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04 January 2019 8:44 AM Rand extends gains against dollar, JSE positive

The rand extended gains against the dollar on Friday morning, firming by almost 1%. On Thursday the local currency reversed earlier losses to the end the day over 1% stronger against the greenback as the dollar weakened. The rand opened Friday at 14.29/$ and was trading at 14.16/$ at 10:17. This is its best level since mid-December 2018. Bianca Botes 110

31 December 2018 7:20 AM Gold barrels into 2019 as growth concerns spur demand for haven

Gold is closing out 2018 on a strong note, with haven demand in the ascendant amid volatile trading in global equities, rising concern about the economic outlook and a drawn-out government shutdown in the US. Spot bullion is holding near a six-month high after topping $1 280 an ounce, and the metal is set for the best monthly gain in almost two years 123

28 December 2018 9:55 AM Energy department confirms huge fuel price drop for January

The retail price of petrol (93 ULP & LRP) will go down by R1.22 per litre in January, the Department of Energy announced on Friday. Petrol (95 ULP & LRP) will decrease by R1.23 per litre, while diesel (0.05% sulphur) will go down by R1.53 per litre and diesel (0.005% sulphur) will decrease by R1.55 per litre. Over the same period the rand - on average 112

17 December 2018 6:26 PM Piggott leaves hospital with pacemaker

London - Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been discharged from hospital following a two-week stay which saw him fitted with a pacemaker. The 83-year-old, who rode 30 British Classic winners including a record nine Epsom Derbies, has suffered from heart issues in the past. "Dad has left hospital, which is great 79

11 December 2018 8:49 PM Africa's largest fibre company gets $180m cash boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180m (R2.5bn) cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group, as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10% in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding will enable 92

07 December 2018 3:57 PM JSE holds on to gains as in tentative trading

The JSE rebounded on Friday following consecutive sessions of losses due to negative global sentiment. Global markets were relatively tentative ahead of the release of the all-important Non-Farm Payrolls data out of the USA which was pencilled for release at 15:30. The number came in worse than expected as the US economy managed to add 155 000 jobs versus 172

05 December 2018 12:35 PM Eskom is said to propose moving debt to state, cutting jobs

The company’s executives outlined the proposal to move the debt onto the government’s balance sheet to bond investors in London this week, according to Sanchay Singla, a money manager at Legal & General who attended a meeting with them. The executives said they hadn’t formally raised the issue with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni or the National Treasury 104

02 December 2018 9:44 AM Petrol price to decrease by R1.84c per litre

South Africans will be paying R1.84c less for a litre of both grades 93 and 95 of petrol from Wednesday, according to the department of energy. Diesel will decrease by R1.45c and R1.47c, while illuminating paraffin will decrease R1.33c and R1.87c. Earlier in the month the Automobile Association had estimated that the price of petrol would decrease by R1.85 per litre 89

26 November 2018 12:40 PM Population growth set to erase SA's per capita GDP gains in 2019

SA's population growth is set to largely erase any per capita GDP gains in 2019, according to ratings agency S&P Global. The global ratings agency, which on Friday kept SA’s sovereign rand and dollar-denominated credit ratings unchanged* at sub-investment grade, was commenting on the state of SA's economy. According to Stats SA’s mid-year population 93

24 November 2018 12:33 PM WATCH: NASA's billion-dollar Mars mission nears risky landing

NASA scientists are counting down the days, hours, and minutes before a risky Mars landing that could result in new data about the core of the red planet - or mean a quick and fiery end to a multi-year, billion-dollar project. The mission revolves around a robot landing craft that will take six minutes to descend through Mars's atmosphere. Once it lands 78