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Greece sets sights on deal, denies to delay IMF payment

01/04/2015 18:01:24

Greece hopes to reach a deal with its international lenders next week and has no plans to delay a repayment to the IMF.

You don’t need to have a degree to be rich

31/03/2015 15:06:33

When we look at the world’s wealthiest people we assume they have loads of degrees behind them.

Which companies benefit from the lower oil price?

26/03/2015 12:40:11

Andrew Newell, head of business development at Cannon Asset Managers, finds that lower oil prices are helpful for smaller, SA-facing stocks.

Japan the biggest Asian investor in Nigeria

23/03/2015 08:38:45

Japanese investors have ramped up their project finance commitments in Africa by 576 per cent.

Southern Africa

S.African government supports Eskom chairman’s resignation: minister

01/04/2015 17:36:02

The process to pick a new permanent Eskom chairman is expected to commence in the next few weeks.

City of Joburg creates inroads for better service delivery

01/04/2015 17:23:33

Inefficient service delivery in the City of Joburg may soon be a thing of the past with the appointment of an ombudsman.

Ethos acquires Nampak’s tissue & corrugate divisions

01/04/2015 12:16:48

Ethos has acquired the tissue and corrugate divisions from Nampak.

Security Amendment Act threatens listed companies

01/04/2015 11:16:14

If Jacob Zuma signs the Private Security Regulatory Amendment Act there could be unforeseen implications.

Western Africa

Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

01/04/2015 07:39:25

Africa can learn from unlucky Jonathan to peacefully handover power to opposition winner.

Nigeria has spoken: Buhari elected new president

31/03/2015 22:05:15

Muhammadu Buhari to head Africa’s biggest economy, wins Borno.

INEC yet to confirm Buhari victory claim

31/03/2015 15:54:08

The APC declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari but the INEC has not confirmed.

Jonathan's good luck running out as Buhari maintains the lead

31/03/2015 14:08:30

Jonathan's luck is running out as Buhari nears the finish line.

East Africa

Kenya owes China billions

31/03/2015 12:35:57

Kenya owes China 101 billion Kenyan shillings becoming the country’s largest bilateral financier.

Obama to visit Kenya in July for entrepreneurship summit -White House

31/03/2015 06:45:10

U.S President Barack Obama is set to visit the birthplace of his father this July for a Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

US condemns attack on Somali hotel

30/03/2015 16:22:04

The United States (US) has said that it strongly condemns al-Shabaab’s terrorist attack on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu.

Kenya announces plans to reopen Nairobi mall after attack

30/03/2015 15:58:36

Kenya's Westgate mall will reopen to the public in July for the first time since the attack.

Financial

Angola's central bank raises key interest rate to 9.25 pct

31/03/2015 08:18:03

Angola's central bank raised its benchmark lending rate on Monday by 25 basis points to 9.25 per cent.

S.Africa's rand extends losses against dollar, bonds weaker

30/03/2015 08:31:19

S.Africa's rand extends losses against the dollar after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair said the bank was on course to raise interests.

Fed's Yellen sees gradual rate hikes starting this year

28/03/2015 08:39:00

Janet Yellen signalled that the US central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year.

FSB responds to Belvedere scandal, Kellerman risks losing licence

27/03/2015 07:28:58

Financial Services Board (FSB) is battling to distance itself from having been lax in handling Jacobus Kellermann’s alleged Ponzi scheme.

Earnings

South African mining group ARM says H1 earnings hit by weak prices

16/03/2015 07:20:23

African Rainbow Minerals's first-half headline earnings fell by more than 50 per cent.

FirstRand CEO emphasises focus on customers

10/03/2015 17:14:03

FirstRand continues to focus on serving its customers and migrating them to electronic channels, says company CEO, Sizwe Nxasana.

Sasol H1 earnings up on better sales, cuts dividend

09/03/2015 06:51:27

South Africa's Sasol reported a 6 per cent increase in first-half earnings on Monday.

Nigeria's Zenith Bank 2014 pre-tax rises 12.8%

06/03/2015 15:41:34

Zenith Bank’s 2014 pretax profit rose 12.78 per cent to 120 billion naira.

Special Reports

ROI in Nigeria’s agri sector ‘almost unbelievable’

23/03/2015 06:20:33

There is ample opportunity in agriculture in Nigeria and the return on investment (ROI) in the sector is ‘almost unbelievable’.

Africa should look at trade finance assets: Jason Barrass

16/03/2015 13:15:07

As other economies face an economic slump, Africa is better positioned for growth says trade finance guru.

Rich families use common investment strategies to create wealth

16/03/2015 04:38:36

Many wealthy families use common sense strategies to grow their wealth, this is according to Kerry Fynn, chief executive AlphaWealth.

Standard Bank named ‘Best Trade Finance Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa’

11/03/2015 16:25:17

Standard Bank has been named the Best Trade Finance Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa for the second successive year.

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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Markets

  • All Share52,281.00
     
    -0.33%
    Financial 1517,233.00
     
     %
    Industrial 2566,029.00
     
    0.38%
  • ZAR/EUR12.90
     
    -1.66%
    ZAR/GBP17.73
     
    -0.83%
    ZAR/USD12.01
     
    -0.23%
  • Brent Crude Oil55.7
     
    -1.11%
    GOLD USD/oz1,201.4
     
    1.32%
    Platinum USD/oz1,154.1
     
    3.04%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index52,281.00Down-0.33%
JSE Financial 1517,233.00  %
JSE Industrial 2566,029.00Up0.38%
JSE Resources 1040,401.00Down-3.94%
JSE Top 4046,128.00Down-0.35%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR12.90Down-1.66%
ZAR/GBP17.73Down-0.83%
ZAR/USD12.01Down-0.23%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil55.7Down-1.11%
GOLD USD/oz1,201.4Up1.32%
Platinum USD/oz1,154.1Up3.04%

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