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 2018-09-19 18:06 

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Danske Bank CEO quits over 200bn money laundering scandal...

The Danish bank details compliance and control failings that allowed illegal funds to flow through its small Estonian branch...

 2018-09-19 17:05 

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EU to probe Amazon's use of merchant data...

The probe comes as the world's largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its potential break-up...

 2018-09-19 17:05 

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MARKET WRAP: JSE flat as big guns fall on firmer rand, while banks gain...

Trading is cautious ahead of the Reserve Bank's interest-rate decision on Thursday...

 2018-09-19 16:06 

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Zambia's Edgar Lungu fires minister over graft scandal...

Community development minister Emerine Kabanshi was fired for alleged misuse of funds meant for a social payments programme...

 2018-09-19 16:05 

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Illegal cigarettes in SA sell for less than the tax payable on a single pack...

As growth in illegal cigarette trade grows, the legal trade is negatively affected, with jobs — and taxes — being lost, writes Francois van der Merwe...

 2018-09-19 15:05 

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Oil holds below $80, supported by supply concerns...

US sanctions on Iran oil exports kick in from November 4, creating supply worries; Opec is to meet in Algeria on September 23...

 2018-09-19 15:05 

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It's a crime to leave vast tracts of land unused, says ANC's Jessie Duarte...

The government has spent more than R50bn on land redistribution but most of the land is 'not productive'...

 2018-09-19 15:05 

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Cape Chamber of Commerce happy about Alan Winde's nomination for province's premier...

He is remarkable for listening rather than talking, says the chamber — but the ANC manages to turn the nomination into an insult of the DA's leader...

 2018-09-19 15:04 

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SA's cities making ease of doing business better, but still need to improve...

A World Bank Group report on doing business in SA, judged against five criteria, is a tale of cities moving forward, but not always in sync...

 2018-09-19 14:04 

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China denies meddling in US elections and demands 'respect'...

After Donald Trump's combative tweets, China politely tells him to stay in his lane...

 2018-09-19 14:04 

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Cosatu confirms its support for the ANC in the 2019 elections...

However, the union federation says its post-election support for the ANC will not be unconditional...

 2018-09-19 14:04 

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Rand and local bonds extend rally on 'technical correction'...

Inflation grew at a slower rate than expected in August, which makes it less likely that the Reserve Bank will hike interest rates on Thursday...

 2018-09-19 13:04 

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Alvarez dishes out Golovkin's first loss...

The world's best two pound-for-pound fighters put on an epic title fight...

 2018-09-19 13:04 

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Would you rent a sleep pod for an hour? And how much would you pay?...

The owner of sleep-pod business Pop & Rest in London says it averages between 30-35 customers a week, among them freelancers and people working in the gig economy...

 2018-09-19 13:04 

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How electric power is on its way to transforming aviation...

The industry is on the brink of the biggest revolution since the 1930s — and Norway is already on board...

 2018-09-19 12:04 

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In the case of China vs the US, a trade war is needed to figure out who is right...

Soon China will run out of US goods on which it can impose duties, so its government is going to have to look for other ways of fighting back...

 2018-09-19 12:04 

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'Scandals and innuendo' prompt JSE to review listing rules...

In a new consultation paper the JSE suggests lifting racial and gender diversity on boards and doubling the notice period before new stocks start trading...

 2018-09-19 12:04 

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Needles found in Australian fruit spurs 15-year jail term proposal...

More than 100 reports of needles found in fruit threaten an industry worth more than $116m, with the prime minister calling it 'akin to terrorism'...

 2018-09-19 11:04 

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EDITOR'S LUNCHBOX: Fancy a new face? Artificial intelligence will be with you shortly...

The DA's Mmusi Maimane got shot to leadership in something of a fireworks display; does this mean Tony Leon's time at the top was a damp squib?...

 2018-09-19 11:04 

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Rand and local bonds rally as inflation surprises to the downside...

Inflation grew at a slower rate in August on a year-on-year basis, slowing from July, according to Stats SA...

 2018-09-19 11:04 

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Alan Winde is DA's Western Cape premier candidate for 2019 elections...

He is the MEC for economic opportunities in the province and DA leader Mmusi Maimane is unfailingly flattering of Winde's work...

 2018-09-19 11:04 

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Donors halt aid to Zambian social welfare scheme over suspected misuse...

The UK and Finland have frozen funding of a social welfare scheme, suspecting that $4m has been misappropriated...

 2018-09-19 10:03 

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Cosatu has 50-50 gender representation in its upcoming leadership...

The union federation is keeping its secretarial unit in its current form to ensure continuity in the wake of changes within the presidency...

 2018-09-19 10:03 

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Aspen tries to settle the market after plunge in share price...

Aspen announced last week that it would sell its baby-formula unit at a price the market perceived to be too low...

 2018-09-19 10:03 

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Mosebenzi Zwane pushed Nedbank to keep Gupta accounts open, Mike Brown says...

The Nedbank CEO also says Zwane issued a veiled threat by saying he was unhappy some banks refused to meet his interministerial committee, and that the government decided on banking licences...

