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The market sell-off extends-UBS

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:49:26 GMT

Despite a recent market sell-off, we remain neutral on equities in our global tactical positioning: Manuel Dali

S.A President Jacob Zuma full SONA speech

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:32:06 GMT

South Africa needs an effective turnaround plan to risk losing its investment grade status from ratings agencies.

S.A's President Zuma finally gives his SONA after chaotic hour sees EFF, Cope leave Parliament

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:12:20 GMT

President Jacob Zuma was supposed to start addressing parliament and South Africa as a whole at 19h00, but an hour passed without the president doing so. He merely greeted some of the delegates as he kept on being disrupted.

Chaos erupts during South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:25:57 GMT

Just after the opening prayer, EFF member Floyd Chivambu , raised a point of order, asking for the rules to be clarified before the address commenced.

Daimler means business in Southern Africa

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:27:48 GMT

Even with the tough economic times in South Africa and the continent at large, Dr Wolfgang Bernhardt, who is a member of the Board of Management for Daimler Trucks & Buses, believes in a brighter future.

South African protest ahead of Zuma's state-of-the-nation speech

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:43:40 GMT

Zuma's speech, scheduled to be televised nationally at 1700 GMT, comes amid growing criticism over a taxpayer-funded 250 million (then $23 million) upgrade to his private home and years of weak economic growth in Africa's most industrialised country.

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World Economic Forum News

S.Africa's finance minister shares insight on the economy

25/01/2016 10:15:40

What Pravin Gordhan had to say about the state of the economy?

S.African entities should adopt counter cyclical strategies - Transnet CEO

22/01/2016 06:55:05

Transnet's Siyabonga Gama calls for counter cyclical strategies as industries face new mediocre normal.

S.Africa should think outside the box: Brand SA

22/01/2016 05:15:41

South Africa should find innovative ways to create jobs and grow the economy: Makhubela

Despite slowdown, 'Africa Rising' still has long-term potential

21/01/2016 15:49:08

There is still increasing appetite to invest into Africa.

Special Report

The market sell-off extends-UBS

12/02/2016 04:49:26

Despite a recent market sell-off, we remain neutral on equities in our global tactical positioning: Manuel Dali

U.S. says political crisis building in Democratic Rep. of Congo

11/02/2016 07:48:16

A political crisis is growing in the DRC over the possibility that President Joseph Kabila might seek a third term.

Low commodity prices strain Nigeria and Angola's economic confidence

10/02/2016 07:29:41

African economies post least performance on YPO economic confidence in six years.

U.S. military seeks to prepare Africa for shifting terror threat

09/02/2016 07:41:56

U.S commander says there are rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel.

Southern Africa

S.A President Jacob Zuma full SONA speech

11/02/2016 19:32:06

South Africa needs an effective turnaround plan to risk losing its investment grade status from ratings agencies.

S.A's President Zuma finally gives his SONA after chaotic hour sees EFF, Cope leave Parliament

11/02/2016 18:12:20

President Jacob Zuma was supposed to start addressing parliament and South Africa as a whole at 19h00, but an hour passed without the president doing so. He merely greeted some of the delegates as he kept on being disrupted.

Chaos erupts during South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address

11/02/2016 17:25:57

Just after the opening prayer, EFF member Floyd Chivambu , raised a point of order, asking for the rules to be clarified before the address commenced.

Daimler means business in Southern Africa

11/02/2016 14:27:48

Even with the tough economic times in South Africa and the continent at large, Dr Wolfgang Bernhardt, who is a member of the Board of Management for Daimler Trucks & Buses, believes in a brighter future.

Western Africa

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria -officials

11/02/2016 07:37:42

Female suicide bombers kill more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group.

Nigeria's parliament delays vote on revised 2016 budget

10/02/2016 07:42:07

Nigeria's parliament postpones voting on the 2016 budget from Feb. 25 as ministers disagree on revised public spending plans.

