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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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White corn drops most in 10 months after rains
February 25 2015 at 12:37

SA’s white corn declined the most in 10 months after rains in key areas helped limit the damage to this year’s crop due to a drought.

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FTSE steadies near record high
February 25 2015 at 12:00

Britain’s top share index steadied near a record high on Wednesday.

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European stocks range-bound
February 25 2015 at 11:22

European stocks were little changed from a seven-year high as energy companies slid on Wednesday.

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Uganda sees February coffee exports down
February 25 2015 at 11:21

Uganda expects its coffee exports to fall 30 percent in February due to dry weather.

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SA’s government bonds fall on Yellen’s speech
February 25 2015 at 11:20

Yields on South African government bonds fell sharply early on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong shares end flat
February 25 2015 at 10:45

Hong Kong shares erased early gains to finish flat on Wednesday.

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Coal prices ease after early rally
February 25 2015 at 10:15

Physical coal prices in Australia and Europe have dipped over the past week.

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Rand muted as focus falls on Nene
February 25 2015 at 09:30

The rand traded cautiously against the dollar ahead of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s Budget speech.

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Dow and S&P finish at records
February 25 2015 at 06:29

American stocks closed higher on Tuesday as investors tried to interpret a subtle change in emphasis in testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

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Eric the croc is an iron ore ‘bellwether’
February 25 2015 at 04:47

As unlikely as it seems, Eric the saltwater crocodile is shaping up as a potential bellwether for the global iron ore market.

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