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Wall Street closed mostly higher on Friday led by gains in technology and energy sector stocks.. . .  Full story
Remgro's discount to its NAV have increased in the past month, with the share price declining 6% since its May highs.. . .  Full story
World stocks could be about to record their best start to a year since 1998, when global markets were recovering from the Asian crisis, while oil and the dollar are facing their worst first-half in years.  Full story
World stocks could be about to record their best start to a year since 1998, when global markets were recovering from the Asian crisis, while oil and the dollar are facing their worst first-half in years.  Full story
Heading into second-quarter earnings season, investors are looking for a continuation of strong U.S. company results to justify high stock valuations, now trading near their loftiest levels since 2004.  Full story
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04h40 The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government. . .  Full story
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03h36 Brazil's top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with taking multimillion-dollar. . .  Full story
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South African precious metals producer Sibanye Gold aims to resume production at its strike-hit Cooke Mine later this week, but first. . .  Full story
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South Africa's Treasury has yet to decide whether it will challenge a recommendation by an anti-graft watchdog to change the central. . .  Full story
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04h19 Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office. . .  Full story
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03h48 U.S. President Donald Trump urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to relax Indian trade barriers on Monday during. . .  Full story
05h20 China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship.. . .  Full story
02h59 Gold edged down on Tuesday on a firmer dollar ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which may give clues on the pace of possible interest rate hikes by the U.S.. . .  Full story
South Africa's Naspers does not plan to spin off its $114 billion stake in Tencent, its boss said on Monday, a push back against investors urging a break-up to close a widening discount between. . .  Full story
South African prison authorities apologised on Monday after pictures circulated on social media showed inmates being entertained by women dressed in knee-high boots and lacy lingerie while wardens looked on.. . .  Full story
South Africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but no humans have been affected, the government said. . .  Full story
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[IMAGE] Kenya's ruling party promised to expand free education and healthcare in a manifesto published on Monday, but did not acknowledge problems in existing social services that have triggered strikes as elections. . .  Full story
The International Monetary Fund's executive board on Monday approved a $666 million, three-year extended credit facility for Cameroon to support economic and financial reforms, an IMF statement said.. . .  Full story
Tanzania may have to delay the construction of some of its major infrastructure projects because its revenue expectations for 2017/18 are "potentially over-optimistic", the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.. . .  Full story
Tanzania banned grain exports on Monday in a bid to stem rising local prices and rein in inflation, as well as boost the country's nascent food processing industry.. . .  Full story
04h49 Copper prices eased in early Asian trading on Tuesday, hurt by weak U.S. durable goods figures and a firm dollar. New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell unexpectedly in May. . .  Full story
04h04 Crude oil futures were largely unchanged on Tuesday as the market took a breather following three days of gains with a supply glut keeping a lid on prices.. . .  Full story
03h00 China plans to pour almost $7 billion into floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) projects in Africa, betting on a largely untested technology in the hope that energy markets will recover by the time they. . .  Full story
01h01 British royal aides said on Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth and her family provide excellent value for money as accounts showed the amount of taxpayer funds they will get this year will almost double to. . .  Full story
01h01 Britain's messy election outcome and a weakening of the housing market have caused a sharp of loss of confidence among consumers, leaving the country dependent on exports to avoid a recession, according to a. . .  Full story
05h20 China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that restrictions on free trade could lead to unfair trade practices.. . .  Full story
04h47 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to hover near two-year highs on Tuesday morning as a weaker yen helped exporters rise, while financial stocks rebounded from Monday's declines.. . .  Full story
03h22 China's central bank said it will skip open market operations for the third consecutive day on Tuesday as liquidity levels in the banking system were "relatively high". "Fiscal expenditure were. . .  Full story
01h10 New Zealand's stock exchange NZX said on Tuesday it will likely fold its two junior equity markets into the main bourse after they failed to attract companies.. . .  Full story
South Korea's consumer sentiment improved for a fifth straight months in June, reaching a six and a half-year high, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday, as respondents became more optimistic about the economy.. . .  Full story
05h30 The U.S. apartment vacancy rate increased in the second quarter and rents were higher, according to a report from Reis Inc.. . .  Full story
04h35 U.S. soybeans rose half a percent on Tuesday, extending gains into a third session after the U.S. Department of Agriculture pegged the condition of the crop below market expectations. Wheat firmed. . .  Full story
04h13 Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, complicating the path forward for the already-fraught legislation.. . .  Full story
03h11 President Donald Trump on Thursday will lay out his plan for reducing regulations to boost already-abundant U.S. production of oil, natural gas and coal and export it around the world, creating American jobs and helping. . .  Full story
02h31 U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it. . .  Full story
05h30 Japanese stocks edged towards two-year highs on Tuesday as exporters benefitted from dollar strength, with investors expecting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to support the Fed's projection for one more interest rate rise. . .  Full story
04h42 The South Korean won took a breather early on Tuesday as investors held their positions awaiting fresh clues from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about. . .  Full story
03h45 Brazilian President Michel Temer told billionaire Joesley Batista in a taped conversation that the corruption-ensnared businessman was a major influence on the appointment of Henrique Meirelles as finance minister, the federal. . .  Full story
03h43 The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0135 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Currency. . .  Full story
03h21 Escalating a trade dispute with Canada in the run-up to talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the U.S. Commerce Department on Monday imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood lumber of up to 7.72 percent.. . .  Full story


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