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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 Nene open to UIF contribution reduction

05/03/2015 06:28:43

The reduction in UIF contributions could bring the much needed relief to consumers and help stimulate the economy.

Lesotho opposition says forms coalition after tight election

05/03/2015 06:09:21

Lesotho is set for yet another coalition government as the country battles to end the seemingly endless political crisis.

S.Africa's rand falls to three-week low on economy woes

04/03/2015 16:07:04

South Africa's rand hit a three-week low on Wednesday against the US dollar.

JSE's top performing stocks

04/03/2015 14:31:05

Northam, Adcock & Telkom boast as the top three best performing stocks on the JSE in February.

Western Africa

Ghana plans to issue $1 bln Eurobond in 2015

05/03/2015 11:36:23

Will Ghana's proposed one billion US dollar Eurobond salvage the economy?

Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

05/03/2015 07:38:17

President of Chad claims that he knows where the Boko Haram leader is hiding and has threatened to kill him if he does not surrender.

Nigerian naira flat vs dollar in thin trade

04/03/2015 16:31:25

Nigeria's naira currency closed flat against the dollar on the interbank market on Wednesday.

Things are good in Nigeria: Ecobank chief tells investors

04/03/2015 12:28:10

Ecobank's chief executive says his group is staying afloat as other companies sink due to the drop in crude oil prices in Nigeria.

East Africa

World Bank raises Kenya's 2015 growth forecast

05/03/2015 13:13:18

Kenya's economy is growing faster than estimated and among the fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Innovation key to unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

05/03/2015 11:19:07

Africa’s agricultural sector is said to become the continent’s new frontier for growth.

East Africa to tackle power challenges

05/03/2015 08:16:01

Africa's facing huge energy deficit, East Africa has scaled up efforts to improve power in the region.

Kenya wins one-year COMESA extension for sugar imports

05/03/2015 06:42:44

Kenya has received yet another reprieve limit on sugar import safeguards.

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

MTN’s FY revenue boosted by Nigerian unit

04/03/2015 12:37:48

While Nigeria's performance was below MTN's own expectations after regulatory and operational challenges, its revenue increased by 12%.

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).

Special Reports

10 factors that are influencing the increase in Africa’s trade

05/03/2015 12:03:08

Trade patterns in Africa are changing, with new products, new trading partners are influencing the way African countries trade.

Barclays sees further pressure in Q2 oil prices

05/03/2015 11:29:11

The Barclays oil research team expects further pressure in prices going into Q2 2015.

Africa craves foreign investment

05/03/2015 10:56:26

Africa needs foreign investment, and it’s not only up to governments to encourage this.

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.

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 1516,998.00
     
    1.68%
    Industrial 2567,016.00
     
    1.09%
  • ZAR/EUR12.96
     
    -1.35%
    ZAR/GBP17.88
     
    -0.78%
    ZAR/USD11.75
     
    0.02%
  • Brent Crude Oil60.8
     
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    GOLD USD/oz1,202.2
     
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Price%Change
JSE All Share Index53,286.00Up0.74%
JSE Financial 1516,998.00Up1.68%
JSE Industrial 2567,016.00Up1.09%
JSE Resources 1043,851.00Down-1.2%
JSE Top 4047,106.00Up0.76%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR12.96Down-1.35%
ZAR/GBP17.88Down-0.78%
ZAR/USD11.75Up0.02%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil60.8Down-0.31%
GOLD USD/oz1,202.2Up0.22%
Platinum USD/oz1,186.0Up0.67%

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