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    SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand promise and invitation, says Solly Moeng.

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Zuma: Business leaders to work with state to solve crisis

Feb 10 2016 13:32

Business Unity SA and the National Treasury will create a task team to focus on economic growth and job creation, President Jacob Zuma has announced.


Watch out for these 5 WhatsApp scams

Feb 10 2016 13:14

The social network has one billion users, but with that growth has come a spike in scams on the service.


Sappi profit triples with higher 2016 earnings

Feb 10 2016 13:35

Sappi's first-quarter profit has more than tripled after higher prices for the cotton substitute helped offset the effects of a drought in South Africa on volumes.


Lonmin will not shy away from merger or takeover: CEO

Feb 10 2016 13:08

Platinum producer Lonmin will not "shy away" from any merger or takeover but for now the company is focused on its plan to survive tough market conditions, says its CEO.


Tax instability, low commodity prices stifles Zambia FDI

Feb 10 2016 12:36

Unstable tax regimes and policies have cost Zambia dearly in foreign direct investment, especially now that commodity prices are low.


Investment certainty with Ecsponent Limited

Feb 09 2016 15:41

ADVERTORIAL: Ecsponent Limited has established a reputation over recent years for its forward-thinking approach to organic and acquisitive growth strategy in Africa.


Is state delaying job stats to avoid Budget headache?

Feb 10 2016 11:40

Economist Mike Schüssler has questioned the postponement of the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey until the day after the National Budget.


New fibre player promises market disruption

Feb 10 2016 10:37

A new fibre to the home player has launched in South Africa as competition in the broadband sector heats up.


In other news

DRC miners demand power sector reforms

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The DRC's Chamber of Mines has called for radical reforms in the country's power industry after lower prices reduced copper output.

Gold hits a wall with first slide in a month

45 minutes ago

Gold’s rally is stumbling as demand slows during China’s Lunar New Year and analysts say prices have run up too quickly.

Banks lead European stock gains as oil rises

58 minutes ago

Concern over the creditworthiness of European banks and oil’s decline have sent equities reeling, ensuring investors will focus on Fed Reserve chair’s testimony.

Dollar bulls await Yellen, Citigroup sees pessimism

Feb 10 2016 10:14

The dollar, the darling of currency investors last year, has been caught up in the turmoil sweeping across financial markets.

Maersk profit plunges as oil, container divisions lag

Feb 10 2016 09:34

P Moeller-Maersk has reported an 84% plunge in 2015 profit after its oil unit was hit by lower energy prices and its container division suffering.

Yen surges as global market rout extends

Feb 10 2016 09:05

The Japanese yen has extended gains against the dollar and the euro as nervous investors fled to safe investments with equity markets plunging.

US stocks fall as global rout spreads, Dow -0.8%

Feb 10 2016 07:32

Wall Street stocks have opened lower following deep declines in equity markets in Japan and Europe and another drop in oil prices.

Nasdaq positive as US stocks try to rally

Feb 10 2016 07:26

The tech-rich Nasdaq has poked into positive territory as US stocks sought to overcome a negative tide that started with a dive in Japanese stocks.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
RMI Rand Merchant Investment ...R39.50R2.296.15%
MRP Mr Price Group LimitedR153.60R6.124.15%
SLM Sanlam LimitedR54.98R1.973.72%
DSY Discovery LimitedR127.56R4.443.61%
INP Investec PlcR99.05R3.393.54%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
ORL Oakbay Resources And Ener...R7.55R-22.93-75.23%
ASR Assore LimitedR98.00R-9.00-8.41%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR42.47R-3.08-6.76%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R38.20R-2.60-6.37%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R33.23R-2.06-5.84%
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