• Monday, October 20 2014
  • Subscribe
  • Register
Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from a hill near the Mursitpinar crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS

Turkey to help Kurdish ‘peshmerga’ fighters reach besieged Syrian town

5 hour(s) ago

Turkey is facilitating passage of Kurdish ‘peshmerga’ fighters to besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish foreign minister says

Americas

Lengthy to-do list awaits US Ebola czar

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, right, talks to Ron Klain at the US Capitol in Washington in this December 8 2009 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
9 hour(s) ago

‘Problem solver’ Ron Klain will need to soothe jitters about virus, smooth over tension with legislators angry about missteps, mixed messages from government

Asia-Pacific

Japanese prime minister suffers setback as two ministers quit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts as he speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
8 hour(s) ago

Two Japanese cabinet ministers resign over dubious use of political funds, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since he took office in December 2012

Europe

Political worries grow for UK, forecasters say

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Investors increasingly worried about political risks in Britain, including outcome of national election in May and a possible referendum on EU membership

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong street clashes continue ahead of planned talks

Riot police line up in front of protesters in the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Violent clashes erupt in Hong Kong for second night on Sunday, deepening sense of impasse between government with limited options and pro-democracy movement

World

Global week ahead — getting used to the ‘new mediocre’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Evaporating inflation, slowing growth have put financial markets into such a spin that they could inflict further damage on the world economy

Americas

Obama names Ebola ‘czar’

Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden listens via video conference as President Barack Obama (second right) holds a meeting with cabinet agencies co-ordinating the government's Ebola response at the White House earlier this week.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

US president appoints former White House adviser as US Ebola ‘czar’ and names senior officials to help step up response in Texas, where the disease first appeared on US soil

Opinion

Eurozone faces secular stagnation as Germany sags

A euro sign stands outside the European Central Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: REUTERS

The German model relies on the presence of an unsustainable investment boom in other parts of the world

Opinion

‘Debut’ bonds carry greater risk

DIRT POOR: A rubbish scavenger eats a sausage at a dump site on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in this file picture. Honduras is one of the poor countries that has issued bonds to private investors. Picture: REUTERS

Poor countries can face financial squeeze in future

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

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

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

Europe

Putin set to steal show at Asia-Europe summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the youth forum 'Seliger-2014' at Seliger lake, northern Russia, on Friday. Putin insisted that Kiev must enter substantial talks with pro-Russian rebels amid a dramatic escalation of the fighting in Ukraine. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Much attention will be focused on the margins of the summit, especially Putin’s breakfast meeting on Friday with Mr Poroshenko to review a battered ceasefire that Kiev agreed to early last month

Asia-Pacific

India’s Modi starts overhaul of creaky labour rules

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleans a road as he launches the Clean India Mission in New Delhi earlier this month. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

India will simplify employment rules and ease way for people changing jobs to move social security funds, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says

Asia-Pacific

Taiwan may reinforce disputed islet

Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Taiwan considers stationing armed vessels permanently on a disputed South China Sea island, officials say, a move bound to renew friction in a region claimed almost wholly by China

Europe

Brussels Airlines to maintain flights to Ebola countries

BIG FIGHT: Volunteers train at a Doctors Without Borders replica of Ebola treatment centres in Brussels, before being sent to help fight the spread of the deadly virus in Africa. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Ebola-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will keep scheduled flights to Belgium that provide a vital link with the outside world, says head of Brussels Airlines

Americas

Yellen ‘greatly concerned’ by rise in economic inequality

Janet Yellen. Picture: REUTERS/GARY CAMERON
3 day(s) ago

Federal Reserve chairwoman says Americans must ask themselves whether growth in inequality is compatible with American values

Americas

US retail sales, producer prices give cautionary signs on economy

5 day(s) ago

Retail sales decline in September and prices paid by businesses also fall, worrisome signs consumer demand may be faltering while inflation fails to gain traction

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong tension intensifies after police beat protester

Pro-democracy protesters flash lights outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during a mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Picture: EPA/ALEX HOFFORD
5 day(s) ago

Authorities say police involved in beating of pro-democracy protester will be removed from positions after footage of incident goes viral


International companies


Mining

Norilsk Nickel sells stake in Nkomati Nickel

SPARKING GROWTH: An employee works in a ferronickel smelter owned by state miner Aneka Tambang  in the Pomala district in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province. The country accounts for roughly 7%  of the world's total nickel mine output. Picture:REUTERS
7 hour(s) ago

Russian mining company says sale of mine it shared with African Rainbow Minerals marks full exit from its African business

Europe

Private equity firms set sights on failed IPOs

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 hour(s) ago

Having started the year with a record $1-trillion cash pile, private equity funds have found few chances to spend it, despite pressure from investors wanting them to put the money to work

