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The rand breached the R12.50/$ mark once again while market closed in the negative territory for the second day in the. . .  Full story
Naspers remains a firm favourite and still presents a strong buy in our view.. . .  Full story
U.S. Treasury bond yields are set to rise this year, but not as much as many currently expected, according to a Reuters poll of top fixed-income strategists who appear skeptical the Federal Reserve will manage to raise rates several times more this year.  Full story
That retail stocks face an ever-dimmer future is now something of an investing truism.  Full story
01h20 The death of the Republican healthcare reform may not prove to be the knife to the heart of the bull market some had feared, but to keep the Trump Trade alive investors should temper expectations for the breadth of expected tax cuts.  Full story
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Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council. . .  Full story
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Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks. . .  Full story
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South Africa's Capitec Bank has purchased a 40 percent stake in Latvia's Creamfinance for 21 million euros ($22.7 million), the lender. . .  Full story
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South Africa's Brait SE has suspended plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, the investment firm said on Friday, citing. . .  Full story
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President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders. . .  Full story
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Croatia's government is drawing up a law to protect the economy if a major company runs into trouble, Deputy Prime Minister. . .  Full story
Crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms have started spreading across Uganda, authorities said on Friday, raising fears for the surrounding East Africa region already devastated by drought.. . .  Full story
South Africa bank FirstRand's Namibian unit has secured regulatory approval to buy out a fund manager, it said on Friday, as part of the lender's stated plan to bulk up in. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South African farmers are expected to harvest 84 percent more maize this season compared with last season as yields were boosted by increased rains, a Reuters survey of five traders and. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Faster inflation in Kenya will not prompt the Central Bank of Kenya to hike interest rates on Monday, according to a Reuters poll of economists who note most of the price. . .  Full story
Emerging stocks paused on Friday ahead of a vote on a key U.S. reform that may pave the way for stimulative tax cuts, whilst the Russian rouble firmed ahead of a central bank meeting. . .  Full story
Nigeria's state oil company said on Friday it was set to recover $184 million in crude oil swap under-deliveries recorded against three oil companies during the now defunct crude for product swap system.. . .  Full story
The World Bank said on Friday it has approved a $200 million loan to Nigeria to support the government's effort to boost small and mid-scale farmers.. . .  Full story
Capricorn Investment Group Limited said on Friday that Namibia's largest institutional investor had bought a 25 percent stake in the financial services firm for about N$2 billion Namibian dollars ($160 million). . .  Full story
[IMAGE] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it held talks with Zambian authorities over the possibility of an aid programme, and said there was a range of facilities available for. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Cameroon cocoa farmgate prices fell an average of 9 percent across all regions from February to March mainly due to a global drop in prices, farmers and exporters said on Friday.. . .  Full story
00h31 French utility EDF's oversight of Areva, which will supply Britain's new Hinkley Point nuclear reactors, was brought into question in an internal document by Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).. . .  Full story
The end of a historic strike at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's biggest, has left its owner, BHP Billiton, nursing an estimated $1 billion loss and probably in a weaker position for negotiations. . .  Full story
Oil rose modestly on Friday in a spate of late-day activity, but fell on the week as concerns persisted over an excess of crude.. . .  Full story
French President Francois Hollande on Friday hit back at accusations by former election frontrunner Francois Fillon that he was orchestrating a plot to scuttle his bid for power, in a race. . .  Full story
Croatia's government is drawing up a law to protect the economy if a major company runs into trouble, Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalic said on Friday.. . .  Full story
India's market regulator accused Reliance Industries on Friday of having committed a "fraud" in taking a short trading position at the time of selling a stake in a subsidiary in 2007, ordering it to surrender. . .  Full story
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German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd expects increased operating earnings this year, it said on Friday, citing a rise in freight rates as market conditions improve.. . .  Full story
No evidence has emerged of cheating on the OPEC/non-OPEC production agreement so far. But Goodhart's Law is a reminder traders should expect countries to try to circumvent any target once it has been chosen.. . .  Full story
Captains of small wooden dhows are carrying food and wares from the United Arab Emirates to war-torn Yemen. But supplies are falling even from this centuries-old Arabian sea route that is one of the last. . .  Full story
01h46 U.S. President Donald Trump's push to force U.S. industry to bring jobs home is opening investment avenues for Chinese companies in Mexico, an executive with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country's largest. . .  Full story
01h35 Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.. . .  Full story
01h25 President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major. . .  Full story
01h22 After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.. . .  Full story
01h09 Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Friday the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled the majority of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over. . .  Full story
The Canadian dollar weakened on Friday against its U.S. counterpart as tame domestic inflation dampened pressure on the Bank of Canada to turn more hawkish, while CFTC data showed a sharp swing by speculators. . .  Full story
U.S. shares pared losses to end slightly lower on Friday after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system due to a shortage of votes, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald. . .  Full story
The dollar pulled back from near a four-month low against the Japanese yen on Friday, and was on pace to snap an eight-day losing streak against the safe-haven currency, after Republicans killed their bill. . .  Full story
Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White. . .  Full story
Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.. . .  Full story


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