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    Ratings downgrade looms after South African cabinet reshuffle

    Ratings downgrade looms after South African cabinet reshuffle

    The new Finance Minister is 45-year-old Malusi Knowledge Nkanyezi Gigaba, previously Minister of Home Affairs.

    South Africa current account deficit narrows to 1.7% of GDP in Q4 2016

    South Africa current account deficit narrows to 1.7% of GDP in Q4 2016

    A current account deficit implies that the country’s domestic production is unable to keep pace with domestic demand.

    OPEC, oil producers could extend cuts for six months

    OPEC, oil producers could extend cuts for six months

    Oil experts say delays to make such a move, however, will likely bring oil prices further down.

    Some countries lift Brazil meat ban

    Some countries lift Brazil meat ban

    China, Chile and Egypt - among others - partially lift Brazilian import ban.

    Australia, China to protect globalization

    Australia, China to protect globalization

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on a state visit to the Australian capital Canberra.

    Alibaba Group expands hub into Malaysia

    Alibaba Group expands hub into Malaysia

    This will function as a centralized customs clearance, warehousing, and fulfillment facility for Malaysia and the region.

    Russian arms more lucrative since Syrian crisis

    Russian arms more lucrative since Syrian crisis

    Russia was the second largest weapons exporter accounting for 23 per cent of all global arms sales in 2016.

    China set to hasten process of approving foreign drugs

    China set to hasten process of approving foreign drugs

    India and China are expected to consume medicines at a faster rate than any other country over the next five years.

    S&P sees ‘better’ growth in BRICS in 2017

    S&P sees ‘better’ growth in BRICS in 2017

    But political tensions in South Africa could derail the government's economic growth plans, experts say.

    Vodafone announces mega Indian merger

    Vodafone announces mega Indian merger

    The combined Vodafone-Idea group are set to become India's largest telecom operation with almost 400 million customers.

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