10 amazing facts about Apple, which has become a trillion-dollar company

Here are 10 fascinating facts about Apple, which has just crossed $1-trillion in market captitalisation

JAMIE MCGEEVER: Want to understand central banks? Start with the Hotel California lyrics

When it comes to extraordinary easing measures like QE and zero or negative interest rates, as The Eagles put it in ‘Hotel California’: “You can check out any ...

$15 billion wiped off Mark Zuckerberg's net worth in one day

'At least 16 brokerages cut their price targets on Facebook after Chief Financial Officer David Wehner startled an otherwise routine call with analysts by ...

BONGANI FUZILE: Massive electricity price rises are on their way to save Eskom

'By 2019/20 financial year expect a 30% electricity hike, followed by 50% the following year and 30% the other year. This is a reality'

MATT LEVINE: This, my friends, is how the market works. Now pay attention ...

'They provide incentives for very smart people to put a lot of time and effort and creativity into making prices correct, because correct prices are a valuable ...

LEONID BERSHIDSKY: Why open-plan offices don't work

In recent years, a number of big companies – IBM, Bank of America, Aetna, Yahoo! under former chief executive officer Marissa Mayer – cut back on their ...

SHIRA OVIDE: Amazon is catching Apple in the race to be the first US$1-trillion company

At the beginning of this year, Apple’s stock market value was 50 percent bigger than Amazon’s. Now the gap is about 10 percent

BARRY RITHOLTZ: When you mix religion, politics and investment ...

'Politics and religion are both unavoidably emotional. That is why they tend to be bad for your investment returns'

How Elon Musk keeps the Tesla bulls smiling

'It’s understandable that Tesla bulls are stoked. The company’s difficulty raising Model 3 output has been the darkest cloud hanging over it'

DAVID LAWDER: Trump ups the ante, battering the stock market

Benchmark Wall Street stock indexes suffered their worst losses in two months on Monday, while safe-haven Treasury debt yields fell

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: The inside story of SA's biggest corporate meltdown

Read all four parts of this outstanding University of Stellenbosch Business School study into the rise and fall of Markus Jooste's Steinhoff

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THE STEINHOFF SAGA: PART FOUR - Five do-or-die lessons for business

'Deep-seated stirrings of envy, greed, self-absorption, arrogance or a sense of entitlement could infiltrate people’s moral fibre at any stage – even those who ...

BARRY RITHOLTZ: How market volatility can damage your health. Literally

'A helplessness cycle is caused by the illusion of control. It is how most people operate'

The rise and rise of the big tech stocks

Four of the five so-called FAANG stocks – Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Netflix – surged to all-time highs on Wednesday, with only Apple spoiling a perfect ...

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: PART THREE - Arrogance, impunity and entitlement

'His sometimes unconventional tactics were driven by a seemingly unshakeable self-confidence'

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: PART TWO - The board that looked the other way

'Investors find Steinhoff impossible to analyse from one year to the next, given its frenzied deal-making. I can understand that feeling' - Marcus Jooste

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: PART ONE - The making of a corporate giant

The remarkable story of Steinhoff's growth, from its humble beginnings in Germany to its transformation into a massive global holding company

TONY LEON: When the millionaires flee your country, be afraid

'A 2016 survey by the same outfit noted that in 2015 South Africa lost 950 millionaires to emigration'

MATT LEVINE: The story of a really messed-up acquisition and a fired CEO's devious plan

'They talked amicably for a few minutes about the chairman’s recent foot surgery, then Keegan told Jacobson the board had given up on him'

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