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LATEST Africa  

Botswana stock market to list, state to cede control

The Gaborone-based exchange is currently about 80% owned by the state, with four brokers holding the rest.

Zimbabwe hikes overnight lending rate to 50%

After ending dollarisation.

Nigerian tax case between MTN, attorney general adjourned

The case over the $2bn tax dispute has been adjourned to October 29.

Tigon-accused Porritt in new bid for freedom

'I was not malingering.'

LATEST Economy  

At the mercy of fuel prices rather than interest rates

High cost of petrol and diesel wipes out any benefit of an expected cut in the repo rate.

The Goldilocks era may soon be over for Europe’s star economy

The shift, driven by resurgent consumer prices, marks the end of an era for Poland.

LATEST Industry  

Mining, Engineering, Industry, Factory production

Oil climbs to a three-week high as US-Iran tensions simmer

President Donald Trump announces plans for further sanctions against Iran.

The fossil fuel industry is quietly undermining global climate talks

Some fossil fuel companies are undermining scientific consensus and slowing policy progress at climate talks, report finds.

LATEST International  

Summer driving in the US gets pricier start as refinery burns

Pump prices are likely to rise as the surge in futures filters down to retail stations.

Global population could peak sooner than we think

Two billion people will be added to the current world population of 7.7bn by 2050 - UN.

LATEST Markets  

Bitcoin tops $12 000 level for first time since January 2018

Cryptocurrency continues a strong run in recent weeks.

Wall St sinks as hopes fade for rate cuts, trade progress

Tech leads all three major US indexes lower.

LATEST South Africa  

SA pensions seen at risk if state forces investments

ANC is looking into introducing prescribed assets to foster inclusive economic growth.

Five things making headlines in South Africa today

Denel gets loan to pay salaries, PPC and Sephaku results, DoE looks to a bill to protect local industry and more.


Facebook must face lawsuit over 29m-user data breach

The user data violation, which was disclosed in September, was tagged as Facebook's worst security breach ever.

Why Naspers is backing Facebook’s cryptocurrency project

Naspers subsidiary, PayU has joined the Libra Association, which will have a say in how the cryptocurrency is managed.



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