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Rand falls amid weak economic data

6 May 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
The Top 40 index rose 1.64% while the broader all-share closed 1.32% firmer.

Batsa makes U-turn on taking legal action against tobacco ban

6 May 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   27
It will work with government to ensure the safety of South Africans.

Tobacco association brings urgent application to lift cigarette ban

5 May 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   32
State power has been expanded, but does the degree to which it's being exercised violate government's constitutional obligation to behave with legality?

Batsa questions indefinite tobacco ban

2 May 2020 /  Barbara Curson   38
Says Dlamini-Zuma’s action is 'bizarre and highly irregular'.

Presidency will respond to alcohol requests

15 Apr 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   33
On Friday, after receiving a letter threatening an approach to the Constitutional Court.

Look who’s winning during lockdown

6 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Netflix, of course. Also teleconferencing provider Zoom, toilet paper makers – and gold.

BAT South Africa urges government to lift cigarette sale ban

4 Apr 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   27
Says the ban will force the country's 11m smokers to venture out looking for tobacco.

US stimulus rallies the JSE

25 Mar 2020 /  Larry Claasen  
Impact of $2trn package to offset the economic damage wrought by Covid-19 felt on local bourse.

Top 40 not spared

12 Mar 2020 /  Larry Claasen   2
All of SA's largest companies slump.

The often inverted logic of markets

5 Mar 2020 /  Patrick Cairns   4
What is risky, and what is secure?

SA unit of Philip Morris welcomes tax stance on cigarette alternatives

27 Feb 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   1
Sees it as recognition of the role tax can play in encouraging smokers to switch to 'less harmful' products.

Special report: The big discounts on holding companies

6 Feb 2020 /  Patrick Cairns   3
Where have they come from, and where are they going?

Stocks for your stocking

23 Dec 2019 /  Neesa Moodley   9
As we close the curtain on a financially tough year and head into what promises to be an equally challenging period, it could be time to review your gift-giving habits.

A better year

3 Dec 2019 /  Dave Mohr and Izak Odendaal    11
Reflecting on your returns in the year that was.

BAT lowers outlook for new products on US vaping slowdown

27 Nov 2019 /  Thomas Mulier, Bloomberg    3
As health concerns abound over e-cigarettes.

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