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Economy

Zuma courts CEOs as SA risks junk rating

Feb 08 2016 12:02

With South Africa at risk of falling into recession and having its credit-rating downgraded to junk, President Jacob Zuma is trying to patch up ties with business leaders.

Tech

ShowMax not hiking subscription fees, for now

Feb 08 2016 12:12

Local internet video service ShowMax is not increasing its monthly R99 subscription rate despite the weak rand impacting its business.

Mining

Lily Mine closed with immediate effect, says Zwane

Feb 08 2016 12:20

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says after visiting Lily Mine, where miners are trapped underground, the firm has agreed to close the mine with immediate effect.

Mining

Zwane: Regulatory certainty top priority for mining

Feb 08 2016 11:47

The South African government is determined to speed up regulatory and policy certainty to the mining sector, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Mining

Mining industry failed to prepare for 'winter' - Zwane

Feb 08 2016 10:43

The mining sector’s lack of planning for the low demand of commodities is a failure that must not be repeated, says mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Retail

Bidvest to spin off, float food service unit

Feb 08 2016 10:20

Bidvest Group says it plans to spin off and separately list its food business on the local stock exchange, beginning its attempt to separate its biggest division.

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.

 

In other news

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.

Asian stocks slip, Japan rebounds in trade

Feb 08 2016 11:13

Asian shares have pared losses as a weaker yen helped Japan's Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional markets closed.

European stock markets rebound at open

Feb 08 2016 10:37

Europe's main stock markets have rebounded slightly at the start of trading following heavy losses caused by persistent concerns over global economic strains.

Uber's surge pricing applied to smoothies

Feb 08 2016 10:19

By raising prices as demand increases, Uber is able not only to influence demand in line with supply, it also can encourage more drivers to take to the road.

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.

Analysis & Opinion

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ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR170.04R14.849.56%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R40.75R3.409.10%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR66.80R4.807.74%
AMS Anglo American Plat Limit...R289.95R20.227.50%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R37.95R2.356.60%
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NPN Naspers LimitedR1853.79R-82.27-4.25%
IPL Imperial Holdings LimitedR117.22R-3.78-3.12%
RMI Rand Merchant Investment ...R37.88R-1.14-2.92%
OML Old Mutual PlcR36.71R-1.09-2.88%
NPK Nampak LimitedR18.44R-0.51-2.69%
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Does your will say what you mean?

Feb 08 2016 12:51

Is your will clear to the executor of your estate? Make sure it is by following advice from Willie Fourie, head of estate and trust services at PSG.

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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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