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Letters to the Editor: September 30

Staff Reporter

The M&G's readers weigh in on COP17, Percy Zvomuya's article on the wealthy elite of European football, The New Age and more.

Murray & Roberts to cut 1 400 jobs

Staff Reporter

Murray & Roberts is planning to lay off 1 400 workers as tough economic conditions limit the firm's ability to expand, it was reported on Thursday.

Ready to roll in Nigel

Lloyd Gedye

Mbhazima Shilowa was in Derby this week to take delivery of the first Gautrain carriages, but the focus will soon shift to the East Rand town of Nigel

Mining counters give JSE momentum

Nicole Rego

Mining counters gave the JSE some extra momentum on Wednesday, pushing the bourse more than a percent higher by midday. At noon, the JSE's broader all-share index was 1,29% in the black, driven by a 5,45% rally in the platinum-mining index. Resources advanced 2,47% and the gold-mining index rose 1,07%.

Resources buoy JSE

Nicole Rego

The resources index kept the JSE in firmer territory by midday on Friday, enhancing the morning session's gains. At noon, the JSE's broader all-share index was up 1%, driven by the 1,75% advance in the resources index. The gold mining index recovered 0,06% but the platinum mining index gave up 0,23%.