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Whither SA's platinum sector?

Apr 17 2014 11:03

Curing the problems of platinum production may seem a simple matter but in reality may well be impossible, says an economist.


US economy emerges from winter freeze

Apr 17 2014 09:06

The US economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter with consumer spending picking up broadly, according to the Federal Reserve.


Eskom acting CEO not eyeing top job

Apr 17 2014 05:30

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila is not interested in a permanent role to head the power utility, says chairperson Zola Tsotsi.

In the news

Maponya is beacon of hope for youth

Apr 16 2014 20:06

Dr Richard Maponya has been honoured for his outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and leadership under almost impossible conditions.


High remittance fees hurt Africa - think tank

Apr 16 2014 20:34

Africans face the highest remittance fees globally, regularly paying a "super tax" to send money home at a cost that holds back development, says a think tank.


China could harm world economy growth - poll

Apr 16 2014 19:34

The world economy can expect steady growth at best, but any rapid slowdown in China could upset the still-unsteady progress, according to a Reuters poll.


ConCourt to rule on R10bn tender

Apr 16 2014 18:30

The Constitutional Court is set to give its ruling on the remedy to implement after declaring invalid a R10bn tender for social welfare grants.


Rand set to snap losing streak

Apr 16 2014 19:12

The rand looks set to to tick up as investor sentiment towards emerging markets received a boost from solid Chinese growth data.


In other news

Crisis-hit UK Co-op loses billions

33 minutes ago

Britain's Co-operative Group has made a loss in 2013, a year it describes as disastrous and the worst in its 150-year history.

IBM hammered on earnings slump

43 minutes ago

IBM has reported a slump in first quarter earnings as the computer giant sees weaker hardware sales and focused more on services and the Internet "cloud".

Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO

Apr 17 2014 10:18

If Yahoo appears back in favour, it can thank Alibaba, the Chinese web giant in which it holds a big stake and that is set for a public stock offering.

Weibo sells fewer shares - report

Apr 17 2014 10:11

Sina Weibo has sold fewer shares than expected in its US initial public offering, which has been priced below expectations, according to a report.

FlySafair gets operating licence - report

Apr 17 2014 09:29

FlySafair has reportedly been granted a licence to operate domestic flights, after it restructured its shareholding to meet domestic ownership requirements.

Rand holds steady before long weekend

Apr 17 2014 09:20

The rand has firmed within a recent range, trading sideways for a second session as investors avoid taking big positions ahead of the long weekend.

US stocks rally on positive news

Apr 17 2014 07:30

US stocks have rallied for a third straight day, lifted by positive economic and corporate earnings news with Yahoo surging 6% as it beat Wall St forecasts.

Asian shares mixed after US report

Apr 17 2014 07:23

Asian markets have been mixed as a positive report on the US economy and the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates at record lows were offset by profit-taking.

Analysis & Opinion


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Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
ABL African Bank Investments ...R10.65R0.000.00%
ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R36.50R0.000.00%
AEG Aveng LimitedR23.00R0.000.00%
AFE A E C I LimitedR119.50R0.000.00%
AGL Anglo American PlcR271.40R0.000.00%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R68.12R0.000.00%
WBO Wilson Bayly Holmes-ovcon...R138.34R0.000.00%
VOD Vodacom Group LimitedR128.63R0.000.00%
TSH Tsogo Sun Holdings Limite...R25.65R0.000.00%
TRU Truworths International L...R77.80R0.000.00%
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stx40 33
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gld 7
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Oil prices rise in Asian trade

Apr 17 2014 07:18

Oil prices have lifted in Asian trade on lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis, but analysts said a bearish US stockpiles report was dampening sentiment.


Hedge fund regulations published

Apr 16 2014 20:05

Draft regulations and a related explanatory memorandum for hedge funds have been published for public comment, the Financial Services Board and Treasury say.


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