 2018-09-19 09:03 

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With August's CPI lower than expected, a hike in interest rates will be a close call...

The rand firmed on the news of the lower inflation figure, strengthening to R14.77 to the dollar from R14.8917...

 2018-09-19 09:03 

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JSE flat as banks gain on positive inflation data while property stocks fall...

US and Chinese markets are up despite China's retaliation to the latest US trade tariffs...

 2018-09-19 09:03 

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Lower feed costs help Astral to stellar earnings surge...

Poultry producers have benefited immensely from lower input costs, courtesy of a bumper summer grain harvest and a relatively a stronger rand...

 2018-09-19 09:03 

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September will come and go without annual reports of vexed SOEs being seen...

Because SAA, SA Express and Denel have not submitted their financial reports yet to public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan, he cannot table their annual reports...

 2018-09-19 08:03 

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Phumelela CEO Rian du Plessis quits 'for personal reasons'...

Du Plessis is a close friend of former Steinhoff CE Markus Jooste, who sat on the Phumelela board before abruptly resigning at the start of Steinhoff's accounting crisis...

 2018-09-19 07:03 

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WATCH: Stock Picks — Cameco and International Consolidated Airlines...

Jean Pierre Verster from Fairtree Capital chose International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) / 686.6 (+0.15%) as his stock pick of the day and Drikus Combrinck from Capicraft chose Cameco Corporation (CCJ) / $9.63 (-0.05%)...

 2018-09-19 07:03 

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Actually, life for South Africans has got a lot better, says major UN report...

UN report shows that South Africans are living longer, healthier lives than ever...

 2018-09-19 07:03 

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The art of securing event sponsorship...

Finding sponsorship for an event requires research, planning and a personalised approach...

 2018-09-19 07:02 

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WATCH: CEOs vow to avoid retrenchments as far as possible...

Nicky Newton-King is part of the CEO Initiative as CEO of the JSE, and she spoke to Business Day TV...

 2018-09-19 06:03 

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Asian stocks rise and US treasury yields approach four-month highs...

The broader equity markets are able to regroup now that the latest phase of the US-China trade war is over, one Tokyo analyst says...

 2018-09-19 06:02 

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WATCH: Non-airline business lifts Comair's full-year earnings...

Comair has released a record set of full-year numbers ....

 2018-09-19 06:02 

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DAVID A ANDELMAN: Why Trump's tariffs aren't raising a sweat in China...

'Many Chinese privately-held companies could profit from the attempted slowdown in American imports from China by increasing their marketing and sales to Southeast Asia'...

 2018-09-19 05:02 

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TOM EATON: The mayor who represents the one percent - literally, not figuratively...

'The ANC would probably tell you that he is the symbolic figurehead of a valiant, revolutionary ANC-led coalition taking back the city from threats like accountability and fiscal discipline'...

 2018-09-19 04:02 

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Cash-flush Naspers has an open road for its ambitions...

The internet group is sitting on a sizeable cash pile after selling its entire stake in Flipkart and cutting its stake in Tencent...

 2018-09-19 04:02 

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Downing of Russian military plane part of a chain of tragic events, says Putin...

Remarks defuse threats from Russian defence ministry to retaliate over Syrian air disaster...

 2018-09-19 04:02 

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Scorched earth approach to change has too high a price...

Given their weaknesses, why must economic change be negotiated with unions?...

 2018-09-19 04:02 

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Why Mmusi Maimane opted out of race for Western Cape premier...

The DA has set its sights on installing DA premiers in both Gauteng and the Northern Cape...

 2018-09-19 04:02 

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Gauteng's health services meltdown hurts mental health...

Patients in Gauteng battle to access psychiatric care amid hiring freeze, writes Melody Emmett...

 2018-09-19 04:02 

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Wounded City lie in wait for Pirates...

McCarthy hints at backline shuffle after Chiefs defeat...

 2018-09-18 18:59 

Business Live

Market data - September 18 2018...

Market data including bonds, unit trusts and fuel prices...

 2018-09-18 17:59 

Business Live

Cosatu votes in its first woman president, Ramaphosa ally Zingiswa Losi...

Zingiswa Losi is an ally of Cyril Ramaphosa, bolstering the likelihood that the labour federation will back the ANC in 2019 elections...

 2018-09-18 17:00 

Business Live

MARKET WRAP: JSE slightly higher with rand hedges mixed, while platinums shine...

Investors appear not to have warmed to Naspers's unbundling of MultiChoice...

 2018-09-18 16:59 

Business Live

WANDILE SIHLOBO: SA is high on the list in terms of food security in Africa...

Scientists in the West are working hard to find innovative ways to improve agricultural output around the world — but is this being done in SA?...

 2018-09-18 16:59 

Business Live

EU must speed up banking union or risk falling behind the US and Asia...

Deutsche's Sewing calls for united capital markets but ECB head Mario Draghi counters that institutions should clear up bad loans and shrink their hard-to-value investments first...

 2018-09-18 15:59 

Business Live

BREAKING NEWS: Seth Radebe loses court bid against Pravin Gordhan...

The former Transnet director was seeking to challenge his dismissal from the SOE and to have the new board appointed by Gordhan removed...

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