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Bond auction underwhelms

Local and global factors — including the Eskom bailout and US-China trade tensions — are weighing on the appetite for government debt

Erdogan finds it’s best not to manage lira

Investors wary of  Turkey’s monetary meddling jump ship to take advantage of rising US rates

​Businesses confidence high on Ramaphoria

Despite the rise in business confidence the survey showed actual business conditions remain depressed.

Nampower plans to sell bonds in SA

Namibia's utility is planning a bond sale in it's own country as well as in South Africa to raise funding for its share of a $1.2-billion gas plant.

Alexander Forbes to decide on public listing or trade sale

Financial and risk services company Alexander Forbes will meet this week to decide whether to pursue an IPO or a trade sale.

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 weakens to 5-year low and bonds drop on Fed tapering

US unemployment data may show enough recovery for the Federal Reserve to begin reducing monetary stimulus.

Rand retreats from five-week high

The rand has strengthened following reports of manufacturing growth but mining output data is still to be released.

Rand rallies for fourth day thanks to China

The rand has risen to the highest in more than three weeks after Chinese trade data beat forecasts.

Bond yields surge as inflation quickens, rand weakens

Yields on South African bonds jumped to the highest level in 19 months as inflation accelerated and the rand slipped to a six-week low.

Rand slumps to six-week low as bond yields soar

The rand has slumped to a six-week low and bond yields soared to the highest in 16 months.

Investec and Sanlam most at risk from First Strut default

A looming bond default following the liquidation of the engineering company will impact on a number other entities.

Rand declines before US federal policy meeting

The rand has depreciated for the third day as investors await guidance from the US Federal Reserve on monetary stimulus.

Business confidence at lowest level in a year

Business confidence dropped to its lowest level in a year in the third quarter of 2011, declining a further nine points from the second quarter.

More dough for less bread

Four different cartels have had an impact on what the consumer pays for a loaf of bread.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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