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SKA to transform SA economy - Ramaphosa

Mar 02 2015 18:20

The Square Kilometre Array project will lead to new innovations in manufacturing and construction and transform the SA economy, according to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Currencies

Rand weakens on strong dollar pressures

Mar 02 2015 17:44

The rand has weakened against the dollar, in line with other emerging-market currencies, after the greenback strengthened on growing prospects of a rise in US interest rates.

Property

Cape Town rental market remains buoyant

Mar 02 2015 15:28

The Cape Town rental market remains buoyant with demand having picked up immediately after the December holidays, according to Pam Golding Properties.

Financial Services

Customers slightly happier with SA banks - index

Mar 02 2015 14:03

SA banks have achieved slightly higher customer satisfaction scores in an index, with Capitec and FNB tops in perceived quality and exceeding expectations.

Financial Services

Sarb, Shuttleworth row before ConCourt

Mar 02 2015 13:08

The Constitutional Court will hear the SA Reserve Bank's application for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in favour of entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

Financial Services

Santam earnings up 40% thanks to good weather

Mar 02 2015 15:37

Short-term insurer Santam has reported a 40% jump in full-year earnings, slightly lower than expected, after a turnaround in its crop insurance segment.

Equities

China rate cut fails to lift lacklustre JSE

Mar 02 2015 15:00

After an initial positive reaction to the news that China had lowered its interest rates at the weekend, major JSE indices came to a virtual standstill.

Debt

Credit rating is like a friendship - expert

Mar 02 2015 16:32

A Fin24 user is frustrated because he cannot get any credit at financial institutions, despite having come out of debt counselling.

 

In other news

Nasdaq hits 15-year high

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The Nasdaq Composite Index has bolted above 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, recovering nearly all the ground since the massive dot-com crash of 2000.

US stocks rise on merger news

31 minutes ago

Wall Street stocks have risen following a stream of merger announcements, including a $16.7bn acquisition in the semiconductor sector.

Edelweiss announces new seasonal schedule

42 minutes ago

As Switzerland continues to be one of Europe’s most popular winter destinations, Edelweiss has announced its forthcoming seasonal schedule.

The fate of shares in a delisted company

Mar 02 2015 17:21

A Fin24 user has shares in a company which was delisted from the JSE and he is not sure what the current value of his investment would be.

European stocks hit new records

Mar 02 2015 15:40

The British and German stock markets have hit record peaks on hopes that eurozone quantitative easing stimulus, will bolster economic growth.

UK govt resists widening banker bonus curbs

Mar 02 2015 15:18

Rules to prevent bonuses from encouraging excessive risk taking at banks should not be extended to junior staff, says a British government minister.

Italy pushing for ultra fast broadband solution

Mar 02 2015 13:01

The Italian government is pushing to speed up the roll-out of ultrafast broadband networks to help its ailing economy.

Week of public sector strikes starts in Germany

Mar 02 2015 14:58

Workers at a university clinic in the German city of Essen have walked off the job, the first act in a series of public sector labour stoppages that are set to spread across the country.

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LBH Liberty Holdings LimitedR146.75R5.393.81%
ROC Rockcastle Global Real Es...R30.39R1.093.72%
RLO Reunert LimitedR64.55R2.303.69%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR84.89R2.893.52%
SUI Sun International LimitedR135.22R3.552.70%
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DST Distell Group LimitedR169.37R-9.28-5.19%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR161.00R-5.71-3.43%
TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR149.50R-4.76-3.09%
REM Remgro LimitedR269.09R-7.91-2.86%
SNT Santam LimitedR229.00R-6.50-2.76%
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World

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

Mar 02 2015 12:10

Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are now sounding alarm for a new threat: earthquakes.

 

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