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IMF hopes for deal soon on debt forgiveness for Ebola countries

31/01/2015 09:21:29

An agreement to forgive some of the debt of Ebola-hit West African nations may be reached soon.

Mining firms seek clarity on Zimbabwe platinum export tax

30/01/2015 15:38:08

Miners Aquarius and Impala are seeking clarity from Zimbabwe’s government over a proposed 15 per cent export tax on unrefined platinum.

Kenya offers $5 mln bailout to rescue troubled Mumias sugar firm

30/01/2015 14:08:21

Kenya’s government will inject 500 million shillings, or 5.5 million dollars to bail out cash-strapped Mumias Sugar.

Kenyan retailer Uchumi plans 12 new stores in East Africa region this year

30/01/2015 13:28:08

Kenya’s Uchumi Supermarkets plans to open a dozen new branches across East Africa this year.

Markets

South Africa's rand under pressure despite trade surplus

31/01/2015 09:14:34

South Africa's rand weakened against the dollar on Friday.

Kenya's inflation slows in year to Jan as oil price falls

31/01/2015 09:06:59

Kenya's inflation came in lower than market expectations at 5.53 per cent in the year to January from 6.02 per cent a month ago.

Lonmin production higher in the first Quarter 2015

29/01/2015 08:09:45

Lonmin, the world’s third largest Platinum producer has reported a production of 0.2 million tonnes higher than the prior year.

Amplats Q4 production drops by 17% after strike

28/01/2015 10:39:10

Anglo American Platinum's production fell by 17 per cent in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago.

Special Reports

WEF necessary to bring attention to conflict in Virunga

23/01/2015 15:45:32

Conflict in Virunga in eastern Congo may be tied to the illegal extraction of natural resources in the region.

Africa’s geopolitical issues exploited by terror groups

23/01/2015 15:08:49

Africa’s geopolitical issues are severely impacting the continent’s economies, allowing terrorist groups to take advantage.

Socioeconomic problems abound as rich get richer

23/01/2015 15:03:22

Inequality increases as the world’s wealthiest one per cent gets wealthier, leading to many social and economic difficulties.

BRICS continues to hold long-term investment potential

23/01/2015 13:04:49

While the BRICS nations may have hit an economic slowdown recently, they continue to hold great investment potential.

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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  • All Share51,267.00
     
    0.62%
    Financial 1516,357.00
     
    0.58%
    Industrial 2564,298.00
     
    0.26%
  • ZAR/EUR13.10
     
    0.33%
    ZAR/GBP17.38
     
    -0.68%
    ZAR/USD11.62
     
    0.4%
  • Brent Crude Oil49.3
     
    1.78%
    GOLD USD/oz1,261.1
     
    -0.6%
    Platinum USD/oz1,218.8
     
    -1.14%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index51,267.00Up0.62%
JSE Financial 1516,357.00Up0.58%
JSE Industrial 2564,298.00Up0.26%
JSE Resources 1042,078.00Up2.17%
JSE Top 4045,111.00Up0.75%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.10Up0.33%
ZAR/GBP17.38Down-0.68%
ZAR/USD11.62Up0.4%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil49.3Up1.78%
GOLD USD/oz1,261.1Down-0.6%
Platinum USD/oz1,218.8Down-1.14%

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