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Obama: Time to turn the page in Iraq

President Barack Obama declared an end to the mission in Iraq on Tuesday and promised Americans "my central responsibility" is to repair the economy.

Absa sees muted growth in 2010, impairments to slow

Absa expects impairments to slow in 2010 and forecast muted growth as the economy recovers from recession.

Foreign investment in SA to rise in 2010

The JSE expects a strong 2010 as foreigners continue to invest confidence in Africa's biggest economy ahead of the Soccer World Cup.

Botswana’s Khama wins new term

Botswana's President Ian Khama has secured a new five-year term, extending his rule over the world's largest diamond producer.

Botswana votes, Khama seen retaining power

Botswana held a general election on Friday which is widely expected to see Ian Khama retain power as president while facing rising discontent.

Botswana poll marked by discontent over economy

Voting started on Friday in Botswana's election which is expected to see President Ian Khama remain in power despite rising discontent.

Metropolitan sees inflation threat

Metropolitan Holdings warned a further deterioration in food and transport inflation could curtail new business after on Wednesday.

Liberty swings to first-half headline loss

Liberty Holdings swung to a first-half loss after rising policy lapses hit its life unit, the company said on Thursday.

Mr Price profit up by 16%

Fashion and home goods retailer Mr Price said profit per share for the year to end-March rose 16% and it expected to gain market share.

SA private equity remains active despite crisis

Private equity investors are continuing to invest in SA despite a global credit crunch, with the manufacturing and construction sectors favoured.

Jobs scarce abroad, but South Africans move away

Advertising executive Penny Holt loves South Africa but power cuts, a murky political climate and violent crime made her think about leaving.

Rand Merchant Bank seeks growth in Nigeria

Investment banking group Rand Merchant Bank will seek to grow into East and West Africa and is in exploratory talks with a Nigerian party.

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