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Cell C ups buyout offer to R20 000

Feb 09 2016 13:11

South Africa’s third largest network has revised its contract buyout offer upwards from a maximum of R10 000 to R20 000.

Mining

African resource rich countries are ‘addicts in need of rehab’

Feb 09 2016 13:09

Without beneficiation, value addition and industrialisation around commodities, the minerals have hardly touched communities, says former Zim minister Tendai Biti.

Tech

Pricing revealed for BlackBerry Priv in SA

Feb 09 2016 12:01

BlackBerry’s new smartphone goes on sale in South Africa with a price-point targeted at competing with other premium devices.

Budget 2016

Budget 2016: Gordhan wants to hear SA's views

Feb 09 2016 12:02

In the run-up to the budget speech Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has invited South Africans to submit their tips on what they would like to see in the budget.

Tech

MTN Nigeria’s legal battles pile up

Feb 09 2016 10:38

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria.

Mining

Red tape and power struggles: SA is losing its miners

Feb 09 2016 10:16

South Africa ranks as one of the richest countries in natural resources from gold to iron ore. The problem: few companies want to deal with the headache of getting it.

Currencies

Rand weakens as investors flee risk

Feb 09 2016 10:19

The rand has weakened, caught in the global sell-off with investors rushing to safe-haven assets as fears of a global economic slowdown weighed.

 

In other news

IEA takes oil market bulls to the slaughterhouse

29 minutes ago

Oil prices may have rebounded off 12-year lows struck last month, but any hope for a broader recovery in the market would be misplaced, says the IEA.

IEA raises estimate of surplus oil supply

Feb 09 2016 12:02

The global oil surplus will be bigger than previously estimated in the first half, increasing the risk of further price losses, as OPEC members bolster production.

European stock markets steady at open after rout

Feb 09 2016 10:46

European stock markets have steadied at the start of trading after sharp falls the previous session on banking sector worries.

Global stock rout extends to Japan, credit risk climbs

Feb 09 2016 09:29

The global stocks rout has intensified with equities in Tokyo sliding the most since August and index futures indicating US stocks will add to declines.

Yen jumps to 2014 high as Japan 10-year yield drop

Feb 09 2016 09:15

The yen has strengthened past ¥115/$ for the first time in more than a year and Japan’s benchmark 10-year yield fell in an unprecedented decline below zero.

US stocks drop as credit worries sink banks

Feb 09 2016 07:12

Wall Street stocks have finished sharply lower, joining a European equity rout, as fears of an economic slowdown weighed especially hard on financial and technology shares.

Asian stocks extend global rout as traders flee to safety

Feb 09 2016 07:10

Tokyo stocks have led a rout across Asian markets, while Japanese government bond yields turned negative, the dollar dived against the yen and gold jumped.

Oil prices stage mild recovery after sell-off

Feb 09 2016 07:08

Oil prices have rallied after a three-day sell-off that saw the US benchmark sink back below $30 a barrel, analysts warned the ongoing supply glut will keep a lid on oil.

Analysis & Opinion

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
ILV Illovo Sugar LimitedR21.88R1.738.59%
AMS Anglo American Plat Limit...R306.60R6.602.20%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR179.03R3.832.19%
MTN Mtn Group LimitedR142.95R3.002.14%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R40.59R0.791.98%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR42.18R-4.82-10.26%
PSG Psg Group LimitedR177.06R-8.22-4.44%
COH Curro Holdings LimitedR40.15R-1.77-4.22%
RPL Redefine International Pl...R10.11R-0.44-4.17%
NPN Naspers LimitedR1775.05R-74.95-4.05%
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Will the VAT rate increase?

Feb 09 2016 12:30

VAT was the second largest contributor to total tax revenue during the 2014/15 financial year. Will VAT contributions take a knock with the tougher economic conditions this year?

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Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.
 

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