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Forbes showcases the epitome of power in Africa

03/03/2015 12:23:56

Forbes Billionaires list showcases Africa’s wealthiest people.

The Forbes Billionaires List: 2015

02/03/2015 20:16:26

And the Africans who made it.

Chinese companies think twice about African investment

02/03/2015 11:54:40

China's slowing economy will redefine Africa's investment fortunes, the question now is, will the 'look east' policy ever work?

New market entrants should develop a clear risk appetite: Ecobank

26/02/2015 06:59:33

Ecobank advised new entrants into Africa to set up a risk review board with participation from senior management.

Southern Africa

S.Africa's rand falls to three-week low on economy woes

04/03/2015 16:07:04

South Africa's rand hit a three-week low on Wednesday against the US dollar.

JSE's top performing stocks

04/03/2015 14:31:05

Northam, Adcock & Telkom boast as the top three best performing stocks on the JSE in February.

S.Africa's Abil lending below levels to sustain "good bank"

03/03/2015 15:24:48

Abil is in the process of re-deploying or laying off some 50 non-union management level staff at its head office.

Shuttleworth's lawyers tell ConCourt FinMin should pay back the money

03/03/2015 12:43:12

Shuttleworth's lawyers said the minister should pay back the money, the question is will that ever happen?

Western Africa

Nigerian naira flat vs dollar in thin trade

04/03/2015 16:31:25

Nigeria's naira currency closed flat against the dollar on the interbank market on Wednesday.

Things are good in Nigeria: Ecobank chief tells investors

04/03/2015 12:28:10

Ecobank's chief executive says his group is staying afloat as other companies sink due to the drop in crude oil prices in Nigeria.

Nigeria likely to lower estimate for 2015 GDP after naira drops

04/03/2015 08:11:16

The endless falling oil price in Nigeria is set to further slice the country's projected GDP forecast.

Nigeria urged to continue with March elections

04/03/2015 07:28:35

Nigeria is facing mounting pressure from rights group to hold elections as planned, what could happen if they postpone yet again?

East Africa

Pan-Africa project to focus on potential of fish trade

04/03/2015 11:32:19

Africa expects to salvage its depleting trade volumes through fishing industry.

Kenya's top media houses back on-air

04/03/2015 09:52:19

The woes in Kenya's digital migration have finally come to and end after a three week blackout.

Uganda's debt levels on the rise due to capital flight

04/03/2015 07:56:02

Uganda’s decline in donor support is likely to hamper the country’s economic growth prospects.

Kenya plan needs oil price rebound: Africa Oil

03/03/2015 12:14:03

Tullow Oil & Africa Oil are desperate for a rise in the oil price so they can go ahead with their Kenyan project.

Financial

S.Africa's business confidence takes a positive turn

03/03/2015 12:50:10

South Africa’s BCI edged higher although the outlook for the rest of the year still remains uncertain.

Berkshire’s Warren Buffett has found his successor

28/02/2015 16:56:09

The candidate works within the Berkshire empire.

PwC Tax comments on S.Africa’s Budget 2015

25/02/2015 14:22:27

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) comments on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015 Budget Review.

S.Africa's rand muted, focus on budget speech

25/02/2015 07:37:40

South Africa's rand traded cautiously against the dollar ahead of the budget speech on Wednesday.

Earnings

MTN’s FY revenue boosted by Nigerian unit

04/03/2015 12:37:48

While Nigeria's performance was below MTN's own expectations after regulatory and operational challenges, its revenue increased by 12%.

S.Africa's Bidvest lifts H1 profit, food service unit robust

02/03/2015 07:37:20

South Africa's second-biggest company by revenue, Bidvest Group, reported a 5 per cent increase in half-year profit.

Sonangol reports increase in product sales to Asia, South America

27/02/2015 15:04:54

State-owned Angolan energy company, Sonangol has said that 2014 saw increased sales of products into Asia and South America.

Old Mutual 2014 operating profit rises 16%

27/02/2015 10:23:08

Financial services firm Old Mutual said its operating profit for 2014 rose 16 per cent to 1.6 billion pounds ($2.5 billion).

Special Reports

Telkom implements VPN for Bathroom Bizarre

03/03/2015 16:44:35

Sanitary ware supplier, Bathroom Bizarre contracted Telkom to upgrade its ageing network to that of a new virtual private network solution.

East Africa still a virgin ground for investment bankers

02/03/2015 07:21:17

East Africa is providing lucrative opportunities for investment bankers, this is according to Paul Mwai of AIB Capital.

Impressive prospects for investment banking in Nigeria

02/03/2015 07:20:33

FBN Capital’s 3rd annual investor conference was themed 'Tomorrow’s Nigeria through Economic Empowerment' held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Turning Africa’s slums into economic powerhouses

24/02/2015 14:57:56

The economic and technological potential of people living in slums can no longer be ignored.

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 Share52,891.00
     
    -0.11%
    Financial 1516,712.00
     
    -0.75%
    Industrial 2566,279.00
     
    0.43%
  • ZAR/EUR13.13
     
    0.56%
    ZAR/GBP18.08
     
    0.64%
    ZAR/USD11.83
     
    1.44%
  • Brent Crude Oil60.2
     
    -3.8%
    GOLD USD/oz1,200.2
     
    -1.01%
    Platinum USD/oz1,178.5
     
    -0.54%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index52,891.00Down-0.11%
JSE Financial 1516,712.00Down-0.75%
JSE Industrial 2566,279.00Up0.43%
JSE Resources 1044,388.00Down-1.05%
JSE Top 4046,744.00Down-0.06%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.13Up0.56%
ZAR/GBP18.08Up0.64%
ZAR/USD11.83Up1.44%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil60.2Down-3.8%
GOLD USD/oz1,200.2Down-1.01%
Platinum USD/oz1,178.5Down-0.54%

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