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    1. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      South Africa posts record trade surplus

      South Africa has reported a blow-out trade surplus of ZAR18.7bn ($1.26bn), way beyond what economists had expected. The...

    2. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      EU probes AB InBev's practices in home market

      Europe’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has ordered an investigation into whether Anheuser-Busch InBev,...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Historic diamond fails to sell at London auction

      The largest rough diamond found for more than a century has failed to sell at an auction in London, in a disappointment...

    2. June 28, 2016

      Eddie Jones vs Roy Hodgson — there is only one winner

      Eddie Jones is a leader of men with a PhD in strategy. Roy Hodgson is not. One is a field marshal, the other a sergeant...

    3. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Old Mutual shareholders to 'consider new remuneration policy'

      Old Mutual is taking a new look at its pay packages. The South Africa-focused but London-listed financial services...

    4. June 28, 2016

      Africa’s insurance market a ‘giant waking up’

      When KPMG, the advisory company, held its inaugural East Africa Insurance Conference in February, organisers were...

    5. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Ashmore: Fleeing Brexit? Buy EM bonds!

      One of the world’s biggest emerging market fund managers has wasted little time in taking advantage of the market...

    6. June 27, 2016

      Zuma told to repay R7.8m spent on estate in ‘Nkandlagate’ scandal

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, should repay some R7.81m ($506,000) in public money spent on non-security...

    7. June 24, 2016

      Court dismisses Jacob Zuma’s appeal bid against corruption charges

      A high court has dismissed an attempt by Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, to appeal against a ruling that...

    8. June 22, 2016

      Violent South Africa protests expose ANC internal rifts

      Violent protests in South Africa that have left at least two people dead and paralysed areas around Pretoria, the...

    9. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Emerging markets join global risk rebound

      Bring out the rally monkey. Emerging market assets joined the global rebound in risk assets as new opinion polls showed...

    10. MBA blog

      June 20, 2016

      MBAs hear views on how Africa can accelerate growth

      Africa, home of some of the world’s most impressive wildlife, is a beautiful continent with breathtaking scenery. But...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2016

      Pistorius in the Courtroom

      Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      June 14, 2016

      Pistorius leaves court

      Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva...

    13. June 13, 2016

      South Africa: relief all round

      At last, some good news for South Africa. Actually, two pieces of cheer and a further sliver of bad news. On the...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      June 13, 2016

      Pistorius in the dock

      The double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his sentencing hearing at the high court in...

    15. The World

      June 12, 2016

      Euro 2016: My night with the thugs

      Over the years, I’ve followed stories of English football hooliganism around the world with a certain grim fascination....

    16. June 9, 2016

      Therapeutic vaccine offers hope in Aids fight

      An Aids treatment from Italy has shown promising results in a clinical trial in South Africa. The therapeutic vaccine...

    17. June 8, 2016

      South Africa’s economy contracts, raising prospect of recession

      South Africa’s economy shrank sharply in the first three months of the year, raising the risk of recession in Africa’s...

    18. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      South African economy shrinks 1.2% in Q1

      Ouch. South Africa’s economy shrank by a painful 1.2 per cent in the first quarter of the year on an annualised basis,...

    19. Nick Butler

      June 6, 2016

      Don't count on an orderly transition to a low carbon world

      Remember the Arab Spring and the heady promise of freedom and peace in the Middle East? Many normally sensible...

    20. June 5, 2016

      South Africa’s painful path to junk status

      South Africa has dodged its moment of truth with Standard & Poor’s, which had threatened on Friday to become the first...

    21. June 3, 2016

      South Africa avoids feared downgrade to junk status

      South Africa avoided a feared downgrade to its credit rating to junk status on Friday, in a reprieve to officials who...

    22. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      South Africa escapes S&P downgrade to junk

      Safe for now. South Africa has avoided a downgrade to junk by the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but its outlook...

    23. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Investec lines up £145m share offering

      Bank and asset manager Investec is preparing to launch a £145m share offering designed to beef up its capital ratios....

    24. June 1, 2016

      South Africa stares junk status in the face

      In the weeks after President Jacob Zuma triggered a crisis that wiped billions off the country’s markets and sent the...

    25. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      The OECD's Economic Outlook in 7 Charts

      The OECD has just released its semi-annual ‘Global Economic Outlook’ report, and it makes for alarming reading. Here...

    26. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Babcock hikes divi 9% amid decent growth

      Babcock International has jacked up its dividend 9 per cent after the FTSE 100 defence-focused outsourcer racked up a...

    27. May 23, 2016

      South Africa’s plans for its first ‘black bank’

      Black economic empowerment has been an important goal for South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. The aim has...

    28. May 23, 2016

      S Africa prosecutor challenges revival of Jacob Zuma corruption charges

      South Africa’s national prosecutor said on Monday he would appeal a court order to revive corruption charges against...

    29. May 22, 2016

      South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation shifts strategy

      South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation, Africa’s largest pension fund manager by a wide margin, has taken an...

    30. May 20, 2016

      Brussels set to approve AB InBev-SABMiller deal

      Brussels is set to approve the £71bn tie up between brewer AB InBev and its London-listed rival SABMiller, according to...

    31. May 20, 2016

      The lessons of South African anti-corruption watchdog Thuli Madonsela

      Leadership is as much about the way that you lead as the results that you deliver. Advocate Thuli Madonsela embodies...

    32. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Rand stumbles as South Africa holds interest rates

      South Africa’s central bank has kept its key interest rates on hold at 7 per cent and sounded a cautious tone about...

    33. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Rand slump unflattering for Investec

      The heavy drop in the rand in recent months is a thorn in the side of the London-listed but South Africa-focused bank...

    34. May 18, 2016

      Battered rand leads EM currencies lower

      Emerging market currencies extended their declines against the US dollar on Wednesday, with the South African rand on...

    35. MBA blog

      May 18, 2016

      An elective in South Africa: Part two

      Studying in South Africa was one of the highlights of my year. Having the ability to learn about a place while being...

    36. May 17, 2016

      South Africa minister denies ‘espionage’ charges

      Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, hit out at government officials he believes are seeking to intimidate...

    37. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Vodafone dials up rare year of service revenues growth

      Vodafone has marked its first full year of growth in service revenues and core earnings since 2008 as its £19bn...

    38. May 16, 2016

      De Beers says diamond market faces ‘fragile recovery’

      The global diamond market faces a “fragile recovery” in spite of efforts by De Beers to stabilise the sector, according...

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