08h29 The dramatic increase in chrome prices has thrown a vital lifeline to small-cap chrome producer, Bauba.. . .  Full story
The commercial property sector has enjoyed a good period in the last quarter of 2016, from a total return perspective. Not. . .  Full story
Precious metal funds saw their biggest inflow in five months and bond funds notched a fourth consecutive gain over the last week, as investors continued to hedge "Trump trades" put on late last year that bet on stronger growth and rising inflation.  Full story
Mutual funds which invest in billion-dollar-plus "unicorn" private companies sacrifice control and shareholder protection for liquidity, according to a new study.  Full story
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is only hours old, but already a small parade of S&P 500 companies' chiefs have voiced optimism that his promised tax cuts, stimulus spending and deregulation will boost corporate profits.  Full story
20h33 The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) will discipline one of its. . .  Full story
20h19 A 21-year-old man arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an. . .  Full story
09h30 South Africa's rand firmed against a globally weaker dollar early on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone. . .  Full story
09h13 Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has offered more than 1,000 employees in South Africa voluntary severance following its merger with. . .  Full story
15h39 Royal Dutch Shell said its operations in Gabon were running as normal after it struck an agreement with staff, their labour. . .  Full story
14h49 Africa's no. 3 oil producer Equatorial Guinea has presented an offer to join the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). . .  Full story
[IMAGE] 17h18 Local markets. . .  Full story
14h53 Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's largest brewer, has started a voluntary severance programme in South Africa, but the company said a newspaper report that it had offered redundancy to over 1,000 managers was incorrect.. . .  Full story
South Africa's Gupta brothers said in court documents on Friday that they were the victims of a political campaign to damage their business interests, the latest stage in a long-running controversy. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will "fight tooth and nail" against plans by AngloGold Ashanti to lay off more than 800 workers, the sector's biggest union said on Friday.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's economy will get a boost from perkier commodity prices, a benign inflation outlook and better rains for the agriculture sector this year, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.. . .  Full story
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18h46 Tanzania on Monday asked for a loan from state-owned Export Credit Bank of Turkey (Eximbank) to help finance a stretch of a new railway it hopes will help it open up east Africa's hinterland. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] 15h27 Guinness Nigeria plans to seek shareholder approval to raise 40 billion naira ($127.19 million) via a rights issue on Tuesday to boost its balance sheet, the company said.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] 14h31 Ghana's central bank supports a plan by the new government to renegotiate a $918 million deal with the International Monetary Fund and the plan will not derail efforts to stabilize the. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] 13h43 Ghana's central bank held its main policy rate unchanged on Monday at 25.5 percent, Governor Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku said.. . .  Full story
20h43 A Chinese company began work on Monday on a $715 million (£573 million) expansion of a Serbian coal mine and a new power plant, part of a wave of investment in. . .  Full story
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20h12 U.S. President Donald Trump addresses business and trade issues on Monday. Highlights of the day follow: TRADE Trump formally withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade. . .  Full story
20h11 The European Commission wants all EU member states to introduce minimum wages and incomes for their workers and unemployed, the head of the EU executive president said on Monday, in an effort to combat. . .  Full story
18h29 Kuwait reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in ducks, geese and pheasants, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing an official Kuwaiti report.. . .  Full story
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16h56 Requests for asylum in Switzerland plunged by nearly a third to around 27,200 last year after authorities closed the Balkan land route used by thousands to flee hot spots in the. . .  Full story
16h21 Saudi Arabia outperformed other Gulf stock markets on Monday as several major stocks bounced after poor earnings earlier this week, while a bull run in Kuwait slowed and Egypt rebounded sharply from a slide. . .  Full story
15h26 Emirates, the world's biggest long-haul airline, said on Monday it was in the process of only a "modest restructuring," two months after it reported a 75 percent decline in half-year profits due to slower. . .  Full story
20h38 German industry would take advantage of any trade opportunities in Asia and South America left by a protectionist United States, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday, after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific. . .  Full story
20h29 Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Monday that he will aim to preserve tariff-free commerce under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in talks with the new U.S. government.. . .  Full story
20h23 McDonald's Corp's sales at established U.S. restaurants fell for the first time in six quarters as the novelty of all-day breakfast failed to overcome competition from supermarkets and other food sellers.. . .  Full story
20h20 Shares of U.S. auto part retailers fell sharply on Monday following a report that Amazon.com Inc had set its sights on the $50 billion do-it-yourself after-market auto parts business.. . .  Full story
20h08 Supermarket operator Kroger Co said on Monday it would fill 10,000 positions this year, joining a list of companies that have publicized routine hiring plans as President Donald Trump puts pressure on companies. . .  Full story
19h35 Britain's pound surged to its highest in five weeks on Monday as investors priced in a defeat for the government in its appeal against a ruling that forces it to consult parliament before formally. . .  Full story
18h55 The U.S. dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of key world currencies on Monday and global stock markets declined amid investor concerns over protectionist rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump.. . .  Full story
18h43 Poland's exports, which are included in calculating gross domestic product (GDP), were overestimated in 2015 and 2014 by as much as 30 billion zlotys ($7.36 billion) each year due to tax scams, Finance Minister Mateusz. . .  Full story
17h56 The dollar fell to a seven-week low against a currency basket on Monday, weighed by concerns about the early days of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration that have so far been marred by. . .  Full story
17h43 Latin American currencies strengthened on Monday as traders sought further clarity on U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist pledges. The Mexican peso strengthened as much as 1.5 percent to a two-week high. . .  Full story

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