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Botswana economy to grow 4.9 percent

Botswana's economy is forecast to grow by 4.9 percent this year, its central bank said.

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Britain’s FTSE gains to trade near record high

Britain’s blue-chip share index rose on Tuesday, with Shire and Associated British Foods gaining on the back of positive comments from brokers.

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Shell unveils plan to replace union workers

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has announced plans to run its second-largest US refinery without union labour.

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Asian shares firm as US stocks hit record
March 3 2015 at 06:01

Asian shares firmed in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment bolstered by another record day on Wall Street.

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Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000
March 3 2015 at 06:00

The S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

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GSK, Novartis complete $20bn asset swap deals
March 3 2015 at 05:07

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20 billion (R233bn) that would reshape both drugmakers, they said yesterday.

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Gates, the world’s richest, gets richer
March 3 2015 at 05:06

Forbes said yesterday that Bill Gates’s net worth rose to $79.2 billion (R923bn) in 2015 from $76bn last year.

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China: Focus falls on weak economy
March 3 2015 at 05:02

China’s slowing economy will be at the fore as parliament convenes for its annual meeting, with a weekend interest rate cut a reminder of the challenge of balancing restructuring with combating deflation.

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Nasdaq hits 5 000 points after 15 years
March 3 2015 at 04:55

The Nasdaq Composite index jumped above 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, extending a rally founded on profits that have risen nearly 200 percent in six years.

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Barclays targets investment unit
March 3 2015 at 04:54

Barclays’ chief executive Antony Jenkins, in a push to revive earnings, has set his eyes on the lender’s worst-performing unit: its investment bank.

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Meikles sues bank for $50m
March 3 2015 at 04:52

Meikles, a Zimbabwean company with interests in hotels to supermarkets, is suing the country’s stock exchange for $50 million (R588m) after its shares were suspended for about a week last month.

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Germany: Public sector strikes to start
March 3 2015 at 04:52

Workers at a university clinic in the western German city of Essen walked off the job yesterday, the first act in a series of public sector labour stoppages that are set to spread across the country this week due to a labo... Read Story
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Gates stays at top of Forbes’ rich list
March 2 2015 at 21:17

The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.

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