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New credit fees, rates laws to hit consumers in 2016

Nov 30 2015 20:30

Recently announced regulations limiting fees and interest rates in the unsecured lending space may boost the loan shark industry, warn industry experts.


Edcon secures repayment deal on debt of R7.9bn

Nov 30 2015 19:35

Edcon says it has secured a repayment deal on debt of R7.9bn and access R1.85bn to pay down some bonds.


Rand hits all-time low as trade gap swells

Nov 30 2015 18:24

South Africa’s trade deficit has widened in October to the biggest gap since January as imports of machinery, vehicles and oil climbed.


Nuclear secrecy biggest worry for Fin24 user

Nov 30 2015 19:00

A Fin24 user says South Africa's planned nuclear would be a financial, environmental, and ethical disaster.


Even one protester at Woolworths AGM enough, says BDS SA

Nov 30 2015 17:05

Even one demonstrator is enough to make a point, activist group Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel SA said at the Woolworths 2015 annual general meeting.


SAA gag order: Media groups strike back

Nov 30 2015 16:34

Three media groups have asked a court to dismiss an urgent interdict brought against them by SAA to prevent publication of a board memorandum.


Mozambique to expand gas pipeline to SA

Nov 30 2015 16:03

The Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company plans to expand the 865km gas pipeline that transports gas from Mozambique to South Africa.


Aquarius, Sibanye holders vote for merger deal

Nov 30 2015 15:53

Shareholders expect the processing of Sibanye Gold's cash offer for Aquarius Platinum to sail through and say the deal should be done and dusted by April 2016.


In other news

US stocks dip ahead of ECB, jobs report

Nov 30 2015 20:24

Wall Street stocks have dipped at the start of a news-jammed week that includes a European Central Bank meeting and a US jobs report.

UK mortgage approvals rise on housing demand

Nov 30 2015 15:46

UK mortgage approvals have risen in October, indicating continued robust demand in the housing market.

Eurozone stocks higher awaiting ECB help

Nov 30 2015 14:46

Eurozone stocks have risen with all eyes on this week's policy meeting of the ECB, which is widely expected to boost the single currency with more stimulus.

Turkmenistan in race to become global gas player

Nov 30 2015 14:02

An ex-Soviet republic of five million, Turkmenistan boasts more gas reserves per capita than any other country bar Qatar.

Arrested Brazilian billionaire quits as head of investment bank

Nov 30 2015 13:22

Billionaire Andre Esteves, arrested on charges related to Brazil's huge Petrobras corruption probe, has resigned as chairperson and CEO of the bank.

European stocks fall awaiting busy week

Nov 30 2015 12:38

European stock markets have fallen at the open at the start of a busy trading week as the European Central Bank looks set to announce further stimulus.

Euro weak ahead of hotly-anticipated ECB meet

Nov 30 2015 09:14

The euro has headed south as traders bet that the European Central Bank will open up the monetary stimulus taps, while key US jobs data were also in focus.

Asian stocks fall, Shanghai shares extend losses

Nov 30 2015 09:07

Asian stocks have fallen with emerging-nation currencies and iron ore as Chinese brokerage shares extended declines amid a regulatory probe.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R28.50R1.505.56%
SNH Steinhoff International H...R84.64R3.644.49%
GLN Glencore PlcR20.56R0.783.94%
NEP New Europe Property Inves...R166.50R5.663.52%
AFE A E C I LimitedR91.50R2.783.13%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
AFH Alexander Forbes Group Ho...R6.55R-1.05-13.82%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR44.99R-6.00-11.77%
NHM Northam Platinum LimitedR22.40R-1.85-7.63%
HCI Hosken Consolidated Inves...R116.51R-5.49-4.50%
SPP The Spar Group LimitedR181.59R-8.41-4.43%
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Five things to consider before scaling up your business

Nov 30 2015 16:58

When success comes knocking, many SMEs have to make a decision: do they stay small or aim for the big leagues? These are five of the most important possible stumbling blocks for SMEs who are considering scaling up.

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