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Facebook to pay more taxes in Britain


Facebook on Friday said it would declare advertising revenue from its top British clients in Britain instead of Ireland, where it has its European headquarters, meaning it will have to pay more tax. “On Monday we will start notifying large UK customers that from the start of April they will …

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Trump a mixed bag uncertainty

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At first glance, Donald Trump is everything Wall Street likes – a billionaire whose real estate empire has provided huge business for banks, and whose luxury towers house the rich and famous. But his surprise success in the fight to win the Republican nomination for the US presidency has sent …

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Oosthuizen claims Perth International win

Louis Oosthuizen made his first tournament appearance in Australia a winning one, shooting a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory at the Perth International on Sunday. The former British Open champion, who led by three strokes going into the final round, finished with a 16-under total of 272 in the …

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China still bullish for commodities – Glencore boss

Peter Grauer

New York – China’s economic growth engine will drive raw materials demand in the long term, according to Glencore Director John Mack, who said the commodities firm remains focused on trading. Coal prices will keep falling and China isn’t likely to switch to natural gas from coal as much as …

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SABMiller’s Chinese partner mulls options


Hong Kong – China Resources Beer has chosen banks to advise on options for its Chinese brewery joint venture with SABMiller [JSE:SAB], people with knowledge of the matter said. China Resources Beer picked advisers including HSBC, Nomura, Rothschild and UBS Group, said the people, who asked not to be identified …

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Fake bomb on Air France causes chaos

A suspicious object made of cardboard and a kitchen timer sparked a bomb scare on an Air France flight Sunday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

A suspicious object made of cardboard and a kitchen timer sparked a bomb scare on an Air France flight Sunday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Kenya. A passenger alerted crew members to the item found inside a toilet cubicle on board the Boeing 777, which was carrying …

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US lifts 40-year oil export ban


The United States lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports on Friday, marking a historic shift for the booming US oil industry. The measure was included in a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that easily passed Congress and now heads to the desk of President Barack Obama for his signature. …

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World 50/100km champion heading to Comrades

Camille Herron

Berkeley – On December 4, Camille Herron won her second World Championship of 2015 at the IAU World 50K Championships in Doha, Qatar by an impressive margin of more than seven minutes. On Thursday the Nedbank Running Club announced that Herron will represent the club at the 2016 Comrades Marathon on …

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Trump backers baffled by criticism

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Greer – Tracy Hooker isn’t interested in debating the merits of Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily block Muslims from coming into the United States. She knows some people think it’s bigoted. That others argue it’s impractical, legally dubious or both. And that every other Republican running for president has, in …

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