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Economy

New tourism markets in SA 'will simply fall away'

Jul 28 2015 14:19

SA's new visa regulations requiring unabridged birth certificates will result in the country simply not being seen as a family destination over time, says a minister.

Mining

Zim's Mimosa platinum records rise in output

Jul 28 2015 15:08

Mimosa platinum mine, owned jointly by Aquarius Platinum and Impala Platinum, is on a strong footing after its quarterly production lifted by 5%, says the Aquarius CEO.

Eskom

Eskom open to coal imports for new power stations

Jul 28 2015 14:08

Eskom says it is open to importing coal for plants it still plans to commission, a coal conference heard.

News

SAA board chair Dudu Myeni must go - DA

Jul 28 2015 12:29

DA shadow minister of public enterprises Natasha Mazzone says SAA board chairperson and close Zuma ally Dudu Myeni is a cadre appointment with a political agenda.

Equities

MTN sell-off dominates JSE

Jul 28 2015 13:45

Investors on the JSE have dumped MTN shares after the company warned of a drop in first-half earnings, while the major indices have mostly moved sideways.

Industrial

Hulamin profit drops due to planned maintenance

Jul 28 2015 12:30

Hulamin has reported a 34% drop in first-half operating profit due to electricity shortages and planned maintenance.

Commodities

Gold demand weakest since 2009 amid China slump

Jul 28 2015 13:25

Demand for gold has slid to its lowest in six years in the second quarter of this year as buyers from China poured funds into its now-troubled equities market.

Industrial

Aviation rules keep skies safe

Jul 28 2015 13:03

A businesslike relationship and confidence between supplier and customer are key for smooth management, says the CEO of Air Traffic and Navigation Services.

 

In other news

Oil prices down as China stocks plunge weigh

Jul 28 2015 13:49

Oil prices have fallen further in Asia after a plunge in Chinese stocks jolted global markets and added to fears about an oversupply of the commodity.

China stocks end lower as Beijing renews support

Jul 28 2015 13:23

China stocks have ended lower in a volatile session, even as Beijing pledged to lend further support after stocks sank 8% in the previous session, raising concerns about financial stability.

France's Hollande gambles on jobs growth

Jul 28 2015 13:30

French President Francois Hollande, who has long pledged only run for a second term in office if unemployment was falling, has upped the stakes.

China state planner optimistic on economy

Jul 28 2015 13:00

China's top economic planner says that it is optimistic on the outlook for the economy in the second half of 2015.

UK's 'big four' grocers lose more ground

Jul 28 2015 12:30

All of Britain's so-called 'big four' supermarkets have seen sales fall over the last 12 weeks in an overall market that grew marginally.

European shares up after recent losses

Jul 28 2015 11:54

European shares have bounced back, lifted by strong company results and news of acquisitions after falling in the previous five sessions.

Air China confirms direct flight to SA

Jul 28 2015 12:09

Air China is set to launch a direct service between Beijing and Johannesburg after previously putting the route on hold due to SA's new visa rules and xenophobic violence.

Asian markets sink as Shanghai falls further

Jul 28 2015 11:11

Asian markets have mostly fallen, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after the mainland Chinese market's heaviest one-day losses in eight years.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR109.02R4.113.92%
BAT Brait SeR144.31R4.483.20%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR260.76R6.902.72%
FFB Fortress Income Fund Limi...R30.80R0.682.26%
TRU Truworths International L...R84.28R1.752.12%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR16.21R-1.19-6.84%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR34.68R-2.54-6.82%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR79.27R-4.73-5.63%
MTN Mtn Group LimitedR201.31R-11.73-5.51%
AFE A E C I LimitedR108.61R-5.08-4.47%
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Entrepreneurs

A triumph of SA’s empowerment spirit

Jul 27 2015 13:40

Launching new premises has given a top black-owned company the opportunity to send a “proud statement about the existence of black excellence in South Africa”.

 

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