What a difference a couple of months can make. In September, India’s growth rate had slowed to its lowest in a decade, inflation was high, and the rupee ranked as one of the worst-performing currencies in Asia.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s reiteration of comments that he’s beginning to consider stepping down won’t affect the country’s drive for investment, analysts including Mike Davies of Kigoda Consulting said.
Marine Le Pen, on the threshold of leading her anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front party to its biggest triumph ever, says she may be just one electoral cycle from becoming president of France.
Angola is investing in improved phone and wireless networks on land, sea and in space to attract foreign investment and diversify away from oil, National Director of Telecommunications Eduardo Sebastiao said.
In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.
Kuwait’s top court threw out a request by the government to change voting laws, in a victory for opposition campaigners who are demanding that the ruling family hand more powers to elected politicians.