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Economy

Fitch leaves ratings downgrade unchanged

Aug 22 2014 13:40

The failure of African Bank would not see it lower its ratings for the five biggest SA banks as the likelihood of contagion is limited, says Fitch.

Economy

Ramaphosa tells SA not to take bribes, steal

Aug 22 2014 12:48

South Africans must not buy stolen goods, not pay bribes and not take something that does not belong to them, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

News

An app within an app

Aug 22 2014 11:16

A Cape Town company has created a platform for developers to easily develop and manage accounts on WeChat, taking out the hassle most app developers experience.

Mining

Goldfields clarifies historic claim

Aug 22 2014 11:40

Gold Fields has issued a statement regarding a historic claim relating to a period of time prior to purchasing the company involved.

Economy

Mugabe seeks $4bn China bailout

Aug 22 2014 10:19

President Robert Mugabe is set to depart for Beijing for a $4bn cash bailout, confirming Zimbabwe’s quest for Chinese aid to ease the country's economic meltdown.

Economy

R699 car victims lose class action bid

Aug 22 2014 09:15

The Eastern Cape High Court has dismissed an application for a class action certification in the R699 car scheme case, says a lawyer representing consumers.

Currencies

Rand range-bound ahead of Yellen speech

Aug 22 2014 09:35

The rand has traded in a tight range, holding onto previous session's gains ahead of a speech by the Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Economy

Mantashe: Private sector must deal with past

Aug 22 2014 08:25

The private sector is too slow to transform and must be able to deal with apartheid moving forward, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

 

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France cheers better wine harvest for 2014

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France will produce around six billion bottles of wine this year, a more successful harvest than in recent years.

Maersk mulls buys after dry wells

Aug 22 2014 12:43

After recent dry wells and a $1.7bn impairment, Maersk Oil is slowing down exploration globally and virtually ceasing it in Brazil and the US Gulf of Mexico.

Could shale revive China's flagging oil fields?

Aug 22 2014 12:00

There is no doubting the immense achievement that the Daqing oil fields represented, the first fields developed entirely with Chinese expertise.

SA maize estimate little changed - survey

Aug 22 2014 11:30

South Africa is likely to slightly raise its 2014 maize output forecast, as traders expect no surprises before the end of the season.

Adcock shares boost on Bidvest news

Aug 22 2014 11:03

Shares of Adcock Ingram has surged more than 4% in early trade on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in the drugmaker.

LNG investment of $30bn in Mozambique

Aug 22 2014 10:55

More than $30bn will be invested initially in Mozambique's natural gas sector to build capacity to produce 20 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas.

London Stock Exchange profits soar

Aug 22 2014 10:15

The London Stock Exchange Group's net profits have surged in the first quarter on the back of a resurgence in stock market flotations, it says.

European markets stable at open

Aug 22 2014 10:00

Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday in cautious deals before a key speech from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

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S&P 500 cruises to new record

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The S&P 500 has set a new record as US stocks powered higher, shrugging off geopolitical problems elsewhere, gaining from signs of strength in the US economy.

 

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