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17/11 South Africa's rand raced to a two-week high against the dollar on Friday as the greenback came under pressure after a report that investigators probing possible Russian interference in the U.S. election had subpoenaed President Donald Trump's election campaign for documents.  Full story
06h35 Waste coffee grounds will be used to help fuel some of London's buses, Royal Dutch Shell and clean technology company bio-bean said on Monday.  Full story
02h49 Japan's export growth held steady in October, suggesting that brisk global demand for Japanese cars and electronics will likely carry its economic recovery into the current quarter. Ministry of Finance (MOF) data out on Monday showed that exports rose 14.0 percent year-on-year in October, led by  Full story
05h22 China stocks fell sharply on Monday and were heading for their biggest daily loss in three months after Beijing set sweeping new guidelines to regulate asset management products, which analysts said will dampen investors' appetite for riskier assets.  Full story
06h09 Asian shares eased on Monday, with investor sentiment hurt by a retreat on Wall Street and sliding Chinese stocks, while the euro skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.  Full story
06h39 Gold prices dipped early on Monday on a stronger U.S. dollar, but remained close to a one-month high hit in the previous session on uncertainty over progress on a potential overhaul of the U.S. tax code. Spot gold had edged down 0.2 percent to $1,291.71 per ounce by 0417 GMT. On Friday, g  Full story
19/11 Toshiba Corp said it would raise 600 billion yen ($5.3 billion) from a sale of new shares, a key step that would allow the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of its chip unit is delayed.  Full story
03h58 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday amid losses on Wall Street and a stronger yen, although bargain hunting limited the losses.  Full story
06h59 London copper was little changed on Monday after a report showed China's property sector, a major metals consumer, remained resilient in October but a stronger dollar capped gains. China's new home prices rose at a slightly faster pace in October after gains had held steady the previous month, a  Full story
17/11 South Africa's rand raced to a two-week high against the dollar on Friday as the greenback came under pressure after a report that investigators probing possible Russian interference in the U.S. election had subpoenaed President Donald Trump's election campaign for documents.  Full story
13/11 South Africa's rand tumbled more than one percent and the risk premium on government bonds soared on Monday over news of a top Treasury official resignation, financial woes at the sole power utility and political jostling in the ruling party.  Full story
16/11 Mediclinic International Plc, South Africa's largest private hospital group, reported an 11 percent drop in underlying profit in the first half of the year, hurt by weakness in its Middle East and Switzerland businesses.  Full story
17/11 Shareholders are advised that the Naspers group (˘the group÷) is presently finalising its condensed consolidated interim report for the six months ended 30 September 2017. We expect core headline earnings per share to be between 62% (132 US cents) and 67% (142 US cents) higher than the com  Full story
19/11 Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.  Full story
13/11 For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.  Full story
19/11 Saudi Arabia's state budget deficit shrank nearly 10 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter of 2017, keeping the government on track to meet its full-year target for strengthening its finances, official data showed on Sunday.  Full story
19/11 China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its "toilet revolution" aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the sector's contribution to economic growth.  Full story
19/11 British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday.  Full story
25/10 South Africa's rand dropped to a 10-month low on Wednesday after Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba flagged weaker growth expectations and rising government debt in his budget speech. Stocks were firmer.  Full story
08/11 Steinhoff International's Johannesburg-listed shares fell to a 10-week low after Reuters reported the company did not tell investors about almost $1 billion in transactions with a related company despite laws that some experts believe require it to do so.  Full story
26/10 South Africa's dire budget forecasts have raised the stakes ahead of S&P Global's and Moody's Nov. 24 credit rating reviews of the junk grade-threatened country.  Full story
07/11 South Africa will launch an inquiry into weak tax collection by the revenue service after receiving the approval of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.  Full story
09/11 South Africa's rand weakened on Thursday on speculation that President Jacob Zuma was preparing to announce a controversial plan for free tertiary education.  Full story
13/11 South Africa's rand tumbled more than one percent and the risk premium on government bonds soared on Monday over news of a top Treasury official resignation, financial woes at the sole power utility and political jostling in the ruling party.  Full story
13/11 For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.  Full story
