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Germany orders recall of 73 000 Opel diesels

Oct 19 2018 21:00

Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall 73 000 diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests.


Samsung aims at 10% African growth despite rising competition

Oct 19 2018 21:35

Samsung Electronics is targeting an annual 10% increase in revenue from Africa over the next decade, even as competition from cheaper consumer devices intensifies.


Win for Numsa at Labour Court over plastics strike

Oct 19 2018 20:17

The Labour Court ruled on Friday that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa's) strike in the plastics sector was legal and that the employers in the sector could not undercut the union and its members’ right to strike.


#DataMustFall: ANC concerned about 'digital divide in SA', inquiry hears

Oct 19 2018 19:29

The ANC is concerned about the digital divide in South Africa due to high data costs and has joined mobile service providers in the call for “more spectrum”.


Mboweni says Ramaphosa insisted he become finance minister

Oct 19 2018 16:32

SA's new Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said he told President Cyril Ramaphosa that he had no desire for the job. But that the president would not have a word of it.


Analysis & Opinion


INSIDE LABOUR: The 'Buy SA' job creation myth

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This was clear at...


Ferial Haffajee: My great data heist - the tale of the disappearing data

Disappearing data is a corporate heist we need to pay attention to, writes...


BOOK REVIEW: Why age is just a number - and selling by demographics is pointless

Trillions of dollars depend on selling to stereotypes that no longer apply....


The problem with being a net importer of wheat

These are tough times for Africa – the shocks will be felt in terms of...


Solly Moeng: SA needs a rebrand, stat

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

In other news

Canada inflation tumbles, easing concern about price pressures

Oct 19 2018 16:30

Canadian inflation has unexpectedly tumbled in September on a sharp reversal of price hikes in the travel industry.

Canada retail sales fall in August, closing off a weak summer

Oct 19 2018 16:00

Canadian retailers have recorded another weak month in August, ending what was a lacklustre summer for the sector.

P&G posts strong sales growth, driven by beauty and health care

Oct 19 2018 15:30

Procter & Gamble has posted its biggest growth in five years in a key sales measure last quarter, helped by gains in beauty and health care.

Eurozone stocks retreat on mounting woes in Italy, China

Oct 19 2018 14:57

Eurozone equities have slid after Brussels slammed Rome over its 2019 budget plans, with sentiment hurt also by weak Chinese growth data, poor French corporate news and rising global interest rates.

Hong Kong stocks end morning with losses

Oct 19 2018 07:47

Hong Kong stocks extended their losses following another sell-off on Wall Street and as data showed China's economy grew at its slowest quarterly pace in nine years during July-September.

Asian markets mostly down as global investors retreat

Oct 19 2018 07:37

Asian markets sank once again as the global sell-off intensified, while Chinese growth slowed in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the world's number two economy.

  • Winners
  • Losers
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
ITU Intu Properties PlcR37.20R3.9511.88%
CLS Clicks Group LimitedR166.00R7.824.94%
OMU Old Mutual LimitedR23.41R0.562.45%
APN Aspen Pharmacare Holdings...R156.93R3.322.16%
MSP Mas Real Estate IncR22.66R0.452.03%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
VVO Vivo Energy PlcR21.50R-0.74-3.33%
RLO Reunert LimitedR72.04R-2.33-3.13%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR51.07R-1.63-3.09%
ARI African Rainbow Minerals ...R124.18R-3.87-3.02%
ASR Assore LimitedR301.00R-9.32-3.00%
All JSE data is delayed by at least 15 minutes and provided by Morningstar



The luxury of brand power

Oct 18 2018 08:51

Powerful, established brands like Cartier have immense pricing power. Owning a share in such luxury companies can be great for your portfolio, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

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