Founded in 1845 in Cape Town, Old Mutual is now a FTSE100-listed international savings group and insurer. David Marshall, strategy director for the firm, says the company's core focus remains on the continent and believes risks are often exaggerated.» Read More
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the state of metal commodities, since the dead South African mine massacre.
CNBC Africa's Samantha Loring reports the latest details on the deadly mass shooting at a platinum mine in South Africa, where police opened fire on striking miners. The death toll has reached 44.
More than thirty people have been shot and killed after South African police opened fire on a crowd of striking workers at Lonmin Platinum mine. Catherine Boyle has more.
Aid to Spain leaves the euro in pain and commodity prices lift the loonie - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.
Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These 10 getaways take up that challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares.
Deutsche Bank strategists say the range-bound trading in the currency markets could be ending.
Confidence shrinks in Europe and year-end weighs on the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.
The euro has been trading in a narrow range, and this strategist sees a dollar-trading opportunity when it budges.
Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.
Following a dismal 2011, emerging markets could see up to a 30 percent gain this year, assuming the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone is kept at bay, according to Geoffrey Dennis, managing director at Citi.
With equities in a holiday mood, here's how to trade the good cheer using currencies.
Many luxury goods have existed for centuries and enjoyed widespread popularity despite official bans. What are some in-demand luxury goods that have been banned?
The recent risk-off environment brought on by Europe's debt crisis may have affected fund flows into emerging markets bonds, but the tide will soon turn, says one economist, as investors put off by developed markets return in search of higher yields.
Weakness in the Japanese yen is ahead for the long-term, as a 40-year long-term cycle which has seen the yen's exchange rate appreciating against the dollar is about to see a major reversal, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC.com.
All the grim economic news is battering emerging market currencies. Here's what to do.
"There are countries that are classified as MAVINS, and include Mexico, Argentina, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nigeria and South Africa. I believe these are the next countries on the horizon that will show incredible possibilities," Aroop Zutshi, president of Frost & Sullivan Global, told CNBC.
What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid? Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.
Stealing of steel, copper or lead objects for the purpose of selling them as scrap metal increased during the financial crisis. Click to find out more.
So what countries make up the BRICS ? How did they come about? What impact do they have? CNBC explains.
Thursday's market sell-off, which saw a dramatic 500 point fall in the Dow, is just a case of market perception catching up with reality, the chief executive of one of Europe's biggest insurers told CNBC Friday.