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Property

Cape Town rental market remains buoyant

Mar 02 2015 15:28

The Cape Town rental market remains buoyant with demand having picked up immediately after the December holidays, according to Pam Golding Properties.

Financial Services

Customers slightly happier with SA banks - index

Mar 02 2015 14:03

SA banks have achieved slightly higher customer satisfaction scores in an index, with Capitec and FNB tops in perceived quality and exceeding expectations.

Financial Services

Sarb, Shuttleworth row before ConCourt

Mar 02 2015 13:08

The Constitutional Court will hear the SA Reserve Bank's application for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in favour of entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

Financial Services

Santam earnings up 40% thanks to good weather

Mar 02 2015 15:37

Short-term insurer Santam has reported a 40% jump in full-year earnings, slightly lower than expected, after a turnaround in its crop insurance segment.

Equities

China rate cut fails to lift lacklustre JSE

Mar 02 2015 15:00

After an initial positive reaction to the news that China had lowered its interest rates at the weekend, major JSE indices came to a virtual standstill.

Debt

Credit rating is like a friendship - expert

Mar 02 2015 16:32

A Fin24 user is frustrated because he cannot get any credit at financial institutions, despite having come out of debt counselling.

Economy

Medupi produces its first power

Mar 02 2015 12:17

The first power has been produced out of Medupi’s unit 6, making it the first of the power station’s six units to be synchronised, according to Eskom.

Debt

Debt and dementia

Mar 02 2015 13:55

Advice for a Fin24 user whose elderly father-in-law had a stroke and ran up huge debts which the family is now unable to repay.

 

In other news

European stocks hit new records

Mar 02 2015 15:40

The British and German stock markets have hit record peaks on hopes that eurozone quantitative easing stimulus, will bolster economic growth.

UK govt resists widening banker bonus curbs

Mar 02 2015 15:18

Rules to prevent bonuses from encouraging excessive risk taking at banks should not be extended to junior staff, says a British government minister.

Italy pushing for ultra fast broadband solution

Mar 02 2015 13:01

The Italian government is pushing to speed up the roll-out of ultrafast broadband networks to help its ailing economy.

Week of public sector strikes starts in Germany

Mar 02 2015 14:58

Workers at a university clinic in the German city of Essen have walked off the job, the first act in a series of public sector labour stoppages that are set to spread across the country.

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

Mar 02 2015 12:10

Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are now sounding alarm for a new threat: earthquakes.

Drop-tops belly-flop on austerity pragmatism

Mar 02 2015 11:00

The mass-market convertible car emits its last gasp this week at a Geneva motor show bristling with sport utility vehicles and low-cost models.

UK annual house price growth dips

Mar 02 2015 10:30

British house prices have risen by the smallest annual amount since September 2013 in February, after the first monthly drop in house prices in five months.

For casinos in Manila more is better

Mar 02 2015 10:03

The owner of the ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers.

Analysis & Opinion

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
LBH Liberty Holdings LimitedR146.81R5.453.86%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR85.09R3.093.77%
ROC Rockcastle Global Real Es...R30.40R1.103.75%
RLO Reunert LimitedR64.42R2.173.49%
CPI Capitec Bank Holdings Lim...R418.65R8.652.11%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
DST Distell Group LimitedR170.96R-7.69-4.30%
ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R25.21R-0.79-3.04%
SOL Sasol LimitedR411.04R-12.68-2.99%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR161.77R-4.94-2.96%
SPP The Spar Group LimitedR173.99R-4.66-2.61%
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World

Germany urges Greece to implement reforms

Mar 02 2015 08:49

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has urged the Greek government to use the extension it obtained for its financial rescue to implement its reform plan.

Companies

Bidvest has no plans to buy all of Adcock

Mar 02 2015 12:29

The Bidvest Group has "no aspiration" to buy all of Adcock Ingram, says its chief executive as the share price of its target traded above its offer price.

 

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