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Fitch says South Africa's budget partly reverses fiscal deterioration 11:17 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's budget reverses some of last year's fiscal deterioration but poor finances of state-owned companies remain a major risk to fiscal targets, ratings agency Fitch said on Friday.  Full Article

 
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Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya's M-Pesa service 10:45 GMT 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card.  Full Article  

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Mozambique to propose debt restructuring plan to creditors on March 20 08:19 GMT 

LONDON (Reuters) - Mozambique will present to its creditors the key elements of a debt restructuring proposal and give an update on its fiscal and macroeconomic situation at a meeting in London on March 20, the Ministry of Economy and Finance said on Thursday.  Full Article  

 
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