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Health

Medical schemes healthy despite fewer members joining

Sep 01 2015 17:09

The medical scheme industry is financially sound despite low growth in membership, says the Council for Medical Schemes.

Economy

W Cape eyes 100 000 jobs with new tourism plan

Sep 01 2015 16:03

A new tourism growth strategy aims to create 100 000 jobs in the Western Cape, says provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

Economy

Crucial nuclear power deal issue cleared

Sep 01 2015 15:19

The agreements that SA signed with five countries in preparation for its nuclear energy procurement programme are not financially binding, a committee has heard.

Retail

Mr Price declines on 'poor fashion calls'

Sep 01 2015 15:51

Mr Price Group shares have fallen the most in almost three years as the clothing and household-goods retailer says low levels of consumer confidence curbed sales.

Investment Holdings

Gaming cushions GPI's gamble on food

Sep 01 2015 14:13

Grand Parade Investments has posted an increase to 10.53 cents in headline earnings per share from 3.17c, with the bulk coming from the gaming division.

Travel & Leisure

Sun International finalises deal in Latin America

Sep 01 2015 17:55

Sun International has entered into binding transaction agreements with Chile-based Dream to merge its casino and hotel assets in its Latin American portfolio.

BizNews

Bruggemans: No Zuma, real story lies overseas

Sep 01 2015 13:35

Cees Bruggemans questions President Jacob Zuma's claims that the responsibility of a failing government is now at the hands of the private sector.

Mining

Eqstra operating profit up despite challenges

Sep 01 2015 16:42

Eqstra Holdings has reported a rise of 10.6% in operating profit, driven primarily by improving efficiencies, restructuring and identifying excess assets.

 

In other news

China factory sector decline continues

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Activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in at least three years in August as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears.

US stocks sink as China worries mount

Sep 01 2015 16:10

US stocks opened sharply lower as poor factory data from China sparked another round of global equity selloffs.

China, eurozone weaken despite world awash with cash

Sep 01 2015 15:00

China's manufacturing industry has contracted while Britain and eurozone growth eased in August, rattling markets and reinforcing expectations interest rates may fall again.

Oil market slips on China data

Sep 01 2015 14:45

World oil prices have fallen, surrendering some of the previous day's gains as data showed shrinking manufacturing activity in top energy consumer China.

World markets extend losses as China falters

Sep 01 2015 14:33

Global stock markets have plunged further as more gloomy evidence emerged of China's economic slowdown, leading to heavy sell-offs in Asia and Europe.

Stocks slide as global growth angst deepens

Sep 01 2015 12:45

Stocks have fallen around the world and the yen gained with gold as the slowdown in China showed no sign of abating.

Weak China data point to economic slowdown

Sep 01 2015 12:30

Activity in China's factory sector has shrunk at its fastest rate in at least three years as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears.

Volatile Rand may affect cruise fares, warns MSC

Sep 01 2015 09:40

Prospective South African cruisers have been warned to pay any outstanding fees or face a possible fare increase due to the weak Rand.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR16.00R0.805.26%
ITE Italtile LimitedR11.75R0.252.17%
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R27.89R0.531.94%
RCL Rcl Foods LimitedR15.70R0.251.62%
DST Distell Group LimitedR170.26R2.661.59%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
MPC Mr Price Group LimitedR207.01R-31.63-13.25%
GLN Glencore PlcR27.53R-3.17-10.33%
TFG The Foschini Group Limite...R140.07R-9.83-6.56%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R66.45R-4.59-6.46%
BAT Brait SeR136.08R-9.10-6.27%
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Savings

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

Entrepreneurs

Mind over matter

Sep 01 2015 06:45

Having a strong, positive perspective about a desired goal can help business owners stay on course and ultimately achieve their dream, says a business coach.

 

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