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Investment Holdings

Sustainability reporting: Why SA companies must up their game

May 04 2016 21:30

Research shows that SA companies are neglecting the more challenging aspects of sustainability reporting, say academics Miemie Struwig and Heidi Janse Van Rensburg.

Economy

Zim enforces usage of rand amid crippling cash shortages

May 04 2016 20:31

Zimbabwe is enforcing the usage of the South African rand and the euro to offset cash shortages that have arisen out of the massive adoption of the US dollar.

Investment Holdings

SACP and Cronin stand together on Guptas banks saga

May 04 2016 19:44

The SACP has criticised The New Age for reporting that Jeremy Cronin was at odds with the party on its position of the top four banks blacklisting the Guptas’ business.

Economy

Sanral needs R197bn for roads, says CEO

May 04 2016 18:54

South African National Roads Agency CEO says the backlog of maintenance and road networks was sitting at R197bn, up from R149bn in 2010.

Investments

Advice for investors ahead of ratings downgrade

May 04 2016 18:20

Investors should “stick with their investment horizons and not be overly influenced by short-term noise” as the rest of 2016 will continue to be difficult, Novare has explained.

Economy

KZN toll road construction begins - Sanral

May 04 2016 16:45

South African National Roads Agency CEO Nazir Alli has announced that construction of the Wild Coast toll road, in KwaZulu-Natal, had officially started.

 

In other news

What Warren Buffet gets wrong about sugary drinks

May 04 2016 20:01

At his annual meeting, Warren Buffett has defended his daily intake of 700 calories Cherry Coke with the sort of folksy logic that has made him so appealing.

US crude production sinks to 17 month low

May 04 2016 19:19

US oil output has sank by more than 100 000 barrels a day to its lowest level since September 2014 as producers cut back in the face of low prices.

Riding on the Dubai property roller coaster

May 04 2016 18:51

For more than 10 years Dubai property prices have been on a roller coaster, creating and wiping out fortunes, but recently they appear to have run out of steam.

US stocks decline amid data, growth worry lingers

May 04 2016 16:25

US stocks have declined, with the S&P 500 on pace to hold at a three-week low, amid lingering concerns that tepid global growth will weigh on the American economy.

Royal Dutch Shell profit slides on lower oil prices

May 04 2016 16:02

Royal Dutch Shell announced an 89% drop in net profit for the first quarter, blamed on slumping oil prices, adding that investment would be lower than expected.

Impala wins $201m court bid

May 04 2016 15:48

Impala Platinum will be paid $201m by a US recycling company to compensate for years of defaulted payments, the mining company says.

World stocks extend retreat

May 04 2016 13:34

European and Asian stock markets have extended a global sell-off following sharp losses in New York as concerns about weak growth returned to the fore.

RandGold's output declines 11% after setbacks

May 04 2016 12:00

Randgold Resources has maintained its full-year output target as first-quarter production of the metal fell 11% after operational problems at two of its African mines.

Analysis & Opinion

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Is the rand a commodity currency?

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Solutions for youth unemployment

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
PWK Pick N Pay Holdings Limit...R30.59R1.093.69%
PIK Pick N Pay Stores LimitedR75.49R2.433.33%
LBH Liberty Holdings LimitedR136.49R3.782.85%
BVT The Bidvest Group LimitedR363.00R9.002.54%
AVI Avi LimitedR89.21R2.162.48%
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LosersPriceChange% Change
ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R9.50R-0.76-7.41%
S32 South32 LimitedR17.01R-0.90-5.03%
MTN Mtn Group LimitedR139.15R-6.85-4.69%
TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR112.00R-5.00-4.27%
IMP Impala Platinum Holdings ...R53.04R-2.35-4.24%
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