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Economy

Economic performance not just down to policy - IMF researcher

Nov 20 2017 21:00

Although having the right policy is necessary in fixing economic problems, it is not the only factor that needs to be considered, says an IMF researcher.

Economy

Wierzycka wins interim order in defamation spat with Manyi

Nov 20 2017 20:15

Magda Wierzycka, the CEO of fintech company Sygnia Asset Management, has secured a High Court ruling ordering ANN7 owner Mzwanele Manyi to remove a number of Twitter and Facebook posts.

Eskom

Eskom: CPI related tariff hike will ruin us

Nov 20 2017 19:09

Eskom has not backed down from its original request for a 19.9% increase, despite a flood of opposition as Nersa concluded its hearing on whether the state utility should be granted a steep tariff hike.

Economy

'Irrationality and fiscal irresponsibility' could hasten downgrade to junk - Wierzycka

Nov 20 2017 17:05

Although ratings agencies are not supposed to make decisions about credit ratings based on politics, the most recent high-level resignations in National Treasury and rumours about fee-free education could be the last straw, says Sygnia's Magda Wierzycka.

Equities

JSE up as Naspers touches R4 000 a share

Nov 20 2017 18:38

The JSE opened the week firmer on Monday, lifted mostly by index heavyweight Naspers and rand hedge stocks.

 

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Aquifer alert: are we drilling to water disaster?

Only air is more important than water, We need to have an urgent, transparent,...

Opinion

SA should play the get out of jail card

South Africa needs to investigate whether there is a shortage of money...

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: Why leaders need to be alone

To lead others, you must lead yourself. Practising solitude is a critical,...

Opinion

Far from uhuru for Zimbabwe

What is sad about all this is that what is being done has nothing to do...

Opinion

Eskom’s cost calculations on renewables - more nuance

Eskom’s views about the financial implications of renewable electricity...

In other news

Brexit may shock UK firms into fixing productivity malaise

Nov 20 2017 12:56

Poor productivity has long been the bane of the UK, with output per worker far below the G7 average and successive predictions for a recovery since the financial crisis failing to materialise.

Euro sinks in Asia as Germany is gripped by uncertainty

Nov 20 2017 09:41

The euro has faced fresh pressure in Asian trade after German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a government at the weekend.

Oil holds gain above $56 after surge on Saudi cut extension plea

Nov 20 2017 09:22

Oil has held gains above $56 a barrel after surging the most in almost two weeks as Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Opec should announce an extension to supply cuts when it meets at the end of the month.

Hong Kong stocks end morning with losses

Nov 20 2017 09:13

Hong Kong shares have finished the morning session in negative territory following three days of gains, as traders tracked a sell-off on Wall Street last week.

Asian markets kick week off with losses as euro sinks

Nov 20 2017 07:20

Asian markets have turned lower as the correction that has hit global equities moved into another week, while the euro faced fresh pressure after German Chancellor failed to form a government at the weekend.

Will we see zero-fee ETFs soon?

Nov 19 2017 14:54

Issuers of exchange-traded funds find it very difficult to stand out in crowded markets, resulting in downward pressure on fees. Zero-fee ETFs may soon be introduced the US.

  • Winners
  • Losers
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
WinnersPriceChange% Change
NPN Naspers LimitedR3995.01R150.013.90%
MRP Mr Price Group LimitedR201.99R7.173.68%
TRU Truworths International L...R75.97R2.573.50%
BVT The Bidvest Group LimitedR187.62R5.062.77%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR300.00R6.242.12%
Selected from the top 100 Equities by Market cap.
LosersPriceChange% Change
BAT Brait SeR42.10R-1.90-4.32%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR54.85R-2.17-3.81%
NTC Netcare LimitedR22.36R-0.64-2.78%
AMS Anglo American Platinum L...R375.00R-10.00-2.60%
SOL Sasol LimitedR419.16R-11.09-2.58%
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Companies

Glencore directors step down from DRC unit amid probe

Nov 20 2017 15:06

Three Glencore executives have stepped down as directors of the Swiss trader’s copper and cobalt unit, Katanga Mining after an internal review found 'material weaknesses' in financial reporting controls at the operation.

Finweek

Get ready for the next digital revolution

Nov 20 2017 12:28

Technology is moving ever deeper into immersive computing in the form of virtual and augmented reality. Many investors are wary of this trend, but the revenue numbers show it’s time to take note.

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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has laid bare South Africa's economic woes. Visit our Mini Budget Special for all the action.
 

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