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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Lonmin shares shine, bouncing 15%

      Lonmin is shining this morning, after the platinum miner reported a narrowing of its losses in half-year results...

    13. May 15, 2016

      S Africa presidency denies finance minister faces arrest

      South Africa’s presidency has dismissed a report that Pravin Gordhan, the finance minister, faces “imminent arrest” as...

    14. May 13, 2016

      Areva ex-chief under formal investigation over UraMin affair

      The former chief executive of Areva, the French nuclear group, has been placed under formal investigation in France...

    15. May 13, 2016

      South African miners to sue over diseases

      A South African court on Friday gave the go-ahead to a class-action lawsuit against the country’s top gold mining...

    16. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      South African mining production drops (very) heavily

      South Africa’s mines are not humming. (Chart: Bloomberg.) Production volumes including gold dropped by 18 per cent on...

    17. May 11, 2016

      S Africa’s economy ‘turning a corner’ says central bank governor

      South Africa may be struggling to turn around its moribund economy against the backdrop of a political crisis but...

    18. May 10, 2016

      Bob Diamond faces a rough ride in Barclays Africa campaign

      Bob Diamond’s hopes of making a triumphant return to the banking big leagues by leading a consortium to buy the African...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 9, 2016

      Intra-African collaboration is key to global health and local well-being

      In 2009, Bassirou Bonfoh, director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique (CSRS) in Cote d’Ivoire joined...

    20. May 5, 2016

      Barclays: retreat from Africa

      Westerners often take a crudely binary view of Africa: if no longer “Africa Rising”, the narrative reverts to “Heart of...

    21. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Barclays raises £600m from African stake sale

      Barclays has recouped just over SAR13bn (£600m) from selling a chunk of its stake in its African subsidiary at a 7 per...

    22. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      EMs: sell in May and go away?

      Sell in May and go away? That is looking to be the case for emerging market investors, with Fed comments over the...

    23. May 3, 2016

      IMF cuts Africa growth forecast to 3% in 2016

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to 3 per cent in 2016 as much of the continent reels from low commodity...

    24. April 29, 2016

      Court revives corruption charges against Jacob Zuma

      Jacob Zuma risks facing more than 780 charges of fraud, racketeering and corruption after a South African high court...

    25. MBA blog

      April 29, 2016

      An elective in South Africa: part one

      Just hours after I finished my accounting exam last week, I was in a minibus on my way to Heathrow airport. The...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Protesting Zuma on Freedom Day

      A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party...

    27. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Opening Quote: BHS blame game is heating up

      Barclays’ profits are down by a quarter, Steinhoff concedes defeat in the battle for Darty, the BHS blame game is...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 27, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Barclays’ profits are down by a quarter, Steinhoff concedes defeat in the battle for Darty, the BHS blame game is...

    29. April 26, 2016

      Africa’s life expectancy jumps dramatically

      Life expectancy in a swath of African countries since 2000 surged by between 20 and 42 per cent, providing an upbeat...

    30. April 21, 2016

      South Africa inquiry clears Zuma in arms deal case

      An inquiry into a controversial R30bn ($2.1bn) South African arms deal has found no evidence of fraud or corruption, in...

    31. April 21, 2016

      SABMiller delivers in Africa for AB InBev

      SABMiller and Heineken this week painted a picture of contrasting fortunes in Africa, the continent with the fastest...

    32. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Opening Quote: Anglo American; Sky; Ladbrokes

      Anglo American shareholders are expected to censure the CEO’s pay deal today, Ladbrokes was paying out nonstop at...

    33. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Anglo American shareholders are expected to censure the CEO’s pay deal today, Ladbrokes was paying out nonstop at...

    34. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      SABMiller sales plumped up by Africa and Latin America

      Brewer SABMiller has underscored why it is an appetising target for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev, reporting a 5...

    35. April 19, 2016

      Chile: Turning copper into wine

      The bottles of Great Wall, Changyu and Dragon Seal wine line up like sentries on the shelf behind Cristián López as he...

    36. April 19, 2016

      Battered ANC eyes local elections with apprehension

      South Africa’s ruling party boasted that more than 100,000 supporters would attend the launch of its manifesto ahead of...

    37. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      'Time to get out of the bunker' on EM

      Beating up emerging markets assets is so last season. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is now joining the fan club. As...

    38. April 18, 2016

      El Niño: Feeling the heat

      John Veron stands on a mudflat littered with dead coral and gazes mournfully at a nearby reef, which has been bleached...

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