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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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Dollar slips, euro holds up
February 25 2015 at 06:29

The dollar fell on Wednesday, while the euro held up as Greece delivered a reform package critical to extending its bailout.

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Oil creeps up in Asian trade
February 25 2015 at 06:29

Oil edged higher in Asia on Wednesday ahead of a key report expected to show further build-up in US crude inventories.

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Asian shares rise after Yellen’s words
February 25 2015 at 06:29

Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, taking their cues from gains on Wall Street.

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FTSE 100 remains steady
February 24 2015 at 11:03

Britain’s top equity index was steady in sight of record highs on Tuesday.

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European shares hit fresh seven-year high
February 24 2015 at 10:48

Better-than-expected results at BHP Billiton helped European shares soar on Tuesday.

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HK stocks dip on weak casino operators
February 24 2015 at 10:25

A six-session winning streak for Hong Kong stocks ended on Tuesday as casino shares sank.

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Gold holds before Fed chief’s testimony
February 24 2015 at 09:29

Gold traded above $1 200 an ounce ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s address to lawmakers.

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Rand range-bound against dollar
February 24 2015 at 09:21

The rand is treading a narrow range against the dollar in cautious trade ahead of South Africa’s economic growth data.

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Hwange targets Glencore’s coal and coke products
February 24 2015 at 05:00

Hwange Colliery, the partly state-owned Zimbabwean coal mining firm, was in talks with Glencore to sell the company its coal and coke products, the company said.

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Gold rush stalls as $4bn erased from funds
February 24 2015 at 04:56

Judging by the barometer of hedge fund interest, there is less to get excited about in gold these days.

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