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Joburg to become a megacity by 2030, but will it be smart?

Nov 30 2015 15:06

Johannesburg will become a megacity by 2030, meaning the city will have to adapt to accommodate over 10 million residents, with the internet key to its nerve system


MTN, Absa in free internet banking deal

Nov 30 2015 13:34

Customers of Absa who are also MTN users will have free access to the bank’s online app and mobile website.


World’s biggest pension fund loses $64bn in stock rout

Nov 30 2015 13:42

The world’s biggest pension fund has posted its worst quarterly loss since 2008 after a global stock rout wiped $64bn off the Japanese asset manager’s investments.


Sharp commodities drop pulls JSE lower

Nov 30 2015 14:52

Despite steady gains by the Industrial and Financial indices, the steep fall in commodity shares has pulled the overall market lower on the JSE.


SAB China partner said to seek pitches on Snow Beer deal

Nov 30 2015 12:59

China Resources Beer will soon ask investment banks to pitch for an advisory role for its joint venture with SABMiller, say people with knowledge of the matter.


Black Friday grabs SA social media's attention

Nov 30 2015 11:33

Social media mentions of Black Friday grew more than 300% this year in South Africa compared to 2014, according to an online customer engagement agency.


Truworths in R5.5bn UK buy

Nov 30 2015 10:18

Truworths has joined other South African retailers by investing in European companies after it announced it is acquiring 88.9% of UK-based Office Retail Group.


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Eurozone stocks higher awaiting ECB help

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Eurozone stocks have risen with all eyes on this week's policy meeting of the ECB, which is widely expected to boost the single currency with more stimulus.

Turkmenistan in race to become global gas player

Nov 30 2015 14:02

An ex-Soviet republic of five million, Turkmenistan boasts more gas reserves per capita than any other country bar Qatar.

Arrested Brazilian billionaire quits as head of investment bank

Nov 30 2015 13:22

Billionaire Andre Esteves, arrested on charges related to Brazil's huge Petrobras corruption probe, has resigned as chairman and CEO of the bank.

European stocks fall awaiting busy week

Nov 30 2015 12:38

European stock markets have fallen at the open at the start of a busy trading week as the European Central Bank looks set to announce further stimulus.

Euro weak ahead of hotly-anticipated ECB meet

Nov 30 2015 09:14

The euro has headed south as traders bet that the European Central Bank will open up the monetary stimulus taps, while key US jobs data were also in focus.

Asian stocks fall, Shanghai shares extend losses

Nov 30 2015 09:07

Asian stocks have fallen with emerging-nation currencies and iron ore as Chinese brokerage shares extended declines amid a regulatory probe.

China’s stocks extend Friday’s rout

Nov 30 2015 08:35

China’s stocks have extended Friday’s plunge in the biggest test for the government since a $5trn rout ended in August.

Oil prices trade below $42 in Asia

Nov 30 2015 07:30

Oil prices have traded below $42 in Asia ahead of an OPEC meeting and the release of data on China's important manufacturing sector later in the week.

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
SNH Steinhoff International H...R84.25R3.254.01%
GLN Glencore PlcR20.50R0.723.64%
KAP Kap Industrial Holdings L...R7.24R0.192.70%
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R27.72R0.722.67%
AFE A E C I LimitedR90.90R2.182.46%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
AFH Alexander Forbes Group Ho...R6.69R-0.91-11.97%
NHM Northam Platinum LimitedR22.28R-1.97-8.12%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR48.63R-2.36-4.63%
CML Coronation Fund Managers ...R60.35R-2.76-4.37%
SPP The Spar Group LimitedR182.61R-7.39-3.89%
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