Summit Notebook

from MediaFile:

Tech Summit Q&A, day 1: AOL’s Tim Armstrong, Arianna Huffington

May 17, 2011

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington joined us Monday for the premiere of the 2011 Reuters Global Technology Summit.

from Ask...:

Do you play online games?

May 16, 2011

Online games are gaining ground in the US and abroad, but it is still a minority of consumers who actually spend money to buy virtual goods.

from Ask...:

Will you spend more on your health?

May 6, 2011

The drug industry’s business model is unraveling after years of bankable growth. Some of the healthcare industry's most prominent executives and officials will discuss their strategies for change at the 2011 Reuters Health Summit, from May 9-12 in New York.

from Ask...:

Did Bernanke deliver?

April 27, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke went where no sitting Fed chief has gone before - a live regularly scheduled press conference.

Ag committee chair says new faces mean new dynamic on Capitol Hill

March 16, 2011

They are new, enthusiastic and changing the environment on Capitol Hill.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says “do not underestimate the effect” of the large number of freshmen lawmakers on his committee, which will sit down to overhaul U.S. farm subsidies next year. USA/

from Africa News blog:

Africa: Not just about commodities

March 10, 2011

GOLDFIELDS/High commodity prices have certainly helped African producers both because it means they get paid more for their exports and it encourages  investment to increase production.

from Africa News blog:

Send us your investment bankers

March 8, 2011

MARKETS-STOCKS/Not so long ago, anyone with the talent and means was heading out of Africa in search of better paid and more fulfilling professional work.

from Africa News blog:

African turmoil? Zambian president doesn’t think so

March 8, 2011

AFRICAINVEST-SUMMIT/ZAMBIA-POLITICS/One of the big questions at the Reuters Africa summit has been what impact the turmoil in North Africa is going to have south of the Sahara - something we’ve looked at on this blog too.

from Africa News blog:

U.S. banks push harder in Africa

March 7, 2011

NIGERIA/Two of the world’s biggest banks told the first day of the Reuters Africa Investment Summit that they planned to strengthen their presence in the continent as their own customers see their businesses here grow.

from Africa News blog:

More graft means less money

March 7, 2011

KENYA-CORRUPTIONYou can’t discuss investment in Africa without looking at the risks and there is no doubt that corruption is among those.