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Lewis, hit by new credit rules, sees 26.5% profit drop

May 25 2016 08:38

The Lewis Group has posted a 26.5% fall in profits, due to tough trading conditions and the introduction of new affordability assessment regulations by the NCR.


Durban plans to develop R11.5bn auto-supply park

May 25 2016 07:35

South Africa plans to start developing a R11.5bn automotive-supply park south of Durban in 2018 as part of its effort to increase investment in local-parts production.


How to stop smartphone data drain

May 25 2016 08:09

Mobile applications secretly running in the background of your phone cause South Africans to complain about disappearing data, says an industry association.


AB InBev gets EU nod for SABMiller deal after brands sale

May 25 2016 06:47

Anheuser-Busch InBev has won European Union approval for its R1.657trn takeover of SABMiller after agreeing to offload brands to allay antitrust concerns over the deal.


Rejected Bayer confident it can meet Monsanto deal demands

May 25 2016 06:56

Bayer, whose $62bn takeover bid was rejected earlier by Monsanto, says it’s confident it can overcome the seed company’s concerns about the regulatory and financing risks.


Just how local is the JSE?

May 25 2016 06:57

An industry expert presents an in-depth analysis of just how local the companies listed on the Johannesburg securities exchange are.


MTV parent's fight more juicy than what's on TV

May 25 2016 07:04

MTV's roster of reality shows not doing it for you anymore? Then tune into parent Viacom's corporate in-fighting instead. More juicy drama can be found there.

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Surviving the business of disruption

May 25 2016 06:00

Companies must be aware of disruptions in the business world in order to shift the way they approach the workplace, warns trend analyst Dion Chang.


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Dollar holds gains against yen as markets turn risk-on

May 25 2016 07:42

The dollar has held gains against the yen after risk appetite among Asian investors jumped on the back of rising expectations of a rise in US borrowing costs.

Asia stocks surge on global rally as oil rebounds

May 25 2016 07:33

Asia stocks have jumped building on a strong lead from Wall Street and Europe, and as investors adjusted to the prospect of a US rate hike in the near future.

US, European stocks rally as 'Brexit' fears ease

May 25 2016 07:31

European stock markets have rebounded, led sharply higher by banking shares boosted by signs of waning chances that UK will vote to leave the European Union next month.

Oil nears $50 as US inventories fall

May 25 2016 07:20

Oil prices have edged towards $50 a barrel after a larger-than-expected dip in US stockpiles resulting from wildfires that have disrupted oil production in Canada.

Sibanye targeting gold acquisition by end of 2016

May 24 2016 19:36

Sibanye Gold wants to buy a gold-producing asset by the end of the year, adding to its acquisitions of platinum operations in its home country, says CEO Neal Froneman.

Glencore to complete $7.7bn loan amid turnaround push

May 24 2016 19:18

Glencore finalised a $7.7bn loan from almost 60 banks as the commodity trader shores up its balance sheet following a raw-materials downturn.

New Touchstone House offers trendy office space in CT

May 24 2016 18:54

Rental office units form part of the offering in the new Touchstone House, located on the corner of Bree and Mechau Streets in Cape Town’s CBD.

Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid

May 24 2016 18:42

German drugs and chemicals giant Bayer has offered $62bn for US agriculture group Monsanto as it seeks to create the world's biggest supplier of seeds, pesticides and genetically-modified crops.

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ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R9.30R0.000.00%
AFE A E C I LimitedR89.00R0.000.00%
AGL Anglo American PlcR138.99R0.000.00%
AMS Anglo American Plat Limit...R372.81R0.000.00%
ANB Anheuser-busch Inbev Sa/n...R1967.94R0.000.00%
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WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R85.69R0.000.00%
VOD Vodacom Group LimitedR163.91R0.000.00%
VKE Vukile Property Fund Limi...R16.85R0.000.00%
TSH Tsogo Sun Holdings Limite...R25.06R0.000.00%
TRU Truworths International L...R97.50R0.000.00%
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