October - December 2004 articles archive home
Resolutions
The custom of making new year’s resolutions has been observed since ancient Babylonian times - when most of the resolutions concerned the returning of borrowed gardening tools.
Friday, December 31, 2004 ... more
 
 
Staying on top.
In a special report that looks at the technologies and new ideas that are changing the world, Business Week magazine questions whether America will remain the innovation leader
Thursday, December 30, 2004 ... more
 
Coincidence, or something else?
Martin Plimmer and Martin King in their book Beyond Coincidence provide some amazing stories. For instance, there’s the one about the two sisters in Alabama ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 ... more
 
 
Uplifting
The latest palm device is a telephone, alarm clock, calculator, scheduler, text messenger, and camera. It's also an e-mail client that gives us access to ...
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 ... more
 
A little known Xmas fact
Santa was getting ready for his annual trip...but there were problems everywhere. Fourteen of his elves had been sick, and the part-time elves that he’d hired hadn’t ...
Friday, December 24, 2004 ... more
 
 
Not that useful
Tisec’s latest results, for the six months to 30 September 2004, are cause for concern ...AME has provided a pleasing set of figures for the year to 31 October 2004, but ...
Thursday, December 23, 2004 ... more
 
Where’s the sense?
But, Frontrange has been trading at around 460c a share. In other words, on a p:e ratio of more than 90 and at a premium of almost 1,400% to tangible net assets value.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 ... more
 
 
What’s going on?
That, together with the fact that the share is now trading at somewhere around a third of its net asset value, does give the punters something to latch on to.
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 ... more
 
Much better, but …
To use their own words, Cullinan’s “comparative results for the year make good reading” ... earlier this year McDonald’s announced that it would discontinue its “Super Size” meal option ...
Monday, December 20, 2004 ... more
 
 
Thanks Santa
December has earned a reputation for being a good time for stocks, a seasonally strong period when investors are full of holiday cheer and feeling flush thanks to year-end bonuses.

Friday, December 17, 2004 ... more
 
From the brink?
Companies that have reported improved results recently, include: Y3K - which reported a net profit of R1.5m; Jigsaw - which reported a net profit of R913,000; and Thabex - which reported a net profit of R970,000.
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 ... more
 
 
Further losses
Companies still struggling to show a profit, include: Kingco - which reported a net loss of R1.6m; Incentive - which reported a net loss of R2.7m; and Stella Vista - which reported a net loss of R10.8m

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 ... more
 
Six signs Monday, December 13, 2004
Why you did it Friday, December 10, 2004
More of the same Thursday, December 9, 2004
yes, but ... Wednesday, December 8, 2004
For the punters Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Red dresses Monday, December 6, 2004
Yet another deceit Friday, December 3, 2004
Not that fair? Thursday, December 2, 2004
Maybe, maybe not Wednesday, December 1, 2004
What’s not said Tuesday, November 30, 2004
True empowerment Monday, November 29, 2004
Computers, like cars. Friday, November 26, 2004
Good news? Thursday, November 25, 2004
Not getting better Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Better still Tuesday, November 23, 2004
The eyes have it Monday, November 22, 2004
A Ponzi scheme? Friday, November 19, 2004
No news, is … Thursday, November 18, 2004
Inhumane technology Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Anybody’s guess Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Setting limits Monday, November 15, 2004
Happiness? Friday, November 12, 2004
How much trouble? Thursday, November 11, 2004
Oops, sorry … Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Tardy & ropey Tuesday, November 9, 2004
You’ll probably agree Monday, November 8, 2004
Lost in space Friday, November 5, 2004
Different market. Thursday, November 4, 2004
Why is that? Wednesday, November 3, 2004
How serious? Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Double whammy Monday, November 1, 2004
You want to, too? Friday, October 29, 2004
Improved? Thursday, October 28, 2004
Hanging in Wednesday, October 27, 2004
So far, so good Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Tenacity pays off. Monday, October 25, 2004
Say what? Friday, October 22, 2004
Only good news Thursday, October 21, 2004
Integrity Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Birds of a feather Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Not just the charts Monday, October 18, 2004
By the numbers Friday, October 15, 2004
Cool enough? Thursday, October 14, 2004
Not good news Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Could be a diamond Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Too soon to tell Monday, October 11, 2004
All about marketing Friday, October 8, 2004
Promises, promises Thursday, October 7, 2004
Except for promises Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Better Dynamic Cables Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Different stripes Monday, October 4, 2004
Look at the figures Friday, October 1, 2004
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