• Sars Wars returns

    Allan Greenblo looks at the leadership concerns around the 'Twin Peaks' regulatory model.

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    When unions later this year start to demand double digit pay rises, don't be surprised, says Terry Bell.

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    ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe rebukes those who feel SA can't afford nuclear power.

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Economy

Beware of impact of new laws on investment - Chamber

Feb 05 2016 20:00

The impact of the investment promotion protection bill and the expropriation bill on foreign investment in SA will only become visible in future, warns a business chamber.

Agribusiness

SA private wildlife numbers inflated threefold

Feb 05 2016 18:24

SA's privately-owned wildlife farms may be overstating the animal populations in their care, weakening claims by industry organisations that they are contributing to conservation.

Economy

Possible protection for SA steel - dti

Feb 05 2016 17:19

The SA government is working closely with the steel sector to agree on measures to support SA’s primary steel production capabilities, says the dti.

Economy

Slowdown likely in nominal house price growth

Feb 05 2016 15:26

There has been a recent gradual rising trend evident in price growth in two categories of housing analysed in the latest Absa house price indices.

Tech

Management shakeup at e.tv parent company

Feb 05 2016 14:07

The company says it has shifted managers around and brought in new hires to position itself in a "changing media environment".

In the news

Cape Town is now a French Tech Hub

Feb 05 2016 17:40

The Mother City has been selected by the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs as the new French Tech Hub.

Tech

MTN accused of selling 'unlicensed music'

Feb 05 2016 13:20

A copyright body claims MTN owes songwriters just under R1m in unpaid royalties for music sold by the mobile network.

 

In other news

Wall St. lower as US jobless rate falls to 4.9%

Feb 05 2016 19:15

Wall Street stocks have opened lower as fresh data on the US jobs market added some support for another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Cheap soybeans risk palm oil's top spot in Indian kitchens

Feb 05 2016 13:46

Indian housewives and food processors are using more soybean oil than ever, cutting the country’s reliance on palm oil shipped from Southeast Asia.

Japanese airlines to alter routes to avoid missile

Feb 05 2016 13:08

Japan's two major airlines are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month.

European shares fall as investors assess earnings

Feb 05 2016 11:23

European shares have headed for a fifth day of losses as investors assessed earnings reports, while awaiting data on US payrolls.

ArcelorMittal asks investors $3bn to endure steel rout

Feb 05 2016 10:30

ArcelorMittal plans to raise $3bn from investors and sell a $1bn stake in Spanish auto-parts maker Gestamp as the steelmaker looks to ride out an industry slump.

Gold ascends as feeble dollar, rate bets swell flows into ETPs

Feb 05 2016 09:51

Gold is on course for its biggest weekly rise in a month as fading expectations for higher US rates hurt the dollar and lifted bullion holdings to the most since July.

Chinese stocks head for best week since December

Feb 05 2016 09:33

Chinese stocks have headed for their biggest weekly gain this year as liquidity injections by the central bank and a stronger yuan helped stem the worst equity rout.

Toyota raises forecast for profit on rising sales

Feb 05 2016 09:30

Toyota has raised its profit forecast after surging sales of SUV and Lexus vehicles putting it on track to become the first Japanese company to top ¥3trn in profit.

Analysis & Opinion

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NHM Northam Platinum LimitedR39.00R2.978.24%
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GLN Glencore PlcR23.46R1.597.27%
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SAP Sappi LimitedR70.00R-2.96-4.06%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR155.20R-6.56-4.06%
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PSG Psg Group LimitedR183.10R-6.21-3.28%
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Finweek

Time to fix interest rates?

Feb 05 2016 06:15

With South Africa's monetary policymakers deciding to raise interest rates by 50 basis points, many home owners are considering fixing their interest rates at the current level.

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SMALL BUSINESS

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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