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  1. Naspers launches sale of Swiss online retailer Ricardo - sources

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    FRANKFURT, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Naspers is selling its Swiss online retailer Ricardo in a deal potentially worth 300-400 million Swiss francs ($310-413 million), as the South African firm focuses on...

  2. Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    (Adds Halliburton, African Minerals, Royal Bank of Canada)

  3. Fitch Rates Old Mutual's Proposed Subordinated Debt 'AA(zaf)(EXP)'

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    by the rating agency) LONDON, November 21 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Old Mutual Life Assurance Company ( South Africa ) Limited's (OMLACSA; AAA(zaf)/Stable) proposed issue of subordinated debt securities an expected rating of

  4. RPT-WEEKAHEAD- AFRICA -DEBT-Kenyan yields seen holding steady, Nigeria eyes policy

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    NAIROBI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The yields on Kenyan Treasury bills are expected to remain stable, while those on Nigerian Treasury bonds could mark time ahead of the outcome of the central bank's monetary policy meeting.

  5. Ugandan shilling weakens due to interbank dollar demand

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,750/2,760, weaker than Thursday's close of 2,740/2,750. "The global strengthening of the dollar is driving sentiment locally," said Ahmed Kalule, trader at Bank of Africa . "We're see

  6. Fitch Assigns MMI Group's Subordinated Debt Issue 'A+(zaf)(EXP)' Rating, Affirms IFS at 'AA+(zaf)'

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    statement was released by the rating agency) JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, November 21 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned South Africa -based MMI Group Limited's (MMI) proposed issue of subordinated debt securities a 'A+(zaf)(EXP)' expected

  7. UPDATE 1- African Minerals eyes mine stake sale to stay afloat

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    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    * This could be death throe convulsions-Investec (Writes through)

  8. Initial Ebola test negative for Missouri patient -hospital

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    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    Nov 20 (Reuters) - A patient who recently returned to Missouri from West Africa and arrived at a hospital near St. Louis with a fever has tested negative initially for the Ebola virus, Mercy Jefferson Hospital said Thursday in a statement.

  9. UPDATE 2-Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies

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    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    BAMAKO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A doctor in Mali who treated the patient that sparked a second wave of Ebola in the West African country has died, the government said in a statement on state-owned television on Thursday.

  10. Middle East / Africa : Regional Economic Review – Q3 2014

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    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    that South Africa ’s precious ..... platinum. The South African economy expanded ..... Nevertheless, the South African government ..... that in 2014 Africa ’s second ..... quarter, South Africa ’s finance ..... note, the North African economy reported

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