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Alpesh Patel: A millionaire at 23, but lost it all

21/04/2015 21:41:43

Alpesh Patel was born in the Ugandan bush raised in the corporate jungle.

After tasting power, former Egyptian president Mursi awaits sentencing

21/04/2015 08:20:01

Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Mursi will stand in a court cage on Tuesday as a judge announces his fate.

ISIS shot and beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video

20/04/2015 07:44:17

Islamic State posted a video on social media showing militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians.

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

20/04/2015 07:15:02

700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast.

Southern Africa

Obama warned S.Africa to address underlining causes of xenophobia last year

21/04/2015 13:14:30

Obama warned South Africa that if it didn't stop Robert Mugabe from rigging elections, the country risked more immigrants and xenophobia.

S.Africa to deploy army to curb xenophobic violence

21/04/2015 12:28:07

South Africa will deploy the army to the township of Alexandra.

South Africa's rand on backfoot as Greece woes hit EM

21/04/2015 08:05:08

South Africa's rand slipped to near a one-week low early on Tuesday.

Cost cuts help lift South Africa's Pick n Pay FY profit, dividend

21/04/2015 07:44:28

South African grocer Pick n Pay posted a 28 percent rise in full-year profit on Tuesday.

Western Africa

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone

17/04/2015 09:03:42

Nine new cases of Ebola have confirmed by Guinean authorities near the border with Sierra Leone.

Nigeria’s transition smooth but creates policy uncertainty: Fitch

16/04/2015 17:38:41

The prospect of a smooth transfer of power in Nigeria alters but does not remove risks to the country's sovereign credit profile.

Buhari's Nigeria oil policy to focus on reform first, taxes last

16/04/2015 06:22:51

Nigeria's president elect Muhammadu Buhari plans ending corruption his key deliverable

Is Boko Haram Africa’s worst story of last decade?

15/04/2015 13:57:31

Amnesty International attacks Nigerian government for lax approach on dealing with terrorism.

East Africa

MTN & Vodafone interconnect their mobile money services

21/04/2015 10:59:52

Customers of mobile money platform M-Pesa and MTN will now be able to transact money directly to each other.

Tapping into Kenya’s unexploited mortgage market

20/04/2015 10:55:58

Kenya has an untapped mortgage market of 1.1 billion Kenya shillings with only 20,000 Kenyan mortgage holders.

Safaricom brings M-Pesa home

17/04/2015 10:48:42

Safaricom is on course to install its M-Pesa services locally.

Kenya’s energy regulator reduces petrol price

15/04/2015 10:41:18

The Energy Regulatory Commision (ERC) of Kenya has marginally decreased its pump prices.

Financial

What you need to know about bank preference shares

21/04/2015 15:40:19

South Africa’s adoption of the Basel III regulatory framework has presented an interesting conundrum for holders of bank preference shares.

Update on ABIL's curatorship & restructuring

16/04/2015 09:08:25

ABIL curatorship and restructuring initiatives set to remain.

S.Africa's rand falls on weak China trade data

13/04/2015 08:07:24

S.Africa's rand gave up its gains against the dollar tracking other commodity currencies which fell after China released weak trade data.

Rwanda’s inflation rises to 0.8% in March year-on-year

10/04/2015 10:42:55

Rwanda’s urban inflation rose to 0.8 per cent in March year-on-year from 0.7 per cent a month earlier, the statistics office said on Friday.

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

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.

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.

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 Share54,141.00
     
    0.55%
    Financial 1517,804.00
     
    0.71%
    Industrial 2568,786.00
     
    0.9%
  • ZAR/EUR12.99
     
    -0.34%
    ZAR/GBP18.03
     
    0.03%
    ZAR/USD12.08
     
    0.22%
  • Brent Crude Oil63.2
     
    -0.28%
    GOLD USD/oz1,198.2
     
    0.14%
    Platinum USD/oz1,150.8
     
    0.07%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index54,141.00Up0.55%
JSE Financial 1517,804.00Up0.71%
JSE Industrial 2568,786.00Up0.9%
JSE Resources 1041,361.00Down-1.05%
JSE Top 4047,827.00Up0.53%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR12.99Down-0.34%
ZAR/GBP18.03Up0.03%
ZAR/USD12.08Up0.22%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil63.2Down-0.28%
GOLD USD/oz1,198.2Up0.14%
Platinum USD/oz1,150.8Up0.07%

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