There's heavy competition in the smartphone market, this is what Seleho Tsatsi explains as profit warnings continue, as he stands in for Anthea. Find out how the US earnings season, Chinese auto sales and the US government shutdown are doing. It was a big week for Jeff Bezos as he announced his divorce. How will this impact his finances and Amazon? Seleho concludes with discussing the rise of AB Inbev shares, the upcoming SA clothing retailers report this week, and SARB to make an interest rate decision.

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Siya gets the week going with a saucy love triangle that he needs some advice on. Gareth marvels over the beauty of the Joburg January skies, which leads into talk about sheep being interfered with. The Game of Thrones teaser, photos on our phones... then into the latest news, sport and finance wrap up.

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For the first Money Shot of 2019, Anthea takes a dive into the 2018 global stock market performances in US dollars, recapping the first couple of days of trading for 2019 and the resignation of one of the deputy governors of the South African Reserve Bank. She touches on Apple's guidance looking terrible, which is making investors very nervous. And she speaks about 2019 being a binary year of “If…Then...“ when it comes to Brexit, US government shut-down and SA elections.

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We had a decent week, Rand and JSE stronger as US/Sino relations settle; and the focus was predominantly on Theresa May, who managed to survive a vote of no confidence. Who would have thought Eskom was in the home loan business… but it was revealed last week that they are planning to sell the debt book to Patrice Motsepe’s ARI (African Rainbow Investments). Anthea discusses the SA CPI inflation rising to 5.2%, and retail sales rising 2.2% (not including Black Friday) and concludes with individual company news: Tencent’s Music Entertainment group, FirstRand and Alexander Forbes.

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Anthea called it on Naspers last week - the share closed 4.5% higher on Monday. In fact, the overall market was 2% higher because of the President Trump – President Xi Jingping agreement. However, it all turned pear-shaped when Trump started tweeting again on Tuesday. Then it really turned bad when Canada arrested the CFO, and daughter of the founder, of Huawei – US/Sino trade tensions have escalated again. Hear all about that, the US yield curve which has inverted, what SA's third quarter GDP has showed us, marking the Steinhoff-versary and Group Five falling as much as 40% in one day, after news of a Ghanaian power plant woes, here. Plus some more tips for our #INVEST Easy Equities competition.

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The year is getting to the (non) business end, but strangely the team starts talking about wills and looking after children if their siblings passed away. Mainstream media and their struggle to maintain numbers, today's horoscopes really hit the mark, then into the news, sport and finance, plus Siya and the things he likes.

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The Business Confidence Index came in at the lowest level since the 2nd Quarter of 2017 when Zuma fired Gordhan and we were downgraded to junk status. Consumer confidence was no better. Anthea discusses this, as well as gives a look at company results, a petrol price update and lastly the announcement of an exciting new #INVEST Easy Equities competition.

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Ben is another year older, but he decided to postpone his birthday for a week because of work reasons. The weekend of Global Citizen in Johannesburg was a bit of an anti-climax for Siya, and many others - including Oprah. The death pool gets a score update, then into your latest news, sport, and finance.

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We can do well, as we do good - that's Bonang Mohale's message in this powerful conversation, as he explains how business should govern with humanity for more positive impact, as he writes in his new book, 'Lift As You Rise'. The CEO of Business Leadership SA draws from more than 30 years of business experience as he discusses ideas very close to him: The purpose of business, being "other" and not "self" centred, self-worth, and the essence of authentic leadership.

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Henry Biddlecombe stands in for Anthea Gardner this morning as he takes a look at US Earnings season review for Q318, questions why the market is not responding well to what seems to be very positive earnings growth, as well as explaining what peak earnings are all about. Henry wraps up with the interesting results of Amazon, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.

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