• Courage to do right

    A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’, says Prof Dirk Kotze.

  • #Budget2016

    Possible steps that can be taken in the National Budget to avert a junk status.

  • No ordinary SONA

    A weak president presiding over a racially polarised nation faces a serious task.

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Economy

Business leaders urge Zuma to sell state assets

Feb 11 2016 16:28

The heads of SA’s biggest companies have urged President Jacob Zuma to sell state firms, hike taxes and review labour laws as part of plan to try and avoid a junk rating.

Mining

Guptas, Zuma's son clear hurdle to buy Optimum mine

Feb 11 2016 15:24

The Competition Commission has recommended for approval a proposal by a firm controlled by President Jacob Zuma’s son and the Gupta family to buy Optimum Coal Mine.

Retail

Brait to sell Consol Glass, Primedia stakes

Feb 11 2016 16:43

Brait SE plans to sell stakes in Consol Glass and and cinema-chain owner Primedia over the next two years as the company looks to invest in higher-growth markets.

Economy

Ian Wason: SONA must address debt addiction

Feb 11 2016 14:52

In his State of the Nation speech President Jacob Zuma needs to make it clear that 2016 is the year that focuses on three important issues, suggests a debt expert.

BizNews

Vavi: What Zuma should say in his SONA

Feb 11 2016 13:06

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi highlights key issues the SONA should focus on: unemployment, BEE and economic policies among others.

Opinion

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

Feb 11 2016 11:24

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’ - that is, to radically reduce inequality like the former Brazilian president, says Professor Dirk Kotze.

Equities

Possible halt in Fed rate hikes impacts JSE

Feb 11 2016 12:05

Bets that the Federal Reserve could be done raising interest rates for 2016 had negative results for stock markets worldwide and the JSE followed global trends.

 

In other news

Pharma industry has key role in economic crises - CEO

42 minutes ago

The leading pharmaceutical companies have a key role to play in the seemingly turbulent year ahead for SA, says the CEO of Cipla Medpro.

Stock rout deepens, bonds surge

51 minutes ago

Financial markets are signaling that investors have lost faith in central banks’ ability to support the global economy.

Boost for SA, Benin maritime project

Feb 11 2016 15:41

Transnet Port Terminals is extending its footprint beyond the borders of SA with a team that has taken occupation at the Port of Cotonou in Benin, West Africa.

The price to pay for love

Feb 11 2016 15:07

Valentine’s Day may be about chocolates and flowers, but one has to wonder how many couples can afford the costs associated with love, cautions a debt expert.

On-demand internet builder launches in SA

Feb 11 2016 13:40

International platform builder Click Labs has set up shop in Johannesburg with a view to African expansion.

European stock-index futures drop with crude, Yen, Gold advance

Feb 11 2016 12:55

European equity-index futures have signalled a return to the selloff that drove stocks to a two-year low this week.

Oil extends loss to trade near 12-year low

Feb 11 2016 12:23

Oil has extended losses to trade near a 12-year low as crude stockpiles at the delivery point for New York futures expanded to a record even as nationwide supplies slipped.

Hong Kong stocks fall in worst start to Lunar New Year since 1994

Feb 11 2016 07:59

Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst start to a lunar new year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’...

Opinion

Daniel Silke: No ordinary SONA for ‘lame-duck’ Zuma

A weak President presiding over a racially polarised nation now has enemies...

Opinion

Is SA really open for business?

As for companies, SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand...

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR71.75R9.5515.35%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR47.70R6.1014.66%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R41.86R4.6112.38%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR181.80R16.8010.18%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R33.24R1.584.99%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R85.26R-8.03-8.61%
TFG The Foschini Group Limite...R111.60R-9.00-7.46%
IPL Imperial Holdings LimitedR106.19R-8.17-7.14%
ASR Assore LimitedR92.20R-6.59-6.67%
AGL Anglo American PlcR70.81R-4.43-5.89%
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