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Economy

Markets have all eyes on Zuma's critical Sona speech

Feb 11 2016 09:55

The rand weakened to R15.92 ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech, which will be watched closely by local investors hoping for positive signs.

Economy

Wounded Zuma seeks to salvage reputation in state address

Feb 11 2016 06:50

As he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation speech, President Jacob Zuma is facing one of the darkest moments of his presidency.

Tech

Telkom giving away '1 million megabytes'

Feb 11 2016 09:12

The telecoms operator has launched a small business charm offensive with a broadband data promotion.

Retail

Woolworths continues to show strong growth

Feb 11 2016 08:56

Retailer Woolworths says first-half headline earnings per share increased by 30.6% with a 17.1% increase in revenue of R35.5bn and a 48.1% increase in gross profit.

Economy

AA slams Sanral’s e-toll fees SMS

Feb 11 2016 07:43

The AA says it is disappointed that Sanral has decided to go the legal route before resolving their e-toll billing problems.

Tech

Moneyweb expects 675% decrease in headline earnings

Feb 11 2016 07:19

JSE-listed Moneyweb says it will likely report a decrease of between 675% and 696% in headline earnings per share for the six month period ended 31 December 2015.

Inside Labour

Labour Wrap: A serious side to Valentine's Day

Feb 11 2016 06:41

We probably need this next, Valentine weekend, as a respite from the reality of the actual state of the nation, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Economy

Yellen warns of rising risks to US economy

Feb 10 2016 23:28

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has warned that the US economy faces risks from tightening domestic financial conditions as well as global economic turmoil.

 

In other news

Hong Kong stocks fall in worst start to Lunar New Year since 1994

Feb 11 2016 07:59

Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst start to a lunar new year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.

Dollar sinks in Asia as Fed boss dampens chance of rate hike

Feb 11 2016 07:57

The dollar has retreated across the board after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon.

US oil prices dive below $27 a barrel

Feb 11 2016 07:55

US crude has tumbled below $27 a barrel in Asia as the oversaturated market struggled to cope with high inventories in the US and an increased output from OPEC.

Nasdaq up, Dow down as Yellen warns on economy

Feb 11 2016 07:41

The tech-rich Nasdaq has risen, but the Dow retreated as US stocks reacted indecisively to statements from Fed's chair highlighting heightened economic risks.

US stocks rise as Yellen warns on US economy

Feb 10 2016 20:13

Wall Street stocks have risen as congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted the risks to US growth from economic turmoil overseas.

EU to unveil new energy plan

Feb 10 2016 19:56

The EU is to unveil plans to give it power to examine energy contracts that European states sign with outside countries.

Zambia's economy expected to grow by 3.7%

Feb 10 2016 19:30

Zambian deputy finance minister Christopher Mvunga says Zambia's economy is expected to grow by 3.7% this year, largely stable from last year.

Monsanto to pay $80m for accounting violations

Feb 10 2016 17:15

Monsanto will pay an $80m penalty to settle charges it misstated earnings by failing to accurately count rebate costs for a best-selling weed killer.

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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R40.59R3.348.97%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR179.41R14.418.73%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR44.56R2.967.12%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR66.26R4.066.53%
TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR99.68R5.686.04%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R86.35R-6.94-7.44%
OCE Oceana Group LimitedR104.48R-5.52-5.02%
ILV Illovo Sugar LimitedR21.23R-1.02-4.58%
ASR Assore LimitedR95.00R-3.79-3.84%
TRU Truworths International L...R90.11R-3.39-3.63%
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