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Bitcoin futures trading starts with a bang

Bitcoin has landed on Wall Street with a bang. Futures on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency surged as much as 25% during their debut session on Cboe Global Markets’ exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts

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Net1 ousted from welfare deal

The Post Office will take over the distribution of welfare grants from current service provider Net1 UEPS Technologies, minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe said on Sunday. The agreement between the South Africa

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Amazon says it may build SA data centres

Amazon Web Services, the cloud division of Amazon.com, may build data centres in South Africa, according to a report published on Sunday. The company plans to switch on an “AWS Direct Connect” service in Johannesburg and Cape Town this

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 200 – ‘Double century’

Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg celebrate the 200th episode of TalkCentral. In the podcast this week, they chat about the dramatic fall in EOH’s share price and why it happened. Also this week, MultiChoice’s troubles over its channel supply

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SA’s ICT sector is facing its Brexit moment

I noted, with an element of morbid curiosity, the following exchange in the UK’s house of commons two days ago: “The government has not carried out any impact assessments of leaving the EU on the UK economy, Brexit secretary David Davis

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EOH plunges another 40%, then rebounds

The aggressive selloff in EOH shares continued on Friday morning, with the counter shedding another 41% to reach lows last seen six years ago, well below R30/share. Friday morning’s plunge follows a 34.7% decline on Thursday

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Confusion, panic as EOH plunges 45%

EOH’s share price plunged more than 45% in intraday trading on Thursday, though industry analysts polled by TechCentral don’t know why it tumbled so precipitously. The company did not to respond to a request for comment

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Interview: Mimecast MD Brandon Bekker

Thank you for listening to the TechCentral podcast. In this episode, Duncan McLeod talks to the regional MD of Mimecast, Brandon Bekker. Many TechCentral podcast listeners will no doubt have heard of Mimecast, which specialises

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