So far, so good: SA bonds best performers among top emerging markets in 2018

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By Colleen Goko, Neo Khanyile and Paul Wallace (Bloomberg) — There’s still time to get into the year’s best bond trade. That’s provided South Africa’s central bank lives up to market expectations and cuts interest rates, according to Morgan Stanley. The government’s rand debt has already made investors a total return of 13.9 percent in dollars […]

Here’s what the analysts said on #Budget2018 – a mixed bag

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JOHANNESBURG — Analysts have provided differing views on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Budget Speech on Wednesday. On the whole, many experts have welcomed government’s tough choices on VAT and other cost-cutting measures. However, concerns exist about where the growth will come from. Ultimately, it’s economic growth that will help solve many of the country’s woes, […]

Can Trump’s Neocons Exploit Russiagate? – The Real News (02/22/2018)

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However much Russiagate may annoy Trump personally, administration officials like H.R. McMaster are seizing on it to advance a militarist agenda at home and abroad. Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss on www.therealnews.com. The post Can Trump’s Neocons Exploit Russiagate? – The Real News (02/22/2018) appeared first on WallStreetWindow. Source: www.wallstreetwindow.com

Hackers steal Tesla computing power to mine cryptocurrencies

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Call it a 2018 kind of crime – hackers reportedly hijacked Tesla’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud system and used it to mine cryptocurrency using Stratum software. This is a BizNews Premium article. Please login or sign up for a free 1-month trial. If you just want to view this article, get 24 hour access for £0.99.    Source: […]

Gigaba’s Last Stand turns a Budget highlight into disappointment

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Spent a productive seven hours in South Africa’s Parliamentary precinct yesterday ahead of and immediately after the National Budget speech. Erm, make that five and a half because sandwiched between the intensive “lockup” study and getting my copy back to the team were 90 minutes lost in the traditional embargoed pre-address press conference. This year’s […]

The Ochelli Effect: Pearse Redmond and JP Sottile (02/21/2018)

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TV Reality Stars Gone Wild ? Porkins takes the first hour as we slog through the alleged alt. media and the strange ways people will flip their positions to serve emotional stupidity. How exhausted is everyone from the news cycles? D Second hour the News Vandal himself JP Sottile joins us to add much needed… […]