20/04 South African retailer Steinhoff remains in a "tough position" and is talking to creditors about restructuring debt, the company said on Friday, as directors faced shareholders for the first time since an accounting scandal.  Full story
20/04 Old Mutual plcĂs 2017 Annual Results announcement of 15th March 2018 included information of the further steps required to effect its strategy of managed separation. Old Mutual plc has published a circular (the ˘Circular÷) to its shareholders including proposals regarding the final processes  Full story
20/04 Nedbank Group shareholders are referred to the announcements published by Nedbank Group on 11 March 2016, 28 June 2016 and 1 November 2017 relating to Old Mutual plcĂs managed separation strategy, which entails, among other things, the creation of a new South African holding company, Old Mut  Full story
18/04 South African consumer price inflation slowed to its lowest rate in seven years on Wednesday as the end of the worst drought in decades helped push down food prices, data showed on Wednesday.  Full story
17/04 (This version of the April 16th story corrects sum to $100 billion from 100 billion rand. Also removes Pravin Gordhan, who is not one of the envoys)  Full story
18/04 South Africa's Imperial Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer Mark Lamberti will resign at the end of the month following a court judgement against him involving a remarks he made to an ex-employee at one of its units.  Full story
20/04 Revenue for the interim period lowered by 8% to R34.3 million (R37.4 million) whilst net loss dropped 13% to R17.0 million (loss of R15.1 million). Loss attributable to owners dived 65%. . .  Full story
20/04 South African retailer Steinhoff remains in a "tough position" and is talking to creditors about restructuring debt, the company said on Friday, as directors faced shareholders for the first time since. . .  Full story
20/04 South African telecoms firm MTN has appointed Nigerian investment firm Chapel Hill Denham as lead issuing house for the initial public offering of its Nigerian business in Lagos later this year,. . .  Full story
20/04 Caledonia Mining plans to buy gold assets in Zimbabwe and increase its stake in the Blanket mine after the removal of the country's tough ownership rules.. . .  Full story
20/04 South Africa is expected to harvest three percent more maize in 2018 than previously estimated after late rains in the western part of the maize belt boosted yields, a Reuters poll. . .  Full story
09h40 The IMF will propose a financial arrangement to Congo Republic once the central African country has completed work needed to make its debt sustainable, the fund said on Friday, contradicting a. . .  Full story
20/04 Oil prices edged up on Friday, stabilizing after an earlier slide driven by U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of OPEC's role in pushing up global oil prices.. . .  Full story
20/04 Whistleblowers may be given greater protection from reprisals when exposing fraud, tax evasion, data breaches and other misdeeds, under new rules proposed by the European Commission.. . .  Full story
20/04 Cocoa futures on ICE fell on Friday, dropping below the highest levels since 2016 reached earlier this week on pressure from lower North American first-quarter grind data, while raw sugar inched down to a 2-1/2-year. . .  Full story
20/04 The European Central Bank has asked for clarification from Deutsche Bank about a 28 billion euro ($34 billion) mistaken transfer that the German lender made in March, a German newspaper reported on Friday.. . .  Full story
20/04 A U.S. bond sell-off continued for a second day on Friday, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest level in more than four years and steepening the yield curve after two weeks of. . .  Full story
20/04 The U.S. dollar rose to a two-week high against a basket of currencies on Friday on rising U.S. yields, while sterling extended a decline in the wake of dovish comments from the head of. . .  Full story
20/04 Gold prices eased on Friday and were on track to end the week lower as the dollar advanced on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and market players grew a bit less worried about. . .  Full story
20/04 Sterling fell half a percent to a fresh two-week low against the dollar on Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney signalled that the central bank may not raise interest rates in May. . .  Full story
20/04 The Mexican and Colombian pesos weakened sharply on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said crude prices were artificially high, hammering oil futures. Trump wrote in a post in Twitter that. . .  Full story
20/04 South African telecoms firm MTN has appointed Nigerian investment firm Chapel Hill Denham as lead manager for the initial public offering of its Nigerian business in Lagos later this year, two sources told Reuters on. . .  Full story
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20/04 The acting chairman of Steinhoff, Heather Sonn, told shareholders on Friday the company had made "good progress on the accounting irregularities" which led the South African retail group to overstate income and asset values.. . .  Full story
