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South Africa

ConCourt rules on insolvency appeal

Dec 19 2014 14:04

The Constitutional Court has ruled that all employees, including household staff, must be informed if their bosses are declared insolvent.

News

Lessons from SABC ex-chair Ellen Tshabalala

Dec 19 2014 13:00

The former SABC chair will discover to her cost in years ahead that you should never do anything you could be ashamed of because there’s a public record online.

Tech

Possible SA spy satellite blasts off - DA

Dec 19 2014 12:08

A satellite, which the Democratic Alliance (DA) says could be part of South Africa’s spy programme ‘Project Flute’, has been launched from Kazakhstan.

Tech

Sony hack a 'practice run'

Dec 19 2014 13:40

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids.

Retail

Nando's stole my intellectual property - artist

Dec 19 2014 11:38

Global fast food brand Nando’s has been accused of intellectual property theft by a young South African photographer, City Press reports.

Commodities

Brent crude steady below $60 a barrel

Dec 19 2014 11:25

Brent crude has held below $60 a barrel, near a five-and-a-half year low as a global oversupply of oil showed little sign of receding.

Currencies

Rand consolidates post-Fed gains

Dec 19 2014 11:13

The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.

Agribusiness

Big Chinese opportunity for W Cape winery

Dec 19 2014 10:08

A Chinese businessman has purchased a majority stake in a Western Cape winery because of the big opportunity he sees for this region's wine in China.

 

In other news

Rousseff shines spotlight on Petrobras

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to help implement the toughest corporate governance standards at state-controlled oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro.

Apple supplier workers treated poorly - report

Dec 19 2014 10:35

Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, the BBC has found.

Asian markets extend gains

42 minutes ago

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

Samsung Cheil doubles upon debut

Dec 19 2014 11:29

Shares in Cheil Industries, the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, have doubled in the latest in a series of steps toward generational succession for South Korea's largest conglomerate.

Germany takes delivery of its first Airbus A400M

Dec 19 2014 10:59

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany.

Stores fight back amid online delivery delays

Dec 19 2014 11:00

The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers, allowing Europe's shops to fight back with "click and collect" services.

Paul: US trade with Cuba 'probably a good idea'

Dec 19 2014 10:45

Senior Rand Paul says starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked."

Marine protection campaign launched

Dec 19 2014 10:32

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has kicked off its annual festive season marine protection awareness campaign.

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