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Tito Mboweni: Sarb in policy 'bind'

Oct 07 2015 21:15

The South African Reserve Bank is in a policy 'bind' and will need to raise interest rates despite a slowing economy, says a former central bank governor.


SA should grab luxury goods opportunities - report

Oct 07 2015 20:08

A report has found opportunities for SA in the luxury goods market, because high-net-worth individuals in Africa are increasing as well as the number of tourists wanting luxury experiences.


Rand hits two-week high, stocks gain on resources

Oct 07 2015 19:41

The rand has gained more than 1% against the dollar as the greenback slipped, with investors pushing back bets of a 2015 rate hike by the Federal Reserve.


Glencore closes SA mine, cutting over 800 jobs

Oct 07 2015 18:57

818 workers from Eland platinum mine have been fired while another 60 others have been moved to the firm's other operations, says Glencore.


Plea for Cosatu to consider impact of demands

Oct 07 2015 17:22

Cosatu's demands made during nation wide demonstrations would make it harder for the unemployed to get jobs, says a free market organisation.


Come clean on Gupta coal, DA tells Brown

Oct 07 2015 16:20

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown should table an uncensored contract agreement between Eskom and a coal supplier owned by the Guptas, the DA urges.


Cosatu e-toll march contradicts earlier stance

Oct 07 2015 15:31

Cosatu in the Western Cape is demonstrating against e-tolls, but did not support recent court action against Sanral's Cape toll plans, says a city councillor.


Why SABMiller is not falling for takeover bid

Oct 07 2015 15:09

AB InBev's bid substantially undervalues SABMiller, its unique and unmatched footprint, and its standalone prospects, the board of SABMiller has announced.


In other news

GE launches energy efficiency subsidiary

Oct 07 2015 20:30

General Electric has reshuffled several energy management and research operations into a new subsidiary called "Current" aimed at new energy technologies.

Monsanto sees lower earnings, plans job cuts

Oct 07 2015 20:00

US seed giant Monsanto has forecast a fall in full-year earnings and has announced job cuts in anticipation of continued low commodity prices.

Mauritius eyes maritime, Africa links to boost growth

Oct 07 2015 19:18

Mauritius has a deal with a Chinese firm to develop a $113m fishing port and is working with investors on plans to become a maritime hub for Africa.

Oil seesaws, struggles to extend rally

Oct 07 2015 19:05

Oil prices have seesawed in volatile trading, barely hanging onto a third day of gains after government data showing a large US crude inventory build.

Millions sign petition against EU-US trade deal

Oct 07 2015 18:04

A petition opposing the free trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US has collected more than 3 million signatures, say organisers.

Growth in online property listings

Oct 07 2015 16:52

An increasing number of home owners seem to be looking at more cost effective means of buying and selling property.

Oil strength lifts US stocks, Yum brands sinks

Oct 07 2015 16:00

Wall Street stocks have opened higher as stronger oil prices lifted petroleum-linked shares even as Yum Brands and some other companies fell.

Oil up as US production falls, stockpiles draw

Oct 07 2015 15:05

Oil prices have risen after data showed the market was beginning to tighten, with falling supply, higher demand and lower inventories after two years of heavy surplus.

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
AGL Anglo American PlcR137.47R13.9711.31%
GLN Glencore PlcR25.96R2.279.58%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R61.00R3.005.17%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR89.41R4.254.99%
BIL Bhp Billiton PlcR229.69R10.874.97%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR18.62R-1.12-5.67%
DTC Datatec LimitedR59.82R-3.08-4.90%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR119.00R-5.81-4.66%
NPK Nampak LimitedR24.02R-0.88-3.53%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR39.17R-1.38-3.40%
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Ways to diversify your portfolio in turbulent times

Oct 07 2015 12:12

Ever wondered how to diversify your investment portfolio, especially in the current turbulent markets? Finweek investment expert Simon Brown shares the best way to a diversify.


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