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Economy

Business confidence falls to 16-year low

Jul 07 2015 14:51

June's business confidence has fallen to its lowest in more than 16 years, as fundamental weaknesses in the economy weighed on productivity.

Economy

SA house price growth subdued - index

Jul 07 2015 14:27

Property market and house price growth prospects in the second half of the year do not look rosy, according to Absa property analyst Jacques du Toit.

Tech

Samsung ups security with BlackBerry partnership

Jul 07 2015 14:27

Samsung and BlackBerry have announced the first results of a partnership designed to provide secure Android smartphones for enterprise users.

News

South Africans among the world’s worst savers

Jul 07 2015 13:37

At 15.4% of its GDP, South Africa has one of the worst savings rates in the world. And it’s getting worse, according to statistics released by the Reserve Bank.

Tech

Labour court hears Telkom job cuts case

Jul 07 2015 13:25

The Johannesburg Labour Court will hand down judgment on Solidarity’s urgent application to obtain an interdict against Telkom’s planned job cuts on Wednesday.

Equities

JSE in limbo as world awaits next Greece move

Jul 07 2015 14:01

The JSE has been treading water, slowly drifting lower as global financial markets wait for news on an emergency eurozone summit on the Greek crisis.

Economy

Greece faces last chance to stay in eurozone

Jul 07 2015 12:54

Greece faces its last chance to stay in the eurozone when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency eurozone summit.

Tech

Soft Galaxy S6 sales hurt Samsung profit

Jul 07 2015 11:35

Samsung Electronics has forecast lower-than-expected profit in a sign that its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to lead a meaningful recovery.

 

In other news

RBS may buy back £10bn of stock: Investec

56 minutes ago

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group may buy back $15.5bn of stock in 2016 if the lender reduces its risk-weighted assets, according to Investec.

European stocks drop ahead of Greek talks

Jul 07 2015 13:45

Europe's main stock markets have fallen awaiting more high-level talks on the Greek crisis and following heavy losses the day before.

Greece has not asked us for financial help: Russia

Jul 07 2015 13:30

Athens has not asked Moscow for financial help though the two have discussed joint investments, says Russian economy minister.

Dollar surge sends sterling to three-week low

Jul 07 2015 12:56

Sterling has fallen to a three-week low against the dollar, suffering along with other European currencies from a jump in the greenback's value.

'Grexit' tips over to base case for big banks

Jul 07 2015 12:15

Greece leaving the eurozone has tipped over to become the base case for many international bank economists after Sunday's overwhelming 'No' vote against bailout.

Setback for M&S as clothing sales dip

Jul 07 2015 11:30

British retailer Marks & Spencer has reported a dip in underlying sales in its clothing, shoes and homeware business, a setback after a return to growth.

China's stock market plunge: how did it happen?

Jul 07 2015 11:06

Chinese stocks have resumed falling despite the government unveiling an unprecedented package of measures to boost the flagging market.

European shares stabilise, focus on Greek summit

Jul 07 2015 10:46

European shares have steadied, recouping some of the previous session's decline, before a eurozone summit on the Greek debt crisis later in the day.

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Investments

The myth behind active management

Jul 05 2015 15:19

An investor who wants to invest in the JSE via an investment fund has two main options: using an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or what is commonly known as a passive fund.

 

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