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07h00 Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.  Full story
13h03 South African miner African Rainbow Minerals dropped KPMG as its auditor on Monday, joining a host of other local companies breaking ties with the firm caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.  Full story
11h54 South Africa's Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba faces a credibility test on Wednesday when he delivers his inaugural budget speech to outline spending plans and economic growth forecasts, which will provide an insight into his fiscal stance.  Full story
20/10 South Africa's rand weakened on Friday, pressured by a firmer dollar and underperforming emerging market peers as speculation that President Jacob Zuma may axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa weighed on sentiment.  Full story
17/10 South African government bonds weakened and the rand extended losses against the dollar on Tuesday after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet and the weekly bond auction failed to attract strong demand.  Full story
19/10 South Africa's government has named Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza as chairman of loss-making state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA), replacing Dudu Myeni, who was an ally of President Jacob Zuma, the finance minister said on Thursday.  Full story
18h07 Declines among British banks and Mediclinic shares kept gains in check on the UK's main share index on Monday, though engineering group GKN was a bright spot.. . .  Full story
16h52 Platinum miner Lonmin plans to cut over 1,000 jobs before Christmas, South Africa's Solidarity union said on Monday, due to persistently low commodity prices and rising costs.. . .  Full story
16h15 South African farmers are expected to sow 17 percent less hectares of maize in the 2017/2018 season after this year's bumper harvest depressed prices prompting farmers to plant more profitable crops. . .  Full story
14h22 South African transport utility Transnet is investigating its suppliers for kickback payments to third parties, the company's chief executive Siyabonga Gama told reporters on Monday.. . .  Full story
13h03 South African miner African Rainbow Minerals dropped KPMG as its auditor on Monday, joining a host of other local companies breaking ties with the firm caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.. . .  Full story
18h37 Czechs voters gave a big election win to billionaire businessman Andrej Babis, whose anti-establishment rhetoric has convinced many he can fix the EU country's problems, from graft to transportation.. . .  Full story
18h37 Oil prices were little changed on Monday as supply disruptions in Iraq dented exports out of OPEC's second largest producer and amid signs of a decline in U.S. drilling rates.. . .  Full story
18h32 Germany has discovered a case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu in a wild duck, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.. . .  Full story
18h16 European shares edged higher on Monday, though banks weighed and Madrid's bourse lagged peers as Catalonia's political crisis deepened.. . .  Full story
18h11 Zinc prices rose on Monday after data showed output in China slipped in September, highlighting worries that winter production cuts are tightening supplies of metals.. . .  Full story
07h00 Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.  Full story
20/10 Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.  Full story
12/10 The global crude surplus that caused a price rout has largely been absorbed, resulting in higher crude prices, Gary Ross, founder of PIRA Energy and head of Global Oil Analytics for S&P Global Platts, said on Thursday.  Full story
18h42 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a previously unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday, for a second meeting in as many days with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Tillerson is also to meet Iraqi. . .  Full story
18h38 President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the possibility of curbing a popular tax-deferred U.S. retirement savings program to help pay for sweeping tax cuts, and expressed doubts about adding another top bracket targeting the wealthiest. . .  Full story
18h38 U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday he is "very, very close" to making his decision on who should chair the Federal Reserve.. . .  Full story
18h07 Hasbro Inc warned of holiday season fallout from the Toys'R'Us bankruptcy, issuing a weaker-than-expected forecast on Monday that sent the toy maker's shares down 10 percent.. . .  Full story
18h00 U.S. and California regulators have approved a fix for about 38,000 Volkswagen AG 3.0-liter diesel sport utility vehicles with potential excess emissions, a decision that could save the automaker more than $1 billion, according to. . .  Full story
18h31 A U.S. jury on Monday found a former HSBC Holdings Plc executive guilty of defrauding Cairn Energy Plc in a $3.5 billion currency trade in 2011.. . .  Full story
18h30 Britain's democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that. . .  Full story
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17h59 Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe again raised doubts about whether he will back an interest rate rise next week, describing it as an "open question" in an interview published by a Welsh. . .  Full story
16h53 Ghana will start receiving bids on Tuesday for domestic bonds worth 6 billion cedis (1.36 billion) to settle energy-sector debts that accumulated over the last decade, lead arrangers said on Monday.. . .  Full story
15h01 Nigeria's lower chamber aims to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), aimed at overhauling the West African nation's energy sector, in the second quarter of 2018, a lawmaker said on Monday.. . .  Full story
12h54 Tanzania's new central bank governor will be tax law professor Florens Luoga, the country's president said on Monday.. . .  Full story
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20/10 Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.. . .  Full story
18h34 Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly 1 million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burden had become "untenable" on its territory.. . .  Full story
17h00 Oil exports from southern Iraq have fallen by 110,000 barrels per day this month, according to shipping data and an industry source, adding to the drop in flows from OPEC's second-largest producer caused by. . .  Full story
16h38 The German government has approved the sale of three Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel and will provide financial support for the purchase, government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference on Monday.. . .  Full story
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15h48 Tecnicas Reunidas has offered the lowest bids to build two gas projects which are planned by state oil giant Saudi Aramco, sources familiar with the plans said on Monday.. . .  Full story
18h58 London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined Britain's business leaders in warning that companies would start moving jobs and investment out of the country if they do not get a Brexit transition deal soon.  Full story
18h50 U.S. specialty metals maker Arconic on Monday named a veteran of General Electric as its new chief executive, a move that pleased Arconic's biggest shareholder, which had been closely examining the hiring of a new leader at the company.  Full story
18h50 Pennsylvania's governor asked U.S. President Donald Trump to ease pressures on oil refiners in his state by waiving a rule requiring them to add renewable fuel to their products, following a week of pressure from farm-belt politicians not to change the rule, according to a letter released to the pub  Full story
18h43 The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May's "despondent" demeanour after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations.  Full story
18h42 Britain's financial watchdog is considering further action against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for its treatment of struggling companies during and after the financial crisis.  Full story
20/10 After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits.  Full story


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