20/04 South Africa construction company Murray & Roberts (M&R) said on Friday that an independent board had recommended that its shareholders reject a takeover bid by Germany's ATON, the latest rebuff to the acquisition attempt.. . .  Full story
19/04 South Africa's rand traded flat on Thursday, drifting in a narrow band against the dollar as traders held off on large bets and took profit's after the previous session's rally to a one-week best.. . .  Full story
01h27 The European Union needs to be exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the United States in order to work with Washington on trade with China, France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. . .  Full story
01h01 U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately and abolish a nuclear test site, and Trump said. . .  Full story
20/04 As the gap between short- and long-term borrowing costs hovers near its lowest in more than 10 years, speculation has risen over whether the so-called yield curve is signaling that a recession could be around. . .  Full story
20/04 Canada and Mexico on Friday said good progress had been made in talks with the United States to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and that ministers would meet again on Tuesday. . .  Full story
20/04 Wall Street's three major indexes declined on Friday as investors worried about a jump in U.S. bond yields, with technology stocks leading the decline on nerves about upcoming earnings reports and iPhone demand.. . .  Full story
06h00 Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan said weakening of the franc to 1.20 per euro this week is no reason to abandon negative interest rates and a willingness to intervene in foreign exchange markets, newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung reported in its Saturday edition.  Full story
05h30 Proposed tax cuts for Australian businesses are at risk following explosive evidence uncovered in an inquiry into the financial services sector, including revelations that financial advisers knowingly charged dead clients for up to a decade.  Full story
03h42 South Korea's government will consider injecting fresh funds into the loss-making South Korean unit of General Motors Co, the Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday, citing the finance minister.  Full story
02h46 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and unions Teamsters Canada and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), reached an agreement with to postpone a strike that was scheduled for Saturday.  Full story
02h35 U.S. consumers may be about to directly feel the effects of the trade fight started by U.S. President Trump with China and other countries this year when a new list of Chinese imports to be taxed is announced in coming days.  Full story
USA Week Ahead
20/04 The potential for an intensifying trade dispute to undercut the U.S. stock market could become clearer next week when a host of multinational companies reports quarterly results that may provide a glimpse into the impact of those global tensions.  Full story
20/04 MoroccoÔÇÖs annual consumer price inflation rose to 2.5 percent in March, up from 1.8 percent in February, mainly due to higher food prices, the High Planning Authority said on Friday.. . .  Full story
20/04 Angola's state-run oil firm Sonangol is inviting bids for stakes in two offshore oil blocks in Africa's second-largest crude producer, Sonangol said on Friday.. . .  Full story
19/04 Kenya expects its sugar production to jump by up to 19 percent this year, recovering from a drought-induced drop the previous year, a senior government official said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
19/04 Kenya's High Court stopped the telecoms regulator on Thursday from monitoring mobile phone networks to detect counterfeits, saying the regulator had flouted the constitution and failed to involve the public when. . .  Full story
18/04 Burundi's year-on-year inflation rose to 2.6 percent in March from 1.3 percent in the previous month, the country's statistics office said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
20/04 Somalia's foreign minister said on Friday that Dubai state-owned port operator DP World should reconsider its contract with the breakaway region of Somaliland and work with federal authorities so Somalia's sovereignty is not violated.. . .  Full story
20/04 Oil refiner KMG International(KMGI). . .  Full story
20/04 Kazakhstan will sharply cut exports of heavy oil products, such as fuel oil and vacuum gasoil, as it focuses on higher quality products following a modernisation of its refineries, according to traders and Reuters calculations.. . .  Full story
20/04 Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) reported its highest profit in a decade on Friday as a strong performance in derivatives and securities powered a 21 percent rise in net profit for the quarter to March. . .  Full story
20/04 The EIB banker dubbed the "mother" of the green bond has a new baby on the way -- a "sustainability" bond the proceeds of which will be used in a range of well-meaning areas. . .  Full story

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