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New measures to defend naira

Nigeria's central bank has announced new measures to curb currency speculation as part of an effort to defend the naira.

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Hong Kong stocks end week with flourish

Hong Kong stocks climbed 1.25 percent Friday after another strong rally on Wall Street.

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Rand consolidates post Fed gains

The rand consolidated recent gains against the dollar on Friday.

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Oil drops below $59 – first time in f ...

OIL FELL below $59 (R686) a barrel for the first time since May 2009 yesterday, extending a six-month sell-off as slowing Chinese factory acti ...

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Rand lower against the US dollar
November 28 2014 at 10:20

The rand dipped against the US dollar but still outperformed oil-linked developing currencies.

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Russian ruble extends record slide
November 28 2014 at 11:19

The ruble lost another 1.5 percent of its value as it extended a record slide after the OPEC oil cartel's decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged.

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Energy shares halt European rally
November 28 2014 at 11:48

European shares fell, retreating for the first time in six sessions as a further drop in crude oil prices kept the pressure on energy shares and revived fears of deflation in the euro zone.

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Hong Kong shares close down
November 28 2014 at 11:50

Hong Kong shares finished down, shrugging off a massive rally in mainland shares as rumours swirled about the launch of deposit insurance regulations for mainland banks.

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Britain's FTSE hits one-week low
November 28 2014 at 12:15

Britain's top share index slipped to a one-week low, with energy and mining stocks slumping following a further drop in oil prices to a new four-year trough.

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Opec decision weighs on oil prices
November 28 2014 at 06:30

Oil prices struggled in Asian trade on Friday after the Opec cartel refused to cut production despite a global glut.

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Asian shares skid, but Nikkei bucks trend
November 28 2014 at 06:30

Oil prices, oil-related shares and oil-linked currencies all tumbled in Asia on Friday after Opec's decision to refrain from cutting output despite a huge oversupply.

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Nigeria intervenes to prop up naira
November 27 2014 at 20:28

Nigeria's central bank intervened in the market with dollar sales to try to keep the naira within a preferred band since it was devalued two days earlier, dealers said.

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Rand under pressure
November 27 2014 at 20:20

The rand weakened slightly, tracking a euro pressured by soft German inflation figures.

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JSE snaps 3-day losing streak
November 27 2014 at 20:16

South African stocks ended slightly higher, breaking three straight days of losses as investors chased after bargains but a softer gold price hit mining shares.

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