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Financial Services

Fed tapering could hit SA banks hardest

Apr 16 2014 14:41

Banking systems in South Africa and Turkey are the most vulnerable to the impact of the US Federal Reserve's tapering program, reports Standard & Poor's.

Economy

Retail sales growth disappoints

Apr 16 2014 14:52

Retail sales grew by a lower-than-expected 2.2% in February compared with a revised 6.4% in January, according to Statistics South Africa.

Equities

JSE in for a bumpy ride

Apr 16 2014 13:55

The market seems to be looking for direction, with the platinum strike possibly meaning no or even negative growth for the SA economy in the first quarter.

Banking

Most bank complaints about ATMs - ombudsman

Apr 16 2014 12:39

More than a fifth of complaints to the banking ombudsman in the past year involved automated teller machines, according to its annual report.

Financial Services

Ombudsman fines top four banks R125m

Apr 16 2014 11:01

The Reserve Bank says it has fined the country's top four banks a total R125m over lax anti-money laundering controls.

Debt

Credit bureau chastised over medical records

Apr 16 2014 11:35

The National Credit Regulator has issued a compliance notice to a credit bureau for keeping information about the medical status of consumers on its records.

Commodities

Gold dives on heavy stop-loss orders

Apr 16 2014 09:40

Gold has tumbled about 2% on heavy stop-loss orders placed by momentum traders as prices broke below the key 200-day moving average.

South Africa

Amcu strike fund gets cash injection

Apr 16 2014 08:31

A strike fund set up by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has reportedly received R1m.

 

In other news

European stocks rebound

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European stock markets have rallied, rebounding from the previous day's losses on better company earnings and Chinese growth data.

Hi-tech group ASML slashes forecast

Apr 16 2014 13:59

Dutch computer chip maker ASML has slashed its forcecasts despite almost doubling profits in the first quarter.

Oil prices advance on Ukraine, weak dollar

Apr 16 2014 13:29

Global oil prices have rallied on Ukraine tensions, the weak dollar and before weekly data about crude inventories in the US.

China gets first bitcoin ATM

Apr 16 2014 13:15

BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an app for mobile users.

Burberry revenue jumps

Apr 16 2014 12:57

British luxury goods group Burberry has shrugged off industry jitters about slowing growth in China to post a rise in second-half revenue

Africa hotel development shows divergence

Apr 16 2014 12:44

International and regional hotel chains are signing more deals in sub-Saharan Africa than in North Africa, research shows.

Time to say cheese again

Apr 16 2014 12:07

Thousands of cheese lovers will be heading to the annual SA Cheese Festival on Sandringham outside Stellenbosch.

State bank woes poison the mood in Austria

Apr 16 2014 11:56

State bank Hypo Alpe Adria has moved beyond being Austria's worst post-war financial debacle to become a lightning rod for grass-roots criticism of banks.

Analysis & Opinion

ICT

The month it all changed

Arthur Goldstuck looks back at the birth announcements of SA internet....

Investments

Curing money supply ills

Edward Ingram expands on his ideas for a new and more stable debt structure....

Economy

Zim's dangerous optimism

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HCI Hosken Consolidated Inves...R145.23R-4.37-2.92%
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World

Call for global firms to spend war chests

Apr 16 2014 09:59

The world's top firms should start spending the $2.8trn cash built up since the downturn as their thriftiness could be halting global growth, warn analysts.

 

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