Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry
07 April 2017 | 8:10 am
Investors are increasingly attracted to synthetic biology's market potential, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.
30 Nov 2019
German authorities say they've arrested a Syrian observed in chat networks seeking ingredients to make the explosive TAPT. When and where the suspect, allegedly with Islamist leanings, was planning an attack is unclear.
1 Dec 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hosted African leaders for the third G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The initiative aims to boost private investment in Africa — but challenges remain.
6 Dec 2019
Waste car batteries usually end up on the scrapheap. But a German engineer has made it his mission to recycle them - by extracting the valuable raw materials they contain.
8 Feb 2020
Nigeria’s Debt Management Office says foreign investors cut their participation in Nigerian government bond auctions last year, buying just 4.39 of all bonds issued compared with 10.99 per cent bought in 2018. Ifueko Olotu, Team Lead, Treasury Coverage at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa for more.
21 Mar 2020
The banking sector is in the red today, even as the Central Bank of Nigeria announced moves to soften the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Nigeria’s economy. Ebunoluwa Babarinde, Manager at Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa to review the performance of the Lagos bourse amid current macro realities.
14 Apr 2020
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo, has distributed relief materials to more than 3000 residents in Oshodi.
16 Sep 2020
Nigeria's major capital market regulator has put out guidelines on how the investing community in Nigeria should classify cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The Securities and Exchange Commission also gave a three-month ultimatum for already existing digital assets to register their offerings. Chuta Chimezie, Founder and Coordinator, Blockchain User Group and Sam Chidoka, MD and CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for this discussion.
10 Oct 2020
Ordinary South Koreans rushed to pour more than $50 billion into the initial public offering for the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS.
14 Oct 2020
This is an insight into the cause of the building collapse in Lagos after rescue operations and investigations.
6 Nov 2020
Stock markets across Europe and Asia saw gains in trading this Thursday as Joe Biden won key states in the US presidential election. As vote-counting continues, investors are increasingly betting that Biden will secure the presidency, but see the Democrats failing to secure a majority in the Senate. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at the latest market reactions, and how some key industries could be affected by a Biden win.
18 Nov 2020
FG urges investors to utilise digital technology to solve local, global challenges
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A video in which US basketball star Steph Curry appears to make five impressive full-court shots in a row has gone completely viral on Twitter, reaching more than 30 million views in a post by Sports Illustrated. We tell you where the video really comes from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
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The execution of an Iranian man on Thursday, the first linked to nationwide protests since September, has drawn sharp Western criticism. The UK also announced sanctions against individuals linked to Iran's judiciary.
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Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a run-off vote in Georgia. It was the final Senate seat left undecided from the 2022 midterms. While the Democrats already held the majority, Warnock's victory now gives the party an outright, 51-seat hold on the Senate.
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Out to prove they can compete with Europe's elite, Bayern Munich's women celebrated a famous victory in front of a record-breaking crowd. The defeat of Barcelona shows progress continues to be made on and off the pitch.