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SA stocks rise, PPC jumps after merger talks fail

Mar 27 2015 18:39

South African stocks have snapped a two-day losing streak as shares in cement maker PPC rose when the firm announced the end of merger talks with a rival firm.

News

Numsa to challenge Eskom SMS dismissals

Mar 27 2015 17:22

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA said it will challenge Eskom and its sub-contractors on its decision to fire 1 000 workers by SMS.

Economy

Tsotsi: Zuma told me to investigate Eskom rot

Mar 27 2015 12:25

President Jacob Zuma himself backed a plan to set up an inquiry to investigate “rot” at Eskom, claims chairperson Zola Tsotsi.

Industrial

SAA completes 90-day action plan

Mar 27 2015 17:38

South African Airways has completed the 90-day action plan on which it has focused the past few months.

Industrial

PPC terminates merger talks with Afrisam

Mar 27 2015 15:08

SA's biggest cement maker PPC has ended merger talks with unlisted rival Afrisam, the firm says, sending its shares nearly 5% higher.

Industrial

Lufthansa group further refines safety structures

Mar 27 2015 17:48

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are to adopt a new cockpit occupancy procedure as a precautionary measure.

Tech

9 ways SA firms fail on social media

Mar 27 2015 13:29

Social media is with us, yet few companies are truly aware of how to use the medium to engage with the public in general, and consumers specifically.

 

In other news

Europe stocks close mixed

6 minutes ago

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.58% at 6 855.02 points.

US stocks rise

Mar 27 2015 17:16

Wall Street stocks have risen, shrugging off data showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth as the market sought to snap a four-day losing streak.

NZ vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

Mar 27 2015 15:30

New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines.

European stocks mixed ahead of Greek deal news

Mar 27 2015 14:58

Europe's main stock markets have diverged as dealers awaited news on a deal over Greece's finances next week, while tracking unrest in Yemen.

Asian shares mixed, Yemen crisis hits sentiment

Mar 27 2015 14:31

Asian markets have been mixed in edgy trade as investors tracked the crisis in Yemen, with fears that unrest could turn into a wider Middle East conflict.

BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

Mar 27 2015 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

Power restored after outage hits Amsterdam

Mar 27 2015 13:00

Power has been restored at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a major outage hit the Dutch capital and surroundings.

Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid anxieties

Mar 27 2015 12:30

The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it.

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  • Winners
  • Losers
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
PPC Ppc LimitedR18.99R1.035.73%
AFH Alexander Forbes Group Ho...R10.40R0.505.05%
ZED Zeder Investments LimitedR8.20R0.394.99%
CLS Clicks Group LimitedR90.00R3.303.81%
MPC Mr Price Group LimitedR251.96R7.463.05%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
ASR Assore LimitedR135.12R-9.13-6.33%
LON Lonmin PlcR21.74R-0.98-4.31%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R99.46R-4.28-4.13%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR52.59R-2.06-3.77%
ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR118.39R-4.59-3.73%
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Johannesburg has been selected to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017. "[The congress] will ensure that small business development remains firmly on the national agenda and the radar screen of all stakeholders, the Small Business Development minister said.
 

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