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19/10 South Africa's government has named Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza as chairman of loss-making state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA), replacing Dudu Myeni, who was an ally of President Jacob Zuma, the finance minister said on Thursday.  Full story
18/10 following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Wednesday.  Full story
01h37 Amazon.com Inc is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are participating in a company contest to pick a location for its second headquarters.  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
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
16/10 South African health insurance group Discovery said it has been granted a banking licence, in a move that opens the way for it to pursue plans to set up a retail bank.  Full story
19/10 Barrick Gold said on Thursday that its African subsidiary Acacia Mining would pay $300 million and split 'economic benefits' from operations with Tanzania under a deal proposed to resolve a months-long dispute.. . .  Full story
19/10 Nigerian lenders have picked Barclays to try to find new investors for debt-laden 9mobile, two banking sources said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
19/10 French gas utility Engie has bought a Ugandan home solar systems company to expand in sub-Saharan Africa by providing power to millions of people who have no access to electricity.. . .  Full story
19/10 Dangote Cement is still interested in acquiring South African rival PPC and would do a deal at the right price, its outgoing chief executive officer Onne van der Weijde said on. . .  Full story
19/10 South Africa's rand firmed on Thursday, snapping a three-day losing streak, helped by some investors taking profits from the dollar's recent rally and short covering triggered by the currency approaching technical. . .  Full story
02h00 Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.. . .  Full story
01h05 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she had no doubts that the European Union and Britain could achieve a good result on Brexit after Prime Minister Theresa May appealed to leaders to move. . .  Full story
01h01 Britain launched a fund on Friday to support new technology to screen hand-luggage in airports in a bid to detect concealed explosives without passengers having to remove electrical items from their bags.. . .  Full story
01h01 British lawmakers on Friday voiced concern about a lack of gender and ethnic diversity at the top levels of the Bank of England, which currently has only two women serving across its three major. . .  Full story
01h00 Czechs start voting on Friday in parliamentary election tipped to hand power to Andrej Babis, a rich businessman turned politician pledging to sweep out traditional parties, boost investment and keep out refugees.. . .  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
19/10 Dangote Cement is still interested in acquiring South African rival PPC and would do a deal at the right price, its outgoing chief executive officer Onne van der Weijde said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
19/10 South Africa's Anglogold Ashanti is to sell two gold mines for a total $307 million in the latest retreat from a sector which is in a state of steep decline.. . .  Full story
19/10 South African platinum producer Royal Bafokeng Platinum said on Thursday it was dropping the services of contractor JIC Mining Services, majority by Oakbay Investments, the main company operated by the Gupta family.. . .  Full story
19/10 following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Thursday.. . .  Full story
18/10 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
01h37 Amazon.com Inc is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are participating in a company contest to pick a location for. . .  Full story
01h17 U.S. fund investors regained an appetite for risk over the last week, rushing into U.S. and emerging-market stocks, according to data on Thursday from Lipper. Stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. . .  Full story
01h01 Sharp growth in mobile payments led PayPal Holdings Inc to report a better-than-expected third-quarter profit on Thursday and lift its guidance for earnings through the rest of the year.. . .  Full story
00h55 The human rights situation in Turkey is unacceptable, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Thursday, adding European Union leaders had asked their executive arm to look at cutting pre-accession aid to Ankara in a. . .  Full story
00h52 A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to. . .  Full story
00h11 New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than. . .  Full story
19/10 World stock markets were flat on Thursday as a report on President Donald Trump's possible selection to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve pushed Wall Street to the plus side and sent U.S. Treasury yields. . .  Full story
19/10 The euro climbed to the highest in nearly a week on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields fell, pulling back from a two-year high, with the dollar weakening further late in the day on a. . .  Full story
19/10 The Canadian dollar slipped against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, retreating from a near one-week high earlier in the day, as oil prices fell and the rally in global stocks paused.. . .  Full story
19/10 London will remain the world's leading financial centre, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday when asked about comments by Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.. . .  Full story
19/10 Nigeria has revised down its forecast for 2017 economic growth to 1.5 percent from 2.19 percent, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.. . .  Full story
19/10 A wave of attacks in Malawi against people accused of vampirism has spread to its second-biggest city of Blantyre, where vigilante mobs killed two people, police said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
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19/10 Zimbabwe surpassed third quarter tax revenue by 19 percent due to improved collections, tax agency Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) said on Thursday, but added that informal businesses were not meeting their. . .  Full story
19/10 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
01h41 Russian energy major Rosneft has agreed to take control of the main oil pipeline in Iraq's Kurdistan, further boosting its role as the main international investor in the semi-autonomous region.. . .  Full story
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19/10 European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to provide "stronger support" to Italy for its work in Libya and replenish their Africa fund to further curb immigration to Europe.. . .  Full story
19/10 Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved the first state budget in 12 years, a vital step towards reforming the fragile economy and preventing rising debt spinning out of control.. . .  Full story
19/10 Ecuador's oil minister said on Thursday the Andean country would ask in November to be exempt from OPEC production quotas, citing fiscal problems because of lower crude prices.. . .  Full story
03h05 Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors wary.  Full story
03h00 Britain's government has published draft legislation which would cap gas and electricity prices for most residential customers until the end of 2020, the most startling intervention since privatisation three decades ago.  Full story
02h50 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday.  Full story
02h37 Oil markets edged up on Friday, recovering some of the previous day's losses, as analysts pointed to signs of a tightening market.  Full story
02h14 German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the prospect of a breakdown.  Full story


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