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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.

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.

Mining

Right time for mining companies to bounce back

Feb 08 2016 06:13

The crisis facing African mining companies due to declining productivity and return on invested capital can be turned around, McKinsey proposes in a report.

Tech

Apple eyes opening stores in India

Feb 08 2016 08:38

Apple is on course to win clearance to open its first retail stores in India, as the company seeks expanding into new markets.

Economy

How much the Road Accident Fund costs you

Feb 07 2016 13:59

The bulk of the Road Accident Fund's revenue comes from a levy that you pay every time you fill up your tank at the petrol pumps.

 

In other news

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.

France's Cahors wine is new frontier for Argentina, China

Feb 07 2016 12:30

France's southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers to potential investor ambassadors from China.

Wall St. lower as US jobless rate falls to 4.9%

Feb 05 2016 19:15

Wall Street stocks have opened lower as fresh data on the US jobs market added some support for another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Cheap soybeans risk palm oil's top spot in Indian kitchens

Feb 05 2016 13:46

Indian housewives and food processors are using more soybean oil than ever, cutting the country’s reliance on palm oil shipped from Southeast Asia.

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ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR167.04R11.847.63%
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R25.00R1.466.20%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R37.59R1.995.59%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR65.15R3.155.08%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R38.95R1.604.28%
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TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR93.00R-3.58-3.71%
AFE A E C I LimitedR78.50R-2.50-3.09%
PFG Pioneer Food Group Limite...R128.52R-3.98-3.00%
KAP Kap Industrial Holdings L...R5.55R-0.16-2.80%
BGA Barclays Africa Group Lim...R141.57R-3.93-2.70%
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