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US Fed's ‘solid’ growth view faces test

The Federal Reserve's upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is “solid” will be put to the test by US jobs data.

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No new Greek debt cut: Merkel

German Chancellor says Europe will continue to show solidarity with Greece and other strugglers “if these countries undertake their own reform and saving ... Read Story

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Head of China Minsheng Bank resigns

China Minsheng Banking Corp president Mao Xiaofeng resigned hours after media outlets reported he was being investigated by China's anti-corruption watchdog.

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Asian shares sluggish
January 30 2015 at 06:10

Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Friday, as a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street was tempered by ongoing concerns about global growth.

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Wall Street ends higher in afternoon rally
January 30 2015 at 06:09

American stocks closed higher on Thursday as an upturn in oil prices and a rally in Apple and Boeing shares helped offset some disappointing earnings.

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Shell to slash its investment programme
January 30 2015 at 05:08

Royal Dutch Shell is to cut $15 billion (R173bn) of investment over the next three years as the crash in oil prices saw fourth-quarter profit miss forecasts.

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Ghana: Drop in oil puts brakes on PPI
January 29 2015 at 05:05

Ghana’s annual producer price inflation (PPI) slowed to 34.2 percent year on year as oil prices fell in December from a revised figure of 37.6 percent in November, the national statistics office said yesterday.

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Chinese regulator chews out Alibaba
January 29 2015 at 05:01

A China regulator has accused Alibaba Group of failing to clean up what it called illegal business deals on the e-commerce titan’s platforms, in an unusually strong government criticism of one of the country’s ... Read Story
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US: Proposal to up defence budget
January 29 2015 at 04:58

The US government would seek a base defence budget of $534 billion (R6.2 trillion) when it sent its 2016 spending request to Congress next week, a US official said yesterday.

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China: Yuan gains in payment status
January 29 2015 at 04:55

China’s yuan broke into the top five as a world payment currency in November, overtaking the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said yesterday.

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Procter & Gamble profits slide as strong dollar crimps sales, earnings
January 29 2015 at 04:54

P&G said currency effects would continue to be a drag in the current financial year. They’ll reduce sales by 5 percent, leading to a decline of as much as 4 percent from a year earlier.

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Impairments under way as depressed prices hurt Anglo
January 29 2015 at 04:40

Anglo American plans impairments because of low commodity prices even after the company with operations from Australia to Chile raised annual iron ore production to a four-year high.

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Spelling mistake leads to closure of 134-year-old firm
January 29 2015 at 04:37

A British civil servant’s elementary spelling mistake has led to the collapse of a business employing 250 workers.

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