Why Eskom CEO's motives will always be questioned.
This year's 2016 local government elections are the most fractious since 1994 and unions will feel them most, says Terry Bell.
Highest returns come from firms that didn’t exist 20 yrs ago.
The rand has raced to a more than eight-month high against the dollar, breaching the R14.00 mark due to data showing the fourth straight monthly trade surplus in June.
The pound is on course for a third monthly decline as investors anticipate monetary-policy easing from the Bank of England.
The reasons for buying the rand on its own merit are not there, but yield players could push it through R14/$ after Bank of Japan announced more monetary policy stimulus plans.
The yen has soared and Asian stock markets slipped as the Bank of Japan's small adjustments to its stimulus programme disappointed traders who expected a big boost.
European and Asian currency markets have reacted to signals from the Federal Reserve that it will maintain a gradual approach to raising interest rates.
The rand was on the cusp of breaking through the R14.20/$ ceiling after the US Fed said it was not going to hike its fed funds target range on Wednesday.
Microsoft is cutting more jobs from its smartphone hardware and global sales divisions by shedding an additional 2,850 positions, the company has said.
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