Jan du Plessis: the reluctant salesman

Jan du Plessis chairman of Rio Tinto who is taking part in a mentoring scheme.
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SABMiller’s chairman has extracted highest price from AB InBev

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LIA-Goldman courtroom clash on last lap

Colourful case between a US investment bank and the Libyan wealth fund awaits ruling

SportPesa signs Hull City sponsorship deal

Investment is ‘scaling of a Kenyan brand’ into global market

Amplats suffers 58% plunge in earnings

Strike-hit platinum producer to push ahead with shake-up

Petra Diamonds to hit production target early

Miner will stop trying to maximise volumes as sector recovers

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Elliott attacks £71bn SABMiller takeover

US hedge fund adds to investor concerns about payout options

Airline records Kenya’s worst ever loss

Carrier highlights the scale of the turnround task at the company

UK buyout firm to invest in Egypt retailer

Development Partners International to buy 33% stake in store group

Nigeria oil production on the brink

Money alone cannot buy the peace. The region needs a master plan

SocGen seeks delay to trial of LIA lawsuit

French bank fights claims that it paid bribes

Steinhoff reveals £450m Poundland deal

Takeover would be S African retailer’s first European success this year

Companies pin hopes on domestic spending

More businesses expect sales to rise — but not from exports

Move to market economy brings success

Agriculture is a rare weak spot as country outperforms rivals

New leader starts to shake things up

The economy is among the fastest growing in Africa, but big challenges lie ahead

Interview: Reginald Mengi

One of Tanzania’s richest businesspeople sees hope for end to graft

Call for stability after anti-graft push

The government is trying to reassure foreign investors it wants their business

Fintech transforms business practice

Local operators are competing to deliver innovative financial services

Tourism suffers from misconceptions

Strong growth at beginning of the decade appears to have stalled

Farming hit by lack of infrastructure

About 70% of Tanzania’s land is cultivated by hoe, but commercial incentives offer hope

East Africa bets on air travel expansion

Uganda Airlines set to be revived amid predictions continent’s carriers will record losses this year


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