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Economy

Zuma lauds success of meeting business leaders

Feb 09 2016 17:22

President Jacob Zuma has lauded the success of a meeting between government and business leaders in Cape Town.

Mining

Largest diamond found in 100 years named

Feb 09 2016 15:58

The 1 111 carat diamond discovered in Botswana has officially been named "Lesedi La Rona", which means "our light" in Setswana.

Investments

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.

Tech

SA startup targets killing parking tickets

Feb 09 2016 15:22

The days of using paper tickets at parking bays could be numbered if a local startup has its way.

Mining

Aquarius holders nod Sibanye deal as revenue dips 31%

Feb 09 2016 16:01

Shareholders in Aquarius Platinum have voted in favour of an aquisition bid by Sibanye Gold worth about $294m, says Aquarius chief executive officer.

Mining

SA plans fuel cell plant to boost platinum demand

Feb 09 2016 14:13

SA plans to set up a fuel cell component plant by 2018, the latest initiative to increase demand for the metal and support firms hit by plunging prices and labour strife.

 

In other news

Oil price gains capped by IEA gloom

Feb 09 2016 15:29

Oil has rebounded slightly from the previous day's sharp selloff, but gains were capped by a gloomy market assessment from the IEA energy watchdog.

British Airways enters Ryanair’s territory with Stansted flights

Feb 09 2016 14:18

British Airways will start offering holiday flights from London Stansted airport, a fourth base in serving the UK capital, putting it in direct competition with Ryanair.

IEA takes oil market bulls to the slaughterhouse

Feb 09 2016 13:11

Oil prices may have rebounded off 12-year lows struck last month, but any hope for a broader recovery in the market would be misplaced, says the IEA.

IEA raises estimate of surplus oil supply

Feb 09 2016 12:02

The global oil surplus will be bigger than previously estimated in the first half, increasing the risk of further price losses, as OPEC members bolster production.

European stock markets steady at open after rout

Feb 09 2016 10:46

European stock markets have steadied at the start of trading after sharp falls the previous session on banking sector worries.

Global stock rout extends to Japan, credit risk climbs

Feb 09 2016 09:29

The global stocks rout has intensified with equities in Tokyo sliding the most since August and index futures indicating US stocks will add to declines.

Yen jumps to 2014 high as Japan 10-year yield drop

Feb 09 2016 09:15

The yen has strengthened past ¥115/$ for the first time in more than a year and Japan’s benchmark 10-year yield fell in an unprecedented decline below zero.

US stocks drop as credit worries sink banks

Feb 09 2016 07:12

Wall Street stocks have finished sharply lower, joining a European equity rout, as fears of an economic slowdown weighed especially hard on financial and technology shares.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: The power of changing your mind

Through the mind-set of persuadability, good leaders can become the best...

Opinion

Without water, SA anticipates mammoth crop failure

Climate-related consequences are raising food prices, joblessness, crime,...

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Inside Labour: Unions weak now that strength is needed

When unions later this year start to demand double digit pay rises, do...

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ILV Illovo Sugar LimitedR22.45R2.3011.41%
AFE A E C I LimitedR84.72R2.723.32%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R40.80R1.002.51%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R71.90R1.121.58%
MTN Mtn Group LimitedR141.38R1.431.02%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR41.63R-5.37-11.43%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R35.29R-4.07-10.34%
GLN Glencore PlcR21.95R-1.58-6.71%
NPN Naspers LimitedR1733.49R-116.51-6.30%
EXX Exxaro Resources LimitedR67.00R-3.72-5.26%
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Accounting for success

Feb 09 2016 14:04

Business services company Ariston Global grew 250% last year and was named the 2015 National Small Business Champion by National Small Business Chamber. What is its recipe for success?

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Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.
 

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