Nigeria hopes to cut down on borrowing, graft due to better cash management

09/02/2016 08:51:32

Nigeria's decision to collect government payments in one bank account will limit state borrowing and reduce payment delays.

Nigeria’s 45% electricity tariff hike is a ‘small price to pay’-Eko director

08/02/2016 15:06:41

According to the Nigeria Labour Congress, a 45 per cent tariff hike was implemented without due consultation with stakeholders in the sector.

East Africa

Laws to minimise tax avoidance in Kenya

11/02/2016 12:12:16

"Government is trying to work on that because the Kenya Revenue Authority is still struggling in terms of collecting revenue."

The growing business of speech in Kenya

10/02/2016 12:20:21

"It could be anybody, you don't have to be an established speaker that has been on the market for years..."

Rwanda's growing construction and development sector

09/02/2016 17:38:13

Ujenge Group also built the first condominium homes in Rwanda.

Kenya threatens to pull out of Rio Olympics over Zika threat

09/02/2016 13:04:27

Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out more about the mosquito-borne virus as they make plans for the games.

Financial

S.Africa's rand softer as post-MPC rally peters out

02/02/2016 07:38:43

South Africa's rand looked wobbly against the dollar on Tuesday with euphoria brought interest hike easing off.

South Africa's rand rallies more than 1 pct after cenbank hikes rates

29/01/2016 07:10:13

The rand raced to its firmest in three weeks on Friday following an aggressive interest rate hike by the South African Reserve Bank.

What you should know about East Africa's largest listed company

16/01/2016 16:34:16

Kenyan Wall Street gives an in-depth analysis of Safaricom and asks if it still holds value?

Tips for buying a car in 2016

14/01/2016 12:29:11

Here's advice for starting your new year’s budget on the right note.

Earnings

S.A retailers' trading updates a mixed bag

14/01/2016 11:43:29

Massmart full year trading update disappoints; Woolworths half-year pleases.

South Africa's Sappi Q3 profits fall on maintenance shutdowns

07/08/2015 09:14:00

South African pulp and paper company Sappi posted a 89 percent fall in third-quarter earnings on Friday.

South Africa's Sasol flags lower FY earnings on softer oil price

07/08/2015 09:07:42

S.African petrochemicals company Sasol said on Friday it expected full-year profits to fall by up to 19 percent due to softer oil prices.

South African insurer Liberty plans to spend millions on Nigerian deals

07/08/2015 08:50:19

South Africa's fourth-largest insurer Liberty Holdings reported a 6 percent increase in half-year profit on Friday.

Special Reports

Global Investment Trends

29/11/2015 19:52:14

Now is as good a time as ever to invest offshore, and the sooner, the better.

Private funding key to assist government make NDP a reality

07/10/2015 17:01:49

Public-private partnerships need to find ways to work better and make sure proposed projects actually happen.

Public–private partnerships are critical critical to achieving SA's NDP goals

07/10/2015 13:42:08

Public private partnerships are critical to South Africa realising its National Development Plan goals.

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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    Financial 1513,971.00
     
    -2.01%
    Industrial 2566,025.00
     
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  • ZAR/EUR17.79
     
    -0.82%
    ZAR/GBP22.78
     
    -1.45%
    ZAR/USD15.73
     
    -1.1%
  • Brent Crude Oil30.3
     
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    GOLD USD/oz1,234.1
     
    3.57%
    Platinum USD/oz951.0
     
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Price%Change
JSE All Share Index47,412.00Down-1.78%
JSE Financial 1513,971.00Down-2.01%
JSE Industrial 2566,025.00Down-2.59%
JSE Resources 1024,789.00Up0.33%
JSE Top 4042,054.00Down-2.21%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR17.79Down-0.82%
ZAR/GBP22.78Down-1.45%
ZAR/USD15.73Down-1.1%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil30.3  %
GOLD USD/oz1,234.1Up3.57%
Platinum USD/oz951.0Up2.44%

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