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    Video caption: Helping Senegal's digital sector grow

    Senegal has ambitious aims for its digital economy to account for 10% of its annual economic output.

  2. Big US broker tie-up reported

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    CNBC is reporting that the big US broker Charles Schwab is in talks to buy smaller rival TD Ameritrade.

    The deal could be announced later on Thursday.

    Shares TD Ameritrade, valued at $22.4bn on the stock market, rose more than 20% in trading before the US stock market opened.

  3. WH Ireland boosts capital

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    Investment firm WH Ireland is raising £2.5m to provide it with a "a significant buffer to its minimum regulatory capital requirement."

    The group expects to treturn to monthly profitability by the start of the new financial year and says its internal management forecast indicate a £1m loss before exceptional items for the 12 months ending March 2020.

    It mad the announcement as it said first half revenue declined 11% to £11.36m and reduced its first half loss to £1.35m.