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Designer growing trees into furniture

May 24 2015 08:54

Deep in the English countryside, there's a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing.

Equities

Stretched stock valuations push Stanlib to cash

May 24 2015 07:59

SA's stocks have never been more expensive relative to their emerging market peers, making cash a better investment choice for the country’s third-largest money manager.

News

State wage deal to cost extra R66bn

May 23 2015 12:13

A wage deal agreed with nurses, teachers and other civil servants will cost the government an additional R66bn, says acting Public Service Minister Nkosinathi Mthethwa.

News

Rate hike only a matter of time, warns debt expert

May 22 2015 20:14

Deeply indebted consumers can count themselves lucky that the SA Reserve Bank decided to keep the interest rate stable at 5.75%, the debt experts say.

Mining

Zim mining needs switch from beneficiation - chamber

May 22 2015 19:10

Zimbabwe's Chamber of Mines has called for government policy to switch to exploration and development instead of railroading beneficiation policies.

Tech

MTN closes e-billing portal amid security fears

May 22 2015 17:43

The mobile network has been forced to shut down its unencrypted e-billing portal and resort to e-mails instead.

Currencies

Rand slips as US inflation points to Fed rate hike

May 22 2015 17:43

The rand has slipped against the dollar as US consumer inflation edged up, boosting the likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve later this year.

 

In other news

US stocks ignore valuation worries

May 23 2015 11:57

Wall Street stocks moved mostly higher this week despite mixed earnings from big retailers and caution about swelling equity valuations.

Europe stocks close mixed

May 22 2015 18:23

Europe's main stock markets are mixed at the close, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.26% at 7 031.72 points.

Thousands flock to giant new mall

May 22 2015 17:15

Eager shoppers are flocking through the doors of South Africa’s newest regional mall, the R1.7bn Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth.

US stocks mostly down, S&P 500 retreats

May 22 2015 16:12

Wall Street stocks have opened mostly lower ahead of a long holiday weekend as traders awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the US economic outlook.

Skywise increases fleet

May 22 2015 16:07

Skywise Airlines has increased its fleet, which has enabled it to have four supplementary flights..

Tsogo Sun may list property unit separately

May 22 2015 15:00

Gaming and hotel group Tsogo Sun is considering listing its property portfolio worth R30bn separately as a Real Estate Investment Trust.

Global banks await huge currency rigging fines

May 22 2015 14:30

US regulators have fined Swiss bank UBS $342m for manipulation of foreign exchange markets, as other global lenders prepared for even larger penalties.

Oil falls back on profit-taking

May 22 2015 13:59

Global oil prices have fallen, unwinding recent sharp gains that were fuelled by hopes that a global supply glut could end soon, say dealers.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Terry Bell's Inside Labour

Terry Bell looks at difficulties and hope on the public sector horizon....

Economy

Ripping the economic canvas

Economies will stabilise only when interference with pricing stops, says...

Economy

What Africa really needs

A sound educational culture is key to genuine upliftment, says Leopold...

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AFE A E C I LimitedR131.00R5.704.55%
DSY Discovery LimitedR128.00R2.501.99%
INP Investec PlcR119.00R2.161.85%
INL Investec LimitedR117.70R2.131.84%
GND Grindrod LimitedR16.17R0.271.70%
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KAP Kap Industrial Holdings L...R5.65R-0.20-3.42%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R97.69R-3.24-3.21%
CLS Clicks Group LimitedR86.51R-2.75-3.08%
MDC Mediclinic International ...R107.86R-3.25-2.93%
PPC Ppc LimitedR20.60R-0.56-2.65%
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