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    Moody's has (again) said that weak state-owned entities are a risk to SA's sovereign credit rating.

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    Judge Nugent has recommended the president sack suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane.

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    Simon Brown says savvy investors worked out how the rand would react to uncertainty at Treasury.


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Markets WRAP: Rand steady ahead of Fed minutes release

Oct 17 2018 16:00

The rand closed at R14.18/$, ahead of the release of the US Federal Reserve Bank's September meeting minutes.


SARS on Nugent: eFiling system not on verge of collapse

Oct 17 2018 16:09

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has dismissed any perception that its eFiling system is on the verge of collapse, saying the system was stable and "performing well within specification".


Deutsche Bank, Siemens CEOs waver on attending Saudi event after journo goes missing

Oct 17 2018 17:20

The heads of Deutsche Bank and Siemens, two of Germany’s biggest companies, are among a dwindling number of high-profile delegates still scheduled to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


More coal or no coal: public weighs in on SA's energy plan

Oct 17 2018 15:17

UCT’s Energy Research Centre says if South Africa is serious about keeping climate change below 1.5°C it must not add any new coal to the country’s electricity sector - but not everyone agrees.


Analysis & Opinion


Solly Moeng: SA needs a rebrand, stat

If SA wants a new dawn, maybe it needs to reconsider its country brand...


Why is Treasury the ANC's recycling plant?

Hours before Tito Mboweni was announced as finance minister, deputy minister...


Diary of the unemployed: The fear, the desperation and the despair

The Jobs Summit was all about the unemployed. So where were they? asks...


Ferial Haffajee: Inside Trevor Manuel’s notes to a new finance minister

An internal document describing the work of a Finance Minister provides...


Beyond jobs summits: Can SA grow jobs and investments long-term?

Is a social compact really possible for South Africa that will encourage...

In other news

US housing starts fell last month amid Hurricane Florence

Oct 17 2018 15:04

US new-home construction has fallen in September on a decline in the South that may reflect disruptions from Hurricane Florence, according to government figures.

European equities mostly drop as outlook darkens

Oct 17 2018 14:08

European stocks have mostly sunk on stubborn worries over global trade and high oil prices, but London rose after the EU offered to extend Britain's Brexit transition period.

UK inflation slows more than expected on food, transport

Oct 17 2018 11:07

UK inflation has slowed more than expected in September, dragged lower by the cost of food and transport fares.

Chinese stocks end with healthy gains

Oct 17 2018 10:19

Chinese stocks have ended a two-day losing streak with a healthy gain as investors tracked a rally on Wall Street.

European stocks rise at open

Oct 17 2018 10:16

European stock markets have advanced at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.4% at 7 088.08 points.

Tokyo shares rise after Wall Street rally

Oct 17 2018 08:23

Tokyo stocks ended higher with investor sentiment boosted by robust corporate earnings that triggered a rally on Wall Street and lifted shares in Asia.

  • Winners
  • Losers
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
AVI Avi LimitedR102.43R2.882.89%
ITE Italtile LimitedR12.85R0.292.31%
SPG Super Group LimitedR38.85R0.842.21%
BTI British American Tobacco ...R615.50R13.192.19%
PSG Psg Group LimitedR215.92R3.181.49%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
MEI Mediclinic International ...R73.96R-15.04-16.90%
APN Aspen Pharmacare Holdings...R158.66R-10.54-6.23%
MNK Montauk Holdings LimitedR88.99R-4.47-4.78%
VVO Vivo Energy PlcR22.30R-0.93-4.00%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR91.55R-3.61-3.79%
All JSE data is delayed by at least 15 minutes and provided by Morningstar



Stocks fall as confidence fades, dollar advances

Oct 17 2018 16:33

US stocks fell as the week’s second big serving of corporate earnings did much less to reassure bulls than yesterday’s almost uniformly strong reports.

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