Hong Kong shares pared earlier gains to end slightly higher on the day as a bounce in banks following China's latest interest rate increase was just enough to offset weakness in property and energy counters.
The chilling attacks on councillors in Soweto where an officials house and car were torched is a stark reminder that without addressing the struggle era culture of payment boycotts, moving forward as a country will be a struggle.
Yesterday Tropika held a launch party at the sun deck of the Sandton Sun Hotel (not cool in this weather!) where they announced the 7 celebrities that have been selected to compete in the 4th season of Tropika Island of Treasure.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has announced a surprise rise in its global food price index, fuelled by higher sugar prices, and raised its grain output forecast to reflect the latest US data.
Fashionistas, designers and models are descending on the Mother City in preparation for the 2011 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week, which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Cape Town City Hall and the Land Bank from July 13 to 16.