Vodacom, the wireless operator with the most subscribers in South Africa, reduced its earnings guidance as cuts to mobile termination rates and weak consumer spending in its home market curb growth.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/vodacom-cuts-profit-forecast-1.1777794#.VGCthCIsY2c  Caption: Vodacom chief executive Shameel Joosub presenting the company's interim results at their offices in Midrand. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Vodacom, the wireless operator with the most subscribers in South Africa, reduced its earnings guidance as cuts to mobile termination rates and weak consumer spending in its home market curb growth. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/vodacom-cuts-profit-forecast-1.1777794#.VGCthCIsY2c Caption: Vodacom chief executive Shameel Joosub presenting the company's interim results at their offices in Midrand. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

AVI’S strong brand showed elements of survival amid increasing pressure on consumer spending as well as rising input costs from the weaker rand, the branded food and apparel group said.  Click here to read the full story:  http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/avi-brands-solid-as-revenue-rises-11-1.1747828#.VBBsw6JN-lg  Caption: AVI chief executive Simon Crutchley presenting the company's results in Hydepark in Johannesburg. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

AVI’S strong brand showed elements of survival amid increasing pressure on consumer spending as well as rising input costs from the weaker rand, the branded food and apparel group said. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/avi-brands-solid-as-revenue-rises-11-1.1747828#.VBBsw6JN-lg Caption: AVI chief executive Simon Crutchley presenting the company's results in Hydepark in Johannesburg. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Sasol is eyeing potential expansion into Angola, Ghana and Tanzania but Mozambique remains its immediate focus in Africa.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/sasol-eyes-angola-ghana-tanzania-opportunities-1.1747669#.VA2zhKJN-lg  Caption: Sasol chief executive David Constable presenting the company's latest financial results at Sasol's offices in Rosebank in Johannesburg. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Sasol is eyeing potential expansion into Angola, Ghana and Tanzania but Mozambique remains its immediate focus in Africa. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/sasol-eyes-angola-ghana-tanzania-opportunities-1.1747669#.VA2zhKJN-lg Caption: Sasol chief executive David Constable presenting the company's latest financial results at Sasol's offices in Rosebank in Johannesburg. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Sasol, the world’s biggest coal-to-liquid fuel producer, said full-year profit rose 14 percent after synthetic-fuels output advanced and the rand weakened.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/sasol-profit-up-as-fuel-output-rises-1.1747319#.VA2ypqJN-lg  Caption: Sasol chief executive David Constable presenting the company's latest financial results at Sasol's offices in Rosebank in Johannesburg. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Sasol, the world’s biggest coal-to-liquid fuel producer, said full-year profit rose 14 percent after synthetic-fuels output advanced and the rand weakened. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/sasol-profit-up-as-fuel-output-rises-1.1747319#.VA2ypqJN-lg Caption: Sasol chief executive David Constable presenting the company's latest financial results at Sasol's offices in Rosebank in Johannesburg. Credit: Simphiwe Mbokazi.

Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg rebuffed speculation about a possible takeover of Anglo American, saying the world’s third-biggest miner is only interested in assets it already trades.  Caption: Glencore Xstrata chief executive Ivan Glasenberg briefing the media in Melrose Arch North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi.  To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/glencore-boss-rebuffs-anglo-speculation-1.1745481#.VAdLJaJN-lg

Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg rebuffed speculation about a possible takeover of Anglo American, saying the world’s third-biggest miner is only interested in assets it already trades. Caption: Glencore Xstrata chief executive Ivan Glasenberg briefing the media in Melrose Arch North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi. To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/glencore-boss-rebuffs-anglo-speculation-1.1745481#.VAdLJaJN-lg

Swiss-based miner and commodities trader Glencore still wants to sell its 25 percent stake in South African platinum producer Lonmin at “the right time,” its chief executive said on Wednesday.  Caption: Glencore Xstrata chief executive Ivan Glasenberg briefing the media in Melrose Arch North of Johannesburg.  Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi.  To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/glencore-plans-to-exit-lonmin-stake-1.1745315#.VAdKVKJN-lg

Swiss-based miner and commodities trader Glencore still wants to sell its 25 percent stake in South African platinum producer Lonmin at “the right time,” its chief executive said on Wednesday. Caption: Glencore Xstrata chief executive Ivan Glasenberg briefing the media in Melrose Arch North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi. To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/glencore-plans-to-exit-lonmin-stake-1.1745315#.VAdKVKJN-lg

Health insurer Discovery said it had only limited exposure to failed African Bank Investments (Abil) as it reported an expected 20 percent jump in headline full-year earnings on Wednesday.  Caption: Discovery chief executive Adrian Gore presenting the company annual results in Sandton North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi.  To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/discovery-little-exposure-to-failed-abil-1.1745210#.VAdJrqJN-lg

Health insurer Discovery said it had only limited exposure to failed African Bank Investments (Abil) as it reported an expected 20 percent jump in headline full-year earnings on Wednesday. Caption: Discovery chief executive Adrian Gore presenting the company annual results in Sandton North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi. To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/discovery-little-exposure-to-failed-abil-1.1745210#.VAdJrqJN-lg

Discovery, owner of South Africa’s largest medical-insurance administrator, said fiscal full-year profit rose 57 percent as its insurance unit sold more policies and a rising stock market boosted investments.  Caption: Discovery chief executive Adrian Gore presenting the company annual results in Sandton North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi.  To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/discovery-s-profit-climbs-1.1745191#.VAdI26JN-lg

Discovery, owner of South Africa’s largest medical-insurance administrator, said fiscal full-year profit rose 57 percent as its insurance unit sold more policies and a rising stock market boosted investments. Caption: Discovery chief executive Adrian Gore presenting the company annual results in Sandton North of Johannesburg. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi. To read the full story click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/discovery-s-profit-climbs-1.1745191#.VAdI26JN-lg

The latest Business Report weekly cartoon deals with the South African Reserve Bank's bailout of African Bank.

The latest Business Report weekly cartoon deals with the South African Reserve Bank's bailout of African Bank.

Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of the metal, said it will seek buyers for some mines after first-half profit dropped 88 percent because a five-month strike in South Africa disrupted mining.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amplats-puts-mines-up-for-sale-1.1723031#.U80XC6JN-lg

Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of the metal, said it will seek buyers for some mines after first-half profit dropped 88 percent because a five-month strike in South Africa disrupted mining. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amplats-puts-mines-up-for-sale-1.1723031#.U80XC6JN-lg

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