Just after midnight one sultry Friday in August 1987, Manila became a battleground as rebel troops attempted a coup against Philippine President Corazon Aquino. Two blocks from the besieged presidential palace, insurgents opened fire on a car carrying Aquino’s only son, a bespectacled and soft-spoken 27-year-old junior insurance executive nicknamed Noynoy.
Convergence Partners Investments Ltd., a South African private-equity company focused on technology, plans to invest part of its $250 million fund for telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria and West Africa.
The damage caused two days ago in a deadly accident at the stadium that will host the opening match of next year’s soccer World Cup in Brazil will set back work by two months, the facility’s structural engineer said.
Myanmar plans to more than double rice shipments as the country that used to be the largest exporter embraces trade and opens its economy, challenging Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for sales amid a global glut.