03/11 Global consultancy McKinsey worked with a firm in South Africa for four months after learning it was controlled by the Gupta brothers, business friends of President Jacob Zuma accused of corruption, four sources familiar with the deal said.  Full story
10/11 South Africa's rand currency extended losses on Friday, reacting to news reports that President Jacob Zuma is preparing to introduce free tertiary education, which would put added pressure on public finances.  Full story
01/11 Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual said on Wednesday it will retain a 19.9 percent strategic minority shareholding in Nedbank after the parent company's planned split.  Full story
26/10 South Africa's rand and government bonds suffered a second day of heavy losses on Thursday, pricing in a greater likelihood of credit rating downgrades in the wake of a bleak mid-term budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.  Full story
02/11 U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp on Thursday missed Wall Street's quarterly revenue estimates and warned of flat-to-modest production growth next year, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent.  Full story
23/10 Britain's Spire Healthcare has rejected a full takeover offer from South African private hospitals operator Mediclinic International, which already owns nearly 30 percent of its stock, sending its shares up 12 percent.  Full story
13/11 A senior official at South Africa's Treasury quit last week complaining that President Jacob Zuma was interfering in the budget process, local media outlet Fin24 said on Monday, a report that weakened the rand by one percent.  Full story
31/10 MTN sees a $4.2 billion claim by Turkcell in a South African court over a disputed Iranian mobile phone licence as "opportunistic" and "baseless", the company said on Tuesday after filing a defence plea.  Full story
25/10 South Africa will dispose of a portion of its stake in Telkom with an option to buy it back later, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said in his budget speech on Wednesday.  Full story
02/11 South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday his government was considering the best time to launch a major expansion of its nuclear power fleet, after the finance minister said the country could not afford it.  Full story
15/11 Loss for the period widened to EUR532 million (loss of EUR277 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share worsened to EUR105cps (loss of EUR54cps). Group outlook ű Virgin Active remains focused on delivering an outstanding member experience through continued innovation and invest  Full story
23/10 South African miner African Rainbow Minerals dropped KPMG as its auditor on Monday, joining a host of other local companies breaking ties with the firm caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.  Full story
30/10 Barclays Africa and Standard Bank said on Monday they would stop working with McKinsey, a further blow to the global consultancy as it faces allegations of bribery for work done with friends of South African President Jacob Zuma.  Full story
23/10 South Africa's Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba faces a credibility test on Wednesday when he delivers his inaugural budget speech to outline spending plans and economic growth forecasts, which will provide an insight into his fiscal stance.  Full story
10/11 South Africa's rand eased on Friday, extending losses triggered on Thursday after comments by President Jacob Zuma raised concerns about higher spending on education, which would put added strain on the country's already stretched public finances.  Full story
03/11 Lonmin shares fell around 25 percent on Friday after the platinum miner delayed its annual financial results because it could not yet give a specific figure for the impact of an ongoing business review.  Full story
30/10 Ratings agency Moody's said on Monday the budget statement presented by South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba last week was credit negative, while a central bank official raised concerns over economic growth.  Full story
25/10 South Africa raised its estimate for this year's budget deficit on Wednesday, saying the country faces sluggish economic growth, shortfalls in revenue and costly bailouts of struggling state-owned companies.  Full story
16/11 South Africa's rand firmed on Thursday, helped by favourable sentiment for emerging market currencies and upbeat retail sales data a day earlier, while stocks ended higher lead by pulp and paper producer Sappi .  Full story
23/10 Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.  Full story
13/11 South Africa's Treasury on Monday confirmed that Deputy Director-General Michael Sachs, the senior official in charge of the budget office, had quit the department.  Full story
08/11 South Africa should implement reform to restore confidence in the economy soon, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, citing rising domestic political uncertainty and stalled reforms that signalled a challenging economic outlook.  Full story
03/11 South Africa is not considering an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout at this stage, a senior Treasury official said on Friday, as the country struggles with weak growth, low tax receipts and rising debt.  Full story


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