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Investments

Who traded down African Bank's share value?

Aug 20 2014 06:00

A Fin24 user says the real question regarding the crisis with African Bank, is who traded down its share value and an expert provides some insights.

Economy

Ebola no threat to SA tourism - minister

Aug 20 2014 05:00

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no threat to tourism in South Africa, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

Mining

NUM to fight Petra retrenchments

Aug 19 2014 19:43

The National Union of Mineworkers has vowed to fight tooth and nail to avoid retrenchments at Petra Diamonds' Helam mine in North West.

Financial Services

Warning against overreaction to banks' downgrade

Aug 19 2014 18:53

Moody's was too late in downgrading African Bank and now overreacted in downgrading Capitec as a result, says Kokkie Kooyman of Sanlam Investment Management Global.

Financial Services

Moody's cuts ratings of four more top banks

Aug 19 2014 18:27

Moody's has downgraded the credit rating of Standard Bank, Absa, FNB and Nedbank after Capitec suffered the same fate.

News

Motsoeneng's appointment justified - SABC

Aug 19 2014 19:31

The decision to appoint SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng on a permanent basis was rational, the broadcaster's board told the Western Cape High Court.

Currencies

Rand steady on interest rate expectations

Aug 19 2014 18:03

The rand has gleaned support from expectations that interest rates are going to continue higher, keeping the currency holding steady against a stronger dollar.

Equities

JSE drops, spurred by BHP Billiton

Aug 19 2014 18:09

South African stocks have been down, with mining companies taking the most points off the index after BHP Billiton announced plans to spin off businesses worth.

 

In other news

Sub-Saharan Africa middle class growing

Aug 19 2014 19:45

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced substantial growth in its middle class over the past 14 years, according to a Standard Bank report.

AfDB pledges $60m to fight Ebola

Aug 19 2014 19:30

The African Development Bank has pledged $60m to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola which is raging across west Africa.

Elizabeth Arden posts biggest ever loss

Aug 19 2014 19:15

Elizabeth Arden has recorded its biggest quarterly loss due to a steep fall in sales of celebrity perfumes, particularly the Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift brands.

Citi mulls sale of Japan retail banking unit

Aug 19 2014 18:43

Citigroup is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

Case study highlights Tru-Cape success

Aug 19 2014 17:14

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing has grown its turnover by a significant margin and extended its global footprint, shows a case study.

SA's Chenin Blanc seeps onto world stage

Aug 19 2014 16:45

Chenin Blanc, the most widely planted grape in South Africa, is now gaining an appreciation around the globe.

BHP raises full-year profit

Aug 19 2014 16:30

Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton has posted a full-year profit and says it would offload non-core assets to a new entity.

US stocks open higher on strong housing data

Aug 19 2014 16:10

US stocks opened higher Tuesday following strong housing construction data and a solid earnings report from retailer Home Depot.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

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Financial Services

African Bank too inclusive to fail

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Markets

JSE drops, spurred by BHP Billiton

Aug 19 2014 18:09

South African stocks have been down, with mining companies taking the most points off the index after BHP Billiton announced plans to spin off businesses worth.

Companies

Absa fund upgraded after dumping African Bank

Aug 19 2014 17:31

Fitch has upgraded the rating on an Absa money market fund and removed the fund from a negative ratings watch following Absa's removal of all Abil exposure.

 

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