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Fin24.com | Why Old Mutual's 'homecoming' is a key litmus test for SA

Is 'Ramaphoria' really fading? We can't ignore SA's economic challenges, but we shouldn't forget its advantages, says John Luiz...

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Fin24.com | Grappling with tweet aftermath, Musk acknowledges exhaustion

Elon Musk has acknowledged exhaustion from overwork as he deals with the aftermath of a market-rattling tweet on taking Tesla private – a mess that worsened with reports tha...

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Fin24.com | Concern over companies netting zero-rating tax benefits

The panel appointed to review the basket of zero-rated VAT items is concerned about producers netting the benefits of more items being added...

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Fin24.com | Property prices 'correcting', but no cause for alarm

Pricing properties at the right level has become very important in the current residential market, which is busy correcting itself, property experts tell Fin24...

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Fin24.com | More pain seen as economists cut key SA forecasts

President Cyril Ramaphosa has had hopes of lifting economic growth to 3% in 2018. Economists think that goal is even more unattainable than before...

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Fin24.com | The fundamental difference between money market and income unit trusts

A Fin24 user wants to know what the fundamental difference is between a money market unit trust and an income unit trust...

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Fin24.com | Harmony Gold expects earnings to be lower than prior financial year

Harmony Gold has achieved its production guidance for the third consecutive year and increased its underground recovered grade by 8%...

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Fin24.com | Zimbabwe's July inflation highest since 2012

Zimbabwe's inflation accelerated to its highest level since 2012 in July, with the country's budget deficit being the single most damaging influence...

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Fin24.com | Magda Wierzycka's 10 tips to run your own business

Most people who say they want to run a business, never actually end up doing it. Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka shares lessons on what it takes to run a business or even lead a su...

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Fin24.com | JSE struggles to maintain earlier momentum

The JSE barely closed firmer on Friday as it struggled to maintain earlier gains...

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Fin24.com | Low risk of load shedding over the weekend, but be prepared anyway - Eskom

Eskom said in a statement on Friday evening that there is a low probability of rotational load shedding for the weekend...

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Fin24.com | SARB: EFF amendment bill does not challenge mandate, independence

The South African Reserve Bank says it will step in regarding proposed amendments to the SARB Act at the appropriate time...

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Fin24.com | More suspensions looming at Transnet - Molefe

Transnet board chairperson Popo Molefe has warned that the three executives currently facing suspension were "just the beginning"...

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Fin24.com | Top 5 on Fin24: Rand breaches R15/$ in volatile trade, Treasury crunching numbers in case zero VAT list widens and why South Africans are changing spending habits

A roundup of Friday's top economic and finance reads on Fin24...

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Fin24.com | Parliament welcomes sugar tariff increase

Minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday that he endorsed the recommendation that import duties on sugar should be increased to $680/ton...

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Fin24.com | Magda Wierzycka: 'The crooks must go to jail, Markus Jooste first'

Speaking at a conference on Friday, Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka called for South Africans to focus on building a future, but said "crooks" must be sent to jail first...

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Fin24.com | Evidence that some Transnet employees 'operate like syndicates' on tenders - Molefe

Molefe was briefing media in Johannesburg after a meeting with Parliament's oversight committee on public accounts...

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Fin24.com | SARS group executive appointed as new NSFAS administrator

Group executive at the South African Revenue Services, Dr Randall Carolissen, has been appointed as the new administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

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Fin24.com | Famous Brands expecting to dish up strong results

Despite challenging trading conditions and having to recall ready-to-eat meat products from its outlets earlier in the year, Famous Brands is expecting to release positive res...

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Fin24.com | Another volatile day for the rand as it falls to R14.80/$

Andre Botha, senior currency Dealer at TreasuryONE, said in a morning note that the rand was still taking its cue from risk-averse emerging market sentiment...

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Fin24.com | South Africans changing spending habits due to financial pressure, index shows

South Africans are under financial pressure and have adjusted their spending behaviour to weather headwinds, says the head of stakeholder relations at BankservAfrica...

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Fin24.com | Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

In a New York Times interview, Tesla's CEO Elon Musk alternated between laughter and tears, saying he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get...

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Fin24.com | Treasury crunching numbers in case zero VAT list widens revenue gap

If there is a revenue gap caused by additional zero-rated VAT items, then Treasury will either have to adjust expenditure, or raise taxes in the mid-term budget, Parliament ha...

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Fin24.com | INSIDE LABOUR: After Marikana, what really changed?

Billions still lie in budget allocations but millions are returned unspent, while more seems to be lost to corruption - so it's time to prioritise job retention before th...

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Fin24.com | To prep for robot driving, some want to reprogram pedestrians

You’re crossing the street wrong. This is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attribut...

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Fin24.com | EFF tables draft bill to nationalise SARB

The EFF has put forward an amendment to the law governing the central bank that would make the institution state-owned and see its directors appointed by the finance minister...

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Fin24.com | Female execs in SA still underrepresented, underpaid - report

Female representation at senior management and executive levels in SA still only averages 20%, says a new report...

