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The Sunday Times's weekly Business Times section. A selection of this content is also featured in various sections of BDlive

Business Times

Africa rides the rails once more

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Private-sector funds and rolling-stock charters keep wheels turning on heavy-haul rail renaissance

Business Times

Nene needs a plan for Eskom — and iron fist on wages

Nhlanhla Nene: Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Finance minister faces a baptism of fire when he unveils his first budget update this week as flagging growth and ballooning budget deficits take a toll on government finance

Business Times

Lonmin’s failed gag bid puts spotlight on transfer pricing

Bridgette Radebe.  Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Bid by platinum giant to stop release of a report which puts the spotlight on transfer pricing by mining groups appears to have backfired

Business Times

Finland's core sectors eaten away by Apple

A man holds an iPhone 6 in a mobile phone shop in Moscow. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Apple to blame for Finland's economic woes, says its prime minister

Business Times

A cheap new tablet that can speak Zulu

5 day(s) ago

Vodacom launches Smart Tab 3G, a tablet with Zulu-language capability

Business Times

Americans hot for SA sink $37bn into stocks

SCIENCE OR FICTION: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Picture: GETTY IMAGES/AFP
5 day(s) ago

By the end of September, the total value of South African companies with ADRs in the US stood at $37.8-billion — a 6.1% rise on the previous year

Business Times

Pick n Pay profit up, but analysts worry

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
5 day(s) ago

Pick n Pay will have to maintain its momentum for at least three to four years because of demanding price-to-earnings ratio

Business Times

Money's really no object in Steyn City

5 day(s) ago

Palazzo Steyn is a fat statement of intent by the insurance mogul Douw Steyn who will have sunk R9-billion into his fantasy by the time he opens his golf course

Business Times

Activist Botha ruffles Tsogo Sun's feathers

Shareholder activist Theo Botha. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
5 day(s) ago

Tension at Tsogo Sun's annual general meeting as shareholder activist Theo Botha gets under the skin of chairman Johnny Copelyn

Business Times

AngloGold advisers in firing line

5 day(s) ago

People close to the company say AngloGold is moving to replace the advisers after it had to cancel a $2.1-billion share issue only five days after it was announced

Business Times

Six reasons why stock markets are tumbling

5 day(s) ago

Fears about stability of Greece, weakness in world’s biggest economy and Ebola amonf the reasons for falling markets

Business Times

How slain tycoon Wiggill took SA’s banks for a R1bn ride

OPULENT MANSION: The late Jeff Wiggill's imposing home in Woolston Drive in Westcliff, Johannesburg. Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA/SUNDAY TIMES
6 day(s) ago

How former First Strut chairman Jeff Wiggill masterminded fraud of almost R4-billion from Investec, Standard Bank, the Industrial Development Corporation and other institutions

Business Times

Leaked audit report points to Post Office chaos

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
6 day(s) ago

Old problems at South African Post Office not addressed as fraud spikes

Business Times

Cosatu's objections delay retirement reforms

5 day(s) ago

Retirement tax reforms meant to kick in from March next year delayed after organised labour strikes behind-closed-doors deal with Treasury

Business Times

‘Build your business from the ground up’

INDEPENDENT THINKER: Jannie Mouton believes in going against the trend when it comes to investment. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN
6 day(s) ago

Jannie Mouton scoffs at ‘myth’ that black entrepreneurs are held back by banks that won’t finance projects

Business Times

63 000 South Africans among world richest 1%

5 day(s) ago

Despite 5% drop in the rand-dollar exchange rate, the number of South Africans with net wealth of more than $1-million rose to 47 000, survey shows

Business Times

Markets bounce back as buyers seek bargains

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Local share prices surged back on Friday, led by retailers, as worries about global economic growth eased and the main indices booked their biggest daily percentage gains in more than a year

Business Times

Superstar Messi innocent of R57m tax fraud, says dad

Lionel Messi. Picture: REUTERS/IVAN ALVARADO
5 day(s) ago

Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged tax fraud, his father Jorge insists

Business Times

SA business gears up for its ‘Oscar’ awards

5 day(s) ago

In nine days the Sunday Times names the Top 100 Companies

Business Times Feed

Oops! ... I did it again, says Bono

5 day(s) ago

U2 lead singer Bono apologises to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the rock group's latest album in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhone

Business Times

Falling stock markets: here we go again...

Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

For stock markets, October is historically the cruellest month, and this year is no exception

Opinion

How loan sharks abuse the debt laws

WARNING: The World Bank encourages governments to reduce regulations that make financial services too expensive for some. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of a thriving credit-granting industry, a debt collection industry and its army of attorneys, writes Ann Crotty

Opinion

Businesses must focus on common good

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Not enough of the ‘benefits’ of business are actually trickling down to society and where it has, it has done so at an immense cost, writes Ansie Ramalho

Opinion

Time for a frank look at the post office’s future

That consumers aren’t up in arms about the protracted strike must give the institution real reason to be worried, writes Duncan McLeod

Opinion

THE LAST WORD: Avoid Lonmin like the Bermuda Triangle

There’s more than one reason why investors would do well to steer clear of the institution that brought you the era-defining slaughter at its Marikana mine, writes Rob Rose

Opinion

THE CHATTER: A Nobel for slaying — or at least containing — giants

French economist Jean Tirole speaks during a news conference at the Toulouse School of Economics in Toulouse, France, earlier this month.  Picture: REUTERS

Five aspects of the work of Nobel prize winner Jean Tirole, who bagged the economic sciences award for his research on curtailing the power of oligopolies

Opinion

Sanral's e-toll line flies in face of logic and policy

Picture: SOWETAN

We were inundated with responses to ‘User-pays principle is here to stay’ (October 12), by Sanral’s Anthony Julies. This is what some of you had to say

Opinion

RANTS AND SENSE: A R2m bottle of whisky, anyone? Join the queue

Picture: THINKSTOCK

There is something vulgar about a R2-million bottle of whisky being advertised in a newspaper insert, writes Bruce Whitfield

Opinion

STOCK TALK: Board member brews controversy

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK

New civil service CEO criticised for topping up salary with SABMiller director fees, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times Feed

FAME & FORTUNE: Following the path less travelled

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Laureus sport ambassador and SA’s top trail runner, Ryan Sandes, talks to Thekiso Anthony Lefifi about selling paintball tickets in central London to make ends meet, buying a piece of land, tequila shots and the money in adventure sports

Business Times

HOW TO... Develop leaders

5 day(s) ago

Having people ready and able to take the reins can mean the difference between smooth sailing and a catastrophic collision with an iceberg

Business Times Feed

Buffett's brand equity

5 day(s) ago

Buffett plans to license the Berkshire Hathaway name to estate agencies in Europe and Asia in the next phase of a campaign to use his respected investment company as a consumer brand

Business Times

STRANGE BUT TRUE... Gourd squashes rivals

5 day(s) ago

A one-ton pumpkin grown in northern California has been declared North America's heaviest to date.

Business Times

Gun tycoon's angry ex fires first shot in R5.5bn salvo

5 day(s) ago

Ex-wife of the owner of the Glock gun company is suing him for hundreds of millions of dollars, claiming he cheated her out of the firm they founded in Austria 50 years ago

Business Times

MY BRILLIANT CAREER: From the Karoo to marketing tech companies

5 day(s) ago

Judith Middleton is the CEO and founder of public relations and marketing agency DUO. The wannabe farmer’s wife tells Margaret Harris that she first studied hotel management, but soon realised her passion lay in corporate communications for technology companies

 
All Share 47879.450.00% same
Top 40 42676.130.00% same
Financial 15 14216.550.00% same
Industrial 25 57515.620.00% same
Resource 10 47913.130.00% same
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FTSE 100 6388.730.00% same
Dow Jones 16805.410.00% same
All Share 47879.450.00% same
ASX 5399.300.00% same
S&P 500 1964.5800.00% same
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USD/ZAR 10.93110.07% up
GBP/ZAR 17.58800.10% up
EUR/ZAR 13.85310.04% up
JPY/ZAR 0.10110.10% up
AUD/ZAR 9.61720.23% up
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Gold 1130.5000-8.15% down
Platinum 1887.000051.57% up
Silver 17.60002.44% up
Palladium 585.5000-24.35% down
Brent Crude Oil 86.1300.00% same
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  • Gold : 1130.5000
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    Platinum : 1887.0000
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    Silver : 17.6000
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