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  • South African Buyout Firm Targets Investments in Nigerian Food

    Agri-Vie, a South African private- equity firm, is seeking opportunities in Nigerian food companies as the continent’s most populous country tries to reduce imports and diversify its economy away from oil.

  • The High-Def Drone Bringing Better Aerial Footage to YouTube

    Multirotor drones -- remote-controlled machines that fly and hover like oversize insects -- are a quantum leap over your kid’s fitful toy helicopter. The DJI Phantom 2, the latest iteration of a highly regarded drone introduced two years ago, improves on its predecessor with twice the flight time between recharges (up to 25 minutes) and redesigned propellers for greater lift. But what really sets the Phantom 2 apart, Bloomberg Pursuits will report in its Spring 2014 issue, are its widely expanded capabilities in the exciting new frontier of high-definition aerial videography. The Phantom 2 Vision comes with an integrated 1080p camera that transmits real-time footage to any Android or iOS mobile device. For even greater quality video, we recommend getting the base model Phantom 2 and purchasing the H3-2D gimbal, an image-stabilizing attachment that cradles a GoPro Hero3 -- the tiny-but-powerful camera favored by reality-show producers and extreme athletes. Either way, you’ll be able to capture breathtaking f

  • Traders Beat Market Indexes Borrowing Tools From Sports

    Graham Davidson was in a slump, the worst he’d ever known.

  • Worst Oil Stock Seeks Shale Lift as Colombia Boom Fades

    Ecopetrol SA is positioning itself to tap Colombian shale and offshore oil deposits for the first time after missed targets at onshore fields made it the worst- performing major oil stock last year.

  • Baker & McKenzie Opens ‘New Frontier’ Office in Myanmar

    Baker & McKenzie LLP, the world’s second-largest law firm by revenue, opened an office in Myanmar to serve foreign investors entering an economy emerging from five decades of isolation.

  • Batista’s Losers Shout and Sue as OGX Meltdown Casts Pall

    The 23-story Serrador building rises gracefully in downtown Rio de Janeiro, a rounded granite-and- glass art deco masterpiece that conjures the opulence of another era. Completed in 1944 and named for Spanish cinema-house promoter Francisco Serrador, it once held a luxury hotel with a nightclub that attracted a mix of Rio elites and visiting American movie stars.

  • Hrvatski Telekom, New Frontier Eye IN2, Poslovni Reports

    T-Hrvatski Telekom d.d., a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG, and Austria’s New Frontier Group are competing to acquire a majority stake in IN2, Croatia’s largest software company, Poslovni Dnevnik reported, citing Ante Mandic, the head of the Zagreb-based software manufacturer.

  • Autos Morph Into IPhones as Buyers Want Wi-Fi With Wheels

    When it came time to trade in her Ford Explorer in September, Svetlana Friedman had a condition: No more basic radio. She wanted a car that could connect to her smartphone, her iPad and her digital life.

  • ETF Money Blazes a Trail Into New Frontiers

    Nigeria, Pakistan and Kazakhstan don't top many traveler bucket lists. Sending money there's another story: The MSCI Frontier 100 Index is up 14 percent this year and assets in exchange-traded funds that specialize in such "frontier markets" have risen 52 percent to $820 million. By contrast, nearly $10 billion has flowed out of emerging market ETFs this year, and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index is down 8.1 percent.

  • South Korea Ruling Party Risks Parliament Election Loss

    South Korean President Lee Myung Bak’s ruling party faces losing control of parliament next week to an opposition that vows to increase welfare spending, revisit a U.S. trade deal and improve ties with North Korea.

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