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Cameron: Osborne stays if we win

British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to keep George Osborne as finance minister if the Conservatives win the election.

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Weather extremes hurt maize crop

Malawi will see a “substantial decrease” in the harvest of its staple maize crop in 2015 due to a combination of floods and drought.

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UK shares make positive start to quarter

Miner Evraz and transportation group FirstGroup led the rebound on Wednesday after their trading updates.

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Amazon Japan sells electric cars
April 1 2015 at 10:04

The Japanese unit of BMW has started selling its i3 electric models on Amazon - but it’s not a one-click process.

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HSBC strives to clear its ‘unsavoury’ image
April 1 2015 at 05:11

While the scandal surrounding HSBC’s private Swiss bank was “unsavoury” the Geneva-based lender had been working hard to clean itself up, Switzerland’s bank regulator said yesterday.

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Philips: Lighting unit stake disposed
April 1 2015 at 05:08

Philips agreed to sell a majority stake in its Lumileds lighting components unit to a group of investors as chief executive Frans van Houten focuses the Dutch company on the consumer healthcare market.

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US: $3bn boost for new IBM unit
April 1 2015 at 05:06

International Business Machines said yesterday that it was investing $3 billion (R36bn) over the next four years to create an “Internet of Things” business unit.

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Emerging markets stocks head for a rally
April 1 2015 at 05:05

Emerging market stocks headed for the biggest first-quarter rally in three years on signs that China will do more to support growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

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Zambia: IMF applauds tax resolve
April 1 2015 at 05:02

The International Monetary Fund yesterday applauded Zambia’s efforts to resolve tax issues in its copper mining industry, but warned that only further tightening of fiscal and monetary polices would contain the count... Read Story
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European shares enjoy best first quarter in 17 years
April 1 2015 at 05:00

Euro zone shares are enjoying their best first-quarter performance in 17 years as global investors pour money back into the region on expectations the European Central Bank’s (ECB) asset-buying scheme will spark a co... Read Story
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Variety of scenarios as Buhari takes narrow lead in Nigerian race
April 1 2015 at 04:58

As former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari leads the presidential race against President Goodluck Jonathan, analysts are preparing for several scenarios.

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Samsung riding on a crest of success
April 1 2015 at 04:57

Samsung Electronics, struggling to retain its place as the world’s largest smartphone maker, just had an $11 billion (R133bn) month.

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Drunk Mexicans take shock factor to the extreme
April 1 2015 at 04:46

Mexicans take it literally when they amp themselves up for a night out in their country’s capital.

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