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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.

Tunisian president says third suspect in museum attack on the run

23/03/2015 04:49:54

A third gunman involved in an attack that killed 23 people at a Tunis museum last week was on the run.

High-net-worth Africans to double by 2025

18/03/2015 11:01:33

The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals is set to surge 59 per cent over the next 10 years.

Southern Africa

Petrol price upswing no April Fool’s joke

27/03/2015 14:46:51

The petrol price is set to increase on 1 April 2015, compounded by increases in the Fuel and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies.

S.Africa's Zuma appoints new CenBank deputy governor

27/03/2015 10:57:16

South Africa' President Jacob Zuma has appointed Kuben Naidoo as a central bank deputy governor.

PPC decides against merger with AfriSam

27/03/2015 10:43:37

Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has decided against a merger with fellow cement company, AfriSam, it said on Friday.

S.African labour court upholds Eskom CEO suspension

27/03/2015 10:21:03

A South African labour court upheld the suspension of the chief executive of power utility Eskom on Friday.

Western Africa

Nigeria president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday poll

27/03/2015 14:18:20

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warned against violence ahead of Saturday's presidential election.

Lack of electricity undermines Nigerian president's re-election bid

27/03/2015 07:07:21

Nigeria's electricity shortages persist and the underperformance is a major political issue.

Niger on track for solid growth despite commodity slump: IMF

26/03/2015 06:20:16

Niger is weathering a fall in the price of its key exports and remains on track to grow by an average of 5.6 per cent.

Divided north Nigerian city fears post-election violence

25/03/2015 15:44:51

This weekend's election is being tipped as the closest and most polarising vote since Nigeria returned to civilian rule in 1999.

East Africa

Australia warns of imminent attacks in Kenya

27/03/2015 13:59:37

Australia has warned Kenya of extremists may be planning attacks in crowded places in Nairobi.

Nairobi bourse shows growth in FY pretax profit

27/03/2015 08:46:02

The Nairobi Securities Exchange has recorded a 16 per cent pretax profit in its full year results.

US warns of possible attacks in Kampala

26/03/2015 13:18:47

The United States said on Wednesday it had information of "possible terrorist threats" in Kampala.

Deepening financial inclusion in E.Africa

24/03/2015 12:15:48

Financial inclusion in East Africa is growing as a result of the marriage between banks and mobile.

Financial

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.

S.Africa’s repo rate remains unchanged

26/03/2015 13:52:05

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor, Lesetja Kganyago has kept the country’s repurchase (repo) rate unchanged.

S.African lenders hope for lower interest rate environment ahead of MPC

26/03/2015 05:02:49

A lower interest rate environment would certainly bolster South Africa’s lenders, says Paragon Lending Solutions CEO, Gary Palmer.

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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  • All Share51,810.00
     
    0.39%
    Financial 1517,031.00
     
    0.12%
    Industrial 2564,924.00
     
    1.26%
  • ZAR/EUR13.04
     
    0.31%
    ZAR/GBP17.84
     
    1.33%
    ZAR/USD11.99
     
    1.3%
  • Brent Crude Oil57.7
     
    2.18%
    GOLD USD/oz1,196.8
     
    -0.52%
    Platinum USD/oz1,142.5
     
    -0.99%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index51,810.00Up0.39%
JSE Financial 1517,031.00Up0.12%
JSE Industrial 2564,924.00Up1.26%
JSE Resources 1041,404.00Down-2.37%
JSE Top 4045,679.00Up0.46%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.04Up0.31%
ZAR/GBP17.84Up1.33%
ZAR/USD11.99Up1.3%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil57.7Up2.18%
GOLD USD/oz1,196.8Down-0.52%
Platinum USD/oz1,142.5Down-0.99%

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