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South Africa is a key travel destination for tourists from its fellow emerging national economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, together known by the acronym Brics, according to a number of international buyers who will be jetting into Durba next weekend for the Tourism Indaba.
The leader of Taiwan's Nationalist Party will meet the Chinese president in the first meeting between the heads of the ruling parties in more than 60 years.
Christie's auction house is hoping to set new world records as New York's spring auction season kicks off.
US stocks have risen sharply, ending a two-day slide with a rally led by Apple and other tech stocks and extending to most industrial sectors.
A Chinese regulator has investigated Siemens over whether its healthcare unit and dealers have bribed hospitals - people who know about the probe tell Reuters.
Nigeria's finance ministry has paid importers $790m to cover subsidy payments owed from 2014, as it seeks to ease fuel shortages in major cities.
China's factories stayed stuck in the slow lane in April, adding urgency to calls for more state stimulus as the economy still faces strong headwinds.
Greece's government has signalled the biggest concessions so far as talks with lenders on a cash-for-reforms package started in earnest.