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Weaker rand pushes laptop prices up

May 25 2015 14:43

South Africans could see an increase in the price of laptops as the rand continues its downward slide against major international currencies, says a retailer.

Economy

E-toll payers winning all the way - Sanral

May 25 2015 13:16

Are those who have paid their e-tolls all along losing out to motorists who have been granted a 60% reduction? Sanral explains why this is not the case.

Agribusiness

Rhodes Food Group builds on market share gains

May 25 2015 14:05

Recently listed Rhodes Food Group Holdings has reported an increase of 117% in normalised headline earnings per share in its maiden interim results.

Economy

Cosatu CEC to start, minus five unions

May 25 2015 13:42

Cosatu's central executive committee meeting is commencing in Johannesburg, the first since the axing of its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Equities

JSE indices slip on Yellen remarks

May 25 2015 13:52

The strongest indication yet that US interest rates will rise this year has pushed the JSE lower, but the effect has been surprisingly limited

Economy

Nigeria fuel shortages hit MTN, Guaranty bank

May 25 2015 13:30

Severe fuel shortages in Nigeria have hit the services of MTN and forced Guaranty Trust Bank to close its branches nationwide at lunchtime, say the companies.

Financial Services

Investigator is open to settlement in rand-rigging probe

May 25 2015 12:48

South Africa’s Competition Commission says it is open to banks willing to cooperate and negotiate a settlement in its currency-fixing probe.

Economy

Africa's GDP growth at pre-economic crisis levels

May 25 2015 12:29

African economies will grow 4.5% this year and 5% in 2016 due to rising demand for exports, the highest levels since the global economic crisis took hold in 2007.

 

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UK banks prepare for possible EU exit

May 25 2015 12:45

A shortage of prime office space in rival European financial centres may torpedo plans by some of London's banks to quit the UK capital if Britain exits the EU.

Global regulators to meet about scandal

May 25 2015 12:15

Global regulators are meetiing in London to try to tighten their grip on markets after banks have been fined billions of dollars for manipulating interest rates and currencies.

China, India may have biggest share in new bank

May 25 2015 11:50

China is likely to hold a 25% to 30% stake in the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while India will be the second-biggest shareholder.

Alibaba fights fakes by fostering local brands

May 25 2015 09:57

Alibaba Group Holding has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at the source.

French, Spanish and Italian stock markets fall

May 25 2015 09:37

European stock markets have edged lower in early trade, tracking losses in the US market after comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

'Gnarled gnomes' win top wine award for SA

May 25 2015 08:15

Chenin Blanc made from 40-year-old "bush vines" have beaten global competition to take top spot in this year's Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which tested 8 000 wines.

US free-trade talks 'in the end-game' - official

May 25 2015 07:41

The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon, says the top US trade official.

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MDC Mediclinic International ...R110.88R3.022.80%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR56.70R1.182.13%
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R99.08R1.881.93%
KAP Kap Industrial Holdings L...R5.75R0.101.77%
AVI Avi LimitedR83.24R1.241.51%
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ERN Erin Energy CorporationR63.00R-13.50-17.65%
LON Lonmin PlcR24.50R-1.31-5.08%
AFE A E C I LimitedR126.00R-5.00-3.82%
RDF Redefine Properties Limit...R10.87R-0.40-3.55%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR296.90R-9.97-3.25%
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