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Equities

Big mining firms pull JSE higher

Apr 16 2014 18:10

South African stocks have climbed as mining shares were lifted by positive production updates and data showing Chinese economic growth came in a touch above forecasts.

Economy

ConCourt to rule on R10bn tender

Apr 16 2014 18:30

The Constitutional Court is set to give its ruling on the remedy to implement after declaring invalid a R10bn tender for social welfare grants.

Economy

Retail sales growth reflects weak economy

Apr 16 2014 17:30

After a surprise spike in January, a slower February real retail sales growth number more realistically reflects the weak economic situation, says an expert.

Economy

Market inquiries ensure competition

Apr 16 2014 16:30

Market inquiries into a certain sector, such as the Competition Commission's probe into private health care, ensure competition, says former chief justice.

Banking

Consumers get back R16m from banks

Apr 16 2014 15:34

The banking ombudsman has recovered about R16m from banks out of more than 1 900 complaints which were found in favour of the consumer.

Financial Services

Fed tapering could hit SA banks hardest

Apr 16 2014 14:41

Banking systems in South Africa and Turkey are the most vulnerable to the impact of the US Federal Reserve's tapering program, reports Standard & Poor's.

Economy

Retail sales growth disappoints

Apr 16 2014 14:52

Retail sales grew by a lower-than-expected 2.2% in February compared with a revised 6.4% in January, according to Statistics South Africa.

Equities

JSE in for a bumpy ride

Apr 16 2014 13:55

The market seems to be looking for direction, with the platinum strike possibly meaning no or even negative growth for the SA economy in the first quarter.

 

In other news

Increased holdings in Woolworths

Apr 16 2014 17:32

Accounts under management of Coronation Asset Management have increased the holding in Woolworths.

Naira falls on dollar demand

Apr 16 2014 17:16

The naira has weakened against the dollar on the interbank market, with the dollar in demand as importers sought to meet their foreign exchange needs.

Evraz appoints new CEO

Apr 16 2014 16:44

The steel and vanadium producer Evraz Highveld has appointed a new chief executive as the company struggles to return to profitability.

PE's Baywest will be a 'smart village'

Apr 16 2014 16:30

The R1.7bn Baywest Mall development in Port Elizabeth could be the catalyst for a “smart village”, says Baywest managing director Gavin Blows.

US stocks open higher after US housing data

Apr 16 2014 16:10

US stocks has opened higher after a US home construction report added to evidence the housing market is poised for a modest recovery from bad winter weather.

Technip, Heerema win Angolan oil contract

Apr 16 2014 15:46

The ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil project generated the third huge contract in three days when Total picked two firms to carry out projects worth $3.5bn.

Bank of America reports $276m loss

Apr 16 2014 15:37

Bank of America has reported a quarterly loss of $276m due to legal expenses that included a huge settlement with the US on mortgage-backed securities.

European stocks rebound

Apr 16 2014 14:03

European stock markets have rallied, rebounding from the previous day's losses on better company earnings and Chinese growth data.

Analysis & Opinion

ICT

The month it all changed

Arthur Goldstuck looks back at the birth announcements of SA internet....

Investments

Curing money supply ills

Edward Ingram expands on his ideas for a new and more stable debt structure....

Economy

Zim's dangerous optimism

One good deal only highlights the harm of damaging policies, says Malcom...

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MUR Murray & Roberts Holdings...R24.24R0.893.81%
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R23.00R0.673.00%
PPC Ppc LimitedR30.98R0.782.58%
MND Mondi LimitedR175.33R4.282.50%
IPL Imperial Holdings LimitedR192.19R4.492.39%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
CME Camac Energy IncorporatedR7.60R-0.51-6.29%
HCI Hosken Consolidated Inves...R145.00R-4.60-3.07%
VOD Vodacom Group LimitedR128.60R-3.56-2.69%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R32.31R-0.87-2.62%
ILV Illovo Sugar LimitedR28.01R-0.74-2.57%
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World

Call for global firms to spend war chests

Apr 16 2014 09:59

The world's top firms should start spending the $2.8trn cash built up since the downturn as their thriftiness could be halting global growth, warn analysts.

 

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Standard Bank is looking for 12 entrepreneurs to participate in a 10-part TV series. They could win a R1m investment into their dream.
 

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