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ECB comments hit the euro

The euro struggled in Asian trade after being hammered late last week.

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Putin backs Russian central bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine.

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World stocks up on China, Europe stimulus

Asian markets rallied with shares in Shanghai hitting three-year highs.

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World's ultra-rich getting richer
November 21 2014 at 12:51

Just 0.004 percent of the world's adult population controls 13 percent of the total wealth, says UBS.

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US immigration tweaks not enough
November 21 2014 at 12:02

Silicon Valley representatives are disappointed that US immigration rule changes will not satisfy their longstanding demands.

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Euro shares rise on ECB comments
November 21 2014 at 11:51

Shares rose on Friday as dovish comments by ECB chief reignited speculation about additional stimulus.

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Nigeria must adjust to oil price
November 21 2014 at 11:42

Nigeria will have to adjust to oil prices heading lower for some time to come, Finance Minister said.

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Asian shares rise on US data
November 21 2014 at 11:00

Asian shares rose on Friday after US data showed broad economic strength, while the yen rebounded.

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Oil smooths superpowers’ global dealings
November 21 2014 at 09:03

A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others.

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Ghana: Maersk unit inks $1bn port deal
November 21 2014 at 08:55

Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of shipping and oil conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk, said yesterday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana to expand its Tema Port.

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Chinese rail firm seals $12bn deal in Nigeria
November 21 2014 at 08:48

A state-owned Chinese company had signed a $12 billion (R132.4bn) agreement to build a railway along Nigeria’s coast that it billed as China’s single largest overseas contract, state media reported yesterday. Read Story
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Nigeria: Shell sells 30% stake in OML 24
November 21 2014 at 08:43

Royal Dutch Shell had completed the sale of its 30 percent stake in Nigeria’s onshore Oil Mining Lease 24 (OML 24) in the eastern Niger Delta to Newcross Exploration and Production for $600 million (R6.6bn), it said ... Read Story
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Royal Bank, affiliates fined £56m for disruptions caused by IT glitches
November 21 2014 at 08:42

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been fined £56 million (R967m) by UK’s financial regulators for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments.

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