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Underperforming state-owned enterprises should be divested from - S,A's Presidential Review Commission

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:47:39 GMT

The report suggests that under-performing SOEs be “divested” or absorbed into government departments.

How much are people spending for love?

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:36:09 GMT

Nigeria retailers to make a killing on Valentines sales.

What investors should be doing in times of market turmoil: UBS

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:24:18 GMT

The key factors UBS is monitoring, and the market's perception of these risks.

Perfect, affordable, treat for Valentine’s Day

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:32:50 GMT

With just $20, you can spoil your partner and 14 friends with this mouth-watering treat.

Zambia's central bank leaves benchmark lending rate unchanged at 15.5 Pct

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:34:46 GMT

Zambia's central bank left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 15.5 percent on Friday.

ArcelorMittal South Africa posts gaping loss as Chinese imports bite

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:42:45 GMT

ArcelorMittal South Africa on Friday posted a full-year loss that was 23 times wider than its loss of a year earlier.

Videos

World Economic Forum News

S.Africa's finance minister shares insight on the economy

25/01/2016 10:15:40

What Pravin Gordhan had to say about the state of the economy?

S.African entities should adopt counter cyclical strategies - Transnet CEO

22/01/2016 06:55:05

Transnet's Siyabonga Gama calls for counter cyclical strategies as industries face new mediocre normal.

S.Africa should think outside the box: Brand SA

22/01/2016 05:15:41

South Africa should find innovative ways to create jobs and grow the economy: Makhubela

Despite slowdown, 'Africa Rising' still has long-term potential

21/01/2016 15:49:08

There is still increasing appetite to invest into Africa.

Special Report

U.S. says political crisis building in Democratic Rep. of Congo

11/02/2016 07:48:16

A political crisis is growing in the DRC over the possibility that President Joseph Kabila might seek a third term.

Low commodity prices strain Nigeria and Angola's economic confidence

10/02/2016 07:29:41

African economies post least performance on YPO economic confidence in six years.

U.S. military seeks to prepare Africa for shifting terror threat

09/02/2016 07:41:56

U.S commander says there are rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel.

How to build a million-dollar empire

08/02/2016 13:01:54

Millionaire, serial entrepreneur, multi-award winning business coach and author, Mac Attram, shares advice on building successful companies.

Southern Africa

Underperforming state-owned enterprises should be divested from - S,A's Presidential Review Commission

12/02/2016 16:47:39

The report suggests that under-performing SOEs be “divested” or absorbed into government departments.

Perfect, affordable, treat for Valentine’s Day

12/02/2016 10:32:50

With just $20, you can spoil your partner and 14 friends with this mouth-watering treat.

Zambia's central bank leaves benchmark lending rate unchanged at 15.5 Pct

12/02/2016 09:34:46

Zambia's central bank left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 15.5 percent on Friday.

ArcelorMittal South Africa posts gaping loss as Chinese imports bite

12/02/2016 08:42:45

ArcelorMittal South Africa on Friday posted a full-year loss that was 23 times wider than its loss of a year earlier.

Western Africa

How much are people spending for love?

12/02/2016 12:36:09

Nigeria retailers to make a killing on Valentines sales.

Money is Nigeria’s main problem: FIRS's Babatunde Fowler

12/02/2016 07:14:58

With low oil prices, Nigeria's Muhammad Buhari is battling to commence the road to development.

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria -officials

11/02/2016 07:37:42

Female suicide bombers kill more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group.

Nigeria's parliament delays vote on revised 2016 budget

10/02/2016 07:42:07

Nigeria's parliament postpones voting on the 2016 budget from Feb. 25 as ministers disagree on revised public spending plans.

East Africa

Laws to minimise tax avoidance in Kenya

11/02/2016 12:12:16

"Government is trying to work on that because the Kenya Revenue Authority is still struggling in terms of collecting revenue."

An app to make it easier for Rwandan purchases

10/02/2016 17:40:37

Market Merger on Tuesday launched a web application where it allows people to use their Visa cards to pay for local services.

The growing business of speech in Kenya

10/02/2016 12:20:21

"It could be anybody, you don't have to be an established speaker that has been on the market for years..."

Rwanda's growing construction and development sector

09/02/2016 17:38:13

Ujenge Group also built the first condominium homes in Rwanda.

Financial

What investors should be doing in times of market turmoil: UBS

12/02/2016 12:24:18

The key factors UBS is monitoring, and the market's perception of these risks.

S.Africa's rand softer as post-MPC rally peters out

02/02/2016 07:38:43

South Africa's rand looked wobbly against the dollar on Tuesday with euphoria brought interest hike easing off.

South Africa's rand rallies more than 1 pct after cenbank hikes rates

29/01/2016 07:10:13

The rand raced to its firmest in three weeks on Friday following an aggressive interest rate hike by the South African Reserve Bank.

What you should know about East Africa's largest listed company

16/01/2016 16:34:16

Kenyan Wall Street gives an in-depth analysis of Safaricom and asks if it still holds value?

Earnings

S.A retailers' trading updates a mixed bag

14/01/2016 11:43:29

Massmart full year trading update disappoints; Woolworths half-year pleases.

South Africa's Sappi Q3 profits fall on maintenance shutdowns

07/08/2015 09:14:00

South African pulp and paper company Sappi posted a 89 percent fall in third-quarter earnings on Friday.

South Africa's Sasol flags lower FY earnings on softer oil price

07/08/2015 09:07:42

S.African petrochemicals company Sasol said on Friday it expected full-year profits to fall by up to 19 percent due to softer oil prices.

South African insurer Liberty plans to spend millions on Nigerian deals

07/08/2015 08:50:19

South Africa's fourth-largest insurer Liberty Holdings reported a 6 percent increase in half-year profit on Friday.

Special Reports

Global Investment Trends

29/11/2015 19:52:14

Now is as good a time as ever to invest offshore, and the sooner, the better.

Private funding key to assist government make NDP a reality

07/10/2015 17:01:49

Public-private partnerships need to find ways to work better and make sure proposed projects actually happen.

Public–private partnerships are critical critical to achieving SA's NDP goals

07/10/2015 13:42:08

Public private partnerships are critical to South Africa realising its National Development Plan goals.

Blogs

Opening Pandora’s Box: The bitter harvests of xenophobia

24/04/2015 16:04:29

It is a supreme irony that, exactly 30 years later, the troops are back on the streets of Alexandra.

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.

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Markets

  • All Share48,590.00
     
    2.42%
    Financial 1514,261.00
     
    2.03%
    Industrial 2567,325.00
     
    1.93%
  • ZAR/EUR17.91
     
    0.02%
    ZAR/GBP22.96
     
    -0.13%
    ZAR/USD15.90
     
    0.17%
  • Brent Crude Oil30.8
     
     %
    GOLD USD/oz1,238.7
     
    3.35%
    Platinum USD/oz956.0
     
    -0.56%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index48,590.00Up2.42%
JSE Financial 1514,261.00Up2.03%
JSE Industrial 2567,325.00Up1.93%
JSE Resources 1026,110.00Up5.05%
JSE Top 4043,120.00Up2.47%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR17.91Up0.02%
ZAR/GBP22.96Down-0.13%
ZAR/USD15.90Up0.17%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil30.8  %
GOLD USD/oz1,238.7Up3.35%
Platinum USD/oz956.0Down-0.56%

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