16/02 South Africa will benefit from a wave of positive market sentiment under new President Cyril Ramaphosa, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday, as speculation swirled about whether he would keep his job.  Full story
14/02 Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has handed the engineering contract for his new Defender-style 4x4 vehicle to a German firm partly owned by Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler.  Full story
09/02 Core euro zone bond yields edged down on Friday as renewed selling in world stocks lent some support to safe-haven debt markets, which themselves have been bruised as investors brace for an end to easy-monetary policies by major central banks.  Full story
15/02 Steinhoff International has appointed Richard Heis as Chief Restructuring Officer for the group, it said on Thursday, as the troubled South African retailer wrestles with the fallout from an accounting scandal.  Full story
11/02 South African tycoon Christo Wiese has cut his stake in retailer Steinhoff International, which has been embroiled in an accounting scandal, to 6.2 percent, regulatory filings show.  Full story
12/02 India's Bank of Baroda, which counts the Guptas as clients, has pulled the plug on its South African business, citing a strategic shake-up to slim down in international markets.  Full story
16/02 South Africa will benefit from a wave of positive market sentiment under new President Cyril Ramaphosa, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday, as speculation swirled about whether he would keep. . .  Full story
16/02 South Africa will continue to ride a wave of positive market sentiment following the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president but it would not be easy to restore investment. . .  Full story
16/02 South Africa's rand surrendered some gains on Friday but remained near its three-year best ahead of Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden state of the nation address after he was sworn in as the. . .  Full story
16/02 Nearly 6,000 workers at Clicks Group will share a 1.26 billion rand ($108 million) windfall from a share ownership scheme launched seven years ago as part of the South African. . .  Full story
16/02 A South African court on Friday threw out the findings of a public anti-graft watchdog that Barclays Africa unduly benefited from an apartheid-era bailout of another bank and should repay.. . .  Full story
17/02 International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has no objection to plans to turn the euro zone's bailout fund into a European Monetary Fund, she said in comments published on Saturday.. . .  Full story
17/02 The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to. . .  Full story
16/02 Oil prices edged up on Friday as a rebound in the global equities market and a weak dollar supported crude's recovery from last week's slide.. . .  Full story
16/02 The United States should boost domestic production of 35 critical minerals including uranium, cobalt and lithium, to reduce its reliance on foreign suppliers, the Interior Department said on Friday.. . .  Full story
16/02 The head of Airbus's defence unit criticised Germany on Friday for not spending more on defence and said the new coalition agreement's call for a tougher approach to arms exports could prompt the weapons. . .  Full story
15/02 Bitcoin rose above $10,000 on Thursday for the first time in more than two weeks, as investors bought back the digital currency after having fallen 70 percent from its all-time peak hit around mid-December.  Full story
14/02 Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday after investor sentiment rebounded following a bullish U.S. inflation report and energy stocks rallied on strong oil prices.  Full story
13/02 Global investors cut equity holdings by the most in two-years in February, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey showed on Tuesday, as world shares had their worst week since early 2016.  Full story
09/02 The recent sell-off roiling global financial markets has not changed the overall economic outlook and it is not up to regulators to prevent investors from suffering losses, Deutsche Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret said on Friday.  Full story
09/02 Barclays is likely to follow other major lenders in the United States in stopping customers from buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with its credit cards, according to an interview with a senior executive at its credit card unit.  Full story
17/02 China's Commerce Ministry said on Saturday the country will take necessary steps to protect itself if a final U.S. decision on imposing steep curbs on steel and aluminium imports from China and other countries. . .  Full story
17/02 The Chicago Stock Exchange said on Friday it was evaluating its options after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission blocked the sale of the bourse to a group of U.S. and China-based investors due. . .  Full story
17/02 Supermarket company Bi-Lo LLC, which owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is planning to close at least 100 stores in a potential bankruptcy, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.. . .  Full story
17/02 An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase. . .  Full story
17/02 The S&P 500 rose marginally on Friday to mark its biggest weekly increase in five years, although earlier gains evaporated after the indictment of Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election sent investors. . .  Full story
17/02 Key Latin American stocks edged up on Friday, helped by optimism on corporate earnings, but investors remained concerned that higher U.S. interest rates could hit demand for emerging markets. Mexico's. . .  Full story
17/02 The dollar rose and stocks around the globe rallied for a sixth straight session on Friday to post their best week in more than two years, but a U.S. indictment over alleged Russian meddling. . .  Full story
17/02 The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday, pulling back from an earlier 11-day high as the greenback broadly climbed and domestic data showed a drop in manufacturing sales.. . .  Full story
16/02 Fitch Ratings raised Greece's sovereign credit rating by one notch on Friday and said general government debt sustainability would improve on sustained economic growth and reduced political risks.. . .  Full story
16/02 The dollar limped back from a three-year low against a basket of currencies on Friday but still marked its fifth weekly loss out of seven weeks this year, driving the euro up to its. . .  Full story
17/02 Zambia will rearrange loans from Chinese companies and instead look to borrow directly from the Asian giant's government in a bid to satisfy International Monetary Fund conditions and unlock a potential. . .  Full story
16/02 Malawi aims to cut government borrowing and stick to an International Monetary Fund programme in order to boost the economic growth rate to 7 percent in the medium term, the finance. . .  Full story
16/02 The International Monetary Fund has rejected Zambia's latest borrowing plans, saying they risk making it harder for the country to sustain its debt load, the IMF said on Friday.. . .  Full story
16/02 The World Bank has approved a $486 million credit facility to Nigeria for electricity grid improvements, the lender said on Friday.. . .  Full story
15/02 Zimbabwe's consumer price inflation quickened to 3.52 percent year-on-year in January from 3.46 percent in December, data from the national statistics agency showed on Thursday.. . .  Full story
17/02 India and Iran on Saturday signed agreements including Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar for 18 months.. . .  Full story
16/02 Young men block the entrance of a Tunisian phosphate mine, halting exports as they demand jobs in a conflict that is exacerbating an economic crisis in the North African country.. . .  Full story
16/02 A Turkish blockade of a ship hired by Eni to drill for gas off the Cyprus coast is a diplomatic issue that is out of the Italian oil company's hands, Eni's CEO said on. . .  Full story
16/02 Physical gold was sold at a discount in India this week for the first time in three weeks as demand for the metal slumped due to a jump in local rates, while the Lunar. . .  Full story
16/02 Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has sold part of its stake in Deutsche Bank worth around 300 million euros ($375 million) as it offloads investments to address a liquidity crunch.. . .  Full story
17/02 Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags.  Full story
17/02 India's federal police detained two employees of Punjab National Bank, the state-run lender that says it has been the victim of a $1.77 billion fraud, in the first arrests in a fast-widening probe into the country's biggest-ever bank scam.  Full story
17/02 Latvia's corruption prevention agency has searched the home and office of the central bank's governor, the state broadcaster said on Saturday, while authorities gave little information on the raid.  Full story
17/02 Indian banks could take a hit of more than $3 billion from loans and corporate guarantees provided to diamond companies at the centre of a massive alleged fraud at the state-run Punjab National Bank, the tax department has estimated.  Full story
17/02 Prime Minister Theresa May made her case on Saturday for a new security treaty with the EU from next year, winning support from EU and U.S. officials who agreed the issue was too important to risk getting subsumed in broader Brexit negotiations.  Full story
USA Week Ahead
16/02 U.S. stock markets are unlikely to return to the unusually calm conditions seen last year, even though equities have already recovered more than half the ground lost in the recent selloff and traders have rapidly dialed down fear.  Full story

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