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Mining

SA seals mining jobs deal, proposes platinum plan

Aug 31 2015 12:40

SA's mining industry, unions and the government have signed a broad plan to stem a wave of job losses triggered by falling commodity prices and soaring costs.

Economy

Rate hike pain to hit household credit

Aug 31 2015 11:45

The interest rate increases seen for this year and in 2016 will impact the affordability of credit and add to consumers’ financial strain, says a property analyst.

Tech

ShowMax a priority for Naspers - CEO

Aug 31 2015 11:09

The chief executive of Naspers, Bob van Dijk, has set his sights on beating Netflix in Africa with a new video-on-demand service.

Tech

Reimagining education through online learning at Wits in partnership with DigitalCampus

Aug 31 2015 12:42

ADVERTORIAL: DigitalCampus redefines education around the corporate professional as a learner, who is driven by quality rather than quantity.

Commodities

Gold set for best month since January

Aug 31 2015 10:33

Gold is set to halt two months of losses, as concern that China may be slowing triggered a rout in global financial markets and drew investors to safe haven assets.

Financial Services

Bidvest profit up amid food services growth

Aug 31 2015 09:45

Bidvest Group says full-year earnings have risen 8.6%, beating estimates, as an increase in food services profitability helped offset declines in some other units.

Currencies

Rand slips as US Fed hike bets return

Aug 31 2015 09:48

The rand has traded weaker against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve's vice-chair suggested at the weekend that rates could be raised in September.

Tech

Fin24 users fume over expired mobile data

Aug 31 2015 09:01

Mobile networks in South Africa are ‘stealing’ their customers’ data, say Fin24 users.

 

In other news

Asia stocks suffer fresh losses

Aug 31 2015 11:32

Chinese stocks have sunk again, dragging most other Asian bourses lower amid uncertainty over US interest rates.

European shares head for worst month in four years

Aug 31 2015 10:44

European shares have fallen, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years, plagued by sliding Chinese stocks.

MEA PC market in dramatic slump

Aug 31 2015 10:20

Demand for computers is at record lows in the Middle East and Africa, according to research firm the International Data Corporation.

China stocks extend biggest selloff since 2008

Aug 31 2015 08:51

China’s stocks have extended the biggest two-month tumble since 2008 amid growing concern that government intervention to prop up the market will fail.

Global markets: China fears linger, focus on Fed

Aug 31 2015 07:30

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy have kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus.

Shanghai leads Asia stocks down, further volatility tipped

Aug 31 2015 07:24

Chinese stocks have tumbled again, leading Asian bourses lower as uncertainty over US interest rates revived fears of a broader global economic slowdown.

Oil prices dip in Asia after huge rally

Aug 31 2015 07:15

Oil prices have fallen in Asia, coming under pressure as dealers took profits from huge gains in the previous session and tried to gauge the outlook for the US economy.

'Smart' solar trees power Wi-Fi, phones

Aug 31 2015 07:42

Smart Palm trees harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access free Wi-Fi, and charge their phones.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

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  • Winners
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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R71.02R2.123.08%
KAP Kap Industrial Holdings L...R6.35R0.142.25%
ASR Assore LimitedR89.20R1.701.94%
BVT The Bidvest Group LimitedR310.64R5.621.84%
RLO Reunert LimitedR64.12R1.121.78%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
LBH Liberty Holdings LimitedR125.40R-4.60-3.54%
AFE A E C I LimitedR96.90R-3.44-3.43%
CML Coronation Fund Managers ...R72.60R-2.27-3.03%
AGL Anglo American PlcR145.43R-4.27-2.85%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR115.95R-3.38-2.83%
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Savings

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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Myths that funding and red tape are the two biggest challenges faced by emerging companies and entrepreneurs, have been debunked by a report.
 

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