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Mining

Zwane: Regulatory certainty top priority for mining

Feb 08 2016 11:47

The South African government is determined to speed up regulatory and policy certainty to the mining sector, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Mining

Mining industry failed to prepare for 'winter' - Zwane

Feb 08 2016 10:43

The mining sector’s lack of planning for the low demand of commodities is a failure that must not be repeated, says mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Retail

Bidvest to spin off, float food service unit

Feb 08 2016 10:20

Bidvest Group says it plans to spin off and separately list its food business on the local stock exchange, beginning its attempt to separate its biggest division.

Economy

Prasa alleges fraud in R4bn of tenders

Feb 08 2016 09:18

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has asked the High Court to declare two contracts awarded to a security company invalid.

Mining

Randgold bucks industry trend with new record

Feb 08 2016 10:01

Randgold Resources has had one of the best years in the company’s history thanks to record gold production, says CEO Mark Bristow.

Currencies

Rand holds on to gains, stocks seen flat

Feb 08 2016 09:53

The rand has strengthened along with other emerging-market currencies after softer-than-expected employment data from the United States.

 

In other news

Asian stocks slip, Japan rebounds in trade

49 minutes ago

Asian shares have pared losses as a weaker yen helped Japan's Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed.

European stock markets rebound at open

Feb 08 2016 10:37

Europe's main stock markets have rebounded slightly at the start of trading following heavy losses caused by persistent concerns over global economic strains.

Uber's surge pricing applied to smoothies

Feb 08 2016 10:19

By raising prices as demand increases, Uber is able not only to influence demand in line with supply, it also can encourage more drivers to take to the road.

Dollar gains as US jobs report keeps alive rate hike hopes

Feb 08 2016 07:42

The dollar has extended its gains as a closely watched US jobs report fanned speculation that the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates as early as next month.

Oil prices dip as supply fears offset Saudi-Venezuela talks

Feb 08 2016 07:39

Crude prices have edged down in Asia as worries about the ongoing supply glut offset news that Saudi Arabia and Venezuela held talks on stabilising the stressed market.

Israel mulling twin gas pipelines to Turkey, Greece

Feb 07 2016 18:28

Israel is looking to exploit its substantial natural gas reserves with two potential pipeline projects to Turkey and Greece.

National Oil warns about ‘illicit’ sales

Feb 07 2016 18:08

National Oil Corp in western Libya has warned traders against loading “illicit” cargoes of oil at Hariga port in the eastern part of the country.

China puts coal production capacity on chopping block

Feb 07 2016 12:57

China plans to chop coal production capacity as part of efforts by President Xi Jinping’s government to cut industrial overcapacity and use cleaner energy sources.

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R41.00R3.659.77%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR170.32R15.129.74%
AMS Anglo American Plat Limit...R291.00R21.277.89%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR66.25R4.256.85%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R37.87R2.276.38%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
IPL Imperial Holdings LimitedR117.21R-3.79-3.13%
NPN Naspers LimitedR1880.05R-56.01-2.89%
ITU Intu Properties PlcR66.06R-1.74-2.57%
ANB Anheuser-busch Inbev Sa/n...R1885.00R-48.00-2.48%
SLM Sanlam LimitedR54.43R-1.32-2.37%
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