Anglo American behind $100m platinum fund

VC move by miner to increase interest in precious metal

Investec plans to align key services

Access to banking and investment to be enhanced amid profits rise

China rail group signs $12bn Nigeria deal

CRCC to build 1,400km railway in biggest Chinese overseas contract

Africa oil industry refocuses priorities

Development rather than exploration seen as key to value creation

SocGen denies bribes claim in LIA lawsuit

Libyan Investment Authority alleges French bank helped funnel pay-offs

Lonmin chief outlines cost-cutting plans

Platinum miner posts $326m yearly loss as strikes hit output

Chi Farms sale boosts African food sector

Multinationals bet on Africa’s emerging middle class

Nigerian naira follows rouble downward

Fears over impact of lower crude oil prices

Court decision deepens Libya turmoil

North African country is pushed deeper into political uncertainty

Fleming Family to merge with Stonehage

New group will have more than $43bn assets under administration

Tanzania gas plans threatened by arrests

Two officials held for not revealing contracts with oil majors

Bidvest ditches London listing

Group’s share price fell by more than 3 per cent after the announcement

New light shed on African Minerals’ ties

Contract raises fresh questions about the choice of business partner

Zambian president Michael Sata dies at 77

Scott is interim head of state and first white leader in Africa for 20 years

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

Nigeria uses Twitter for Ebola campaign

Vibrant social media spurs community initiative to combat virus

Old Mutual buys Quilter Cheviot for £543m

Bridgepoint to reap return of three times initial investment

Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

Gloom at Burberry and Mulberry reflect wider downturn

Nigeria’s global lesson for quashing Ebola

Rapid reaction and co-operation key to controlling outbreak

Rio’s Du Plessis digs in as rival circles

Chairman faces test of mettle against wily adversary Glasenberg


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