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Forbes showcases the epitome of power in Africa

03/03/2015 12:23:56

Forbes Billionaires list showcases Africa’s wealthiest people.

The Forbes Billionaires List: 2015

02/03/2015 20:16:26

And the Africans who made it.

Chinese companies think twice about African investment

02/03/2015 11:54:40

China's slowing economy will redefine Africa's investment fortunes, the question now is, will the 'look east' policy ever work?

New market entrants should develop a clear risk appetite: Ecobank

26/02/2015 06:59:33

Ecobank advised new entrants into Africa to set up a risk review board with participation from senior management.

Southern Africa

S.Africa's Abil lending below levels to sustain "good bank"

03/03/2015 15:24:48

Abil is in the process of re-deploying or laying off some 50 non-union management level staff at its head office.

Shuttleworth's lawyers tell ConCourt FinMin should pay back the money

03/03/2015 12:43:12

Shuttleworth's lawyers said the minister should pay back the money, the question is will that ever happen?

Medupi’s Unit 6 produces its first power

02/03/2015 11:11:47

Medupi has produced its first power - what does this mean for South Africa's electricity woes?

S.Africans kick-start March with a fuel price increase

02/03/2015 09:19:08

South African motorists will feel the pain this Wednesday as they brace themselves for a fuel price hike.

Western Africa

Nigeria likely to lower estimate for 2015 GDP after naira drops

04/03/2015 08:11:16

The endless falling oil price in Nigeria is set to further slice the country's projected GDP forecast.

Nigeria urged to continue with March elections

04/03/2015 07:28:35

Nigeria is facing mounting pressure from rights group to hold elections as planned, what could happen if they postpone yet again?

Fuel shortages hit Nigeria as currency woes hurt importers

04/03/2015 05:22:12

Nigeria's main cities are facing fuel shortages as the country start to feel the impact of the weakening currency.

Nigeria’s polls: What do the people want?

03/03/2015 16:12:56

President Jonathan has struggled to provide a better livelihood but can he regain the trust of his nation?

East Africa

Kenya plan needs oil price rebound: Africa Oil

03/03/2015 12:14:03

Tullow Oil & Africa Oil are desperate for a rise in the oil price so they can go ahead with their Kenyan project.

Kenya says new roads, rail links will help spur economic growth to 7%

02/03/2015 12:54:41

Kenya's drive to improve rail, roads and power plants will help spur economic growth to 6.9 per cent in 2015.

Uganda sees economic growth of 5.3% this fiscal year

02/03/2015 07:49:51

Uganda's economic growth is set to accelerate to 5.3% driven by infrastructure investment.

KenGen’s pretax profit jumps 106%

27/02/2015 11:49:54

Kenya’s main electricity producer has announced that its pretax profit has risen by 106.4 per cent to 3.79 billion Kenyan shillings.

Financial

S.Africa's business confidence takes a positive turn

03/03/2015 12:50:10

South Africa’s BCI edged higher although the outlook for the rest of the year still remains uncertain.

Berkshire’s Warren Buffett has found his successor

28/02/2015 16:56:09

The candidate works within the Berkshire empire.

PwC Tax comments on S.Africa’s Budget 2015

25/02/2015 14:22:27

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) comments on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015 Budget Review.

S.Africa's rand muted, focus on budget speech

25/02/2015 07:37:40

South Africa's rand traded cautiously against the dollar ahead of the budget speech on Wednesday.

Earnings

S.Africa's Bidvest lifts H1 profit, food service unit robust

02/03/2015 07:37:20

South Africa's second-biggest company by revenue, Bidvest Group, reported a 5 per cent increase in half-year profit.

Sonangol reports increase in product sales to Asia, South America

27/02/2015 15:04:54

State-owned Angolan energy company, Sonangol has said that 2014 saw increased sales of products into Asia and South America.

Old Mutual 2014 operating profit rises 16%

27/02/2015 10:23:08

Financial services firm Old Mutual said its operating profit for 2014 rose 16 per cent to 1.6 billion pounds ($2.5 billion).

KCB's profit after tax jumps by 17.5%

26/02/2015 08:10:30

Financial services provider, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has posted a 17.5 per cent rise in its profit after tax for its full year results.

Special Reports

Telkom implements VPN for Bathroom Bizarre

03/03/2015 16:44:35

Sanitary ware supplier, Bathroom Bizarre contracted Telkom to upgrade its ageing network to that of a new virtual private network solution.

East Africa still a virgin ground for investment bankers

02/03/2015 07:21:17

East Africa is providing lucrative opportunities for investment bankers, this is according to Paul Mwai of AIB Capital.

Impressive prospects for investment banking in Nigeria

02/03/2015 07:20:33

FBN Capital’s 3rd annual investor conference was themed 'Tomorrow’s Nigeria through Economic Empowerment' held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Turning Africa’s slums into economic powerhouses

24/02/2015 14:57:56

The economic and technological potential of people living in slums can no longer be ignored.

Blogs

Please beat the count Ali

24/10/2014 12:54:21

There are many Africans who are praying that Muhammad Ali will beat the count and rise from the hospital bed where he lies critically ill.

The rise of the island paradise

03/10/2014 11:32:19

From the moment you step on the plane you know Mauritius means business.

TB Joshua Lagos church collapse: the cheapness of life in Africa

19/09/2014 14:41:52

As a journalist, it makes me sick.

Farewell to a brave journalist: Steven Sotloff

05/09/2014 16:33:11

I never read any of his work, yet this week I mourn the gentle soul that was lost to journalism this week.

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    Financial 1516,707.00
     
    -0.77%
    Industrial 2566,272.00
     
    0.42%
  • ZAR/EUR13.12
     
    0.56%
    ZAR/GBP18.06
     
    0.5%
    ZAR/USD11.80
     
    1.15%
  • Brent Crude Oil60.8
     
    -2.82%
    GOLD USD/oz1,204.8
     
    -0.63%
    Platinum USD/oz1,181.3
     
    -0.3%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index52,916.00Down-0.06%
JSE Financial 1516,707.00Down-0.77%
JSE Industrial 2566,272.00Up0.42%
JSE Resources 1044,524.00Down-0.75%
JSE Top 4046,770.00  %
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.12Up0.56%
ZAR/GBP18.06Up0.5%
ZAR/USD11.80Up1.15%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil60.8Down-2.82%
GOLD USD/oz1,204.8Down-0.63%
Platinum USD/oz1,181.3Down-0.3%

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