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Financial Services

Standard Bank says sorry for ATM glitch

Apr 24 2015 21:27

No one wants to struggle to draw money at an ATM on payday, but that’s exactly what happened with several Standard Bank clients on Friday.

Tech

Post Office loses bid for release of bank accounts

Apr 24 2015 20:11

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has rejected a bid by the SA Post Office to have its bank accounts released.

Eskom

Will 'magic' Molefe spot Eskom's BEE thieves?

Apr 24 2015 21:58

The proponents of Eskom's BEE procurement policies are among its biggest thieves, energy analyst Ted Blom has told the Cape Town Press Club.

Equities

SA stocks hit record highs led by Kumba Iron Ore

Apr 24 2015 18:41

South Africa's stocks have hit record highs driven by Kumba Iron Ore on the back of higher prices for the steel-making ingredient.

Currencies

Rand edges higher on weak US data

Apr 24 2015 18:08

The rand has been a touch firmer against the dollar, propped up, as it has been for most of the week, by soft US economic data.

Economy

Xenophobia will cause ‘incredible’ damage to economy

Apr 24 2015 16:20

South African tourism and the economy are set to suffer a major blow following recent violence against foreign nationals, says Protea Group founder Otto Stehlik.

 

In other news

Singapore becoming cheaper to call home

Apr 24 2015 18:17

Expats in Singapore have voiced concerns about high living expenses, tightening foreign labour policies and education costs at international schools.

UK's richest hedge fund managers

Apr 24 2015 17:05

Britain's top-25 richest hedge fund managers' wealth has risen by £1.8bn to £14.8bn over the past year, shows the Sunday Times Rich List.

'Smaller, simpler' mantra rings through banking

Apr 24 2015 16:36

Deutsche Bank's expected move to sell much of its retail banking business will see it join a growing list of banks choosing to shrink and simplify to survive.

Athens stocks jump 4.4% on hopes of EU deal

Apr 24 2015 15:45

The main index of the Athens stock exchange has shot up 4.43% to 769.63 points in midday trading on hopes that Greece will make progress towards a deal.

Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record

Apr 24 2015 15:30

Shanghai and Tokyo shares have been hit by profit-taking but most other Asian markets rose after a positive US lead as the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high.

Equities at all-time high after Nasdaq record

Apr 24 2015 15:02

Global equity markets have ridden to new all-time highs, with positive corporate updates in Europe and a post-dotcom-boom peak for the US Nasdaq.

Nigeria's Heineken unit profit falls 2%

Apr 24 2015 12:00

Nigerian Breweries, a unit of Dutch brewer Heineken, says its first quarter pre-tax profit has fallen 2% to 14.43 billion naira from a year ago.

Honda unveils first business jet

Apr 24 2015 11:15

Honda has unveiled its first private jet before it hits the market this summer, as the Japanese giant, targets deep-pocketed business flyers.

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  • Winners
  • Losers
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR160.00R15.7310.90%
EXX Exxaro Resources LimitedR98.05R7.057.75%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R104.48R5.505.56%
GLN Glencore PlcR57.54R2.394.33%
ASR Assore LimitedR109.15R4.304.10%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR26.70R-1.60-5.65%
ZED Zeder Investments LimitedR8.80R-0.39-4.24%
CLS Clicks Group LimitedR94.80R-3.46-3.52%
PFG Pioneer Food Group Limite...R188.50R-6.10-3.13%
JSE Jse LimitedR129.40R-4.10-3.07%
All JSE data is delayed by at least 15 minutes and provided by McGregor BFA

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Entrepreneurs

Cape Town's strelitzia man

Apr 24 2015 11:06

Every day between 15:00 and 19:00, at the traffic lights on the corner of Buitengracht Street and Buitensingel in the Cape Town city centre, you’re likely to see a man with a bunch of orange strelitzia flowers.

 

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