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Russia mulls oil production cut

Russia is considering cutting its oil production in a bid to revive prices, energy minister Alexander Novak said, as the ruble plunges in value.

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Blue diamond sells for record $32.6m

A magnificent blue diamond has fetched $32.6 million in New York, breaking the world auction record for any diamond of its color.

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Shares soar on China rate cut, ECB stimulus hopes

World stock markets and oil prices rallied following a surprise rate cut by China and as the European Central Bank indicated it would step up its asset purchase... Read Story

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Tokyo stocks close lower
November 19 2014 at 14:53

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock index closed down 0.32 percent, after the Bank of Japan wrapped up a meeting with policymakers.

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Ghana seen slashing budget deficit
November 19 2014 at 12:52

Ghanaian Finance Minister Seth Terkper is set to outline plans today to rein in the budget deficit that may include spending cuts requested by the International Monetary Fund.

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Uganda: Vodafone to grow presence
November 19 2014 at 04:38

Vodafone has signed a deal with African telecoms provider Afrimax to provide voice and data services under the Vodafone Uganda brand, to increase the British cellular company’s its presence on the continent.

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Halliburton aims to cut costs after takeover
November 19 2014 at 04:37

Of all the megamergers announced this year, Halliburton’s $35 billion (R338bn) takeover of Baker Hughes is promising the most aggressive cost cuts.

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Kenya: Public debts viable at 46%
November 19 2014 at 04:34

Kenya’s public debt was sustainable at 46 percent of gross domestic product because much of it was supporting transport and other projects that would fuel growth, the head of the central bank said yesterday.

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Daimler to give new luxury baby limousine glitzy debut
November 19 2014 at 04:30

Daimler will give its new luxury baby, the Mercedes-Maybach limousine, a glitzy world debut at this week’s Guangzhou auto show, even as analysts warn the end is nigh for China’s 10-year high-end car sales boom.... Read Story
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Deals push up Actavis into ranks of top 10
November 19 2014 at 04:27

In five years, Actavis has reshaped itself from just another generics drugmaker to one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies by market value, capping off a blistering pace of dealmaking with the $66 billion (R732bn) agree... Read Story
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Actavis’s deal to buy Allergan puts back spark in deal-making activity
November 19 2014 at 04:27

After a day like Monday, it is no surprise that revenues are up at law firms with significant merger and acquisition practices.

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Minerals: China’s iron ore slips to new low
November 19 2014 at 04:18

Iron ore extended a tumble to the lowest level in more than five years as declining home prices in China added to concern that an economic slowdown in the biggest buyer would deepen, exacerbating an oversupply.

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Air pollution: China must cap coal use by 2020
November 19 2014 at 04:17

China needs to hit its “peak coal” use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade, a government think tank said yesterday.

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