Demand explodes for New York food banks as unemployment rises
New York food banks have become inundated with newcomers, deprived of income since the near-total halt of business in the United States' economic capital. "We’re seeing a lot of poverty," notices Geraldine Firmin from City Harvest, a major New York-based charitable organization, during a food donation market.
China virus death toll nears 1,400
The death toll from China's virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday, as the United States complained of a "lack of transparency" from Beijing over its handling of a crisis that has fuelled global panic.
Oil gains after US-China trade deal
Oil prices are up over 30 cents, supported by an initial trade deal between the United States and China. Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says surging oil production from non-OPEC countries will help the market weather political shocks. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFX Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.
China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus
From the United States to Thailand, countries have set up safety to measures to contain the SARS-like virus. Chinese authorities have said they cannot rule out human-to-human transmission as the outbreak widens.
Water shortages dog Panama Canal, 20 years after its transfer
The Panama Canal's handover from the United States 20 years ago has been marked in Panama amid water supply worries. Managers say less rainfall due to climate change has depleted the inter-ocean conduit's Gatun Lake.
Facts and alternative facts: Republicans denounce Trump impeachment hearings
While the president of the United States attends a summit that has got everyone pondering the future of the NATO alliance. Back in Washington, the next phase of the impeachment inquiry has some wondering about the future of Western democracy.
Hong Kong riot police on edge, fire tear gas
A flash mob sprang up in Hong Kong's financial district, a day after two protesters were critically wounded. The United States has expressed "grave concern" with recent developments and condemned violence on all sides.
US-China trade talks gather pace
Beijing has said there is a "consensus on principles" regarding a deal with the United States. Specifics have yet to emerge but Donald Trump has been talking up the prospect of progress between the two nations.
CBN raises banks’ Loan to Deposit Ratio to 65%
The Central Bank of Nigeria has reviewed upwards the minimum loan-to-deposit-ratio (LDR) for banks in the country from 60 to 65 per cent. The new directive comes just after the closure of September 30th deadline set by the regulator for banks to meet the 60 per cent loan-to-deposit-ratio. Meanwhile, oil prices steadied today although gains were capped as weak economic readings in the United States depressed global markets. Research Analyst at Financial Derivatives, Funmi Adebowale joins CNBC Africa for more.