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Commodities price revival boosts JSE all-share index
Commodities price revival boosts JSE all-share index
There’s not much that is able to keep the JSE down, even in the current economic malaise. Amid depressed global and local economic activity, the...
Commodities on a slippery slope
Commodities on a slippery slope
As leaders of some African countries brace themselves for a rocky financial year, they might reflect ruefully on the words of Polish author Ryszard...
Steel sinks as China’s growth slows
Steel sinks as China’s growth slows
Crude steel production in China will drop by 23-million tonnes next year, according to the nation’s leading industry group. That’s equivalent...
Gold leads commodities plunge
Gold leads commodities plunge
The global commodity price collapse is deepening amid weak demand and anticipation of an interest rate hike in the United States, and has dragged...
Oil bonanza is not only good news
Oil bonanza is not only good news
South Africa's benefit from the dramatic fall in oil prices could be reduced by a simultaneous drop in the prices of other commodities such as...
Commodity slump erodes revenue
Commodity slump erodes revenue
Lower commodity prices are weighing heavily on South Africa and dampening ­revenue growth, Finance Minister Pravin ­Gordhan said on...
Gold up on news of US rating downgrade
Gold up on news of US rating downgrade
Gold jumped the most in four weeks in London after China's Dagong Global Credit Rating cut its credit rating for the United States and on...
Maize futures slide to lowest in a month as rand climbs
Maize futures slide to lowest in a month as rand climbs
Maize futures traded in South Africa, the continent’s largest producer of the grain, fell to one-month lows as advances by the rand against...
Commodities: Modest recovery on the cards
Commodities: Modest recovery on the cards
Kevin Norrish, managing director of Barclays commodity research, said on Thursday that he did not see reports by the International Monetary...
Editorial: Rand buried in consensus politics
Editorial: Rand buried in consensus politics
The figures are now as unremittingly bleak as the news from the platinum belt. Economic growth of just 0.9% falls far short of expectations; worse,...
Mining chiefs don't measure up
Mining chiefs don't measure up
Was it Warren Buffett who said: "Capitalism. An economic system whereby the dumbest guy in the room gets stiffed with the bill"? And the...
Mega-miner deal set to close soon
Mega-miner deal set to close soon
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