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Famous Brand's UK burger chain shuts 14 struggling stores

11/12 South Africa's Famous Brands said on Tuesday its UK-based unit Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has closed 14 out of 17 under-performing stores following the approval of a restructuring plan by creditors.  Full story

Transnet shuts main iron ore export rail link after accident

30/11 South Africa's main iron ore export railway line has closed and force majeure letters sent to customers after a truck severely damaged a railway bridge on Wednesday, state-owned freight group Transnet said.  Full story

Naspers - listing of MultiChoice

17/09 Naspers announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders. The new company will be named MultiChoice Group Ltd. ("MultiChoice Group") and will inc  Full story

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China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executive

09/12 China's foreign ministry called in the U.S. ambassador on Sunday to lodge a "strong protest" over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer, and said the United States should withdraw its arrest warrant.  Full story

Transnet shuts main iron ore export rail link after accident

30/11 South Africa's main iron ore export railway line has closed and force majeure letters sent to customers after a truck severely damaged a railway bridge on Wednesday, state-owned freight group Transnet said.  Full story

Naspers - listing of MultiChoice

17/09 Naspers announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders. The new company will be named MultiChoice Group Ltd. ("MultiChoice Group") and will inc  Full story

 

SA Business

Trans Hex interim results September 2018

07h53 Sales revenue increased to R136.2 million (2017: R40.1 million), gross loss came in at R37.1 million (2017: profit of R9 million), mining loss widened to R37.3 million (2017: loss of R25.7. . .  Full story

South Africa's rand firms as dollar slides, stocks jump

12/12 South Africa's rand firmed on Wednesday after the dollar fell as investors digested U.S. consumer price data that showed unchanged headline inflation, reinforcing speculation of fewer U.S. interest rate rises than. . .  Full story

Steinhoff shares jump after Pepkor Europe's trading update

12/12 Shares in Steinhoff rose more than 20 percent on Wednesday, on track for their biggest daily gain in nearly a month, after the company's Pepkor Europe business reported a jump in. . .  Full story
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S.Korean stocks, won gain on Sino-U.S. trade war thaw

09h00 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: South Korea's KOSPI stock index ended higher on Thursday as the Sino-U.S. trade war showed signs of abating. South Korean bond yields dropped, while the currency won gained.  Full story

GRAPHIC-The life and times of ECB quantitative easing, 2015-18

09h00 An era of extraordinarily easy monetary policy in the euro zone is drawing to a close as the European Central Bank is set to announce formally on Thursday that its massive bond-buying scheme will be terminated at the end of this year.  Full story

Poor company disclosure could hamper U.N. sustainability goals - PIMCO

09h00 A United Nations plan to boost global development is at risk of failing to reach its goals because of poor data and target-setting by companies, the world's biggest bond investor said.  Full story
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Europe

The trading firms under investigation in Brazil graft probe

08h00 Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world's largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras. Federal prosecutors allege Vitol, Glencore,. . .  Full story

Australian rail workers plan strikes that could hit key coal haulage tracks

07h28 Coal railway workers at Australian hauler Aurizon Holdings Ltd are planning strikes after a breakdown in pay negotiations, their trade union said, a move that could delay shipments from the world's largest coking coal export. . .  Full story

London copper hits 1-week high on signs of trade row easing

07h27 London copper prices touched their highest in more than a week on Thursday amid signs China is keeping promises made to the United States as part of a deal to resolve a trade row. . .  Full story
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US

Thai PTTEP wins bids for petroleum concessions in Gulf of Thailand

08h59 Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production Pcl (PTTEP) has won bids for Bongkot and Erawan petroleum concessions in the Gulf of Thailand, Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan said on Thursday.. . .  Full story

Japan's SoftBank to shun Huawei in favour of Ericsson, Nokia equipment -Nikkei

08h19 SoftBank Group Corp plans to replace 4G network equipment from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with hardware from Nokia and Ericsson , Nikkei reported on Thursday, without citing sources.. . .  Full story

Don't be fooled by China's soybean buy; crude, LNG, coal are the big fish: Russell

08h03 There is a risk that investors will get carried away with optimism over an easing of the U.S.-China trade dispute on the back of China resuming purchases of U.S. soybeans.. . .  Full story
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Asia

Asian physical rubber prices - Dec 13

08h33 Grade. . .  Full story

Japanese shares hit 1-week high on trade hopes; tech firms climb

08h26 Japanese shares touched a one-week high on Thursday with sentiment lifted by signs of reduced Sino-U.S. trade tensions, and technology firms got a boost from a rally for U.S. peers.. . .  Full story

China turns up gas heat in 3 mln more homes

08h11 China has switched another 3.29 million households to gas heating this winter, Reuters calculations show, more than it added last year, as Beijing continues to push the use of cleaner fuels to curb pollution.. . .  Full story
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Forex

Asian shares rally on US-China trade thaw

08h50 Asian equity markets rallied on Thursday on signs of easing Sino-U.S. trade tensions and expectations that China will step up efforts soon to support its cooling economy.. . .  Full story

Investors cut short positions on most Asian currencies; yuan bear bets at 21-month low

08h43 Bearish bets on most Asian currencies fell over the past two weeks, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, as the U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to hold rates next year after a near. . .  Full story

INDIAN RUPEE SHORT INTERESTS PILE ON

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Africa

Ivory Coast inflation rises to 1.8 pct year-on-year in November

12/12 Consumer price inflation in Ivory Coast rose to 1.8 percent year-on-year in November, up from 0.8 percent in October, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Nigeria budget minister expects economy to grow by 3 pct in 2019

12/12 Nigeria's economy is expected to grow by 2 percent this year and by 3 percent in 2019, the country's Minister of Budget Udoma Udo Udoma said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story

Zambia's chamber of mines sees 21,000 job cuts due to higher taxes

11/12 Mining companies in Zambia may lay off more than 21,000 workers due to reduced capital expenditure over the next three years if the government introduces higher taxes in January, an industry. . .  Full story
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