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Barclays says to sell 12 pct stake in African business Wednesday, 4 May 2016

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays said on Wednesday it is selling shares representing 12 percent of Barclays Africa Group, as the British bank follows through on plans announced in March to sell down its stake in its African business.  Full Article

 
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Zimbabwe economy ravaged by drought, needs bold reforms:IMF Wednesday, 4 May 2016 

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's economic difficulties have deepened after drought weakened agricultural production and disrupted hydro power generation and the southern African nation needs bold reforms, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.  Full Article  

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South Africa's finmin Gordhan confident of meeting fiscal targets Wednesday, 4 May 2016 

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday he was confident of meeting fiscal targets for 2016, but that stronger economic growth remained a challenge.  Full Article  

 
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