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Election starts to weigh on pound

Sterling dipped back below $1.54 on Friday - more than a cent below eight-week highs hit a day earlier.

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European shares take a breath

European shares dipped on Friday - pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in 1986.

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IAG, Lloyds help FTSE 100 cling to record peak

Strong results from British Airways-owner IAG and Lloyds Banking Group helped Britain's top share index cling on to record highs on Friday.

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SA corn jumps

SA’s white and yellow corn surged after the Crop Estimates Committee said this year’s harvest would be the smallest since 2007.

SA corn jumps

SA’s white and yellow corn surged after the Crop Estimates Committee said this year’s harvest would be the smallest since 2007.

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Oil creeps up in Asian trade
February 17 2015 at 06:05

Oil prices edged up in Asia on Tuesday after an upbeat outlook for the beaten-down commodity by key producer Kuwait.

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Euro weaker after talks on Greece
February 17 2015 at 06:04

The euro weakened on Tuesday after the showdown debt talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed.

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Asian shares retreat
February 17 2015 at 06:04

Asian share markets retreated on Tuesday as talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers broke down.

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Query about Mugabe heir irks minister
February 17 2015 at 04:50

One of President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet ministers lost his temper with a group of potential foreign investors last week when one of them, from the House of Lords, asked who would succeed the “old man”, w... Read Story
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SA stocks up on Greece hopes
February 16 2015 at 17:48

South African stocks edged up after scaling fresh record peaks earlier, tracking global shares which hit five-months highs.

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Markets broadly steady before Greece talks
February 16 2015 at 12:06

Investors are cautiously optimistic that euro zone finance ministers will reach a deal to shore up Greece's dwindling finances.

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FTSE edges lower on weaker energy shares
February 16 2015 at 12:06

Britain’s top share index retreated from a five-month high on Monday.

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Bank asks Nigeria’s lenders for dollar levels
February 16 2015 at 12:05

Nigeria's central bank asked commercial lenders to once again submit their dollar demand levels as the bank prepares to sell dollars to shore up the naira currency.

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Gold falls back out of favour
February 16 2015 at 11:01

A stronger dollar and gains for equities are cutting gold’s appeal as an alternative asset.

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HK shares follow global markets higher
February 16 2015 at 10:30

Hong Kong's main stock index closed up for the third straight session on Monday.

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