IOL - Business #Budget2017: A Budget for the people 2017-02-22T09:55:00.000000Z Pravin Gordhan has a tough job trying to please investors, ratings agencies, government and the ANC, while also making sure his budget is pro-poor. 'No political intervention in currency probe' 2017-02-22T07:01:00.000000Z The Competition Commission has denied any political interference by the government in its investigations into currency manipulation by the banks. No power tariff deal for Zim chrome miners 2017-02-22T05:35:00.000000Z The Zimbabwean power utility, Zesa, has refused to lower tariffs for chrome miners. BHP back in the black 2017-02-22T05:35:00.000000Z BHP Billiton returned to profitability in the six months to end December, benefiting from higher commodity prices and cost cutting measures. Abu Dhabi challenges hit Mediclinic shares 2017-02-22T05:35:00.000000Z Shares in Mediclinic traded 4.6 percent weaker on the JSE on Tuesday after the group released a trading update. Mugabe wants rand as currency 2017-02-22T05:30:00.000000Z President Robert Mugabe hints he would prefer the adoption of the rand in Zimbabwe despite a reluctance to adopt the currency from his government. Edcon has lost 400 000 patrons 2017-02-22T05:30:00.000000Z Ailing retailer Edcon shed nearly 400 000 customers during the three months to December as its aggressive discount strategy failed to lift its profit margins. De Beers sparkles with results 2017-02-22T05:30:00.000000Z Diamond mining company De Beers has said it is optimistic about its growth prospects after it reported a 30 percent increase in revenue to R79.74 billion. #Budget2017: Give us hope, Pravin 2017-02-22T05:20:00.000000Z The word from economists, captains of industry and entrepreneurs is clear: we are looking forward to a message of hope from the budget speech. Barclays Africa granted immunity in rand-rigging probe 2017-02-22T05:14:00.000000Z Competition Commission grants Barclays Africa conditional immunity from prosecution in return for its cooperation in the rand currency trading probe.