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    1. December 15, 2014

      Carmen, Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris — review

      African dance companies rarely get a look in outside their home continent. Recently, however, two new names have emerged...

    2. December 15, 2014

      EM currency sell-off claims bigger scalps

      The sell-off in emerging market currencies in recent months has not claimed every scalp — yet.  Currencies of oil importers...

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    1. South Africa and Africa 2012

      Telecoms companies, retailers and breweries have been blazing the investment trail...
    2. The Business of African Luxury

      Many African countries from South Africa to Kenya are witnessing rapid growth in incom...
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    1. December 11, 2014

      Johannesburg exchange in Africa gateway play

      The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has launched an initiative to attract companies listed in London, New York, Toronto and...

    2. December 11, 2014

      IMF warns on South African economy

      South Africa urgently needs to tackle structural problems that are stymieing growth, the International Monetary Fund has...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Pistorius prosecutors can challenge culpable homicide conviction

      A South African judge has ruled that prosecutors can appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s conviction for culpable homicide in...

    4. December 9, 2014

      Anglo American set to miss target as commodity prices fall

      Anglo American said on Tuesday that one of its key business targets is unlikely to be met because of falling commodity...

    5. December 9, 2014

      Worsening electricity crisis adds to South Africa’s economic woes

      Bruno Dimana sits in the dark at the menswear shop he helps manage in a usually bustling district of Johannesburg, and sighs...

    6. December 8, 2014

      Blackstar bids £29m for full ownership of Times Media Group

      Investment group Blackstar is set to strengthen its position in African media, after announcing a plan to take full...

    7. December 8, 2014

      Oil and dollar hammer emerging markets

      Emerging market currencies fell to a 14-year low against the dollar on Monday, hammered by investor appetite for the US...

    8. December 8, 2014

      BHP Billiton spin-off named South32

      BHP Billiton ended speculation about the name of its new spin-off company that will hold up to $15bn in non-core assets,...

    9. December 2, 2014

      HIV is becoming weaker, study finds

      The rapid evolution of HIV in response to widespread drug treatment is making the virus less virulent and less likely to...

    10. December 2, 2014

      M&A activity hots up in Africa as investors bet on growth

      Concerns on the scale of the Ebola crisis, current levels of political unrest and plunging commodity prices would have sent...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Fifa World Cup bid furore refuses to die down

      The World Cup is, many argue, sport’s greatest event, a multibillion-dollar carnival that only the summer Olympics can hope...

    12. December 1, 2014

      ‘Milestone’ in fight against Aids as treatment outpaces infections

      The world has passed an important tipping point in the fight against Aids, according to data showing that more people gained...

    13. November 30, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Dec 1 Visit South Africa The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is hosting an evening of...

    14. November 27, 2014

      SABMiller has large appetite for Africa’s soft drinks market

      SABMiller, the UK-based brewer, raised a Thanksgiving Day toast on Thursday to seal a deal that will make it Coca-Cola’s...

    15. November 27, 2014

      EM winners and losers in oil lottery

      What do low oil prices mean for emerging markets, asks Shweta Singh at Lombard Street Research. Some, clearly, will suffer....

    16. November 27, 2014

      SABMiller and Coca-Cola toast Africa bottling deal

      SABMiller and Coca-Cola are creating Africa’s largest soft drink bottling operation with annual sales of $2.9bn as they seek...

    17. November 26, 2014

      Cyril Ramaphosa to divest stake in Shanduka

      Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and one of its most prominent businessmen, is to complete his divestment...

    18. November 26, 2014

      Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa

      Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity groups, has made its first investment in South Africa just days after...

    19. November 25, 2014

      South Africa posts ‘disappointing’ growth in third quarter

      South Africa’s economic woes showed few signs of abating on Tuesday as third-quarter growth data proved disappointing on the...

    20. November 25, 2014

      South African retailers strike $5.7bn deal

      Steinhoff International, South Africa’s biggest furniture company, has agreed to buy Pepkor, Africa’s largest retailer, in a...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    22. November 23, 2014

      Anglo American behind $100m platinum fund

      Anglo American is investing $100m in companies that use platinum and associated metals to try to spark more demand for...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: EM can join the shale gas revolution

      By Melissa Stark, Accenture A lot has been written about the shale gas and oil boom in the US and why that model cannot be...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Investec to align banking and investment services

      Investec’s UK clients will soon be able to access banking and investment services from one place in the coming months, the...

    25. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      South Africa's Kganyago: new boss much the same as old boss

      South Africa’s new central bank governor took centre stage on Thursday, but the story was a familiar tale of caution and...

    26. November 16, 2014

      VW to launch made-for-India vehicle

      Volkswagen is set to launch its first vehicle “developed uniquely for India”, as the German carmaker attempts to arrest a...

    27. November 15, 2014

      South Africa beat England at Twickenham

      Having watched England fail for the 12th consecutive time to beat South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, national coach...

    28. November 14, 2014

      South Africans await verdict on Marikana massacre

      John “Papi” Ledingoane, a South African miner employed by Lonmin, the London-listed platinum company, died instantly when he...

    29. November 13, 2014

      Africa oil industry refocuses priorities as price falls and setbacks bedevil groups

      For executives at the African oil industry’s annual get together last week, the traditional party atmosphere proved...

    30. November 13, 2014

      SABMiller squeezed by poor Chinese sales, Australian competition

      SABMiller, the brewing company behind Peroni, Grolsch and Miller Lite beer, on Thursday reported a fall in first-half profit...

    31. November 12, 2014

      Cameron woos overseas big spenders with expanded visa service

      David Cameron is to expand Britain’s 24-hour visa service for wealthy visitors in an attempt to make the country more...

    32. November 12, 2014

      Upstart party shakes up South Africa’s parliament

      The parliamentary session began with customary politeness, as Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president, took...

    33. November 11, 2014

      Morocco’s removal as host leaves Africa Cup of Nations in turmoil

      The future of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament was in turmoil on Monday after Morocco was formally removed as...

    34. November 10, 2014

      South Africa crisis deepens after union federation fractures

      The crisis blighting South Africa’s governing alliance deepened on Monday when seven unions pledged their support to the...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Moody's: EMs face demographic challenges

      Teeth have long been gnashed over the dismal demographic trends of the developed world, with the babyboomer generation soon...

    36. November 10, 2014

      Lonmin chief outlines cuts to costs and investments

      Lonmin’s chief executive said the platinum producer must “cut its cloth” after the damage wrought by a five-month strike and...

    37. November 8, 2014

      All Blacks beat England at Twickenham

      If England are to make a serious claim on winning next year’s Rugby World Cup, they have to beat one of the southern...

    38. November 8, 2014

      South Africa union split divides ruling alliance

      South Africa’s biggest union has been expelled from the main trade union federation in the most serious split in the...

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