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Fin24.com | Syndicate at SAA must be dismantled – Scopa

The syndicate operating at SAA that caused losses for the airline must be dismantled urgently, says the Standing Committee on Public Accounts...

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Fin24.com | JSE wrap: Stocks rebound to lift the JSE

The JSE rebounded to close firmer on Thursday following Wednesday’s sharp sell-off...

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Fin24.com | MTN said to mull sale of shares in $1bn-rated Jumia

MTN Group is exploring a sale of shares in African online retailer Jumia and values the company at as much as $1 billion, say people familiar with the matter...

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Fin24.com | KAP Industrial moves beyond Steinhoff pain in horrid year

KAP Industrial is finally seeing an end to the damage from its association with scandal-plagued Steinhoff International...

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Fin24.com | North West government staff being threatened, intimidated - Dlamini-Zuma

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the security cluster is helping government's North West province inter-ministerial committee investigate and snuff out threats to sta...

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Fin24.com | Gold Fields CEO determined to save South Deep

Gold Fields has no plan to let go of its loss-making South Deep mine, having announced looming retrenchments of 1 560 workers...

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Fin24.com | Union heads to court to demand information about PIC decisions

The Public Servants Association has filed a court application in a bid to force the release of information relating to the PIC board and the R5bn bridging loan granted to Esko...

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Fin24.com | 3 types of intent that affect your car insurance claim

An insurer may decide that a seemingly negligent driver actually acted with intent and should therefore not be covered, cautions an expert...

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Fin24.com | The business case for reducing carbon emissions

Reducing carbon emissions is increasingly becoming a business imperative, according to Dom Chennells, CFO of SOLA Future Energy...

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Fin24.com | WATCH: Tencent slump shows what happens when Beijing flips the switch

The share rout in China's Tencent Holdings continued after it logged its first quarterly profit dip in over a decade and said it did not know when it would get Chinese ap...

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Fin24.com | Finance Minister will amend SARS Act once Nugent inquiry wraps up

Amendments to the SARS Act will be delayed until next year, pending the outcomes of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry...

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Fin24.com | Ramaphosa appoints commission of inquiry to probe PIC

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a commission of inquiry into the alleged improprieties at state-owned fund manager the Public Investment Corporation...

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Fin24.com | Tencent's stock traders read all the signs analysts ignored

While Tencent Holdings’ shock profit slump caught almost all analysts by surprise, traders were far more prepared...

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Fin24.com | Nugent handed new evidence on SARS 'rogue unit'

The Nugent Commission of Inquiry has been handed new evidence on the so-called 'rogue unit' that includes details of its work and mandate...

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Fin24.com | NUM says it's prepared to sign Eskom wage pact

The National Union of Mineworkers has resolved to sign the power utility's three-year wage agreement provided it doesn’t press ahead with its intention to discipline em...

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Fin24.com | Volatile rand continues to see-saw around R14.40/$-level

Analysts say the period of sharp volatility for the local currency is likely to continue, with both local and international factors playing a role...

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Fin24.com | Steinhoff appoints Lehman Brothers insolvency veteran to board

Steinhoff International has moved to appoint insolvency expert Paul Copley to its supervisory board as the troubled global retailer seeks to strengthen management...

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Fin24.com | Motor trade sales up 5% in June - Stats SA

Motor trade sales increased by 5% year-on-year in June 2018 measured in current prices, according to Statistics SA...

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Fin24.com | Standard Bank lifts earnings, declares dividend

Standard Bank has increased its headline earnings by 4.6% to R12.7bn in the six months ended June 30 and has declared a dividend of R4.30 cents per ordinary share...

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Fin24.com | Tiger Brands cautions about impact of challenging consumer, competitive environment

Tiger Brands says a reasonable degree of certainty exists that its financial results will differ by at least 20% from the prior comparative period...

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Fin24.com | No sign of ‘Ramaphoria’ as reality sets in for SA

If there were any doubts that the euphoria following Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president of South Africa has evaporated, this week’s slump in the rand has removed them...

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Fin24.com | Monday deadline for Transnet CEO, two other execs facing suspension

The three Transnet executives facing suspension have until Monday to plead their case...

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Fin24.com | Investors upbeat about Eskom, despite financial woes - Gordhan

Despite financial difficulties, investors are optimistic about Eskom, said Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan...

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Fin24.com | The Trojan horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities

Records show how Regiments Capital passed more than half of its consulting fees from Transnet, SAA and Denel contracts to Gupta and Essa fronts...

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Fin24.com | NHI will 'nationalise' healthcare - Free Market Foundation

The Free Market Foundation says while universal health coverage is a good idea, the need for NHI is questionable...

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Fin24.com | BOOK REVIEW: What happens to wealth as populations age?

Economic growth of both the poorest decile and the top 1% has been lifted, but not the middle class, says Ian Mann. What happens when wealth isn't simply transferred acro...

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Fin24.com | EU nations realise no-deal Brexit would be mistake, UK’s Hunt says

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he’s worried that talks with the European Union may not yield a deal on Brexit, but that more EU nations are now realising how much of...

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