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Japan aims to balance work and play

Japan's famously long working hours are going to be shaken up for summer.

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Sugar hits fresh six-year low

Raw sugar futures touched a fresh six-year low on Friday, weighed by a strengthening dollar and abundant supplies.

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UBP to buy Coutts International

Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee is buying the international business of 300-year-old British wealth manager Coutts.

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Vodafone open to SA asset sale
March 26 2015 at 05:21

Telecoms giant Vodafone has so far not held talks with South Africa over the London-listed firm buying Pretoria’s stake in its local subsidiary Vodacom, chief executive Vittorio Colao said.

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Heinz and Kraft to merge
March 26 2015 at 05:18

3G Capital, the Brazilian private equity firm, agreed to acquire Kraft Foods Group in partnership with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and merge it with ketchup maker HJ Heinz.

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Syndicate brings racehorse ownership to simply rich
March 26 2015 at 05:16

Harry Herbert grew up on the grounds of Highclere Castle — aka the real Downton Abbey. And while he’s a self-effacing Brit who doesn’t like to brag about the family pile, he’s made a name for himsel... Read Story
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India: Tata plans rights offer for capital
March 26 2015 at 05:16

Tata Motors, India’s biggest carmaker, said yesterday that it planned to raise as much as 75 billion rupees (R14.2bn) in a rights offer to boost capital.

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India: Plea to block Uber, Ola apps
March 26 2015 at 05:14

New Delhi authorities yesterday asked India’s federal Information Technology Ministry to block the taxi-hailing apps of US-based Uber and its local rival Ola in the city in a bid to enforce a ban on the firms’ ... Read Story
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It’s time to accept zero rates will not stick for long
March 26 2015 at 05:09

Zero inflation may be fine, but zero interest rates? Actually it is not quite zero inflation, because if you allow for higher housing costs, UK consumer prices are still nosing up. But the bigger point stands: here, across... Read Story
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EU slaps China, Taiwan with tariffs
March 26 2015 at 05:06

The European Union imposed tariffs as high as 25.2 percent on stainless steel from China and Taiwan to curb competition for EU producers such as Acerinox and Outokumpu.

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India: Sahara bail plan in disarray
March 26 2015 at 05:05

Rescue plan for India’s Sahara was thrown into disarray yesterday, when Spanish bank BBVA denied offering a credit line to the firm, scuppering the conglomerate’s claims it would use it to help secure bail for ... Read Story
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Insight: Top US bosses reap untold millions
March 26 2015 at 05:04

Chief executives at large US companies collectively realised at least $6 billion (R71bn) more in compensation than initially estimated in annual disclosures in the five years after the financial crisis first hit, according... Read Story
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India: Mahindra aims to buy Pininfarina
March 26 2015 at 05:01

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s largest maker of sport utility vehicles, is in talks to buy Italian auto design and engineering company Pininfarina, according to people familiar with the matter.

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