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Ratings risk remains for South Africa - experts

Dec 05 2016 19:17

South Africa could experience a repeat of the recent stressful period, in which the three major global ratings agencies assessed country, in 2017, according to strategists at Old Mutual


Gloomy growth prospects for SA on the cards

Dec 05 2016 19:37

The year is expected to end on a depressed note with subdued growth prospects for the last quarter of the year, according to the latest BER surveys.


Ehrenreich backs Ramaphosa for ANC presidency

Dec 05 2016 18:27

Cosatu Western Cape has come out in support of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to be the next ANC president, while also slamming the DA.


Heed the warning signs, economists urge govt

Dec 05 2016 17:03

South Africa should use the time wisely following a ratings reprieve from the three biggest ratings agencies, economists say.

Travel & Leisure

EasyJet relaxes exec pay goals as CEO’s remuneration dives

Dec 05 2016 18:56

EasyJet has relaxed performance targets for chief executive officer Carolyn McCall as the carrier seeks to bolster pay and retain top managers amid a downturn in the European aviation market.


In other news

UK services pickup keeps economy on track

Dec 05 2016 13:46

The UK services sector has grown at the fastest pace in 10 months in November, keeping the economy on track to maintain its pace of expansion this quarter.

Eurozone gears for growth as companies look past political woes

Dec 05 2016 13:14

The eurozone economy has expanded at the fastest pace this year in November as companies took on workers and kept political concerns at bay.

European equities rise as traders shrug off Italian vote outcome

Dec 05 2016 12:02

After a tepid week marked by thin trading in the run up to the Italian referendum, European equities shrugged off its outcome to rally the most since the US election.

Gold whipsawed by Italian vote as dollar wins

Dec 05 2016 09:39

Gold has swung after voters in Italy rejected a referendum on constitutional reform and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation.

Euro falls after Italy's Renzi quits on referendum defeat

Dec 05 2016 07:32

The euro briefly fell to a 20-month low against the dollar after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.

US stocks flat on solid jobs report

Dec 05 2016 07:28

Wall Street stocks have been little changed after US unemployment posted a nine-year low, boosting the chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this month.

Short term insurance: What can you not live without?

Dec 02 2016 17:11

When taking out short term insurance, look at what you cannot afford to live without, suggests Sharon Paterson, CEO of Infiniti Online.

Stock fall with commodities

Dec 02 2016 13:57

Financial markets are ending the week the way they started, overshadowed by caution, as stocks fall with commodities, the yen advances and a selloff in Treasuries abates.

Analysis & Opinion


SA vs Cuba: Compare and contrast

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Macroprudential supervision in South Africa

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  • Winners
  • Losers
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R11.35R0.969.24%
EXX Exxaro Resources LimitedR87.80R5.807.07%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR123.84R7.846.76%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR167.50R9.506.01%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR66.24R3.435.46%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R29.20R-2.40-7.59%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR27.68R-1.67-5.69%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR152.80R-6.45-4.05%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR41.76R-1.74-4.00%
RCL Rcl Foods LimitedR12.30R-0.49-3.83%
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Quiz #144: 5-11 December

Dec 05 2016 10:04

Let's see if you get all the answers right in this week's quiz! As usual, we've got some current affairs questions as well as some that will test your general knowledge. Good luck!

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