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    SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand promise and invitation, says Solly Moeng.

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LafargeHolcim workers to strike over pay - NUM

Feb 10 2016 19:23

About 2 000 workers at LafargeHolcim's SA unit will launch an open-ended strike over pay, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Health

Mediclinic pays out R1.4bn to staff

Feb 10 2016 18:18

More that 10 000 eligible staff members have benefitted from a more than R1.4bn share issue, according to Mediclinic.

Industrial

Brewer bids R45.35bn for SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch

Feb 10 2016 16:30

Asahi has offered to buy the beer brands for R45.35bn in the Japanese brewer’s biggest-ever acquisition as it seeks to grow sales outside a stagnating local market.

Opinion

Daniel Silke: No ordinary SONA for ‘lame-duck’ Zuma

Feb 10 2016 15:03

A weak President presiding over a racially polarised nation now has enemies within and sceptics afar judging his every utterance, says Daniel Silke.

Economy

Zuma: Business leaders to work with state to solve crisis

Feb 10 2016 13:32

Business Unity SA and the National Treasury will create a task team to focus on economic growth and job creation, President Jacob Zuma has announced.

Investments

Investment certainty with Ecsponent Limited

Feb 09 2016 15:41

ADVERTORIAL: Ecsponent Limited has established a reputation over recent years for its forward-thinking approach to organic and acquisitive growth strategy in Africa.

Equities

Stronger rand supports bank stocks on JSE

Feb 10 2016 15:56

Stock prices in South African banks have followed their European counterparts higher as concerns about the health of banks hammered shares globally.

Tech

Watch out for these 5 WhatsApp scams

Feb 10 2016 13:14

The social network has one billion users, but with that growth has come a spike in scams on the service.

 

In other news

Zambia's economy expected to grow by 3.7%

11 minutes ago

Zambian deputy finance minister Christopher Mvunga says Zambia's economy is expected to grow by 3.7% this year, largely stable from last year.

Monsanto to pay $80m for accounting violations

Feb 10 2016 17:15

Monsanto will pay an $80m penalty to settle charges it misstated earnings by failing to accurately count rebate costs for a best-selling weed killer.

Megabrew leaves Heineken, Carlsberg in a froth

Feb 10 2016 16:30

Megabrew - ABInbev's $104bn takeover of SABMiller - hasn't even gone through yet, but Carlsberg and Heineken are having to up their game.

AngloGold: New mine partner requires investment deal

Feb 10 2016 15:30

AngloGold Ashanti says it will not look for a new joint venture partner for its Obuasi mine in Ghana until it has an investment agreement with the government.

DRC miners demand power sector reforms

Feb 10 2016 14:45

The DRC's Chamber of Mines has called for radical reforms in the country's power industry after lower prices reduced copper output.

Gold hits a wall with first slide in a month

Feb 10 2016 14:03

Gold’s rally is stumbling as demand slows during China’s Lunar New Year and analysts say prices have run up too quickly.

Banks lead European stock gains as oil rises

Feb 10 2016 13:50

Concern over the creditworthiness of European banks and oil’s decline have sent equities reeling, ensuring investors will focus on Fed Reserve chair’s testimony.

Dollar bulls await Yellen, Citigroup sees pessimism

Feb 10 2016 10:14

The dollar, the darling of currency investors last year, has been caught up in the turmoil sweeping across financial markets.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Is SA really open for business?

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Opinion

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Opinion

Food prices: Enough to drive you nuts

Mandi Smallhorne looks beyond the weather as the cause for rising food...

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
FBR Famous Brands LimitedR109.97R7.076.87%
RMI Rand Merchant Investment ...R39.00R1.794.81%
MRP Mr Price Group LimitedR153.82R6.344.30%
SNH Steinhoff International H...R77.77R2.713.61%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR56.26R1.893.48%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
ORL Oakbay Resources And Ener...R7.55R-22.93-75.23%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R31.66R-3.63-10.29%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R37.25R-3.55-8.70%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR41.60R-3.95-8.67%
ASR Assore LimitedR98.79R-8.21-7.67%
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Tech

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

Feb 10 2016 16:54

Twitter has revamped its timeline by allowing the 'best' tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform.

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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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