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  • It's been a week of disappointing economic news! Let's hope next week is better…
  • According to figures released this week, the South African economy shrunk in the first quarter of the year. Government put this down to the strike in the platinum sector, but if we'd been growing closer to our potential before the strike had occurred, this wouldn't have been the problem it currently is. Let's have a look at what's really going on here at home and what we can expect to see ... ››› more
  • [30 May 2014]
  • The rand comes under pressure as worries over Ukraine grow
  • After trading in a tighter range over the past week, the rand has weakened this morning. The local currency is under renewed pressure as concern grow over instability in Ukraine. As investors dump emerging market currencies, the rand is suffering. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand… Negative investor sentiment is pushing the rand weaker This morning, the rand continue... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • Could government's move to get its slice of new energy action backfire?
  • The South African government's plans to take a 20% stake in all new energy projects is under fire. The ANC want to push a change to the current law through before the next general election. But industry experts warn the move could mean SA misses out on opportunities as companies will simply take their business elsewhere. Let's take a closer look at the proposal… What the amendment to the bill ... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • Eskom's CEO warns that power issues will continue until next month
  • Last week, South Africa experienced its first taste of load shedding since the power crisis in 2008. Earlier today, the CEO of Eskom, Brian Dames, said the power issues facing SA would likely continue into next month. Eskom says wet coal is preventing it from keeping power stations going. Let's take a closer look at this latest update from Eskom… SA’s power situation isn’t going to improve... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • The JSE ended a rollercoaster day strongly higher
  • The JSE ended the yesterday higher after lacklustre morning trade. Pulling the local bourse higher was solid platinum and gold prices, and bumper performances by Naspers and Sasol. This helped the JSE shrug off negative sentiment. Let's take a closer look at what happened… Gold and platinum buoyed the market’s performance It was a day of “volatile trading” on the JSE yesterday, says I... ››› more
  • [28 May 2014]
  • Woolworths is to buy Australia's second largest department store in a $2 billion deal
  • Earlier today, retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd announced a buyout deal of Australia's second largest department store. The deal, valued at $2 billion, should see Woolworths buy David Jones. South African investors don't seem too impressed with the potential deal, punishing Woolworths' share price. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… ***************************************************... ››› more
  • [09 April 2014]
  • South African stocks recover some of Monday's losses
  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange made up some of its losses after Monday's dismal performance. On Monday, the local bourse fell over 1%. After a quiet morning on the JSE, the afternoon saw a modest rise. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… Emerging markets are attracting overseas investors again The JSE closed slightly higher yesterday, says Fin24. The rand’s st... ››› more
  • [09 April 2014]
  • The IMF lops 0.5% SA's economic growth forecast for 2014
  • Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released it latest World Economic Outlook report. The report focuses on analysing global and country-specific economic factors and forecasts economic growth. For South Africa, there wasn't much good news. Let's take a closer look at what the IMF revealed in its report about SA's economy… Strikes are dampening economic growth The IMF cut its f... ››› more
  • [09 April 2014]
  • Could opportunities beckon Sibanye Gold in the strike stricken platinum sector?
  • On Sunday, the CEO of Sibanye Gold suggested that the gold producer would consider any opportunities that presented themselves in the platinum sector. A strike affecting the top three platinum producers in now in its eleventh week. And there are no signs that the strike will end soon. Let's take a closer look at why Sibanye might consider diversifying into platinum… Sibanye is SA’s largest g... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • The rand hovers near 10.50 to the dollar as markets wait for their next cue
  • After spending the first couple of months of the year on a slippery slope, the rand is holding steady against the dollar. The local currency has 10.50 in its sights. This week, news at home and abroad may provide it with further reason to weaken again or strengthen. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the rand… The rand holds onto Friday’s gains The rand is standing firm agai... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • The JSE tumbles following overseas markets lower
  • Shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange took a slide yesterday, mirroring the performance of global markets. Not helping the JSE was a heavy fall by Naspers. Its share price took a knock as its Chinese investment Tencent continues to slide. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE fell over 1% The JSE slid yesterday shadowing “a broad-based sell-off across... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • Nigeria is now Africa's largest economy, South Africa falls to second place
  • Yesterday, the Nigerian National Bureau for Statistics (NBS) released its newly calculated gross domestic product figures. As expected, the data shows that Nigeria is Africa's largest economy. South Africa has dropped to second place. Let's take a closer look at the data and what is actually means… South Africa is still “the most important economy” in Africa In spite of Nigeria claiming... ››› more
  • [07 April 2014]
  • Petrol stations are taking steps to avoid fuel theft
  • Over the weekend, reports emerged that petrol stations are changing the way they operate as the price of fuel continues to rocket. As motorists struggle to contend with the cost of fuel, it appears a rising number of motorists are driving away without paying for their fuel first. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Motorists are ask to pay up before filling up Some petrol stations ... ››› more
  • [07 April 2014]
  • Nigeria looks set to kick South Africa off the top spot as Africa's largest economy
  • This Sunday, South Africa may learn it's no longer the largest economy in Africa. This weekend, the National Bureau for Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria will release its newly calculated figures for economic growth. Chances are, the most populous country on the continent will knock South Africa off the largest economy leader board. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Will South Africa fall... ››› more
  • [04 April 2014]
  • The power supply is under strain again as Eskom faces yet another problem
  • Yesterday, South Africa's power utility Eskom announced that its electricity supplies are under severe strain. This on the day that its CEO Brian Dames stepped down from his position. This latest issue facing Eskom follows an incident with one of its boilers on Sunday. Let's take a closer look this latest incident… A boiler incident knocks Eskom’s electricity supply One of Eskom’s boile... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • The petrol price edges higher again
  • On Friday, the Department of Energy announced its prices of fuel come the start of April. Once again, the petrol price is rising. But the hike is much less than seen in recent months. Motorists of diesel vehicles will see a slight respite. Let's take a closer look at what you can expect to pay at the pumps come Wednesday… The price of petrol will increase slightly At the end of last week, t... ››› more
  • [31 March 2014]
  • Eskom appoints an acting CEO as Dames is due to step down on Monday
  • Earlier today, Eskom revealed that it had appointed an acting chief executive officer. This follows the resignation of current CEO Brian Dames. He's due to step down from his post on Monday. Let's take a closer look at the changes at the helm of Eskom… Collin Matjila will take over from Brian Dames The former chairman of the National Energy Regulator of SA, Collin Matjila, is set to take ov... ››› more
  • [27 March 2014]
  • Producer inflation soars to 7.7%
  • Earlier today, Stats SA released its data on producer inflation for February. The producer price index for last month came in much higher than forecast. So what's driving prices at the factory gates higher? Let's take a closer look… From January to February, PPI leapt 0.7% Last month, producer inflation as shown by the producer price index (PPI) “quickened to 7.7% year-on-year,” says Fi... ››› more
  • [27 March 2014]
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