged line between emerging and developed markets
as the euro zone crisis challenges traditional perceptions of a
This blurring of distinctions was illu
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's wartime prime minister Mahmoud Jibril extended his lead in landmark elections, vote tallies showed on Wednesday, but Islamist rivals predicted their score would be boosted by allied independent candidates.
ACCRA, July 11 (Reuters) - Ghana's annual inflation rose to
9.4 percent in June from 9.3 percent the month before, the
statistics office said on Wednesday, highlighting growing price
pressures in the West African economy.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Libya's Gaddafi-era prime minister and oil chief Shokri Ghanem died after suffering heart failure and falling into the Danube river and there is no sign of foul play, the Vienna prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is set to unveil funding a sum in the hundreds of millions of dollars for a campaign to improve access to contraception in the developing world.
ROME (Reuters) - Fifty four people trying to reach Italy from Libya died of thirst after a 15-day voyage in which their rubber boat gradually deflated, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, citing the sole survivor.
NAIROBI, July 11 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic
indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on
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*GHANA - Ghana due to release June inflation data anytime starting
*UGANDA - Bank of Uganda auctions Treasury bills worth a total 80 billion
*KENYA - Central Bank of Kenya auctions 182-day Treasury bills worth 3
*TANZANIA - Bank of Tanzani
LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation is set to unveil funding a sum in the hundreds of
millions of dollars for a campaign to improve access to
contraception in the developing world.
ACCRA, July 10 (Reuters) - Ghana's minor mid-cocoa output
for the 2012 season is expected to fall 60 percent to 42,000
tonnes, compared with about 107,000 tonnes harvested in the
previous seasons, three sources close to industry regulator
Cocobod said on Tuesday.
GENEVA, July 10 (Reuters) - The Nigerian benchmark grade was
steady on Tuesday as some buyers sought bargains after Qua Iboe
fell to a more than two-year low of around dated plus $1 a
barrel the previous session.
Two Qua Iboe tankers from the August programme were heard
sold this week, although traders said that several Nigerian
cargoes remain unsold from the June and July programmes.
An usual fixture was reported the previous session with a
Nigerian tanker booked to Uruguay, traders sai
JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) - A new law in Zambia
limiting the use of dollars in everyday transactions has
triggered a dramatic 8 percent rally in the kwacha in the past
week, and other African countries struggling with weakening
currencies are taking note.