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Electricity the biggest economic challenge - Nene

Apr 28 2015 17:31

The lack of sufficient electricity is the most binding constraint to production and investment in South Africa, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.


'Real story' behind TMG exec Mike Robertson’s departure

Apr 28 2015 15:28

Breathless emails have been doing the rounds after news circulated that Mike Robertson, for 12 years head of TMG’s media operations, is leaving the group.


SARS disbands secret intelligence unit

Apr 28 2015 15:16

SARS has disbanded a secret intelligence unit that was created unlawfully in 2007 and has damaged the public’s confidence in the institution, a government investigation has found.


No load shedding? Don't get too optimistic, warns expert

Apr 28 2015 14:42

While we should all be pleased that Eskom performed weekend maintenance without load shedding, consumers should be cautious of becoming too optimistic, warns an energy expert.


Half of mobile customers 'unhappy with service levels'

Apr 28 2015 13:43

Almost 50% of customers surveyed in South Africa, Germany, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland and Spain are unhappy with their mobile networks’ service levels.


JSE in red despite Kumba's strong run

Apr 28 2015 14:54

Kumba’s share price has continued its recovery on the JSE on the back of a stronger iron ore price, but it was not enough to push the major indices into the black.


Unemployment dents house price growth - Rode

Apr 28 2015 12:43

There is a definite correlation between the unemployment rate and the compound growth in house prices countrywide, says property research analyst Erwin Rode.


Smartphones hit record growth in Africa

Apr 28 2015 10:02

Falling prices are spurring on smartphone growth in the Middle East and Africa, an international survey has found.


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Coega Development Corporation has scooped a top award for empowerment within the realm of public service.

Lower prices to hurt Africa's oil producers -IMF

Apr 28 2015 14:15

Lower oil prices will reduce growth in Africa's major petroleum producing countries and push governments to implement significant policy adjustments says the IMF.

Asian stocks mostly down, weak yen boosts Tokyo

Apr 28 2015 13:32

Asian markets have mostly fallen following losses on Wall Street, with Shanghai losing more than 1% a day after hitting a seven-year high.

Qatar to grow gas output with $1bn recovery plant

Apr 28 2015 13:30

Qatar, the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, is gathering even more gas with a $1bn plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.

European shares stumble as Commerzbank falls

Apr 28 2015 13:00

European equities have fallen following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, as a new share issue hit Commerzbank.

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

Apr 28 2015 12:45

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.

Rand retreats after strong gains overnight

Apr 28 2015 12:34

The rand has relinquished some ground against the dollar after strong gains in the previous session, with traders expecting it to take its cue from global markets.

Total's profit declines on depressed oil prices

Apr 28 2015 11:45

French oil giant Total has announced a 20% fall in first quarter profits due to low oil prices and disruption of its activities due to violence in Yemen and Libya.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
ASR Assore LimitedR119.66R10.519.63%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR173.50R13.508.44%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R112.95R8.478.11%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R67.95R4.777.55%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR326.40R22.557.42%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
CML Coronation Fund Managers ...R95.56R-9.17-8.76%
BTI British American Tobacco ...R661.51R-25.49-3.71%
MDC Mediclinic International ...R126.72R-3.86-2.96%
GND Grindrod LimitedR16.18R-0.45-2.71%
ITU Intu Properties PlcR62.55R-1.65-2.57%
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