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Throughout the last decade, nationalism and national pride have been on the rise, and have been especially noticeable in America and. . .  Full story
South African markets were positive yesterday with the All Share Index advancing 0.2% to 52,183.10. The gains were mostly led by. . .  Full story
Worldwide sovereign debt is set to reach a new record high of $44 trillion this year despite a slight reduction in governments' annual borrowings, an estimate from credit ratings agency S&P Global said on Friday.  Full story
The rise in world stocks this week to fresh all-time highs drew an eighth straight weekly inflow into equity funds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, while bond funds also chalked up their ninth straight weekly inflow.  Full story
U.S. President Donald Trump's planned economic agenda has fanned the flames for Wall Street's record-setting run, but some investors worry that his first major address to Congress next week risks dousing it if his plans look slow to execute or are overly vague.  Full story
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05h00 Australia and Indonesia said on Sunday that full military ties between. . .  Full story
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03h07 The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in. . .  Full story
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South Africa farmers are expected to harvest 68 percent more maize this season as increased rainfall has boosted plantings, a Reuters. . .  Full story
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The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will fall from March 1, the energy. . .  Full story
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Egypt will receive the second $1 billion tranche of a $3 billion World Bank loan in March, Central Bank Governor Tarek. . .  Full story
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A proposal the Trump administration is considering to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organisation has stalled over warnings. . .  Full story
Nigeria has postponed for three months a trade conference meant to drum up badly-needed investment due to the temporary closure of its capital's international airport, the organisers said on Friday.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of protesters in Pretoria on Friday, after mobs looted stores this week believed to. . .  Full story
South Africa will amend its laws to allow expropriation of land without compensation for owners as it tries to speed up the redistribution of land to its black majority, President Jacob. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's central bank wants commercial lenders involved in the rand currency rigging scandal to be held accountable, deputy governor Daniel Mminele said on Friday.. . .  Full story
South Africa will amend its laws to allow expropriation of land without compensation for owners as it tries to speed up the redistribution of land to its black majority, President Jacob Zuma said on. . .  Full story
The World Bank's Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, said on Saturday he had agreed to give Gambia $60 million in budget support after government allegations that former ruler Yahya Jammeh. . .  Full story
The World Bank's Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, said on Saturday he had agreed to give Gambia $60 million in budget support after government allegations that former ruler Yahya Jammeh took tens of. . .  Full story
Cameroon cocoa farmgate prices were unchanged in February compared with January, remaining far below last year's levels as farmers continued to weather a long dry season and a global decline in. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Cameroon exported 24,500 tonnes of coffee in the 2015/16 season compared to 23,865 tonnes in the previous season, the National Office of Cocoa and Coffee (NOCC) said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Nigeria has declared the jihadist Boko Haram group near defeat, but the government still faces suicide bombings, attacks and famine as it launches a drive to attract foreign aid to help. . .  Full story
00h55 German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are neck-and-neck in the latest Emnid poll with seven months to go before a federal election.. . .  Full story
The Syrian opposition delegation attending peace talks in Geneva condemned an attack by suicide bombers that killed security forces in Homs on Saturday, while suggesting that only people with security clearances could get close to. . .  Full story
Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner. . .  Full story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are neck-and-neck in the latest Emnid poll with seven months to go before a federal election.. . .  Full story
Warren Buffett on Saturday used part of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders to defend the businesses practices of one of his conglomerate's lesser-known but more controversial operating units: Clayton Homes.. . .  Full story
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has called on the United Nations to take "urgent measures" following months of tensions with the Polisario independence movement in the disputed Western Sahara region.. . .  Full story
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday in a new attempt to heal the Sunni kingdom's troubled relations with Shi'ite-majority Iraq.. . .  Full story
The chairman of Dubai Holding, the investment vehicle of the emirate's ruler and a major force in developing the Dubai economy, has resigned to focus on his role in the national government, the conglomerate. . .  Full story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at her coalition partners on Saturday for proposing revisions to welfare reforms credited with driving the country's economic success, ahead of elections in which their. . .  Full story
Turkey's prime minister called on voters on Saturday to back a change to the constitution in an April referendum that would greatly strengthen President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, portraying the reform as a vote for. . .  Full story
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday - adding he understood. . .  Full story
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday attacked what he saw as tricks used by U.S. companies to boost earnings and stock prices, but he defended one oft-criticized practice: share buybacks.. . .  Full story
Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders might have been forgiven on Saturday for looking at the company's annual report and wondering why some $56 billion of cash appeared to vanish.. . .  Full story
Warren Buffett on Saturday mounted a forceful and upbeat defense of the prospects for American business, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a higher quarterly profit though operating income fell.. . .  Full story
Highlights from billionaire Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday: ON IMMIGRATION "One word sums up our country's achievements: miraculous. From a standing start 240 years ago - a span of. . .  Full story
Iceland's central bank said in a statement it will consider offering exemptions to its Foreign Exchange Act for derivatives trading, marking another step towards lifting the country‚Äôs capital controls.. . .  Full story
Egypt will receive in March the second $1 billion tranche of a $3 billion World Bank loan aimed at supporting a government economic reform programme, Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer said late on Friday.. . .  Full story
The Netherlands' future relationship with the euro will be comprehensively debated by its parliament following an election in March, after lawmakers commissioned a report on the currency's future.. . .  Full story
Major global stock markets lost ground on Friday as investors scaled back bets U.S. President Donald Trump's policies would promote faster economic growth and instead favored perceived safer assets such as bonds and gold.. . .  Full story
The U.S. dollar fell to a more than two-week low against the Japanese yen on Friday as investors doubted the likelihood of swift tax reform and a quick spending boost from U.S. President Donald. . .  Full story


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