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South Africans praise their hero Nhlanhla Nene

Dec 09 2016 20:26

Fin24 has had an overwhelming response from users, who salute the former finance minister for his integrity and the sacrifice he made to SA a year after he was fired by the president.

BizNews

Renewable energy becoming an economic no-brainer

Dec 09 2016 19:38

The relentless drop in prices of renewables puts large-scale power plants, unable to compete with lower prices, at real risk of becoming stranded assets, warn analysts.

BizNews

70 farmers killed in 2016 – attacks more sophisticated

Dec 09 2016 19:08

With food prices becoming increasingly onerous for many South Africans, the latest report on farm murders by agricultural bodies makes for disturbing reading.

Economy

Cartel probe: Epic Foods denies wrongdoing

Dec 09 2016 19:14

Epic Foods denies engaging in any conduct of an anti-competitive nature, following a raid by the Competition Commission.

Economy

SA on path of recovery - Cabinet

Dec 09 2016 17:59

Cabinet is of the view that South Africa is on a path to recovery and continues to be a valued investment destination, says Minister Jeff Radebe.

 

In other news

Oil advances as European stocks extend gains

Dec 09 2016 15:30

Oil has risen for a second day on signs producers are following through with agreed production cuts while most other financial markets took a breather from a rally.

Gold’s top forecaster sees two hikes, weaker prices in 2017

Dec 09 2016 12:45

Gold will be on the retreat in 2017 on rosier global economic growth and tighter policy from the Federal Reserve, according to the most accurate bullion forecaster.

Treasury: Sugary beverages tax is not a stealth tax

Dec 09 2016 11:49

A director at National Treasury tells Fin24 the government isn't sugar coating the proposed tax on beverages to escape raising the Value-Added Tax rate.

Nigeria looks to farms as oil boom fades

Dec 09 2016 11:12

Nigeria is turning to farming as dwindling oil income has driven the economy to the brink of its first full-year contraction in more than two decades.

Oil advances with Asian stocks while bonds decline

Dec 09 2016 09:37

Crude oil has risen a second day before a meeting between OPEC and other major producers on output cuts, as gold slumped.

European stocks up, new US records as ECB extends stimulus

Dec 09 2016 07:30

European stock markets have risen and US stocks hit new records after the European Central Bank extended its massive stimulus program beyond March.

Tokyo shares open higher as investors cheer ECB decision

Dec 09 2016 07:28

Tokyo shares have opened higher, following rises in European and US and markets after the European Central Bank extended its stimulus programme beyond March.

Higher US stocks expected in 2017: Poll

Dec 08 2016 13:48

A majority of American adults - 54% - are bullish on the US stock market for 2017 and almost four in 10 say they anticipate being in a better financial situation.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Nenegate anniversary: A catalyst to begin caring

The firing of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene could have pushed...

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: Why freedom of expression should be a priority

Punitive laws just intimidate and drive obnoxious notions underground...

Opinion

Friedman: Economic exclusion feeds politics of patronage

A closer look at the politics within the ANC suggests that this is a fight...

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Finweek

Luxury brands limp towards recovery

Dec 08 2016 13:16

The luxury goods sector, which includes the likes of Johann Rupert's Richemont, has been under pressure, partly due to the increasing popularity of smartwatches and the Chinese clampdown on gift-giving.

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From fossils to finance – that’s been the career trajectory of Dr Merrill van der Walt, a palaeontologist until recently. She is now a statistician with a difference.
 

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