IndiGo Airlines. Picture: REUTERS FILE PHOTO

IndiGo eyes domination of India’s skies with order of 250 aircraft

This is India’s most aggressive bet yet that Indian air travel is on the cusp of a very large expansion, but there are threats on the horizon

Americas

US jobless claims fall to lowest level in 14 years

A woman walks to enter a line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits falls in what is considered positive signal for labour market

Americas

Factories, utilities help drive big gain in US industrial output

Packages are seen for delivery at the Shapeways 3D printing office in the borough of Queens in New York.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Output at US mines, factories and utilities increased 1% after slipping 0.2% in August — the biggest rise since November 2012

Middle East

Iran says progress made in ‘very difficult’ nuclear talks in Vienna

NUCLEAR POWER:  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waits to begin talks over his country’s nuclear programme in Vienna on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Meeting between Iran’s foreign minister, US secretary of state and EU foreign policy chief lasts about six hours, and possible solutions were discussed

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong leader promises new talks with pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong protest. Picture: AFP/ ALEX OGLE
4 day(s) ago

Protesters, mostly students, demand free elections for a new leader in 2017 but Beijing insists on screening all candidates first

African News

China sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

People walk outside the Ebola Island Clinic in Monrovia on October 11 2014.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/ZOOM DOSSO
4 day(s) ago

Chinese drug maker with military ties sends experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there to combat disease

Europe

Ukraine president to meet Putin in Milan

Petro Poroshenko. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 day(s) ago

Ukraine, the US and EU say Russia is encouraging the rebels’ separatist aims

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong blocks BBC site after video of police beating is aired

Hong Kong protest. Picture: AFP/ ALEX OGLE
4 day(s) ago

New York Times and Bloomberg websites blocked in China since they published investigations into the family wealth of former premier Wen Jiabao and President Xi Jinping

Asia-Pacific

North and South Korea militaries hold talks after border firing

North Korean soldiers are seen on a boat on the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite to the Chinese border city of Dandong.  Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

High-ranking military officials from both countries meet to discuss recent border altercations, including exchanges of fire, but have not resolved differences

Americas

Bolivia’s Morales pledges no major nationalisations in new term

Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

President Evo Morales rules out any major new nationalisations following re-election victory and says he will be ‘realistic’ as he pursues socialist policies

Asia-Pacific

North Korean leader reappears, with walking stick

This picture taken from North Korean paper Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an inspection tour of a newly-built housing complex in Pyongyang. Picture: AFP
6 day(s) ago

Kim Jong-un is shown on state media after lengthy public absence that has fuelled speculation over his health, grip on power in secretive country

Europe

French economist claims Nobel Prize

Jean Tirole.  Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

The academy says economist Jean Tirole has clarified policies about regulating industries with a few powerful firms

Europe

Cameron to abstain in Palestine statehood vote

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

The vote, called by an opposition MP, will not change Britain’s diplomatic stance

Opinion

Hong Kong protests are about the future

Pro-democracy protesters flash lights outside the Hong Kong government headquarters during a mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Picture: EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

The demonstrators in Hong Kong represent the city’s future and the hopes of its citizens for a prosperous life in which they can enjoy the freedoms that they were promised

Opinion

SIGN POST: Microsoft aims for a perfect 10

This week, it was Microsoft’s turn to redefine the world of work and communication

LEADING THE WAY: Farmers, householders and commercial operators are supplying 93% of  renewable energy coming into the grid.  Picture: BOGDAN TUDORACHE

Germany reaps reward of renewable revolution

Nuclear power is to be phased out completely by 2022 as the public and political parties support a renewable energy plan, writes Carol Paton

World

WHO chided for not doing enough to tackle Ebola

DISEASE CONTROL: World Health Organisation assistant director-general Bruce Aylward said at a news conference on Ebola in Geneva on Tuesday that the virus had killed 2,461 people so far. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Médécins Sans Frontières South Africa humanitarian adviser Jens Pedersen says the World Health Organisation and other big international agencies are largely absent from the front line

Europe

US-led air strikes intensify as Syrian conflict destabilises Turkey

5 day(s) ago

US sharply intensifies air strikes against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after jihadists’ advance begins to destabilise Turkey

Americas

Gonzalo becomes major hurricane over open Atlantic waters

Streets are flooded following hurricane Gonzola in Marigot on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin on Tuesday. LE PELICAN/AFP
5 day(s) ago

Hurricane Gonzalo strengthens to become major Category 3 hurricane as it moves away from northern Caribbean and heads toward Bermuda

Americas

US national shot dead in Saudi capital Riyadh

The Riyadh petrol station where a disgruntled former employee of defence contractor Vinnell Arabia shot and killed an American and wounded another. A US diplomat said the shooter was a US-Saudi citizen. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP
5 day(s) ago

