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Currencies

Rand falls to 3-week low on economy woes

Mar 04 2015 18:01

The rand has hit a three-week low as the US currency strengthened and the deputy central bank governor warned that domestic economic growth continued to disappoint.

Economy

Africa continent of the young and the new

Mar 04 2015 17:24

Africa's large number of young people and many technological innovations offer opportunities, delegates have heard at a summit on Africa trade.

Insurance

SA's future hangs in the balance

Mar 04 2015 15:41

The future of SA is at a crucial strategic point, where key decisions by government and business could make or break the Rainbow Nation, according to Chantell Ilbury.

Mining

Gupta-firm to pay for dismissing mine captain

Mar 04 2015 15:20

A father of four from Rustenburg is set to receive substantial compensation from the Gupta-owned Westdawn Investments, trading as JIC Mining Services.

Retail

Steinhoff likely to list in Frankfurt in June

Mar 04 2015 15:03

Furniture group Steinhoff says it is likely to move its primary listing to Frankfurt after the floatation was delayed due to a $5.7bn deal to buy clothes retailer Pepkor.

Economy

Farm size limit a negotiating tactic, says minister

Mar 04 2015 14:17

The government's proposal to limit farm size is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to redistribute land to black farmers, says Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.

Tech

Google pushes forward with build-your-own phone

Mar 04 2015 14:29

With a smartphone that slots together piece by piece like Lego, US internet giant Google is trying to reinvent the mobile.

Health

Alarming rise in burden of disease

Mar 04 2015 15:39

ADVERTORIAL: Over the last decade there has been an alarming rise in the burden of disease in SA, specifically non-communicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes and cardiac failure.

 

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Areva nuclear group announces €4.8bn loss

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French nuclear group Areva has confirmed record net losses in 2014 of €4.8bn after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor.

US stocks slip for 2nd day after record run

Mar 04 2015 17:21

US stocks have opened lower for a second day after the run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq.

UK sells Eurostar stake for £757bn

Mar 04 2015 16:30

The UK government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in the Eurostar International rail operator for £757m to UK and Canadian-based buyers.

Oil prices mixed before US data

Mar 04 2015 16:03

Oil prices have been mixed before the release of a key US supply report and as dealers eyed escalating violence in crude producer Libya, analysts say.

European stocks mostly fall on eve of ECB

Mar 04 2015 15:15

Europe's stock markets have mainly fallen, as investors examined weak data on the eve of the European Central Bank's latest interest rate gathering.

Royal Bank of Scotland to cut 14 000 jobs

Mar 04 2015 14:25

Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland will axe up to 14 000 jobs by 2019 in a retreat from investment banking, the Financial Times reports.

Orascom Construction offers shares in $185m IPO

Mar 04 2015 12:09

Orascom Construction plans to offer 11% of its shares on the Cairo bourse to raise $185m, with the business seeking a dual listing on the Egyptian stock market.

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall St losses

Mar 04 2015 10:49

Asia markets have mostly fallen following a retreat on Wall Street fuelled by profit-taking, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
GND Grindrod LimitedR18.34R0.633.56%
DSY Discovery LimitedR124.78R3.783.12%
TRU Truworths International L...R90.50R2.002.26%
RMH Rmb Holdings LimitedR68.20R1.331.99%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR163.38R2.671.66%
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HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R26.76R-1.59-5.61%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR28.35R-1.29-4.35%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR81.51R-3.49-4.11%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR125.00R-3.83-2.97%
AGL Anglo American PlcR212.33R-6.39-2.92%
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Foschini planning huge Africa expansion

Mar 04 2015 09:46

Fashion retailer The Foschini Group aims to almost triple the number of its stores across the rest of Africa over the next five years, says its chief executive.

 

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