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PIC said to be courting banker for CEO

Apr 18 2019 11:29

Africa’s largest fund manager is said to be considering financial services executive Kennedy Bungane to head the institution, according to people familiar with the matter.


Markets LIVE: Stocks fall with euro as bonds rise before holiday

Apr 18 2019 08:25

Losses were heavier in Asia, where South Korean shares led the decline as issues with a new Samsung phone weighed on the biggest stock in the main index.


Samsung's foldable screens fail in some early review models

Apr 18 2019 10:42

Some test models of Samsung's new foldable phone suffered defects after only days of use, casting a shadow over next week’s introduction of a $1,980 device meant to rejuvenate a flagging market and showcase the Asian company’s technology expertise.


SA blackouts may cut growth close to zero, Reserve Bank says

Apr 18 2019 09:12

South Africa’s power cuts could bring economic growth for the year close to zero if they continue at the same severity seen in March, the central bank said.


Analysis & Opinion


BOOK REVIEW: Why your business is like a flywheel, and other key concepts for success

A giant, heavy flywheel is not unlike a successful enterprise, says Ian...


Ferial Haffajee: Big budgets cushion bigwigs from the consequences of poor government

If VIPs were affected by poor service delivery, would we see the same...


The dollar looks poised to wreak some havoc

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the global currency market...


Solly Moeng: SA could punch way above its weight in global negotiations

Solly Moeng looks back at the 'Cyril and Roelf Show'....


How did Notre Dame come to be so neglected?

The French government owns Notre Dame Cathedral, but apart from a small...

In other news

Hong Kong stocks end week on a low note

Apr 18 2019 11:22

Hong Kong stocks have ended the week down, in line with an Asia-wide retreat and following losses on Wall Street, as investors wound down for a long Easter weekend.

P&G puts ad platforms like Facebook, Google on notice

Apr 12 2019 18:57

Procter & Gamble, one of the most important advertisers for Google and Facebook, ramped up criticism of internet platforms, saying the problems plaguing the industry aren’t getting fixed fast enough.

World stocks push higher as US banks shine

Apr 12 2019 16:07

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic have pushed higher after two major US banks reported earnings ahead of analysts' expectations.

Tokyo's Nikkei index close higher

Apr 12 2019 09:42

Tokyo's main Nikkei index has closed higher as the dollar's rebound encouraged buying, but the broader Topix was down, with little fresh news to guide investors.

Large parts of Venezuela hit by new blackout

Apr 10 2019 11:00

A new blackout across large parts of crisis-hit Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, forced many to spend another night in the dark.

European stocks steady before EU summit, ECB rate call

Apr 10 2019 10:44

Europe's main stock markets have steadied in opening trade, before the EU's crucial Brexit summit and the European Central Bank's latest interest rate decision.



The dollar looks poised to wreak some havoc

Apr 17 2019 14:07

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the global currency market has become stuck in a tight range, with volatility collapsing and no clear trends emerging. Judging by the performance of the dollar, this is no time to be complacent.


Why dividends are key

Apr 16 2019 13:04

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw takes a look the FTSE/JSE Dividend Plus Index’s performance to illustrate why you would do well to invest in companies that pay high dividends.

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