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12h48 Markets have pencilled-in a resumption of rate hikes in South Africa next year, a move that would put an end to the central bank's shortest easing cycle on record.  Full story
20/11 A court decision on whether to allow a probe into Steinhoff's accounts is expected by no later than December this year, the South African group said on Monday.  Full story
09h28 South Africa's rand fell against the dollar early on Tuesday as investors nervously await to see whether ratings agencies will cut South Africa's rand-denominated debt to junk status on Friday.  Full story
15/11 Loss for the period widened to EUR532 million (loss of EUR277 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share worsened to EUR105cps (loss of EUR54cps). Group outlook Virgin Active remains focused on delivering an outstanding member experience through continued innovation and invest  Full story
20/11 South Africa's rand weakened on Monday, bowing to a firming dollar and growing concerns over possible credit downgrades of the country's local-currency bonds to 'subinvestment' at the end of the week.  Full story
12h48 Markets have pencilled-in a resumption of rate hikes in South Africa next year, a move that would put an end to the central bank's shortest easing cycle on record.  Full story
17h18 South Africa's parliament will miss a December target to pass changes to mineral resource laws, seen as key for greater investor certainty, a senior parliamentary official said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
13h03 Markets have pencilled-in a resumption of rate hikes in South Africa next year, a move that would put an end to the central bank's shortest easing cycle on record.. . .  Full story
12h42 Total income for the year rose to R54.5 million (R47.7 million). Profit attributable to equity holders was lower at R7.6 million (R7.8 million). In addition, headline earnings per share decreased to. . .  Full story
12h41 South Africa wants the national oil companies of its BRICS partners to help build a new 400,000 barrel per day refinery that will be structured by senior debt and equity, energy. . .  Full story
11h37 Even with a government injection of 10 billion rand ($709 million), the struggling South African Airways will remain under-capitalised with a negative equity position of over 9 billion rand, a presentation. . .  Full story
17h09 Labour representatives have piled pressure on Thyssenkrupp in talks over the group's planned European steel joint venture with India's Tata Steel, saying they remained concerned over jobs and plants.. . .  Full story
17h02 A top-level Chinese government body issued an urgent notice on Tuesday to provincial governments urging them to suspend regulatory approval for the setting up of new internet micro loan companies, sources who had seen the. . .  Full story
16h54 An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic. . .  Full story
16h44 After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again.. . .  Full story
16h36 Europe's biggest utility Enel will ramp up spending on digital networks to offer smart meters, remote home appliance controls and car charging points, the Italian company said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
17/11 Investors pulled $6.8 billion from high yield bond funds over the past week, their third largest outflows on record, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Friday, as the sell off in junk debt accelerated.  Full story
10/11 Asia's November jet regrade, the relative strength of jet fuel prices versus gasoil, slipped on Friday but remained near multi-month highs seen in the previous session. The November jet regrade slipped to $1.51 a barrel on Friday, down from $1.58 a barrel on Thursday, its highest since May 2016  Full story
10/11 Investors poured a record $1.3 billion into funds managing tech shares over the past week, contrasting with a picture of ebbing inflow into world equity vehicles and losses on U.S. stock funds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Friday.  Full story
17h14 Canada's main stock index rose to a 12-day high on Tuesday, boosted by financial stocks, miners and energy companies including TransCanada Corp, which added to gains after winning a key approval for its Keystone. . .  Full story
17h08 Technology stocks boosted the Nasdaq Composite index to a record at the open on Tuesday, while encouraging results from some retailers and Medtronic helped bolster the gains.. . .  Full story
17h00 U.S. home sales increased more than expected in October as hurricane-related disruptions dissipated, but a chronic shortage of houses which is pushing prices beyond the reach of some first-time buyers remains an obstacle.. . .  Full story
16h48 Traffic volumes on U.S. highways are at record levels but the rate of growth is slowing as the earlier impetus from lower gasoline prices fades and motoring costs rise.. . .  Full story
16h45 U.S-listed shares of Chinese financial firms sank in early trade on Tuesday after Chinese regulators suspended regulatory approval for online small loan companies.. . .  Full story
16h41 The Canadian dollar firmed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, with the currency recovering from an earlier three-week low as oil prices edged higher, while data showed a surprise drop in domestic wholesale trade.. . .  Full story
16h15 Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there's not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely. . .  Full story
15h14 World stocks rose on Tuesday, recovering losses after the collapse of German coalition talks -- and Chancellor Angela Merkel's signal that new elections may follow -- had earlier weighed on markets.. . .  Full story
15h08 The euro steadied on Tuesday after registering its biggest daily fall in the previous session as investors looked beyond Germany's political impasse to focus on the euro zone's still robust economy.. . .  Full story
14h52 The Bank of England would likely reconsider its assumption of a "smooth" transition to Brexit if a breakdown in talks between London and Brussels causes big shifts in financial markets and economic indicators, rate-setter Gertjan. . .  Full story
15h46 Nigeria's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 14 percent, its governor said on Tuesday, following a Monetary Policy Committee meeting.. . .  Full story
15h34 Tunisia will continue with a package of painful economic policies, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday, despite resistance from labour unions and business associations to changes that will raise taxes. . .  Full story
10h16 Mozambique's annual consumer price inflation slowed to 8.35 percent in October from 10.76 percent in September, the National Institute of Statistics said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
20/11 Algeria's energy earnings rose 18 percent in the first ten months of 2017, which helped reduce the trade deficit by 34 percent, official data showed on Monday.. . .  Full story
20/11 Kenya's main port, Mombasa, handled 10.6 percent more cargo in the first nine months of this year, helped by an expansion of its handling capacity and a new railway system, the. . .  Full story
17h08 The head of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum told attendees at the opening day of the group's meeting on Tuesday that there is no global glut of natural gas.. . .  Full story
16h38 India's sovereign rating upgrade by Moody's is a shot in the arm for Indian companies looking to raise funds in offshore bond markets.. . .  Full story
16h13 Most Middle East stock markets fell on Tuesday, weighed down by geopolitical worries, but Abu Dhabi was boosted by government plans to privatise parts of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC).. . .  Full story
15h31 Thailand's Banpu Power Pcl has its sights set on diversifying its portfolio beyond current borders and conventional energy, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
14h32 India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal amid rising pollution in big cities.. . .  Full story
17h21 Sompo International Holdings, a Bermuda-based unit of Japanese insurer Sompo, said it will set up a subsidiary in Luxembourg, in case Britain does not have access to the single market after Brexit.  Full story
17h19 Oil rose on Tuesday, supported by expectations of an extension next week to OPEC output cuts, but prices remained under pressure from signs of higher output in the United States.  Full story
17h17 Hungary's central bank said on Tuesday it will start buying mortgage bonds in order to push yields lower on longer-dated government bonds and to encourage borrowers to choose fixed-rate housing loans.  Full story
17h15 France's Total will lose all of its investment if it pulls out of a deal with Iran to develop South Pars, the world's largest gas field, the Iranian oil minister said on Tuesday.  Full story
17h14 Gold rebounded on Tuesday as investors anticipated signals on the direction of U.S. monetary policy from the minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting held in November. Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $1,283.03 per ounce, as of 1504 GMT. The metal fell about 1.4 percent on Monday in its bigge  Full story
USA Week Ahead
19/11 Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.  Full story


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