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Smartphones hit record growth in Africa

Apr 28 2015 10:02

Falling prices are spurring on smartphone growth in the Middle East and Africa, an international survey has found.

Commodities

Gold holds near $1 200 as dollar retreats

Apr 28 2015 09:36

Gold has held the biggest gain in almost three months to trade near $1 200 an ounce before Federal Reserve policy makers begin a meeting on interest rates.

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Africa leads the way in mobile banking

Apr 28 2015 09:01

Services allowing consumers to perform banking and payment operations on their mobile phones are surging in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Africa’s richest man courts private equity to boost Nigerian gas

Apr 28 2015 08:36

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote plans to quadruple the supply of gas to Nigeria by building pipelines that may be backed by Carlyle Group and Blackstone Group.

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Gender inequality a business risk

Apr 28 2015 07:00

Gender diversity is not a matter that affects one organisation, but it affects the whole economy of the country, warns a professional body.

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Eskom: Maintenance work carried out successfully

Apr 27 2015 20:28

Eskom claimed that it had successfully conducted maintenance and added a further 1 453 megawatts of generating capacity back into the national grid.

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Gauteng pays the best salaries

Apr 27 2015 13:42

Salaries in Gauteng are on average still the best in South Africa, according to the latest salary review by Career Junction.

 

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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.

Weaker UPM-Kymmene leads European shares lower

Apr 28 2015 11:08

European equities have fallen following some weaker-than-expected updates, with paper maker UPM-Kymmene slipping after announcing results.

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

Apr 28 2015 10:35

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a casino legalisation bill to parliament, a move Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has supported as a part of his strategy.

Asian stocks mostly down, weak yen boosts Tokyo

Apr 28 2015 10:15

Asian markets have mostly fallen following losses on Wall Street, with Shanghai losing more than 1% a day after hitting a seven-year high.

European shares fall in early trading

Apr 28 2015 09:42

European shares have fallen, with Commerzbank dropping after announcing plans to raise €1.4bn and Swiss sanitary equipment maker Geberit slipping.

BP profit slides 26% in first quarter

Apr 28 2015 09:30

British energy giant BP has announced sliding net profit on plunging oil prices and compared with the first three months of 2014.

China probes doctor over $18m bribes

Apr 28 2015 09:00

China's top prosecutor is investigating a senior doctor in the western Yunnan province for taking over $18m worth of bribes in cash, real estate and parking spots.

US stocks snap record-setting rally

Apr 28 2015 07:40

US stocks have snapped a three-day rally to record highs as investors awaited Apple earnings results and a Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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