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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

Bonatla CEO fined half a million rand by JSE

30/03/2015 17:41:13

The JSE has imposed a fine of 500,000 rand on Bonatla Property CEO, Niki Vontas in relation to several breaches of its listing requirements.

S.Africa's Trevor Noah to succeed Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show"

30/03/2015 13:55:16

Noah made his debut on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” in December.

Afrox appoints AECI executive member as MD

30/03/2015 12:23:13

JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) has announced the appointment of Schalk Venter new managing director (MD).

S.Africa's February credit growth slows to 8.67 pct y/y

30/03/2015 08:22:52

S.Africa's private sector credit demand slowed to 8.67 per cent year-on-year in February.

Western Africa

US, Britain express concern over counting of Nigeria's votes

30/03/2015 22:12:48

The two countries say there are disturbing indications that the collation process may be subject to "deliberate political interference".

Nigeria's opposition leader wins two key states in the North

30/03/2015 21:46:27

Buhari wins key northern swing state of Kaduna and biggest northern battleground state of Kano.

Nigeria election results due to start trickling in

30/03/2015 14:03:08

Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999.

Nigerian polls outcome unlikely to affect markets

30/03/2015 14:00:23

Will the Nigeria polls affect the market and investor sentiments ?

East Africa

US condemns attack on Somali hotel

30/03/2015 16:22:04

The United States (US) has said that it strongly condemns al-Shabaab’s terrorist attack on the Maka al-Mukarama Hotel in Mogadishu.

Kenya announces plans to reopen Nairobi mall after attack

30/03/2015 15:58:36

Kenya's Westgate mall will reopen to the public in July for the first time since the attack.

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.

Financial

S.Africa's rand extends losses against dollar, bonds weaker

30/03/2015 08:31:19

S.Africa's rand extends losses against the dollar after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair said the bank was on course to raise interests.

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.

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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Markets

  • All Share52,455.00
     
    1.22%
    Financial 1517,234.00
     
    1.17%
    Industrial 2565,772.00
     
    1.28%
  • ZAR/EUR13.14
     
    0.75%
    ZAR/GBP17.93
     
    0.84%
    ZAR/USD12.13
     
    1.15%
  • Brent Crude Oil55.6
     
    -5.94%
    GOLD USD/oz1,185.2
     
    -0.88%
    Platinum USD/oz1,118.1
     
    -1.74%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index52,455.00Up1.22%
JSE Financial 1517,234.00Up1.17%
JSE Industrial 2565,772.00Up1.28%
JSE Resources 1042,061.00Up1.56%
JSE Top 4046,293.00Up1.32%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.14Up0.75%
ZAR/GBP17.93Up0.84%
ZAR/USD12.13Up1.15%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil55.6Down-5.94%
GOLD USD/oz1,185.2Down-0.88%
Platinum USD/oz1,118.1Down-1.74%

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