• Open for business?

    SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand promise and invitation, says Solly Moeng.

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Economy

Wounded Zuma seeks to salvage reputation in state address

Feb 11 2016 06:50

As he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation speech, President Jacob Zuma is facing one of the darkest moments of his presidency.

Economy

AA slams Sanral’s e-toll fees SMS

Feb 11 2016 07:43

The AA says it is disappointed that Sanral has decided to go the legal route before resolving their e-toll billing problems.

Economy

Yellen warns of rising risks to US economy

Feb 10 2016 23:28

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has warned that the US economy faces risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil.

Inside Labour

Labour Wrap: A serious side to Valentine's Day

Feb 11 2016 06:41

We probably need this next, Valentine weekend, as a respite from the reality of the actual state of the nation, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Tech

Moneyweb expects 675% decrease in headline earnings

Feb 11 2016 07:19

JSE-listed Moneyweb says it will likely report a decrease of between 675% and 696% in headline earnings per share for the six month period ended 31 December 2015.

BizNews

Ann Bernstein: How SA business chose road to impotence

Feb 10 2016 21:48

A pliant business community that retreats from public debate and shows a fear of the government is bad for the country, says Ann Bernstein.

News

LafargeHolcim workers to strike over pay - NUM

Feb 10 2016 19:23

About 2 000 workers at LafargeHolcim's SA unit will launch an open-ended strike over pay, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Health

Mediclinic pays out R1.4bn to staff

Feb 10 2016 21:00

More that 10 000 eligible staff members have benefitted from a more than R1.4bn share issue, according to Mediclinic.

 

In other news

Hong Kong stocks fall in worst start to Lunar New Year since 1994

26 minutes ago

Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst start to a lunar new year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.

Dollar sinks in Asia as Fed boss dampens chance of rate hike

28 minutes ago

The dollar has retreated across the board after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon.

US oil prices dive below $27 a barrel

30 minutes ago

US crude has tumbled below $27 a barrel in Asia as the oversaturated market struggled to cope with high inventories in the US and an increased output from OPEC.

Nasdaq up, Dow down as Yellen warns on economy

44 minutes ago

The tech-rich Nasdaq has risen, but the Dow retreated as US stocks reacted indecisively to statements from Fed's chair highlighting heightened economic risks.

US stocks rise as Yellen warns on US economy

Feb 10 2016 20:13

Wall Street stocks have risen as congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted the risks to US growth from economic turmoil overseas.

EU to unveil new energy plan

Feb 10 2016 19:56

The EU is to unveil plans to give it power to examine energy contracts that European states sign with outside countries.

Zambia's economy expected to grow by 3.7%

Feb 10 2016 19:30

Zambian deputy finance minister Christopher Mvunga says Zambia's economy is expected to grow by 3.7% this year, largely stable from last year.

Monsanto to pay $80m for accounting violations

Feb 10 2016 17:15

Monsanto will pay an $80m penalty to settle charges it misstated earnings by failing to accurately count rebate costs for a best-selling weed killer.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
FBR Famous Brands LimitedR109.97R7.076.87%
RMI Rand Merchant Investment ...R39.00R1.794.81%
MRP Mr Price Group LimitedR153.82R6.344.30%
SNH Steinhoff International H...R77.77R2.713.61%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR56.26R1.893.48%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
ORL Oakbay Resources And Ener...R7.55R-22.93-75.23%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R31.66R-3.63-10.29%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R37.25R-3.55-8.70%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR41.60R-3.95-8.67%
ASR Assore LimitedR98.79R-8.21-7.67%
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Tech

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

Feb 10 2016 16:54

Twitter has revamped its timeline by allowing the 'best' tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform.

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SMALL BUSINESS

Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.
 

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