The leaders of the world economy expressed cautious optimism over the prospects for the global economy this year as the Davos forum wrapped up on Saturday.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/cautious-optimism-on-world-economy-1.1636951#.UuUO-KL8IfY

The leaders of the world economy expressed cautious optimism over the prospects for the global economy this year as the Davos forum wrapped up on Saturday. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/cautious-optimism-on-world-economy-1.1636951#.UuUO-KL8IfY

Rarely has an acronym led such a charmed life as Brics.  Casually invented by former Goldman Sachs economist and Bloomberg View columnist Jim O'Neill to label emerging markets of promise, it actually brought together leaders from the disparate countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/chinese-reform-key-to-brics-rise-1.1723208#.U80_SaJN-lg

Rarely has an acronym led such a charmed life as Brics. Casually invented by former Goldman Sachs economist and Bloomberg View columnist Jim O'Neill to label emerging markets of promise, it actually brought together leaders from the disparate countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/chinese-reform-key-to-brics-rise-1.1723208#.U80_SaJN-lg

Facebook said it has no plans to pay shareholders a dividend in the near future, signaling that the social network sees itself as a growth company that will put its cash back to work to fuel sales.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/facebook-has-no-plans-to-pay-a-dividend-1.1692952#.U398hqJN-lg

Facebook said it has no plans to pay shareholders a dividend in the near future, signaling that the social network sees itself as a growth company that will put its cash back to work to fuel sales. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/facebook-has-no-plans-to-pay-a-dividend-1.1692952#.U398hqJN-lg

Thailand's stock market sank Friday, a day after the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup.  Other Asian stock markets were mostly higher, with Japan boosted by weakness in the yen.  Bangkok's SET index fell more than 2 percent in the opening minutes of trading before moderating its losses to be down 1.4 percent at 1,385.80.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/thai-stocks-sink-after-coup-1.1693034#.U397VaJN-lg

Thailand's stock market sank Friday, a day after the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup. Other Asian stock markets were mostly higher, with Japan boosted by weakness in the yen. Bangkok's SET index fell more than 2 percent in the opening minutes of trading before moderating its losses to be down 1.4 percent at 1,385.80. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/thai-stocks-sink-after-coup-1.1693034#.U397VaJN-lg

African economies are securing new funds through resource finds or dollar bonds but many governments face questions over how they use the money and risk being punished by international capital markets.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/investors-may-punish-africa-s-spending-1.1693088#.U3963aJN-lg

African economies are securing new funds through resource finds or dollar bonds but many governments face questions over how they use the money and risk being punished by international capital markets. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/investors-may-punish-africa-s-spending-1.1693088#.U3963aJN-lg

The ruble gained for a sixth day and stocks rose after President Vladimir Putin said Russia will work with the winner of Ukraine’s presidential vote, easing concern a standoff between the two nations will lead to wider sanctions.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/currencies/ruble-rallies-as-putin-eases-crisis-1.1693195#.U395wqJN-lg

The ruble gained for a sixth day and stocks rose after President Vladimir Putin said Russia will work with the winner of Ukraine’s presidential vote, easing concern a standoff between the two nations will lead to wider sanctions. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/markets/currencies/ruble-rallies-as-putin-eases-crisis-1.1693195#.U395wqJN-lg

Twitter chief financial officer Mike Gupta sold $2.17 million worth of shares in the microblogging service, the latest among executives to cut their holdings after a lockup on insider sales was lifted.  To read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/twitter-cfo-sells-2-2m-in-shares-1.1689997#.U3kKVKJN-lg

Twitter chief financial officer Mike Gupta sold $2.17 million worth of shares in the microblogging service, the latest among executives to cut their holdings after a lockup on insider sales was lifted. To read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/twitter-cfo-sells-2-2m-in-shares-1.1689997#.U3kKVKJN-lg

The world's wealthiest man, Bill Gates, would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100 000 a year.  Oh, and the 58-year-old Microsoft co-founder says he can still leap over a chair, if it is a small one.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/bill-gates-on-money-cards-and-dirty-dishes-1.1644949#.Uvn0vqJN_Zs

The world's wealthiest man, Bill Gates, would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100 000 a year. Oh, and the 58-year-old Microsoft co-founder says he can still leap over a chair, if it is a small one. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/international/bill-gates-on-money-cards-and-dirty-dishes-1.1644949#.Uvn0vqJN_Zs

AngloGold Ashanti will sell its entire interest in AngloGold Ashanti Namibia (AGAN) to a wholly-owned subsidiary of QKR Corporation Limited, the company said on Monday.  AGAN owns the Navachab open-pit gold mine near Karibib, western Namibia.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/anglogold-sells-namibian-mine-1.1644816#.Uvj5pR3wClg

AngloGold Ashanti will sell its entire interest in AngloGold Ashanti Namibia (AGAN) to a wholly-owned subsidiary of QKR Corporation Limited, the company said on Monday. AGAN owns the Navachab open-pit gold mine near Karibib, western Namibia. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/anglogold-sells-namibian-mine-1.1644816#.Uvj5pR3wClg

Twitter on Wednesday reported its slowest pace of user growth in recent company history, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion and wiping out nearly a fifth of the company's value in after-hours trading.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/twitter-s-user-growth-concerns-investors-1.1642618#.UvOO5R3wClg

Twitter on Wednesday reported its slowest pace of user growth in recent company history, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion and wiping out nearly a fifth of the company's value in after-hours trading. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/twitter-s-user-growth-concerns-investors-1.1642618#.UvOO5R3wClg

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