• Restoring sanity to SA

    We should be driven by the thought that SA belongs to all who live in it, says Solly Moeng.

  • Clamouring for action

    2017 will see battles between politicians as well as those tired of politicking, says Daniel Silke.

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    Preparation and sound advice will turn entrepreneurial dreams into reality, says Ian Mann.

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Flashback 2016: The R600m bribe & other state capture scandals that shook SA

Dec 08 2016 14:08

2016 will go down as the year that state capture scandals rocked South Africa. A leading academic takes a tour through the events of a tumultuous year.


SA consumers 'holding back' on big purchases

Dec 08 2016 13:53

The consumer confidence index may have improved for the third quarter of the year, but consumers are still holding back on purchasing big ticket items.


SA platinum production plummets 12%

Dec 08 2016 12:32

Mining production fell by 2.9% in the past year, mainly owing to a drop in platinum metals production, according to Statistics South Africa.


In other news

Higher US stocks expected in 2017: Poll

Dec 08 2016 13:48

A majority of American adults - 54% - are bullish on the US stock market for 2017 and almost four in 10 say they anticipate being in a better financial situation.

China exports snap losing streak as imports surge

Dec 08 2016 13:10

China’s exports have gained, snapping a seven-month losing streak, as a cheaper yuan aided foreign purchasing.

Europe stocks advance as global stocks rally

Dec 08 2016 10:33

Fresh US equity records have bolstered Asian and European stocks, while bond yields declined before policy decisions from the world’s two biggest central banks.

Asian stocks extend global rally

Dec 08 2016 09:37

Fresh US equity records have ignited Asian markets, with benchmarks from Tokyo to Sydney and Mumbai extending gains as bond yields declined.

Hong Kong stocks extend gains at open

Dec 08 2016 07:41

Stocks have rallied again at the open in Hong Kong, taking a lead from another record on Wall Street, with investors looking ahead to a ECB meeting later in the day.

Tokyo stocks extend global gains despite weak Japan GDP

Dec 08 2016 07:38

Tokyo stocks have opened higher after Wall Street powered to fresh records, despite weak revised figures that showed Japan's economy grew less than expected in the third quarter.

Dow, S&P 500 hit new records ahead of ECB meeting

Dec 08 2016 07:35

US stocks have surged to close at fresh records in anticipation the ECB will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy after the presidential election.

US and European stocks on a roll ahead of ECB meeting

Dec 08 2016 07:30

European equities have surged and US stocks hit fresh records in anticipation the European Central Bank will extend its stimulus, and amid optimism about the American economy.

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MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR133.89R10.448.46%
MRP Mr Price Group LimitedR158.69R8.695.79%
SNH Steinhoff International H...R73.64R3.895.58%
GLN Glencore PlcR52.92R2.625.21%
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NEP New Europe Property Inves...R145.00R-5.00-3.33%
ROC Rockcastle Global Real Es...R33.78R-1.02-2.93%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR40.53R-0.72-1.75%
FBR Famous Brands LimitedR153.89R-2.11-1.35%
SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR28.39R-0.36-1.25%
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