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MTN Nigeria’s legal battles pile up

Feb 09 2016 10:38

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria.


Red tape and power struggles: SA is losing its miners

Feb 09 2016 10:16

South Africa ranks as one of the richest countries in natural resources from gold to iron ore. The problem: few companies want to deal with the headache of getting it.


Rand weakens as investors flee risk

Feb 09 2016 10:19

The rand has weakened, caught in the global sell-off with investors rushing to safe-haven assets as fears of a global economic slowdown weighed.


Uber suspends its French service in protest

Feb 09 2016 09:11

The internet ride-sharing app is taking issue with French authorities' decision regarding compensation.


Junior miners ready to pounce on bargains

Feb 09 2016 07:22

Junior mining companies are starting to lick their lips for some of the assets of bigger miners currently up for sale, says EY Africa's mining and metals sector leader.


Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

Feb 09 2016 07:09

President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a move that will boost growth.


Lewis in move to curb cost confusion

Feb 09 2016 06:25

Lewis Group is launching a specialised call centre to limit any potential misunderstandings of the costs, services and fees to be paid by customers.


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European stock markets steady at open after rout

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European stock markets have steadied at the start of trading after sharp falls the previous session on banking sector worries.

Global stock rout extends to Japan, credit risk climbs

Feb 09 2016 09:29

The global stocks rout has intensified with equities in Tokyo sliding the most since August and index futures indicating US stocks will add to declines.

Yen jumps to 2014 high as Japan 10-year yield drop

Feb 09 2016 09:15

The yen has strengthened past ¥115/$ for the first time in more than a year and Japan’s benchmark 10-year yield fell in an unprecedented decline below zero.

US stocks drop as credit worries sink banks

Feb 09 2016 07:12

Wall Street stocks have finished sharply lower, joining a European equity rout, as fears of an economic slowdown weighed especially hard on financial and technology shares.

Asian stocks extend global rout as traders flee to safety

Feb 09 2016 07:10

Tokyo stocks have led a rout across Asian markets, while Japanese government bond yields turned negative, the dollar dived against the yen and gold jumped.

Oil prices stage mild recovery after sell-off

Feb 09 2016 07:08

Oil prices have rallied after a three-day sell-off that saw the US benchmark sink back below $30 a barrel, analysts warned the ongoing supply glut will keep a lid on oil.

India sees growth exceeding estimate

Feb 08 2016 16:00

India has seen its growth exceeding economists’ estimates to overtake a slowing China, a pace Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be under pressure to sustain.

Emerging currencies gain Middle East shares on oil rebound

Feb 08 2016 12:13

Emerging-market currencies have advanced, led by Russia’s rouble, shares in the Middle East climbed amid speculation Saudi Arabia and Venezuela will stabilise crude prices.

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IPF Investec Property Fund Li...R14.49R0.392.77%
AMS Anglo American Plat Limit...R308.28R8.282.76%
SNT Santam LimitedR183.28R2.781.54%
ILV Illovo Sugar LimitedR20.41R0.261.29%
BTI British American Tobacco ...R874.80R9.281.07%
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KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR42.35R-4.65-9.89%
RPL Redefine International Pl...R10.06R-0.49-4.64%
HCI Hosken Consolidated Inves...R98.51R-4.34-4.22%
PSG Psg Group LimitedR178.00R-7.28-3.93%
RES Resilient Reit LimitedR119.65R-4.85-3.90%
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