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India

Promit Mukherjee

UPDATE 2-S.Africa's Clicks Group aims to sell COVID-19 vaccine once country gets access

22 Oct 2020

* To bring back TRESemmé products on new terms (Adds CEO comments)

South Africa ends foreign travel ban, but airports deserted amid selective curbs

01 Oct 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1 Traffic through South Africa's main airport was minimal on Thursday despite international flights resuming after a six-month ban, with last-minute government curbs leaving many would-be tourists unable to enter the country.

South Africa set for wave of equity fundraising as banks shun risk

23 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 23 South Africa is set see a wave of equity fundraising as banks' capacity to lend is under strain from rising bad debts just as corporations are in need of funds to cope with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 1-S.Africa shares succumb to profit-taking, rand edges off 6-mth best

18 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 18 South Africa's stock market corrected sharply during the week after a strong open on Monday as poor retail sales data and a host of bleak company outlooks added to the effects of weaker commodity prices and quarter-end profit taking.

ArcelorMittal South Africa declares force majeure after blast furnace breakdown

26 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa has declared force majeure after a breakdown of a blast furnace at its Newcastle Works in KwaZulu-Natal province, it said on Wednesday.

South African smokers empty shops of cigarettes after ban lifted

18 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG In the latest wave of panic-buying triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, South African smokers on Tuesday snapped up all the cigarettes they could lay their hands on after the lifting of a five-month ban designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

South African smokers empty shops of cigarettes after ban lifted

18 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 In the latest wave of panic-buying triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, South African smokers on Tuesday snapped up all the cigarettes they could lay their hands on after the lifting of a five-month ban designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Record bullion prices give South African gold miners a lifeline, risks remain

07 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG South African gold miners are looking to cut debt and boost dividends as bullion hits record highs, with analysts and fund managers predicting a sectoral growth spurt over the next two years amid rising investor interest.

Africa could have COVID-19 vaccine in first quarter if human trials work: South Africa trial lead

09 Jul 2020

JOHANNESBURG Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading the trials said on Thursday.

South African firm aims to plug COVID-19 test kits shortage as virus spreads

30 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG A shortage of test kits has undermined South Africa's early response to the coronavirus crisis, but a local biotechnology firm is stepping up to try plug the shortfall in testing capacity. | Video

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