VEGGIE VENDOR: A vegetable vendor waits for customers at a wholesale market in Yangon. (Soe Than Win, AFP)
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Coega Development Corporation has scooped a top award for empowerment within the realm of public service.
Lower oil prices will reduce growth in Africa's major petroleum producing countries and push governments to implement significant policy adjustments says the IMF.
Asian markets have mostly fallen following losses on Wall Street, with Shanghai losing more than 1% a day after hitting a seven-year high.
Qatar, the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, is gathering even more gas with a $1bn plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.
European equities have fallen following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, as a new share issue hit Commerzbank.
Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.
The rand has relinquished some ground against the dollar after strong gains in the previous session, with traders expecting it to take its cue from global markets.
French oil giant Total has announced a 20% fall in first quarter profits due to low oil prices and disruption of its activities due to violence in Yemen and Libya.