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11 January 2019 8:30 AM WATCH: Shake your tail on over to this new dog museum in New York

The museum is actually returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St Louis. The glassy street-level space a block from Grand Central Terminal, is looking to boost attendance to 80 000 to 100 000 people this year, from the 10 000 visitors they had at their smaller previous premises. And, looking at what they're offering, it might not be too hard to do so. A walk through 71

02 January 2019 5:04 PM Saudis said to seek advisers for biggest bank merger since 2016

National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank are seeking advisers for a potential merger that would create the Gulf region’s third-biggest lender with $182bn in assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The banks have sent out so-called request for proposals to firms including Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase & Co and UBS, the people 48

31 December 2018 7:20 AM Gold barrels into 2019 as growth concerns spur demand for haven

Gold is closing out 2018 on a strong note, with haven demand in the ascendant amid volatile trading in global equities, rising concern about the economic outlook and a drawn-out government shutdown in the US. Spot bullion is holding near a six-month high after topping $1 280 an ounce, and the metal is set for the best monthly gain in almost two years 48

25 December 2018 4:04 PM Biggest Saudi Arabia bank starts talks to create mega lender

National Commercial Bank, Saudi Arabia’s biggest lender, started initial talks with Riyad Bank for a merger, a deal that would create the Gulf’s third-biggest lender with $182 billion in assets. Talks may not result in a transaction, National Commercial Bank said in a statement. The lender said it has coordinated the move with the central bank and that a deal isn’t 62

24 December 2018 8:08 PM Christmas festivities begin in West Bank town of Bethlehem

Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace 49

22 December 2018 2:21 PM Hooked on helping: Table View's wool ladies make care bags for schoolgirls

A group of Cape Town women have been clacking their knitting needles and crochet hooks away to make brightly coloured and personalised care bags containing sanitary towels and "a little bit of bling" for girls whose families' finances are a little woolly at the moment. Erna Schmitt from The Wool Corner in Table View, which is in the north of Cape Town, said this year, 20 women 76

20 December 2018 6:38 AM Markets LIVE: Tokyo stocks track Wall Street lower, UK unveils immigration plan

South Africa should “never be complacent” about protecting key institutions such as the central bank or National Treasury as it tries to boost economic growth, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. The rise of populism in developed economies has brought with it a wave of attacks on central banks in the US, UK, Europe and South 48

18 December 2018 2:01 PM Austrian leader watches on as AU chair laments Europe's failure to sign migration pact

African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has expressed disappointment at the failure of some European countries to sign a recent global compact that will help manage migration around the world. The topic of migration overshadowed Tuesday's European Union and AU summit on digital co-operation as the host - the right-wing government 28

11 December 2018 8:49 PM Africa's largest fibre company gets $180m cash boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180m (R2.5bn) cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group, as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10% in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding will enable 36

11 December 2018 11:04 AM SA seeks normalised ties with Rwanda after Lindiwe Sisulu 'prostitute' insult

South Africa remains committed to normalising diplomatic relations with Rwanda, but insulting Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu isn't helping the cause as it only serves as a distraction. This was the message from Sisulu's spokesperson, Ndivhuwo Mabaya, as relations between South Africa and Rwanda soured after insults 43