Gunman kills US national and wounds another in Riyadh, officials say, heightening Western concerns over security in world’s top oil exporter

Opinion

STREET DOGS: How Pimco’s ‘new normal’ has morphed into the ‘New Neutral’

Pimco’s picture of world of relatively feeble growth has changed to one that shows a central bank policy rate that is just right

Middle East

Mideast violence spreads as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants

The coffin of a Kurdish fighter killed during clashes against Islamic State fighters in Kobani, is carried to the cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc on Tuesday.   Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

War against IS militants in Syria and Iraq threatens to spill over into Turkey

Middle East

Iraq Anbar province police chief killed as bomb hits convoy

Men wounded by a car bomb in Qara Qubah are transported to a hospital in Kifri on Sunday. Three car bombs killed 25 people at a government compound near Baquba city in Iraq on Sunday and the Anbar province police chief died on patrol when suspected Islamic State militants blew up his convoy, hospital and security sources said. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Three car bombs kill 25 people at a government compound and Ahmad Sadak al-Dulaymi dies on patrol after suspected Islamic State militants blow up his convoy

Americas

New case of Ebola in Dallas

Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Picture: REUTERS
8 day(s) ago

The diagnosis marks the first time someone has contracted Ebola inside the US

Europe

FTSE 100 companies’ pay gulf widens

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Executive pay soars amid longest squeeze on staff pay

Americas

Second US healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

Picture: EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN
5 day(s) ago

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan is diagnosed with haemorrhagic fever, was placed in isolation after reporting fever

Americas

US banks change tune on credit cards

Marianne Lake, chief financial officer of JPMorgan Chase, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York in this file picture. Ms Lake said the $27bn profit outlook the bank laid out at an investor conference last month wasn't a target and the firm can earn more than that. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 day(s) ago

Lenders hope that in an era when consumers are conducting more of their banking online and less in branches, an increased emphasis on credit cards will help them sell more products

Asia-Pacific

Uber shakes up Southeast Asia’s inefficient and pricey taxi cartels

HANDY GADGET: An Uber Japan employee user holds an Apple iPhone 5s showing a map on the Uber application for a photograph during a demonstration of the innovation in transport in Tokyo, Japan. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
6 day(s) ago

Uber is expanding rapidly in the region while fending off legal and regulatory challenges in various markets across the world

Americas

Hundreds of alleged Dropbox passwords leaked

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox are published on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website

 
All Share 47599.25-0.50% down
Top 40 42479.53-0.60% down
Financial 15 13838.75-0.56% down
Industrial 25 56772.39-0.34% down
Resource 10 49303.22-1.16% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
FTSE 100 6267.07-0.68% down
Dow Jones 16399.670.14% up
All Share 47599.25-0.50% down
ASX 5307.300.00% same
S&P 500 1904.0100.91% up
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
USD/ZAR 11.0236-0.51% down
GBP/ZAR 17.8191-0.02% down
EUR/ZAR 14.1078-0.09% down
JPY/ZAR 0.1031-0.40% down
AUD/ZAR 9.6819-0.14% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank
 
Gold 1247.19000.89% up
Platinum 1267.00001.04% up
Silver 17.43280.90% up
Palladium 763.50001.80% up
Brent Crude Oil 85.310-0.11% down
All data is delayed by 15 min.
Data supplied by INET BFA
Standard Bank

Share search

Type in a share code or part of a company’s name in the Company Lookup box, then select the company name from the list of results and click Go to view its tearsheet with share data, news and more.

Top Stories

  • All Share : 47599.25
    Change: -0.50%
    Top 40 : 42479.53
    Change: -0.60%
    Financial 15 : 13838.75
    Change: -0.56%
    Industrial 25 : 56772.39
    Change: -0.34%
    Resource 10 : 49303.22
    Change: -1.16%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • FTSE 100 : 6267.07
    Change: -0.68%
    Dow Jones : 16399.67
    Change: 0.14%
    Hang Seng : 23070.26
    Change: 0.00%
    ASX : 5307.30
    Change: 0.00%
    S&P 500 : 1904.010
    Change: 0.91%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • ZAR/USD : 11.0236
    Change: -0.51%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.8200
    Change: -0.02%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.1078
    Change: -0.09%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1031
    Change: -0.40%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.6819
    Change: -0.14%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
  • Gold : 1247.1900
    Change: 0.89%
    Platinum : 1267.0000
    Change: 1.04%
    Silver : 17.4328
    Change: 0.90%
    Palladium : 763.5000
    Change: 1.80%
    Brent Crude Oil : 85.310
    Change: -0.11%
    All data is delayed by 15 min
    Data supplied by INET BFA
Content