28 Aug 2014 20h00 South African stocks were on the back foot on Thursday, dragged lower by platinum miners after the world's second-biggest producer Impala posted a sharp fall in earnings in the aftermath of a five-month strike. Read more
14h34 South Africa's trade deficit widened more than expected to 6.88 billion rand ($648 million) in July, from a 190 million rand shortfall in June, data from the South African Revenue Service showed on Friday.
15h54 Italy's recession-hit economy
slipped closer to outright deflation, according to data on
Friday which showed the first annual fall in consumer prices in
55 years and piled pressure on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as he
readied a new reform plan.
14h21 China is investigating a member of its top legislature, the country's corruption watchdog said on Friday, the latest high-profile official to be targeted in a government campaign to stamp out graft.
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As of 1 January 2014, the JSE will be instituting an increase across all their services. Sharenet, as from the same date (1 January 2014) will similarly be initiating an increase. We have managed to keep the increase down to 7.5%... Read more
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