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IMF trims forecast for global growth

Oct 06 2015 18:14

The IMF has cut its forecast for global economic growth, as the slowing economies in China and other emerging markets are felt worldwide.


Numsa wants steel companies nationalised

Oct 06 2015 17:13

Numsa has once again asked for the nationalisation of steel companies ArcelorMittal, Evraz Highveld Steel and Scaw Metals.


Is it worth going offshore now?

Oct 06 2015 15:42

Interest in offshore investments has ramped up massively in the last two months, says investment analyst Tamryn Lamb.


SA governance in gender, health, safety declines

Oct 06 2015 16:01

Although South Africa has retained its rank on the 2015 Ibrahim Index on Africa Governance, there are concerns about declines in various areas like safety.


Radebe: Transfer more business wealth to blacks

Oct 06 2015 14:38

Business leaders must be more courageous to ensure SA's wealth is transferred to more black South Africans, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.


Bold declaration for renewables in Africa

Oct 06 2015 15:10

By 2030 half of all electricity in eastern and southern Africa could come from clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable energy, according to a draft declaration.


Renewables attract R192.6bn of investment for SA

Oct 06 2015 13:47

The renewables sector has attracted R192.6bn in investment, of which 28% is much-needed foreign investment, shows a report by the Department of Energy.


Jail threat for company bosses over Popi

Oct 06 2015 13:27

Company executives who fail to secure data in South Africa may face jail time, the Protection of Personal Information Act, known as Popi says.


In other news

US stocks up as DuPont surges

Oct 06 2015 16:40

An unexpected chief executive resignation at DuPont has lifted the Dow in early trade as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq edged higher.

VW under pressure for answers as deadlines loom

Oct 06 2015 17:00

The new chairperson of Volkswagen's first board meeting could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline.

Greece sticks to bailout targets in draft budget

Oct 06 2015 16:30

Greece has stuck strictly to the targets enshrined in its international bailout programme in unveiling a draft budget which sees the economy shrinking in 2016.

OPEC chief sees oil market improving

Oct 06 2015 16:00

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries sees the oil market improving because of higher demand for crude and a drop in supply growth from non-members.

St Helena goes solar

Oct 06 2015 15:58

The island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean is now able to supply more than a third of its energy needs from renewable sources.

Property expo in Gauteng

Oct 06 2015 15:42

A national and international property exhibition will take place at Sandton City.

US trade deficit widens by most in five months

Oct 06 2015 15:30

The US trade deficit has widened in August by the most in five months as imports picked up and weaker overseas growth limited sales to customers abroad.

Oil sags as supply glut weighs

Oct 06 2015 14:50

Global oil prices have weakened, weighed down by abundant supplies that have plagued the market for months.

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SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR19.74R1.8110.09%
NHM Northam Platinum LimitedR30.80R2.599.18%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR124.81R8.317.13%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR272.35R14.085.45%
ERN Erin Energy CorporationR52.50R2.605.21%
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FBR Famous Brands LimitedR130.97R-6.53-4.75%
TFG The Foschini Group Limite...R145.50R-5.59-3.70%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR67.08R-2.51-3.61%
SAB Sabmiller PlcR751.98R-26.01-3.34%
PPC Ppc LimitedR17.52R-0.49-2.72%
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Five small-cap stocks for your portfolio

Oct 05 2015 19:36

South Africa’s stock exchange is dominated by large companies and in the process a number of small caps companies are forgotten. Finweek spoke to analysts about the outlook of five such stocks.


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