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South Africa

Government to fund 18 new movies

Jul 24 2014 21:00

Emerging film-makers have received a boost with the announcement that the government will, initially, fund new six movies a year, for three years.

Financial Services

Zuma: Brics bank will boost SA

Jul 24 2014 20:02

The establishment of the Brics bloc's New Development Bank is a forward step for South Africa and the continent, says President Jacob Zuma.

Retail

SA could have plain cigarette packaging soon

Jul 24 2014 19:16

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Currencies

Rand breaks R10.50 to the dollar resistance

Jul 24 2014 18:33

The rand convincingly broke through the R10.50 per dollar resistance, buoyed by euro gains and the possibility of an end to a three-week metal workers' strike.

Economy

Burn e-toll bills - Cosatu

Jul 24 2014 18:00

Motorists in Gauteng must continue to use the highways without paying the e-toll bills, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

News

Gallo keen to buy Sapa

Jul 24 2014 17:31

Gallo Images (50% owned by Media24) is looking into possibly purchasing Sapa, after the majority of SA's media companies end 75-year membership.

 

In other news

Facebook stock hits all-time highs

18 minutes ago

Facebook stock have jumped to record highs as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying.

Messe Frankfurt heading to Africa

33 minutes ago

Messe Frankfurt, one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, will have a permanent presence in Africa in future.

Alexander Forbes surges to R10.5trn valuation

Jul 24 2014 20:15

Shares in Alexander Forbes surged 12% on their return to the JSE, valuing the company at almost $10,5trn as it dazzled investors with the prospect of steady earnings and growth.

Global socks gain, US bonds fall

Jul 24 2014 19:45

Global stock markets edged higher while US debt prices fell following unexpectedly low US weekly jobless claims and stronger-than-expected US earnings.

Impact of CT Fashion Week wider than catwalk

Jul 24 2014 19:04

The economic impact of Cape Town Fashion Week goes beyond the catwalk, SA Tourism CEO Thulani Nzima tells Fin24..

IMF cuts global growth outlook

Jul 24 2014 18:30

The International Monetary Fund has chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year.

France defends UBS guarantee demand

Jul 24 2014 17:51

A billion euro guarantee payment demanded by French judges of Swiss bank UBS reflects the size of the fine it could pay if found guilty.

US stocks: Earnings deluge continues

Jul 24 2014 17:01

US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

Corruption, welfare and SA

Trust and the size of a welfare state is twin-peaked, says Geoffrey Chapman....

Economy

Sanctions stand-off

Will Russia or the US win the post-MH17 power struggle, asks Leopold Scholtz....

Opinion

LG goes large in 2014

The LG G3 is the first serious contender for phone of the year, says Arthur...

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR359.29R7.982.27%
AEG Aveng LimitedR23.55R0.441.90%
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R25.70R0.481.90%
AVI Avi LimitedR62.61R0.961.56%
NEP New Europe Property Inves...R97.49R1.391.45%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR183.94R-7.71-4.02%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR40.47R-1.28-3.07%
SAP Sappi LimitedR43.62R-1.32-2.94%
LON Lonmin PlcR40.71R-1.11-2.65%
SAB Sabmiller PlcR590.68R-15.09-2.49%
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Alexander Forbes in spotlight on JSE

Jul 24 2014 15:02

Interest in Alexander Forbes' IPO pushed financials higher, but the rest of the market mainly moved sideways as investors thought twice about valuations.

 

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