• Thinking strategically

    Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey Chapman.

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Investments

Why African Bank was a 'perfect storm'

Aug 21 2014 15:02

A Fin24 user wants to know who bought African Bank shares when the share value was being traded down before the curatorship and an expert puts it in context.

News

'Time to stand up' against disruptive protests

Aug 21 2014 14:02

It is time for all community leaders, unions and business organisations to stand together to expose disruptive protest action, according to a business chamber.

Mobile

Google Glass sales 'healthy' in SA

Aug 21 2014 14:05

Despite the high price of Google Glass, a number of South Africans have already purchased the internet-connected eyewear.

Retail

Pick n Pay ups Zim investments

Aug 21 2014 14:21

Supermarket chain Pick n Pay has released $40m split towards funding for an additional equity share and refurbishments of Zimbabwean retailer TM Supermarkets.

Equities

Calmness returns to JSE

Aug 21 2014 13:34

Banking shares have recovered from the hammering following a Moody's downgrade, but the Resources index is still losing ground led by BHP Billiton.

Tech

Blue Label lifts revenue to R19.4bn

Aug 21 2014 14:14

Blue Label Telecoms posted a revenue jump from R18.9bn to R19.4bn and increased gross operating profit by R78m to R1.35bn.

Retail

Edcon reports R6.6bn in quarterly sales

Aug 21 2014 14:18

Unlisted retailer Edcon has posted a 5.7% rise in retail sales to R6.6bn for the quarter ended June 28 2014.

Economy

Cabinet nod for huge hydro power treaty

Aug 21 2014 13:21

Cabinet has approved a treaty which would see SA buy over half of the power generated on the Congo River by the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

 

In other news

France imports wheat because of poor crop

17 minutes ago

France has imported milling wheat to mix with its poor quality, rain-soaked crop in order to reach quality required under contracts signed before the harvest.

Italian, Spanish debt may shrug off Fed rate hike

47 minutes ago

Any speculation about the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike could raise fears of a fall in demand for bonds in the euro zone periphery.

US futures edge higher ahead of meeting

Aug 21 2014 14:53

US stock index futures have edged higher, ahead of a flurry of economic data and the start of the meeting of top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

Aug 21 2014 13:31

The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theatre of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

3D printing 'mainstream in five years'

Aug 21 2014 12:00

Mainstream access to 3D printing is some years away, but will nevertheless be accessible, an industry tracker says.

Fur fury over Investec tenant

Aug 21 2014 08:11

An animal rights activist has spent years raising awareness over a luxury clothing shop selling fur, but Investec says they see nothing wrong with the business.

Asian shares slip, China data weighs

Aug 21 2014 13:56

Asian markets have mostly fallen with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai.

European shares extend 2-week rally

Aug 21 2014 14:14

European stocks have risen, extending their sharp two-week rebound, boosted by better-than-expected German private sector growth figures.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

Thinking strategically

Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey...

Industrial

Power problems

It is like an iron law: no electricity, no modern economy, says Leopold...

Opinion

Vodacom, MTN quietly board M2M gravy train

SA's biggest mobile operators have found a new revenue stream, says Gugu...

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TRU Truworths International L...R68.88R3.184.84%
TFG The Foschini Group Limite...R115.61R2.822.50%
LHC Life Healthcare Group Hol...R43.24R1.002.37%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR55.20R1.202.22%
MPC Mr Price Group LimitedR199.01R4.232.17%
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ASR Assore LimitedR326.10R-14.86-4.36%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R101.68R-3.67-3.48%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR24.49R-0.85-3.35%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R31.96R-0.99-3.00%
NHM Northam Platinum LimitedR44.59R-1.22-2.66%
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The value of a business mentor

Aug 20 2014 16:12

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate with whom you can discuss your business and its challenges, says an expert.

 

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