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World stock markets edge higher as U.S.-China trade tariffs kick in

06/07 World stock markets rose and the euro climbed to a three-week peak on Friday as the threat of tariffs by the United States and China on billions of dollars of trade became a reality, though concerns about the conflict escalating capped the appetite for risk.  Full story

China sets yuan midpoint at weakest in a year

03h33 China's central bank lowered its yuan midpoint for the seventh straight trading day to 6.7671 per dollar on Friday, the weakest in a year, reflecting sharp losses in the currency a day earlier.  Full story

U.S. stocks fall on sour earnings, trade fears

19/07 U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday after earnings disappointed and trade jitters escalated over worries that the European Union could slap retaliatory tariffs on goods imported from the United States.  Full story

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Linde, Praxair in talks to sell assets to consortium of Messer, CVC

12/07 Germany's Linde and U.S. group Praxair are in advanced talks to sell assets to a consortium of German gases firm Messer Group GmbH and funds advised by CVC to gain regulatory approval for their planned $83 billion merger.  Full story

Investors switch to defensive equities and bonds -BAML

13/07 Investors switched to defensive equities and bonds in the week to July 11 as the U.S. slapped tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports and then raised the stakes by threatening another round on an extra $200 billion of goods.  Full story

PBT Group final results March 2018

16/07 Revenue from continuing operations lowered to R556.1 million (R563.8 million) whilst operating loss widened to R118.1 million (loss of R15.1 million). Loss attributable to owners came to R188.1 million (profit of R1.2 billion). In addition, headline loss per share from continuing operations  Full story


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Global interim results May 2018

17/07 Revenue for the interim period decreased to R93.3 million (2017: R102.1 million). Income from operations fell to R12.1 million (2017: R20.4 million). Total profit attributable to equity holders of the parent. . .  Full story

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N.Korea economy declines at sharpest rate in 20 yrs in 2017

05h00 North Korea’s economy contracted at the sharpest rate in two decades in 2017, South Korea’s central bank estimated on Friday, in a clear sign international sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes have hit growth hard.  Full story

Asian stocks choppy, sentiment shaken by sliding yuan

04h42 Most Asian stock markets retreated on Friday after China allowed its yuan currency to slide further, stoking concerns Beijing's currency management could become the next flash point in a fierce trade conflict with the United States.  Full story

Baoneng Group sells 5 pct stake in China Vanke

04h35 China Vanke said a major shareholder Baoneng Group has cut its shareholding in the property developer by 5 percent to 20.4 percent in the past three months.  Full story


Australian shares supported by healthcare, financials; NZ down

04h21 Australian shares inched higher on Friday, supported by financials and healthcare firms though worries about the European Union slapping retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods and weaker commodity prices kept overall sentiment in check.. . .  Full story

Copper hovers near one-year low on trade tensions

04h17 London copper prices hovered above $6,000 a tonne in early trade on Friday, having touched a one-year low in the previous session on concerns that a trade row between China and the United States. . .  Full story

COLUMN-Tariffs lay bare Washington's rare earths dilemma: Andy Home

03h00 The United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is aiming to buy 10 tonnes of yttrium oxide this year.. . .  Full story


Thai AirAsia X to seek an IPO soon - CEO

04h35 Thai AirAsia X, part of Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd, will be seeking an IPO soon, AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes tweeted on Friday.. . .  Full story

Gold slips for 6th session as dollar firms

03h58 Gold eased for a sixth straight session on Friday, having slipped to a one-year low in the previous session, as the U.S. dollar firmed.. . .  Full story

Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

03h50 Panasonic Corp said it was unable to determine how much of the cobalt used in batteries it makes for Tesla cars comes from Cuba, a country subject to U.S. sanctions, and that it had. . .  Full story


HNA units, including Hainan Airlines, slump after lifting trading halts

04h24 Shares in China's Hainan Airlines slumped by 9.9 percent on Friday, close to its daily limit, after a six-month trading suspension during which it undertook a restructuring that would change its owner.. . .  Full story

Bank of Japan's inflation target dims as prices barely budge

03h34 Japan's annual core consumer inflation quickened slightly in June but the rise was due largely to recent gains in oil costs with prices of other goods barely picking up, a setback for the Bank. . .  Full story

Many Japanese companies see inflation of less than 1 percent as the new normal

01h00 Nearly two-thirds of Japanese companies say inflation between zero and 1 percent, less than half the Bank of Japan's 2 percent goal, is "appropriate", a Reuters poll shows. A slight majority called for. . .  Full story


Asian currencies fall; Taiwan dollar, S.Korean won lead declines

04h22 The following table shows rates for Asian currencies against the dollar at 0219 GMT. CURRENCIES VS U.S. DOLLAR Change as of 0219. . .  Full story

S.Korea stocks gain after dollar drops on Trump's comments; won falls

03h44 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's KOSPI stock index climbed on Friday as the dollar sagged after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern about. . .  Full story

China sets yuan midpoint at weakest in a year

03h33 China's central bank lowered its yuan midpoint for the seventh straight trading day to 6.7671 per dollar on Friday, the weakest in a year, reflecting sharp losses in the currency a day earlier.. . .  Full story


Ethiopian Airlines says it is in talks for stake in Eritrean Airlines

19/07 Ethiopian Airlines is in talks to take a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of the acquisition, the Ethiopian carrier's chief executive said in an interview. . .  Full story

Nigeria's Senate to investigate "anomalies" in renewal of oil leases

18/07 Nigeria's upper house of parliament will investigate anomalies in the renewal of oil leases by the ministry of petroleum, it said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Kenya to launch Nairobi financial centre later this year-finmin

18/07 Kenya will launch its international financial centre in the capital Nairobi later this year to attract large foreign financial firms and boost capital flows, its finance minister said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story


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