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FTSE trades near record highs

Britain’s top share index edged towards record highs on Friday.

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HK shares post fifth weekly gain

Hong Kong stocks had a fifth straight weekly gain, thanks to hopes of further money inflows.

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European shares hit by declines in SKF and Syngenta

A pullback in bearings maker SKF and crop chemicals group Syngenta weighed on European equities on Friday.

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Greenback gains after China’s trade data
April 13 2015 at 09:36

The dollar edged up against other major currencies on Monday after weaker than expected Chinese trade data.

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Coffee goes from first to worst
April 13 2015 at 09:23

Coffee was last year’s best-performing commodity - but now it’s the worst.

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Rand gives up gains against dollar
April 13 2015 at 09:03

South Africa's rand on Monday tracked other commodity currencies which fell after China released weak trade data.

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Asian shares shaky in early trade
April 13 2015 at 05:50

Japan’s Nikkei stock average was nearly flat in early trade, after rising above the 20,000 on Friday for the first time in 15 years.

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Oil rises in Asian trade
April 13 2015 at 05:50

Oil prices rose in Asia on Monday, but the persistent global supply glut will likely cap advances, said analysts.

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Blackouts may risk a manufacturing recession
April 13 2015 at 04:55

Rolling power blackouts in South Africa risk dragging manufacturing back into recession, just as the industry recovers from strikes, complicating the Reserve Bank’s job as it seeks to raise interest rates.

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JSE advances to record high
April 13 2015 at 04:34

South African stocks advanced to an all-time high as emerging markets benefit from low global interest rates, which are prompting investors to seek assets deemed as risky for higher returns.

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Sterling dips on soft data
April 10 2015 at 11:39

Sterling fell to a five-year low against the dollar on Friday, hurt by weaker-than-expected industrial data.

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SA seals currency swap with China
April 10 2015 at 11:38

The South African Reserve Bank has signed a three-year bilateral swap agreement with the People's Bank of China.

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Europe share index hits highest since 2000
April 10 2015 at 11:17

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 share index powered ahead to its highest level since 2000 on Friday.

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