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Africa's GDP growth seen at pre-economic crisis levels: AfDB

25/05/2015 10:45:25

African economies will grow 4.5 per cent this year and five per cent in 2016 due to rising demand for exports.

Anchor Capital’s Peter Armitage: From a caravan park to managing billions

23/05/2015 20:01:50

Anchor Capital’s Peter Armitage climbed his way to the top of the ladder from the bottom of a caravan park and now he is worth millions.

Who will Africa bank on?

22/05/2015 16:49:38

The African Development Bank (AfDB) may be about to get its first president from its biggest shareholder – Nigeria.

Africa lost over US$1 trillion through illicit financial flows

22/05/2015 14:05:09

Africa loses about 50 billion US dollars through illicit financial flows annually.

Southern Africa

S.Africa's power utility Eskom to cut up to 1,000 MW on Friday

22/05/2015 08:41:33

Eskom to shut off up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the national grid on Friday.

Government agrees to public wage increase

21/05/2015 12:15:35

South Africa’s public sector unions have reached a wage agreement for a seven per cent increase.

African cities make it to the world's elite list

20/05/2015 17:08:03

African cities are following close behind some of the top metropolitans suitable as alternatives for people looking to expand their horizons

Tiger Brands says executives manipulated numbers at Kenya unit

20/05/2015 15:58:15

South Africa's Tiger Brands said on Wednesday executives at its Kenyan unit Haco Industries had manipulated numbers to reach targets.

Western Africa

Nigeria fuel shortages hit MTN, Guaranty Trust bank

25/05/2015 13:50:32

Severe fuel shortages in Nigeria hit the services of Africa's largest mobile telecoms operator, MTN, on Monday.

Nigerian military says killed scores of Boko Haram militants, rescued 20 women and children

25/05/2015 09:25:27

Nigeria's military killed scores of Boko Haram militants and rescued 20 women and children as part of an operation in the Sambisa forest.

Nigerian oil workers down tools over sale of OML 42

22/05/2015 13:53:13

OML 42 sale causes Nigerian oil workers to shut down official business and activities at the headquarters of the corporation.

Goodluck hands over a struggling economy: Nigerian Vice President-elect

21/05/2015 15:48:49

New Vice President considers Nigeria’s economy a burden to inherit from the previous administration.

East Africa

Ruling party seen winning Ethiopian vote, opposition says supporters harassed

25/05/2015 15:29:49

Ethiopians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party.

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

25/05/2015 09:15:59

Some groups in Burundi are threatening to boycott talks following the killing of an opposition politician.

Ethiopia's economy to grow 10.5% in 2015/16: World Bank

22/05/2015 12:25:37

Ethiopia's economy is expected to grow by 9.5 per cent this fiscal year ending June before accelerating to 10.5 per cent in 2015/16.

Al Shabaab attacks village in Kenya's Garissa

22/05/2015 08:18:50

Al Shabaab militants attacks a village in the north-eastern side of Kenya.

Financial

S.African MPC holds repo rate

21/05/2015 15:12:33

The South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has left the interest rate unchanged.

S.Africa could be downgraded if govt fails stabilise debt: Moody's

12/05/2015 15:57:49

South Africa's credit rating could be downgraded if the government's commitment to fiscal consolidation and stabilising its debt falters.

Mozambique leaves lending rate unchanged, economy to grow

12/05/2015 15:05:01

Mozambique's central bank kept its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 7.5 per cent.

Are you still confused about the new BBBEE codes? Levenstein sheds some light

08/05/2015 16:28:35

The SA government has continued to modify the BBBEE for more representation across all colour lines in business but confusion remains.

Earnings

Illovo Sugar's FY earnings not so sweet

25/05/2015 10:30:22

Illovo Sugar said its full-year profit fell 8 per cent due to softer global prices.

Tsogo Sun may list property unit separately, posts flat H1 profit

21/05/2015 11:18:35

Tsogo Sun is considering listing its property portfolio worth 30 billion rand separately.

Investec full-year profit up

21/05/2015 10:41:26

Investec reported a 10.2 per cent rise in full-year profit on Thursday.

Tiger Brands suffers losses in Nigeria following naira’s devaluation

20/05/2015 08:06:28

Tiger Brands suffered setbacks in its foreign businesses after operations in Nigeria were affected by devaluation of the naira.

Special Reports

Global Investment Trends

21/05/2015 15:18:48

There are many exciting global investment themes creating incredible change and investment opportunities in the market today.

Agri sector struggles to deal with transformation challenges

13/05/2015 12:22:47

South Africa’s agriculture sector has struggled with deal with transformation challenges.

FinMin Nene calls for broader participation to realise NDP goals

13/05/2015 12:12:41

South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has called for an improved nature of investment in the country.

Commonality of activities aiding trade in E.Africa

26/03/2015 16:31:35

The commonality of activities has worked for East Africa and this has aided trading and the financial market development in the region.

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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  • All Share54,003.00
     
    -0.22%
    Financial 1517,405.00
     
    -0.09%
    Industrial 2568,295.00
     
    -0.25%
  • ZAR/EUR13.12
     
    -0.12%
    ZAR/GBP18.46
     
    0.56%
    ZAR/USD11.95
     
    0.97%
  • Brent Crude Oil65.4
     
    0.59%
    GOLD USD/oz1,205.9
     
    0.07%
    Platinum USD/oz1,148.6
     
    0.22%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index54,003.00Down-0.22%
JSE Financial 1517,405.00Down-0.09%
JSE Industrial 2568,295.00Down-0.25%
JSE Resources 1043,049.00Up0.31%
JSE Top 4047,858.00Down-0.11%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.12Down-0.12%
ZAR/GBP18.46Up0.56%
ZAR/USD11.95Up0.97%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil65.4Up0.59%
GOLD USD/oz1,205.9Up0.07%
Platinum USD/oz1,148.6Up0.22%

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