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Nastassia Arendse is a financial journalist based in Johannesburg. Before Moneyweb, she worked at CNBC Africa, SABC, Sky TV’s Freeview and Connect TV. She has been in broadcasting for eight years, working in television and radio. As a broadcaster and writer, she has interviewed a range of business leaders, including Barclays CEO Maria Ramos, Bidvest founder Brian Joffe and Comair CEO Erik Venter, among others.

Strong interims from Distell

Kenya’s Kheal and Nigeria’s Best Global Brands contributed favourably to numbers, says Distell Group MD Richard Rushton.

Massmart profit down 5%

Makro manages costs, Builders Warehouse deals with challenging consumer environment.

David Jones drags Woolworths into net loss

Food does particularly well, and the senior womenswear mistake is being remedied, says Woolworths CEO Ian Moir.

SA could avoid tax rises down the line if it gets good growth – Saica

‘The dangers are always of the debt-to-GDP ratios going forward’ – member of the SAICA National Tax Operations Sub-committee Marc Sevitz.

JSE down as Fed minutes shake the market

Blue Label bounces back on interims; Massmart benefits from cost control – David Shapiro on Thursday’s market moves.

SA can deliver interesting investment opportunities for investors – UBS

‘The country is one of the most exciting reforms for us at this point in the emerging market space,’ says UBS’s head of emerging market asset allocation.

2018 budget paying the price for 10 years of pilfering

Nastassia Arendse speaks to Stellenbosch economist Professor André Roux on the SAfm Market Update.

JSE up on budget day, thanks to Naspers

Naspers considers listing e-commerce business, Assore impresses but the focus on Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech – David Shapiro on Wednesday’s market moves.

Unpacking the 2018 budget proposals

How will they affect the poor, middle class, the wealthy and South African businesses?

Key areas to look out for in the 2018 budget

Tax sources that could be targeted, and possible problems in implementation, as explained by personal tax expert Rob Cooper from Sage.

Market down on pre-budget nervousness

BHP Billiton down about 5% – David Shapiro on Tuesday’s market moves.

Strong performance indicated in Discovery interims

Sterling results from several areas, with a few ‘blowout’ performances, declares Discovery CEO Adrian Gore.

Plugging the funding deficit conundrum

Tweaking existing taxes could be easier than adding new sources of revenue such as a wealth tax or a VAT increase, Grant Thornton’s Eugene du Plessis says.

Mining charter court challenge on hold

Chamber of Mines says new president willing to address governance-related concerns.

Can political change spur economic growth?

What the change means, what is necessary – Ian Cruickshanks (independent analyst) & Dr David Monyae (international relations and foreign policy expert).

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