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Unemployment dents house price growth - Rode

Apr 28 2015 12:43

There is a definite correlation between the unemployment rate and the compound growth in house prices countrywide, says property research analyst Erwin Rode.


Smartphones hit record growth in Africa

Apr 28 2015 10:02

Falling prices are spurring on smartphone growth in the Middle East and Africa, an international survey has found.


Gold holds near $1 200 as dollar retreats

Apr 28 2015 09:36

Gold has held the biggest gain in almost three months to trade near $1 200 an ounce before Federal Reserve policy makers begin a meeting on interest rates.


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Africa leads the way in mobile banking

Apr 28 2015 09:01

Services allowing consumers to perform banking and payment operations on their mobile phones are surging in sub-Saharan Africa.


Africa’s richest man courts private equity to boost Nigerian gas

Apr 28 2015 08:36

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote plans to quadruple the supply of gas to Nigeria by building pipelines that may be backed by Carlyle Group and Blackstone Group.


Gender inequality a business risk

Apr 28 2015 07:00

Gender diversity is not a matter that affects one organisation, but it affects the whole economy of the country, warns a professional body.


Eskom: Maintenance work carried out successfully

Apr 27 2015 20:28

Eskom claimed that it had successfully conducted maintenance and added a further 1 453 megawatts of generating capacity back into the national grid.


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Asian stocks mostly down, weak yen boosts Tokyo

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Asian markets have mostly fallen following losses on Wall Street, with Shanghai losing more than 1% a day after hitting a seven-year high.

Qatar to grow gas output with $1bn recovery plant

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Qatar, the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, is gathering even more gas with a $1bn plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.

European shares stumble as Commerzbank falls

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European equities have fallen following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, as a new share issue hit Commerzbank.

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

Apr 28 2015 12:45

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.

Rand retreats after strong gains overnight

Apr 28 2015 12:34

The rand has relinquished some ground against the dollar after strong gains in the previous session, with traders expecting it to take its cue from global markets.

Total's profit declines on depressed oil prices

Apr 28 2015 11:45

French oil giant Total has announced a 20% fall in first quarter profits due to low oil prices and disruption of its activities due to violence in Yemen and Libya.

Weaker UPM-Kymmene leads European shares lower

Apr 28 2015 11:08

European equities have fallen following some weaker-than-expected updates, with paper maker UPM-Kymmene slipping after announcing results.

European shares fall in early trading

Apr 28 2015 09:42

European shares have fallen, with Commerzbank dropping after announcing plans to raise €1.4bn and Swiss sanitary equipment maker Geberit slipping.

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ASR Assore LimitedR120.43R11.2810.33%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R68.63R5.458.63%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR172.42R12.427.76%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR326.50R22.657.45%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R111.15R6.676.38%
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BTI British American Tobacco ...R663.81R-23.19-3.38%
SAB Sabmiller PlcR637.52R-16.75-2.56%
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R89.95R-2.25-2.44%
MDC Mediclinic International ...R127.63R-2.95-2.26%
MPC Mr Price Group LimitedR252.50R-5.09-1.98%
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