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    SA bonds subdued ahead of Budget speech
    SA bonds subdued ahead of Budget speech
    South African bonds were strengthened as the currency appreciated somewhat, but some analysts feel the bolstering is a temporary one.
    Weaker rand and socio-economic uncertainty weigh on bonds
    Weaker rand and socio-economic uncertainty weigh on bonds
    The South African bond market was weaker on Thursday morning due to a weaker rand and uncertainty about the political environment.
    Rand firmer after Friday's price action
    Rand firmer after Friday's price action
    The rand was slightly firmer on Monday morning after a mixed US employment report on Friday spurred intense price action.
    Bonds mixed as traders await rate decision
    Bonds mixed as traders await rate decision
    Investors on Wednesday morning awaited Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus's announcement on the repo rate.
    SA beats global average on 'economic freedom' index
    SA beats global average on 'economic freedom' index
    South Africa was ranked 75 out of 178 countries in the 2014 index of economic freedom, outdoing other sub-Saharan countries and the global average.
    November retail trade sales beat expectations
    November retail trade sales beat expectations
    November retail trade was up by more than 4% from last year, Statistics South Africa has said.
    Electricity 'extremely tight' for next three days, warns Eskom
    Electricity 'extremely tight' for next three days, warns Eskom
    As businesses and schools reopen on Wednesday, the power utility has warned that the national electricity grid will be under extreme pressure.
    Accelerate Property Fund announces plans to list on JSE
    Accelerate Property Fund announces plans to list on JSE
    A newly-formed retail-focused property fund plans to list on the JSE.
    Rand steady ahead of key data releases
    Rand steady ahead of key data releases
    Little changed from its overnight close against the major currencies‚ as the rand held steady in early trade on Tuesday.
    JSE at fresh high as SA awaits Gordhan's budget speech
    JSE at fresh high as SA awaits Gordhan's budget speech
    The JSE was trading at a new high as this week’s main focus shifts to the medium-term budget policy to be delivered by the finance minister.
    SA Breweries not budging on 7% wage offer
    SA Breweries not budging on 7% wage offer
    As SA Breweries workers embark on a strike over wage negotiations, the company has stood by its 7% wage offer.