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09h18 SA markets surged yesterday thanks to the positive sentiment from the French elections.. . .  Full story
08h42 Yesterday, Anglo American released its production report for the 1st quarter of 2017.. . .  Full story
Marine Le Pen’s likely upcoming defeat in the second round of the French presidential election will bring welcome relief of risk to the euro project, and to global markets.  Full story
A surge in buying of Britain's pound last week put only a small dent in record net market bets against the currency and sentiment remains finely balanced, official data and capital flow reports from major banks showed on Monday.  Full story
Hedging has become all the rage as investors seek cover ahead of Sunday's national elections in France that could signal whether the country remains in the European Union.  Full story
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10h14 North Korea rarely allows foreign correspondents into the country, but when. . .  Full story
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10h11 Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities. . .  Full story
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10h06 South Africa's rand held on to a three-week high against the dollar early on Tuesday, buoyed by increased risk appetite after. . .  Full story
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09h51 South Africa's No.2 lender by value Standard Bank reported a "low single digit" rise in quarterly net interest income on Tuesday,. . .  Full story
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Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of. . .  Full story
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U.S. President Donald Trump tried to press Democrats on Monday to include funds for his controversial border wall with Mexico in. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] A global group that monitors money laundering worldwide has expressed concern that a bill to fight the crime in South Africa faces "significant ongoing delays" and warned the country's banks risked. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's rand hit a three-week high against the dollar on Monday as emerging markets were buoyed by France's presidential election first-round win for the market's preferred candidate.. . .  Full story
South Africa's ruling party will introduce an amended land rights bill in parliament in May after the top court declared invalid a law that re-opened a process for blacks to make. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's anti-trust body said on Monday liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers should cap supply agreements at 10 years as deals lasting longer favoured big wholesalers and deterred new competitors entering. . .  Full story
South African wine and spirits maker Distell Group said on Monday it would buy a 75 percent stake in the Cruz Vodka brand from Blue Sky Brand Company.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] 09h07 Ghana, the world's number two cocoa producer, has missed out on nearly $1 billion in export earnings due to a steep decline in global cocoa prices, the CEO of Ghana Cocoa. . .  Full story
07h56 A crash between a passenger bus and a tanker ferrying cooking oil has killed 24 people along the main highway connecting Kenya's capital, Nairobi, and the port city of Mombasa, police said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
Sudan on Monday warned South Sudan to cease its support of rebel groups at war with Khartoum, accusing its president of meeting with rebels last week in a rare public statement from Khartoum's intelligence. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Nigerian stocks rose by more than two percent on Monday after the central bank introduced a new policy to allow foreign investors to engage in foreign exchange trading at rates the. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Ghana's central bank will not finance the government's budget, its new governor, Ernest Addison, said on Friday as the regulator seeks to keep fiscal consolidation on track.. . .  Full story
10h31 Britain's opposition Labour Party will immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the country if it wins a June election, it said on Tuesday, setting out a Brexit strategy aimed at eating. . .  Full story
10h14 German healthcare group Fresenius SE & Co KGaA has stepped up its dealmaking, agreeing to buy U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn Inc for $4.75 billion (4.37 billion euros) and the biosimilars arm of Germany's Merck KGaA.. . .  Full story
10h09 Banks across the euro zone are set to tighten access to credit for companies in the second quarter but lending volumes are still seen rising, helped by ultra low rates, the European Central Bank. . .  Full story
10h08 Hungarian pensioners could receive a special bonus at the end of this year if economic growth exceeds 3.5 percent and the budget deficit remains under control, Economy Minister Mihaly Varga was. . .  Full story
10h04 French bond markets on Tuesday added to the gains they made immediately after the first round of France's presidential election, which analysts said showed that investors saw little risk of anti-euro Marine Le Pen scoring. . .  Full story
10h26 China's central bank said on Tuesday that overseas entities held 830.2 billion yuan ($120.6 billion) of domestic bonds as of end-March, up from the previous month's 815.3 billion yuan.. . .  Full story
10h19 Hong Kong stocks posted their biggest percentage gain in nearly six weeks on Tuesday, joining a region-wide rebound amid euphoria triggered by the market-friendly outcome of the first round of the French presidential election.. . .  Full story
09h23 Corn imports to China in March plunged 99.1 percent from a year ago to their lowest since September 2013, customs data showed on Tuesday, as buying dried up after the gap between international prices. . .  Full story
09h22 Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tunisia rose 18 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier, government figures showed on Monday.. . .  Full story
09h21 China stocks steadied on Tuesday following a sharp sell-off the previous session.. . .  Full story
10h07 Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will help to curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study. . .  Full story
09h31 Is it yet time to call the crude oil output cuts by OPEC and its allies a failure?. . .  Full story
09h00 The U.S. government's costs could increase by $2.3 billion in 2018 if Congress and President Donald Trump decide not to fund Obamacare-related payments to health insurers, according to a study released Tuesday by the Kaiser. . .  Full story
08h35 Sweden's Volvo posted a much bigger than expected rise in first-quarter core earnings on Tuesday as robust demand and years of cost trimming bolstered turnover and profitability at the truck maker.. . .  Full story
07h32 Indonesia will not need to repeat last year's major spending cut as the government's revenue projections look "on track" amid strengthening growth, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told Reuters.. . .  Full story
10h23 The euro edged back towards the previous day's five-month high on Tuesday after posting its biggest one-day rise since June, on growing confidence that the market-friendly Emmanuel Macron would beat far-right rival Marine Le. . .  Full story
10h06 Japan's Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance plans to increase its foreign bond holdings this year, a senior company official said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
09h44 North Korea rarely allows foreign correspondents into the country, but when it does, it makes them pay.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] 09h38 Nigeria's central bank offered $150 million in currency forwards at an auction on Monday, it said in a statement, part of its efforts to narrow the spread between official and black. . .  Full story
09h16 Sumitomo Life Insurance Co plans to buy more of riskier but higher-return assets including aircraft finance loans, as yields on Japanese government bonds (JGBs) remain too low to meet promises to insurance policy holders.. . .  Full story


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