Business South Africa

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    Do you know your Laduma from your Vuvuzela? Your Diski from your Makarapa? And why is everyone in Johannesburg screaming Bafana Bafana at me?

  • Caterpillar is focusing on emerging markets for increased earnings and sales, rather than the US, outgoing CEO Jim Owens told CNBC Monday.

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    The recent media interest in the use of mobile phones to make donations to the Haiti appeal has cast light on the potential of mobile technology to transform the way we send and receive money in the future.

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    Africa's investment fortunes are shifting, as the 'Dark Continent' becomes gradually less depended of its main trading partner, Europe, and attracts investor from fast-growing emerging countries.

  • With the world focused on the upcoming meeting of the G8, it could be a good time to consider trading outside our borders.

  • Investors are wondering how the G8 meeting this week in Italy will impact markets around the world. What must you know?

  • You’ve heard that global growth could be on the brink of exploding, but which ETFs are best for trading the trend?

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    How should you trade South Africa – the largest economy in Africa?

  • Peter Kenny, managing director at Knight Equities and Charles Campbell, senior sales trader at Miller Tabak & Co. weighed in on the best places to invest now.

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    The fight against corruption in Africa’s most pivotal nations is faltering as public agencies investigating wrongdoing by powerful politicians have been undermined or disbanded and officials leading the charge have been dismissed, subjected to death threats and driven into exile.

  • There are a lot of great opportunities to invest in Africa today, said David Riedel, president of Riedel Research Group.

  • Investors should start looking at emerging markets for their portfolio as the fundamentals compared to the developed world are compelling at the moment, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Has all the volatility in this market left you with indigestion? Maybe there’s relief ahead and we’re not talking antacid tablets.

  • India's Bharti Airtel is considering raising its offer to around $22.63 a share for control of mobile operator MTN Group, the Asian Wall Street Journal said on Monday.

  • What do falling commodity prices mean for emerging market economies?

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    The foreign exchange maneuver known as the carry trade looks set to continue unwinding, with bearish investors scared of risks. But buying opportunities might emerge from the trend, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Abandon all hope that the central bank wants to help the market, Cramer says. Also, trading Africa and a trucking company to steer clear from.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Africa's largest media firm, Naspers, said on Tuesday it would buy UK Internet auction firm Tradus for 946 million pounds ($1.90 billion) to extend its reach into central and eastern Europe.

  • South Africa is a middle-income emerging market. Natural resources are abundant; the financial, legal, communications, energy and transportation sectors are well developed; and infrastructure is modern and efficient. The stock exchange is among the ten largest in the world.

  • Emerging markets specialist Standard Chartered is in takeover talks with South Africa's fourth-biggest bank, Nedbank Group, financial daily Business Day reported on Thursday.