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Industrial

Brewer bids R45.35bn for SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch

Feb 10 2016 16:30

Asahi has offered to buy the beer brands for R45.35bn in the Japanese brewer’s biggest-ever acquisition as it seeks to grow sales outside a stagnating local market.

Opinion

Daniel Silke: No ordinary SONA for ‘lame-duck’ Zuma

Feb 10 2016 15:03

A weak President presiding over a racially polarised nation now has enemies within and sceptics afar judging his every utterance, says Daniel Silke.

Economy

Zuma: Business leaders to work with state to solve crisis

Feb 10 2016 13:32

Business Unity SA and the National Treasury will create a task team to focus on economic growth and job creation, President Jacob Zuma has announced.

Equities

Stronger rand supports bank stocks on JSE

Feb 10 2016 15:56

Stock prices in South African banks have followed their European counterparts higher as concerns about the health of banks hammered shares globally.

Tech

Watch out for these 5 WhatsApp scams

Feb 10 2016 13:14

The social network has one billion users, but with that growth has come a spike in scams on the service.

Investments

Investment certainty with Ecsponent Limited

Feb 09 2016 15:41

ADVERTORIAL: Ecsponent Limited has established a reputation over recent years for its forward-thinking approach to organic and acquisitive growth strategy in Africa.

Industrial

Sappi profit triples with higher 2016 earnings

Feb 10 2016 13:35

Sappi's first-quarter profit has more than tripled after higher prices for the cotton substitute helped offset the effects of a drought in South Africa on volumes.

Mining

Lonmin will not shy away from merger or takeover: CEO

Feb 10 2016 13:08

Platinum producer Lonmin will not "shy away" from any merger or takeover but for now the company is focused on its plan to survive tough market conditions, says its CEO.

 

In other news

Megabrew leaves Heineken, Carlsberg in a froth

35 minutes ago

Megabrew - ABInbev's $104bn takeover of SABMiller - hasn't even gone through yet, but Carlsberg and Heineken are having to up their game.

AngloGold: New mine partner requires investment deal

Feb 10 2016 15:30

AngloGold Ashanti says it will not look for a new joint venture partner for its Obuasi mine in Ghana until it has an investment agreement with the government.

DRC miners demand power sector reforms

Feb 10 2016 14:45

The DRC's Chamber of Mines has called for radical reforms in the country's power industry after lower prices reduced copper output.

Gold hits a wall with first slide in a month

Feb 10 2016 14:03

Gold’s rally is stumbling as demand slows during China’s Lunar New Year and analysts say prices have run up too quickly.

Banks lead European stock gains as oil rises

Feb 10 2016 13:50

Concern over the creditworthiness of European banks and oil’s decline have sent equities reeling, ensuring investors will focus on Fed Reserve chair’s testimony.

Dollar bulls await Yellen, Citigroup sees pessimism

Feb 10 2016 10:14

The dollar, the darling of currency investors last year, has been caught up in the turmoil sweeping across financial markets.

Maersk profit plunges as oil, container divisions lag

Feb 10 2016 09:34

P Moeller-Maersk has reported an 84% plunge in 2015 profit after its oil unit was hit by lower energy prices and its container division suffering.

Yen surges as global market rout extends

Feb 10 2016 09:05

The Japanese yen has extended gains against the dollar and the euro as nervous investors fled to safe investments with equity markets plunging.

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  • Winners
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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
FBR Famous Brands LimitedR108.02R5.124.98%
RMI Rand Merchant Investment ...R38.99R1.784.78%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR56.82R2.454.51%
MRP Mr Price Group LimitedR152.58R5.103.46%
EOH Eoh Holdings LimitedR128.89R3.893.11%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
ORL Oakbay Resources And Ener...R7.55R-22.93-75.23%
ASR Assore LimitedR96.72R-10.28-9.61%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R32.32R-2.97-8.42%
AGL Anglo American PlcR74.26R-6.35-7.88%
EXX Exxaro Resources LimitedR61.91R-5.09-7.60%
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