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17/10 South African government bonds weakened and the rand extended losses against the dollar on Tuesday after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet and the weekly bond auction failed to attract strong demand.  Full story
10h12 South Africa's headline consumer inflation quickened to 5.1 percent year-on-year in September from 4.8 percent in August, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.  Full story
17/10 South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay reported a drop in half-year earnings after cutting jobs as part of an intensifying price battle with rivals in a stalling economy.  Full story
13/10 The South African rand jumped to two-week highs on Friday after a court ruling that upheld reinstating corruption charges against unpopular President Jacob Zuma, while the rally on broader emerging markets continued.  Full story
17/10 South African government bonds weakened and the rand extended losses against the dollar on Tuesday after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet and the weekly bond auction failed to attract strong demand.  Full story
13/10 South Africa's department of environmental affairs has granted authorisation to state-owned power utility Eskom to build a new 4,000 megawatt nuclear power plant in the Western Cape, according to a letter seen by Reuters.  Full story
17h53 Revenue for the interim period went up 2% to R1.23 billion (R1.2 billion). whilst gross profit lowered to R376.8 million (R390.9 million). Operating profit fell 36% to R22.5 million (R35.4 million).. . .  Full story
13h21 South African retail sales rose by 5.5 percent year-on-year in August, beating market expectations, after increasing by a revised 1.6 percent in July, data from the statistics office showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
11h20 China's stocks hit a 26-month high on Wednesday as a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress began with promises to boost the economy.. . .  Full story
10h12 South Africa's headline consumer inflation quickened to 5.1 percent year-on-year in September from 4.8 percent in August, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
09h16 South Africa's rand was a touch weaker in early trade on Wednesday, on the backfoot against a firming dollar and negative sentiment spurred by another cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma.. . .  Full story
21h48 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday charged mining company Rio Tinto Plc and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique. . .  Full story
21h38 Two fund management firms have joined an investor revolt against the planned 1.8 billion pound ($2.4 billion) takeover of Britain's Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) by City Developments Limited (CDL) , its majority shareholder.. . .  Full story
21h24 German battery maker Varta priced its initial public offering at 17.50 euros ($20.65) a share on Wednesday, at the top end of the indicated range.. . .  Full story
21h14 The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behavior: "where's the outrage?". . .  Full story
20h36 Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia is exploring options for its gold business ScotiaMocatta, including a possible sale of the world's oldest gold trader, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
12/10 The global crude surplus that caused a price rout has largely been absorbed, resulting in higher crude prices, Gary Ross, founder of PIRA Energy and head of Global Oil Analytics for S&P Global Platts, said on Thursday.  Full story
29/09 Having enjoyed a blisteringly hot summer quarter, emerging markets are heading for one of their best years on record - as long as the dollar and global borrowing costs do not rise much further before the end of 2017.  Full story
29/09 World stocks have gained for sixth straight quarters to chalk up their best run since 1997, while a 20 percent rebound in oil has turned around one of its worst starts to a year on record.  Full story
24/09 The New Zealand dollar fell in early Asian trading on Monday after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend, leaving investors facing a period of political uncertainty.  Full story
15/09 Bitcoin bounced by more than 20 percent in the space of just four hours on Friday, having skidded below $3,000 earlier as Chinese authorities ordered Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading.  Full story
15h49 Commercial egg production in South Africa has tumbled 17 percent and over 1,000 workers have lost their jobs in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in June, industry experts said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
07h24 following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
17/10 South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay reported a drop in half-year earnings after cutting jobs as part of an intensifying price battle with rivals in a stalling economy.. . .  Full story
17/10 South African supermarket operator Pick n Pay on Tuesday reported a 25 percent fall in half-year earnings as a weak economy and staff cuts weighed on profit.. . .  Full story
17/10 Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.. . .  Full story
21h38 Cuba paid the second installment on a renegotiated $2.6 billion in debt to 14 wealthy creditor nations this week, diplomats from a number of the countries said, as some creditors prepare to swap debt. . .  Full story
21h04 President Donald Trump thinks a bipartisan healthcare bill aimed at stabilizing Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers is a step in the right direction but he does not support the measure, the White. . .  Full story
20h38 European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.. . .  Full story
20h37 States challenging President Donald Trump's decision to terminate cost-sharing payments to health insurance companies under the Obamacare law on Wednesday asked a judge to quickly block the administration's move.. . .  Full story
20h29 Caisse de depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ), Canada's second-largest public pension plan, said it would increase investments in low carbon assets by more than C$8 billion ($6.42 billion) over the next three years.. . .  Full story
21h17 The dollar reversed gains on Wednesday, losing steam after data showed U.S. homebuilding fell last month, and was on track to snap four days of gains, even as higher U.S. Treasury yields provided some. . .  Full story
21h11 Wall Street again posted record highs on Wednesday, driven by strong earnings, and Treasury yields rose as investors focused on monetary policy, but the dollar slipped to snap a four-day rally.. . .  Full story
21h08 Engineering group Odebrecht SA asked Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday to threaten fines against Venezuela's former chief prosecutor to stop her from divulging information from the company's confidential plea bargain testimony.. . .  Full story
21h08 Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide will on Friday be named minister of foreign affairs, making her the first woman to hold the post, local media reported on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
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20h17 Nigeria's lower house of parliament will investigate $2 billion of foreign loans which the state-owned national electricity grid operator may have raised without official approval, lawmakers said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
18h24 The head of Kenya's election commission said on Wednesday he could not guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues.. . .  Full story
17h56 Security forces in Togo's capital Lome fired teargas on Wednesday at rock-throwing protesters who were demanding an end to a half-century of Gnassingbe family rule.. . .  Full story
15h05 Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga called on Wednesday for a mass protest on Oct. 26, the date the country is due to hold a presidential vote that he is boycotting.. . .  Full story
13h12 Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Wednesday it had suspended trading in the shares of Oando Plc after the regulator said it suspected insider dealing and discrepancies in the. . .  Full story
20h11 European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels "sufficient and targeted funding" for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money. . .  Full story
19h32 Libya's oil production revival is being undermined by the same financial, economic and security problems that threaten the promise of stability and a better life for the divided North African nation.. . .  Full story
19h19 Iraq's Kurdistan's oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month as Iraqi military retook some of the biggest fields from Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces.. . .  Full story
19h11 Russian state oil major Rosneft has agreed to invest $400 million in five oil blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan, increasing Moscow's exposure to the semi-autonomous region despite a major spike in tensions with the central government. . .  Full story
19h08 Kyrgyzstan sent a communique to the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to highlight what it said was tougher treatment of Kyrgyz trucks and citizens trying to enter Kazakhstan, which had halved the flow of. . .  Full story
22h07 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 23,000 level for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after the computing giant hinted at a return to revenue growth.  Full story
22h03 Shareholder activists will speak with Chevron Corp next week to request the energy giant use its influence with the government of Myanmar to press for a resolution of ethnic violence that has led to a refugee crisis.  Full story
22h01 A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.  Full story
21h58 U.S. Senate Republicans appeared to have enough votes on Wednesday to pass a budget measure that is crucial to President Donald Trump's hopes of enacting tax reform legislation before the end of the year.  Full story
21h52 President Donald Trump will announce his decision on who will be the chair of the Federal Reserve in the "coming days," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.  Full story
15/10 U.S. stock sectors that are particularly dependent on economic growth recently grabbed hold of the market’s rally and are poised to keep the reins should further signs of global expansion emerge.  Full story


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