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Currencies

Rand still vulnerable after Fitch warning

Mar 04 2015 09:55

The rand has recouped some of the previous day's sharp losses, but remains on shaky ground after Fitch ratings agency warned of a possible credit downgrade.

Retail

Foschini planning huge Africa expansion

Mar 04 2015 09:46

Fashion retailer The Foschini Group aims to almost triple the number of its stores across the rest of Africa over the next five years, says its chief executive.

Tech

Data demand boosts MTN revenue

Mar 04 2015 09:07

Mobile operator MTN has increased revenue and growth largely thanks to the demand for data, the company has announced in its results briefing.

Tech

Tablets need to stop ‘being so boring’

Mar 04 2015 08:27

Slowing tablet sales can be curbed by launching more interesting devices, says an expert at the mobile conference in Barcelona.

Eskom

Be prepared for load shedding, says Eskom

Mar 04 2015 07:24

Eskom has issued a warning that there is a medium risk of load shedding during the day, shifting to a very high probability in the evening.

Economy

Brown: Eskom can pull plug on Zim, Zambia

Mar 04 2015 06:54

SA has power deals with seven countries in southern Africa but Eskom can cut power to Zimbabwe and Zambia, according to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Mining

Aurora dismissal a 'victory' - union

Mar 04 2015 05:00

The dismissal of Khulubuse Zuma's application to have claims of R1.5bn against Aurora Empowerment Systems set aside is a victory for workers, trade union Solidarity says.

Mining

Gold Fields to spend up to $500m on mines

Mar 04 2015 06:00

Bullion producer Gold Fields can afford to spend $300 to $500m on an acquisition but is only interested in working mines, says chief executive Nick Holland.

 

In other news

FCC head defends internet neutrality rules

9 minutes ago

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defence of new internet regulations on the road.

Chinese students learn wine trade in Bordeaux

3 minutes ago

A young crop of Chinese students are flocking to France's largest wine-growing area, to train for careers in the wine trade, a burgeoning industry in China.

European bank to begin investing in Greece

33 minutes ago

Greece is set to receive its first investments from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

Mar 04 2015 09:14

Oil prices have been mixed ahead of the release of a key US supply report and as dealers eyed escalating violence in crude producer Libya.

India surprises with early post-budget rate cut

Mar 04 2015 09:30

India's central bank has lowered its policy repo rate by 25 basis points, its second inter-meeting cut this year on the back of easing inflation.

New Yorkers spend nearly 60% of income on rent

Mar 04 2015 08:55

Rent will gobble up nearly 60% of New Yorkers' income in 2015 with the median cost of an apartment to rise to $2 700 a month, according to a real-estate website.

SA, Canada sign mining agreement

Mar 04 2015 06:37

South Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada on co-operation in mining development, with a particular focus on the junior to mid-tier mining sector.

Asia markets mostly track Wall St losses

Mar 04 2015 07:24

Asia markets have mostly tracked a retreat on Wall Street, with Tokyo hit by a firmer yen and Sydney dipping on disappointing economic growth data.

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TRU Truworths International L...R90.63R2.132.41%
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R91.00R2.002.25%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR163.95R3.242.02%
RLO Reunert LimitedR65.27R1.041.62%
SPP The Spar Group LimitedR177.84R2.511.43%
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GLN Glencore PlcR51.30R-1.32-2.51%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR28.95R-0.69-2.33%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R27.75R-0.60-2.12%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR126.24R-2.59-2.01%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R111.43R-2.15-1.89%
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South Africa

Judgment reserved in Shuttleworth case

Mar 03 2015 21:15

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the Reserve Bank application for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in favour of billionaire Mark Shuttleworth.

Tech

'Freak attack' stalks Apple, Android browsers

Mar 04 2015 07:48

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "Freak attack".

 

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