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Oil slides as emerging stocks rebound with the rand

Concerns over disruption in Iraq's crude oil supplies have been abated and both a stronger rand and ruble have seen emerging markets advancing.

Rand leads emerging market stock fall from 13-month high

Shares in emerging markets dropped from a 13-month high as the rand softened and shares in China, India and Iraq slid.

Eurozone stimulus may boost rand

If stimulus measures move over to the eurozone, it could spell a slight respite for South Africa's beleaguered currency.

Why a weak rand won’t save us

ANALYSIS: A frail currency pushes up inflation and has no effect on productivity.

Implats profit climbs 11% as sales rise and the rand drops

The second biggest platinum producer is reporting good earnings despite a wage strike entering its sixth week.

Rand fluctuates near 3-week high before inflation data

The currency has rebounded in anticipation of inflation data and higher than expected numbers could spell an end to the rand's weakness.

Traders bless rand down in Africa

The currency's trade volume and volatility is keeping currency analysts on their toes.

Economic week ahead: Policy decisions, data to dominate

America's monthly jobs report and a slew of central bank meetings will dominate this week's economic calendar.

Petrol price hikes, tolls, higher interest rates: When will it end?

It seems 2014 will be a tough year for consumers, and economists say one can only expect respite sometime in 2015.

Dollar strengthens as emerging market selloff deepens

Further tapering of monetary stimulus, announced by the US Federal Reserve, has seen the dollar climb while other currencies feel the pressure.

Gordhan: Rand is below fair value

The finance minister says government is monitoring the currency but a rate hike has done little to stem the depreciation of the rand.

Economists warn SA is living beyond its means

Economists say one of the biggest factors for the depreciating rand is that South Africans are living beyond their means.

Up-and-down outlook as rand continues its slide

South Africa's economic indicators have been a mixed bag so far this year - some spell doom and gloom while others suggest a better year than last.

Weak rand draws few tourist complaints

Tourists in South Africa are finding out that the exchange rate is in their favour.

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.

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of Apple iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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