$1.9bn mystery African oil platform contract for Daewoo
According to theFinancial Timesemerging markets websiteBeyondbrics, South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), received a $1.9bn order to build five production platforms for an unidentified African-based customer.
Lonmin fears sackings could re-ignite S. Africa violence
Platinum producer Lonmin fears that sacking 3,000 striking South African mine workers, who face a Tuesday deadline to report back to their posts, could lead to more violence after police last week shot dead 34 miners in scenes reminiscent of apartheid bloodshed.
Maliâ€™s interim leaders announced a new government late Monday, months after a military coup unleashed political chaos that allowed an Islamist takeover of the north and forced nearly half a million people to flee their homes.