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11 January 2019 7:34 PM Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the UN refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family. Thailand's immigration police chief said on Friday that UN was accelerating the case, though he gave no indication of when the process would be complete. Rahaf Mohammed 107

09 January 2019 6:01 AM Masters hands out special invitation to Japanese star

Washington - Japan's Shugo Imahira, last year's Japan Golf Tour leading money winner, has accepted a special invitation to play in this year's Masters tournament, Augusta National chairperson Fred Ridley said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old from suburban Tokyo will make his Masters debut after missing the cut in all three prior major starts at the 2016 British 95

07 January 2019 5:50 PM World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Washington -World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire. "It has been a great honor to serve as president of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime," Kim said in a statement 125

04 January 2019 8:44 AM Rand extends gains against dollar, JSE positive

The rand extended gains against the dollar on Friday morning, firming by almost 1%. On Thursday the local currency reversed earlier losses to the end the day over 1% stronger against the greenback as the dollar weakened. The rand opened Friday at 14.29/$ and was trading at 14.16/$ at 10:17. This is its best level since mid-December 2018. Bianca Botes 110

31 December 2018 11:25 AM Notable deaths in 2018

- 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. - 27: Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish founder of affordable flat-pack furnishing empire IKEA, passed away at home aged 91. - 21: US preacher Billy Graham, spearhead of a worldwide evangelical Christian movement and spiritual counsel to several 124

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 123

23 December 2018 10:51 AM Ghosn lawyer challenges latest financial misconduct allegations

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer challenged allegations by prosecutors that the former Nissan chairperson transferred personal financial losses to the Japanese automaker. On Friday, while rearresting Ghosn, the prosecutors alleged Ghosn used Nissan’s money to pay a person who helped him meet payments to maintain a personal trading position during the 2008 global 106

22 December 2018 1:23 PM Banks stuck with $1.6bn of unsold loans amid market rout

A rout in the once-hot market for risky corporate loans has some of Wall Street’s largest banks stuck with at least $1.6bn of unwanted leveraged buyout debt. Banks including Barclays Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. -- among the top providers of loans for LBOs -- have struggled in recent weeks to sell loans they’ve agreed to make for private 120

21 December 2018 5:45 PM SA investors have unrealistic expectations, global study finds

A global study found that South African investors expect their portfolios to return nearly 13% annually over the next five years – almost 3% higher than the global average and 8.4% higher than their actual returns over the past five years. South Africa shows the third highest difference between expected returns and actual returns (8.4%), trailing only Russia 120

21 December 2018 11:15 AM FIFA reveals staggering stats from 2018 Soccer World Cup

Zurich - A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the Soccer World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a "combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football's ultimate competition" 98