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LATEST Africa  

South Sudan rivals sign deal seeking to end five-year war

The deal is the latest bid to end an almost five-year conflict that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Teams are investigating to identify the contacts of the confirmed cases.

Tencent surprises with profit drop as China hobbles games

The results reflects a slowing growth in cash cow mobile game Honour of Kings, increased spending and fewer investment gains.

Crypto’s millennial mining tycoon is said to plan $3bn IPO

If the IPO goes as planned, it would represent a major test of investor appetite for digital-currency companies.

LATEST Economy  

Rand reels as hawkish Fed and trade war add to investor worries

The ANC's land reform plans, layoffs in the platinum sector and post-election strife in Zimbabwe, also weighed in the rand.

Ample food supplies spur biggest drop in prices this year

Trade war tensions helped push food prices down for the first time since January.

LATEST Industry  

Mining, Engineering, Industry, Factory production

Top cocoa grower is said to sell 1.4m tons of crop

Ivory Coast is selling more beans as cocoa futures traded in London surged 22% this year.

Volkswagen nabs potential new Audi chief from BMW amid turmoil

Markus Duesmann, will be a top contender to eventually replace Audi’s interim Chief Executive Officer Bram Schot.

LATEST International  

Rand pushes past 14 to dollar as Turkey woes weigh on currency

Investors are in risk-off mode.

Google welcome in China if it obeys laws, state media says

Google is looking to re-enter the country via a search app.

LATEST Markets  

Rand slips on Turkey concerns, dollar strength

Local currency is down 6% in the last week.

Turkey doubles tariffs on some US imports over economy ‘attacks’

Tariffs on passenger cars to doubled to 120%, on alcoholic drinks to 140% and on leaf tobacco to 60%.

LATEST South Africa  

Rand sinks as a downbeat Moody’s, Naspers spur a perfect storm

Moody says it sees South Africa's fiscal deficit at about 4% of GDP in the year through March 2019.

Moody’s sees slower fiscal progress in SA

Moody’s sees the country’s fiscal deficit at about 4% of GDP in the year through March 2019.


Give small businesses tax breaks, says Alibaba’s Jack Ma

This advice comes at a time when governments are increasingly being criticised for stifling small businesses through regulation and a lack of clear policies.

The two internets, Google and China: fully charged

China's ramping up of media and information controls reveals how much has changed since Google first pulled its search engine in 2010.



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