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Telkom, BCX deal gets green light

Aug 05 2015 08:57

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved the R2.6bn merger deal between Business Connexion Group (BCX) and Telkom.


Rand hits fresh 14-year low as economy struggles

Aug 05 2015 09:59

The rand has touched a fresh 14-year low against the dollar amid concerns about the ailing economy and after a Fed Reserve official backed a US rate hike.


Mining sector in trouble, says Ebrahim Patel

Aug 05 2015 09:42

The mining sector is in "trouble" as it struggles with widespread job losses and lower commodity prices, warns Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.


SA's biggest gold union said to reject pay offer

Aug 05 2015 08:08

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have been rejecting a final deal tabled in wage negotiations, according to a person familiar with the discussions.


Glencore blames Eskom deal for Optimum woes

Aug 05 2015 06:45

Financial strain caused by an agreement with Eskom has resulted in its Optimum coal mine entering debt rescue proceedings, says Glencore.


People should be grateful for violent taxi fare strikes - economist

Aug 04 2015 21:15

Taxi commuters staging a violent backlash to a R1 increase in fares in Ezakheni near Ladysmith are merely a symptom of a greater problem, a leading economist says.


Free standing homes could dwindle in SA - survey

Aug 04 2015 19:12

The SA property market could reach a point where free standing houses close to big metropolitan areas become the exception rather than the rule, a survey finds.


E-toll testing kicks off in Durban

Aug 04 2015 13:43

An e-toll collection system testing phase has commenced on the N3 Toll Route between Durban and Gauteng.


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Greece wants full bailout, not bridge loan

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The parliamentary spokesperson for Greece's ruling party has urged it to unite behind a new funding agreement, saying the country wants a full bailout immediately.

Oil prices up ahead of US stockpiles report

Aug 05 2015 07:38

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers predicted the latest US crude stockpiles and production data will point towards upbeat demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Apple a drag as US stocks finish lower

Aug 05 2015 07:37

US stocks finished lower following a mixed batch of earnings reports and another big decline by technology giant Apple.

SA resource sector performs dismally

Aug 04 2015 20:04

The resource sector has performed dismally since the start of the year and prices are on the decline, says OAM in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

European stocks close mixed

Aug 04 2015 18:56

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's FTSE 100 index slipping 0.03% to finish at 6 686.57 points.

China, Asia on shaky ground as factories back up

Aug 04 2015 17:20

Headwinds for China have intensified at the start of the third quarter, with manufacturing conditions in China deteriorating to their worst in two years in July.

Push for US to cede internet domain control

Aug 04 2015 16:00

Experts have explained how the US government can let go of oversight over a non-profit global internet body that is responsible for names such as .com and .net.

Oil prices rebound, owing to weak Chinese data

Aug 04 2015 15:45

Oil prices have rebounded after falling steeply owing to weak Chinese and US manufacturing and continued worries about the global supply glut.

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  • Winners
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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR66.47R2.123.29%
BIL Bhp Billiton PlcR236.00R6.722.93%
GLN Glencore PlcR40.51R1.022.58%
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R27.35R0.652.43%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR60.87R1.392.34%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
KST Psg Konsult LimitedR9.30R-0.20-2.11%
NED Nedbank Group LimitedR266.49R-4.53-1.67%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR15.34R-0.20-1.29%
BAT Brait SeR157.49R-2.01-1.26%
ASR Assore LimitedR83.00R-1.00-1.19%
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Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.


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