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    1. February 4, 2016

      South Africa’s central bank: out on its own

      When you are caught between a rock (a stuttering economy) and a hard place (rising prices), it is hard to know which...

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      February 4, 2016

      Vodafone clocks 6th straight quarter of improving sales

      Vodafone racked up its sixth consecutive quarter of improving revenue growth in the three months to December, fuelled...

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    1. February 4, 2016

      Commodities rout rolls through Australia Inc

      Two of Australia’s biggest companies are slashing costs further and writing down the value of their resources...

    2. February 3, 2016

      South Africa’s rainbow starts to fade

      In Church Square, Pretoria, nasty loops of barbed wire surround the top-hatted bronze statue of Paul Kruger. Last year,...

    3. February 3, 2016

      Jacob Zuma bows to pressure on public funds spent on mansion

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has indicated he is willing to repay some of the millions of dollars of...

    4. February 1, 2016

      South Africa finance minister pledges to defend credit rating

      South Africa’s finance minister has pledged to defend the country’s credit rating and avoid the damaging consequences...

    5. January 31, 2016

      Ben Stokes’ averages are taking him to solid all-rounder status

      A genuine Test cricket all-rounder is a rare and wonderful thing. For one player to be able to change the course of...

    6. January 29, 2016

      Rhodes must stay if we value free speech in our universities

      Oriel College has done the right thing not to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from its buildings at Oxford...

    7. January 29, 2016

      Donald Woods Centre built in memory of South African activist

      FT starchitects edition Journalists do not like making the news. We prefer to stay behind the camera, notebook and...

    8. January 28, 2016

      South Africa raises interest rates for second time in two months

      South Africa’s central bank raised interest rates for the second time in two months and slashed its growth forecast...

    9. January 28, 2016

      Anglo American outlines 4,000 job cuts

      Anglo American has started the restructuring that the miner says it needs to see it through the commodities rout,...

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      January 28, 2016

      Iran: old challenges take shine off new opportunities

      Iran’s Shah Mosque – a masterpiece of Persian and Islamic architecture – is renowned for the shimmer of its tilework....

    11. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Lonmin cuts 5,000 jobs and trims production

      Lonmin, the South Africa-focused platinum miner that recently raised $396m with a massively discounted rights issue,...

    12. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Dollar takes unfashionable toll on H&M profits

      A strong dollar has led to lower than expected fourth quarter profits at Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish retailer popular...

    13. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Anglo American keeps on digging

      Miner Anglo American has kept up the pace of digging resources out of the ground, despite the collapse in the price of...

    14. January 26, 2016

      Emerging market slowdown hits DuPont sales forecast

      The slowdown in emerging economies including Brazil and South Africa means DuPont’s sales are expected to be flat this...

    15. January 26, 2016

      Smart Africa: Venture capitalists aim to tap mobile tech wave

      Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Africa-focused start-ups as they look to tap into...

    16. January 25, 2016

      Diversification could be key to withstanding political risk

      Investors in South Africa knew that the country faced a rockier future than they might have hoped for when Nelson...

    17. Fast FT

      January 24, 2016

      This week: The Fed, US and UK GDP

      After another tumultuous week in global markets, investors have a Federal Reserve announcement and growth figures from...

    18. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      CDS pressure suggests downgrades loom

      The credit default swaps of 110 investment grade companies are currently priced at levels that imply junk status,...

    19. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Tata Motors picks new chief after two-year hunt

      India’s embattled Tata Motors can hardly be accused of rushing to bring in new leadership — but the country’s largest...

    20. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      'Don't panic' says Templeton's Hasenstab (again)

      Don’t panic. Step away from your terminals, and believe in the potential in emerging markets, says Michael Hasenstab....

    21. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Fastjet expands route network across Africa

      Fastjet, the African budget airline which warned in December that sales would be lower than forecasts in 2015 and again...

    22. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      AB InBev climbs in Johannesburg debut

      Trading in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s new Johannesburg listed shares is looking positive. Two days after selling a $46bn...

    23. January 14, 2016

      Anglo American leads rebound for miners as metal prices rally

      Recovering metals prices triggered Anglo American’s biggest daily rally since the credit crisis. Anglo was squeezed...

    24. January 14, 2016

      China income inequality among world’s worst

      Communist China has one of the world’s highest levels of income inequality, with the richest 1 per cent of households...

    25. January 13, 2016

      Taking down Rhodes’s statue would be a futile gesture

      Next month, Oriel College, Oxford begins a six-month “listening exercise” before deciding whether to remove a statue of...

    26. January 12, 2016

      What market turbulence is telling us

      Bull markets, it is said, climb a wall of worry. There are certainly plenty of reasons to worry. But markets are no...

    27. January 11, 2016

      South Africa and Turkey: struggling into 2016

      Unlike Latin America or Asia, the region known as Emea (emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa) is not an homogeneous...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      January 11, 2016

      Cape Town fires

      A fire fighting helicopter battles a blaze on the mountains above Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday. Gale...

    29. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      RBS: South Africa's under-fire rand needs support

      It’s been a rough week for emerging market currencies, but none more so than the rand. It flounced to a fresh record...

    30. January 7, 2016

      South Africa and US resolve agricultural products trade dispute

      South Africa and the US said on Thursday they had resolved a long-running dispute over beef, pork and poultry that had...

    31. January 7, 2016

      South Africa: Self-inflicted wounds

      When Jacob Zuma takes the stage on Saturday to deliver his first major speech of the year, South Africa’s president can...

    32. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Markets wary of new Polish economic policies

      Polish assets have been lagging well behind their peers since Poland’s new ultra-conservative government was elected in...

    33. January 6, 2016

      Grim year forecast for developing nations

      Developing economies last year recorded their slowest growth since the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis...

    34. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      FirstFT - The man with 1,500 credit cards

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Predicting the future An increasing number...

    35. January 3, 2016

      Stokes and Bairstow rip up cricket record books

      Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow ripped up the record books and knocked off names like Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid — and...

    36. December 29, 2015

      Platinum: valuable trap

      South Africa has a tin prospector to thank for at least part of its geological wealth. Adolph Erasmus found platinum by...

    37. December 24, 2015

      Anglo American steps up mine disposals with $36m Australian deal

      Anglo American has continued the step-by-step offloading of its unwanted assets with the sale of a non-operating coal...

    38. December 24, 2015

      Nigerian Banks: tuning out

      Twenty years ago, Nigerian banks had simple, but elegant marketing techniques to lure customers. One lender, Guaranty...

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