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Eskom

Eskom mulls extending comment period for nuclear sites

Aug 26 2016 19:27

Eskom says it is considering extending the comment period for its nuclear site applications in Thyspunt and Duynefontyn.

Industrial

SAA rejects allegations of business rescue, liquidation

Aug 26 2016 18:29

SAA is not in a state where business rescue is needed and there is no rift between chair Dudu Myeni and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, says the airline.

Currencies

Rand posts worst week since May as Gordhan doubts persist

Aug 26 2016 17:59

The rand headed for the biggest weekly drop since May while benchmark government debt slumped by the most this year on concern Finance Minster Pravin Gordhan’s job is on the line.

Economy

How Sarb aims to help grow the ailing economy

Aug 26 2016 17:29

The SA Reserve Bank will focus on achieving price and financial stability, for long term growth, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Equities

Kenyatta's new law sends bank stocks tumbling

Aug 26 2016 16:28

Banking stocks on the Nairobi Stock Exchange have slumped following a decision by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to sign off a law that caps interest rates on loans.

Economy

Gordhan probe poses significant downgrade risk - economists

Aug 26 2016 15:53

South Africa's credit rating is set to be cut to junk status this year, according to a Reuters poll taken just days after police summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

 

In other news

US stocks open higher ahead of Yellen speech

Aug 26 2016 16:06

US stocks have been headed modestly higher in opening trade as markets awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could shed light rate hike plans.

World's biggest pension fund loses $52bn

Aug 26 2016 15:25

The world’s biggest pension fund has posted a $52bn loss last quarter as stocks tumbled and the yen surged, wiping out investment gains.

Nigeria's naira hits record low - traders

Aug 26 2016 14:37

Nigeria's naira is quoted at an all-time low of 412 per dollar on the parallel market as a dollar shortage persists, traders say.

Pound heads for weekly gain

Aug 26 2016 13:15

The pound has been headed for its first weekly gain versus the euro since mid-July as economic data continue defying post-Brexit expectations for a slowdown.

JPMorgan wants millennials to buy cars

Aug 26 2016 12:38

Millennials are smart, price-sensitive consumers who are far more likely than older customers to switch lenders if they find a better deal and aren't loyal to banks.

Consumers and businesses spurred UK economy

Aug 26 2016 12:30

UK consumers have stepped up their spending in the second quarter and businesses increased investment as the economy showed few signs of reticence.

Northam Platinum's full-year loss narrows 51%

Aug 26 2016 12:00

Northam Platinum has said its full-year loss halved as production increased 16% and the South African miner paid less interest after cutting debt.

China tightening risk seen looming as bonds surge

Aug 26 2016 11:30

Frothiness in parts of China’s financial markets is pushing the central bank closer to tightening monetary policy.

Analysis & Opinion

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: 'Fashionable ideologies' no cure for joblessness

Propaganda that entrepreneurship and self created work will solve the...

Opinion

Gordhan saga a proxy for tough choices - Silke

However the dice falls, the tough road ahead will be felt in differing...

Opinion

South Africa, a Nation Brand awakens

As South Africans awaken to a new era we should have tolerance only for...

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How to play the rand right now

Aug 25 2016 12:38

After strengthening for several weeks, the rand took a sharp dip again recently. How should investors best position themselves to take advantage of movements in the currency?

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