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The Gupta family agreed to sell their South African mining unit for $225 million on Wednesday, the second disposal this week from the company's portfolio of investments which have been caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.  Full story
Angolans voted in a parliamentary election on Wednesday expected to usher in the ruling party's defence minister as the first new leader for 38 years.  Full story
Gold prices edged up on Wednesday, drawing support from political uncertainty in the United States and the weak dollar before a major central banking conference there this week. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,289.27 an ounce by 1:43 p.m. EDT (1743 GMT), hovering below last week's nine  Full story
South African unions said on Tuesday they had agreed a three-year wage deal for engineering workers, ending weeks of difficult negotiations and averting an industry strike.  Full story
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South Africa's embattled national airline SAA will not be allowed to "go under", the deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi told parliament. . .  Full story
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South Africa's government welcomes the sale of the Tegeta coal mine by Oakbay Investments to a Swiss-based firm for $225 million,. . .  Full story
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South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed to 4.6 percent year-on-year in July from 5.1 percent in June, data from Statistics South. . .  Full story
South African engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts reported a 59 percent fall in full-year earnings on Wednesday due to losses in its Middle East business and a settlement with the South African government.. . .  Full story
Revenue from continuing operations lowered to R21.4 billion (R26.1 billion). Profit before interest and taxation tumbled to R487 million (R1.3 billion). Profit attributable to owners dived to R48 million (R753 million).. . .  Full story
South Africa's first legal auction of rhino horns opened for bids on Wednesday and 264 horns went on sale after the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd won a court case against. . .  Full story
Turnover for the year decreased by 4.5% to R1.636 billion (2016: R1.712 billion), operating profit lowered 22.5% to R121.7 million (2016: R157 million), profit for the year weakened to R86.3 million. . .  Full story
South African unions said on Tuesday they had agreed a three-year wage deal for engineering workers, ending weeks of difficult negotiations and averting an industry strike.. . .  Full story
An outbreak of bird flu in South Africa threatens the country's poultry industry and jobs, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday after meeting with poultry industry executives.. . .  Full story
Mining company Kenmare Resources swung into profit and boosted production of ilmenite and zircon in its first half as prices for the minerals jumped.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's Murray & Roberts will increase its stake in Bombela Concession, which operates a rapid railway system in Gauteng province, to 50 percent from 17 percent for 405 million rand. . .  Full story
South African trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday that it and four other unions had agreed to wage hikes of between 6.5 percent and 7 percent with the engineering and steel industry employers.. . .  Full story
Emerging markets, one of 2017's best-performing asset classes, advanced again on Tuesday as stocks climbed back towards three-year highs and a rally in metals markets helped Chile's peso to lead gains by currencies.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday signed in to law the Financial Sector Regulation Act, know as "Twin Peaks", which will establish a prudential regulator and a separate, dedicated market. . .  Full story
Chilean miner Antofagasta more than tripled its interim dividend on Tuesday after a rally in copper prices boosted first-half earnings, lifting its shares to a four-year high.. . .  Full story
South African distribution and transport firm Imperial Holdings reported a 10 percent drop in full-year profit on Tuesday after a fall volumes in its logistics business and domestic vehicle sales.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's rand inched higher early on Tuesday, eking out gains in a low-volume market as many traders held their positions a day ahead of local consumer price data.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] Shoprite, Africa's biggest grocer, largely met estimates with a 12 percent rise in annual profit on Tuesday, as consumers battling recession and job losses turned to its non-frills outlets.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's Group Five chief executive said on Tuesday it would be challenging to lift the construction firm back into profit but the goal would be achieved.. . .  Full story
Emerging economies' debt in euros has shot to record highs thanks to European Central Bank largesse, and yet an approaching end to this generosity won't necessarily inflict the kind of pain that markets once. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] The main company owned by South Africa's Gupta brothers, business friends of President Jacob Zuma, said on Monday it would sell its media assets - investments caught up in an influence-peddling. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti reported a first-half loss on Monday on costs related to layoffs and money set aside for litigation, but stuck to its full-year targets.. . .  Full story
Emerging equities rose on Monday but currencies such as the rand and rouble struggled in the face of a stronger dollar as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual central banking symposium in Jackson. . .  Full story
AngloGold Ashanti's chief executive has not ruled out the possibility of separating the gold miner's South African assets from the rest of the portfolio but said its debt remained too high.. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's rand slipped at the start of the week, with market focus on consumer inflation data due on Wednesday that could provide clues on the next move in interest rates.. . .  Full story
Revenue for the interim period was higher at USD2.1 billion (USD2.0 billion) whilst gross profit lowered to USD325 million (USD429 million). Operating loss worsened to USD65 million (profit of USD287 million).. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South African petro-chemicals group Sasol reported a 15 percent drop in full-year headline earnings on Monday, hit by a stronger rand, a provision for tax litigation and labour action.. . .  Full story
Stock markets have spent the year rising on bets of a resurgence in inflation, while central bankers trying to manage the global economy have spent the same time repeatedly reassuring everyone it's just around. . .  Full story
Gold prices were little changed after jumping to their highest in more than nine months on Friday as the dollar retreated on political uncertainty in the United States and a suspected Islamist militant attack in. . .  Full story
China on Friday launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Brazilian broiler chickens after a complaint from the domestic industry that the South American country has been selling its chicken below market value.. . .  Full story
Stock markets have spent the year rising on bets of a resurgence in inflation, while central bankers trying to manage the global economy have spent the same time repeatedly reassuring everyone it's just around. . .  Full story
[IMAGE] South Africa's competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the high cost of internet data, the regulator said on Friday, after a groundswell of complaints from consumers and civil society.. . .  Full story


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