SA Super Rugby preview: The centres

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – In the second of a six-part examination of the South African teams’ resources for Super Rugby 2018, Rob Houwing studies the various midfields … also providing a score out of 10 in each instance for expected level of health in the department. READ: SA Super Rugby preview: […]
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Shares in outsourcing firm Capita plunged more than 40 per cent today after it warned that profits for 2018 would be much lower than expected and that drastic measures were need to turn the business around. New chief executive Jonathan Lewis, who took up the role on December 1, said ‘significant change’ was needed at Capita […]
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Michael Hunter January 31, 2018 When does a lack of fear become something to worry about? It is a question that resonates with investors after levels of volatility have remained around historic lows, not just during the long record-breaking rally for US stocks, but also during the two-session sell-off early this week. The Vix, known […]
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Martin Sandbu January 31, 2018 An article in Monday’s Financial Times captures our long-term economic challenges in a nutshell. “Rise of robots will deepen Britain’s north-south economic divide” is the headline. The main point in the report is that northern cities have a larger share of their jobs in functions liable to automation, including “retailing, customer […]
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Published: 09:27 Wednesday 31 January 2018 Police are investigating whether three people taken to hospital following a gig in Glasgow had taken MDMA. Police and the ambulance service were called to the O2 Academy on Eglinton Street at around 11pm on Tuesday after a 20-year-old man became unwell inside. While emergency services were there […]
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Outsourcing firm Capita has issued a warning this morning over 2018 profits and announced a wide-ranging overhaul, including plans for a cash-call to investors, cost cutting, and a programme to sell off unprofitable businesses. New chief executive Jonathan Lewis, who took up the role on December 1, said ‘significant change’ was needed at Capita. He […]
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Song Jung-a in Seoul January 31, 2018 Samsung Electronics announced a stock split aimed at enhancing shareholder value, as the South Korean company reported another quarter of record earnings and projected an upbeat outlook for this year due to strong memory chip demand. The board on Wednesday approved the 50-to-1 stock split, a move the […]
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America’s effective corporate tax burden has collapsed over the past few decades: This sharply raised the return to investors in US corporations. Net interest payments plus profits after taxes (excluding the Federal Reserve) have nearly doubled relative to the gross value added by the private corporate sector. The decline in the tax burden is almost […]
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Adam Samson in London January 31, 2018 German retail sales hit reverse gear in December, pulling back after a strong rise in the previous month, according to data released on Wednesday. Turnover in retail trade dropped 1.9 per cent in December from November, according to the Federal Statistics Office. The reading was significantly worse than […]
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