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Economy

Ncgobo to preside over SARS disciplinary proceedings

Apr 28 2015 20:00

Former Chief Justice Sandile Ncgobo will preside over the disciplinary hearing of suspended deputy SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Ivan Pillay and group executive Peter Richer.

Economy

New trains won't solve passenger problems - PAC

Apr 28 2015 19:04

Metrorail will not solve the problems facing train commuters by purchasing new trains, says the Pan Africanist Congress.

Equities

SA stocks fall from record highs, Coronation slides

Apr 28 2015 18:41

South African stocks have retreated from record highs as Coronation Fund Managers flagged lower first-half earnings but iron ore companies bucked the weaker trend.

Economy

Electricity the biggest economic challenge - Nene

Apr 28 2015 17:31

The lack of sufficient electricity is the most binding constraint to production and investment in South Africa, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Currencies

Rand 1% firmer, boosted by Greek compromise

Apr 28 2015 18:03

The rand has firmed more than 1%, close to its strongest in a month, as optimism over the Greek debt crisis cheered the local unit.

BizNews

'Real story' behind TMG exec Mike Robertson’s departure

Apr 28 2015 15:28

Breathless emails have been doing the rounds after news circulated that Mike Robertson, for 12 years head of TMG’s media operations, is leaving the group.

Economy

SARS disbands secret intelligence unit

Apr 28 2015 15:16

SARS has disbanded a secret intelligence unit that was created unlawfully in 2007 and has damaged the public’s confidence in the institution, a government investigation has found.

Eskom

No load shedding? Don't get too optimistic, warns expert

Apr 28 2015 14:42

While we should all be pleased that Eskom performed weekend maintenance without load shedding, consumers should be cautious of becoming too optimistic, warns an energy expert.

 

In other news

Europe stocks close lower

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Europe's main stock markets have closed lower, with Frankfurt's DAX 30 index sinking 1.89% to 11 811.66 points and the CAC 40 in Paris tumbling 1.81% to 5 173.38 points.

US stocks fall despite strong Merck, Apple earnings

32 minutes ago

Apple's and Merck's analyst-beating earnings failed to hold up US stocks in early trade, with the iPhone maker's shares sinking despite its blowout quarter.

Coega awarded for public sector empowerment

Apr 28 2015 17:34

Coega Development Corporation has scooped a top award for empowerment within the realm of public service.

Lower prices to hurt Africa's oil producers -IMF

Apr 28 2015 14:15

Lower oil prices will reduce growth in Africa's major petroleum producing countries and push governments to implement significant policy adjustments says the IMF.

Asian stocks mostly down, weak yen boosts Tokyo

Apr 28 2015 13:32

Asian markets have mostly fallen following losses on Wall Street, with Shanghai losing more than 1% a day after hitting a seven-year high.

Qatar to grow gas output with $1bn recovery plant

Apr 28 2015 13:30

Qatar, the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, is gathering even more gas with a $1bn plant that is recovering what used to be wasted fuel.

European shares stumble as Commerzbank falls

Apr 28 2015 13:00

European equities have fallen following some weaker-than-expected corporate updates, as a new share issue hit Commerzbank.

Japan lawmakers submit casino legalisation bill

Apr 28 2015 12:45

Japan's pro-casino lawmakers have submitted a bill to legalise casino gambling, the latest bid to establish an industry which could generate $40bn a year.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
ASR Assore LimitedR119.66R10.519.63%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR173.50R13.508.44%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R112.95R8.478.11%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R67.95R4.777.55%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR326.40R22.557.42%
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CML Coronation Fund Managers ...R95.56R-9.17-8.76%
BTI British American Tobacco ...R661.51R-25.49-3.71%
MDC Mediclinic International ...R126.72R-3.86-2.96%
GND Grindrod LimitedR16.18R-0.45-2.71%
ITU Intu Properties PlcR62.55R-1.65-2.57%
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