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Rand firmer after weak US payrolls, stocks up

Oct 05 2015 10:10

The rand has firmed against the dollar, on track for a fifth consecutive daily gain after weak US payrolls data signalled that a near-term Fed hike is unlikely.


PMI falls as shaky economy takes toll on private sector

Oct 05 2015 09:56

The Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index slipped to a 14-month low of 47.9 in September from 49.3 in August, as the weak economy took its toll on companies.


SHARE WATCH: Focus on 5 exciting small caps

Oct 05 2015 08:38

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at some exciting small-cap stocks in this week's five shares to watch.


Chancellor House made 5000% return on Hitachi deal

Oct 05 2015 07:49

After helping Hitachi secure Eskom tenders, the US SEC documents also show how the ANC's investment arm Chancellor House made a 5 000% return on its investment.


Embattled Uber faces global crackdown

Oct 05 2015 07:12

Controversial ride-sharing service Uber faces a crackdown by governments around the world, but the firm insists it is driving forward into the future.


SA's investment pipeline remains robust - dti

Oct 04 2015 21:00

The investment pipeline into South Africa remains robust and the country attracted R43bn in FDI in the previous financial year, according to a dti official.


KPMG report restarts Sars war

Oct 04 2015 20:00

The probe into alleged irregularities and misconduct within Sars by KPMG has made damning findings against Ivan Pillay, Oupa Magashula and Johann van Loggerenberg.


Denel exhausts cash reserves, can’t pay suppliers

Oct 04 2015 19:00

State-owned arms manufacturer Denel, until recently the poster child for well-run state companies, can’t pay its suppliers after apparently exhausting its cash reserves on an ill-advised acquisition.


In other news

Asia stocks gain as US jobs data dampen prospects

6 minutes ago

Asian stocks have risen as expectations for a US interest rate hike this year faded after weaker-than-expected employment data.

European shares climb as Glencor lifts stocks

42 minutes ago

Europe's main stock markets have risen strongly at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 1.70% at 6 234.37 points.

Rolls-Royce cuts 400 marine jobs

Oct 05 2015 08:49

Rolls-Royce says it will cut another 400 jobs at its marine-engines arm as the oil price decline continues to weigh on demand for the specialist offshore vessels.

Hong Kong stocks 1.64% higher at midday

Oct 05 2015 07:42

Hong Kong stocks have been 1.64% higher by midday, boosted by weak US jobs data that suggested an imminent Fed rate hike is unlikely.

Oil extends gains in Asia

Oct 05 2015 07:35

Oil has extended gains in Asia as a decline in US drilling pointed to a slowdown in production, but concerns over demand remain after a disappointing US jobs report.

Britain warns it needs robust reforms to stay in EU

Oct 04 2015 17:45

Britain will vote to leave the European Union in a planned referendum if it does not secure "robust, substantial and irreversible" reforms, warns the foreign secretary.

Old Mutual ranked top employer in financial services and insurance

Oct 04 2015 16:55

The Top Employers Institute announced that Old Mutual has secured the number one slot in the financial services and insurance categories for the fifth consecutive year.

How to apply for a bursary

Oct 04 2015 15:51

Bursaries can help you study further to improve your qualifications and seek better work opportunities

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KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR80.64R2.793.58%
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SOL Sasol LimitedR396.10R-4.80-1.20%
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