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SA entrepreneurs ready for business

Sep 17 2014 17:11

South African entrepreneurs are upbeat about their trade and even have the appetite to start a new business, a survey shows.

Retail

Edgars' profits hit by Zim's informal sector

Sep 17 2014 16:42

Growing competition from low priced clothing from Zimbabwe’s rapidly growing informal sector has contributed to Edgars Zimbabwe’s 9.7% half-year profit decline.

Retail

Rupert returns as Richemont sales falter

Sep 17 2014 15:19

The billionaire founder of the luxury goods firm that owns Cartier and Montblanc has returned as chairperson after a year's sabbatical, at a much-needed time.

Investments

Retirement annuity fees questioned

Sep 17 2014 17:29

A Fin24 user wants to know what would be considered to be reasonable fees for the management of a retirement annuity.

News

Nigeria hunts bank worker over massive cyber fraud

Sep 17 2014 14:53

Nigeria's anti-graft agency is hunting a 38-year-old bank worker for allegedly stealing $38m from his employers by hacking into computer systems.

Equities

China stimulus boosts JSE resources

Sep 17 2014 14:29

The Resources index rose on news of a China stimulus, which brought cheer to a sector heavily dependent on Chinese ability to buy SA commodities.

Economy

Retail sales bounce back at 2.4%

Sep 17 2014 13:40

Retail sales have risen 2.4% year-on-year in July, above market expectations, compared with a 0.9% contraction in June.

 

In other news

US stocks tick up ahead of Fed decision

Sep 17 2014 16:10

US stocks have risen modestly ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement, with traders awaiting signals on key interest rate.

Most Bank of England officials oppose rate rise

Sep 17 2014 16:15

Most Bank of England policymakers remained against raising interest rates when they met this month, and data show wages rising at their slowest pace on record.

Celebrating failure key to success for Roche CEO

Sep 17 2014 15:42

Celebrations to mark the lessons learned from a failed experiment are an important component of Roche CEO's drive to encourage risk-taking.

Global markets: Eyes on Fed, Scotland

Sep 17 2014 14:34

Global stocks and commodity prices have risen, boosted by speculation the US Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge on low rates.

Hollande heads for showdown over job deregulation

Sep 17 2014 14:00

President Francois Hollande has angered everyone from medics to taxi drivers enough to drive them onto the streets in recent months.

European shares gain on hope of hawkish Fed

Sep 17 2014 13:25

European shares have risen in cautious trading on expectations that the US Federal Reserve may signal that it will continue to keep interest rates low.

EU food producers to help with Russian ban

Sep 17 2014 13:30

EU officials have agreed new measures to help food producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports.

Asian shares mostly up on China bank report

Sep 17 2014 13:18

Asian markets have mostly risen, with Hong Kong boosted by a report that China's central bank has pumped $81bn into the country's five biggest lenders.

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ITU Intu Properties PlcR61.49R1.883.15%
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SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR23.37R-0.92-3.79%
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Entrepreneurs

Finding ways to make NPOs sustainable

Sep 17 2014 12:53

Access to funding is a problem many non-profit organisations face, but this social entrepreneur shows they also need good governance, compliance and marketing.

 

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