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Wine great for drinking, not investing - critic

Mar 06 2015 21:15

Splashing out on pricey wine is great if you plan to drink it down the road, says Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic, but not as a financial investment.

Economy

Do more, faster on NDP - Zuma

Mar 06 2015 20:03

More needs to be done, and faster, to implement the National Development Plan, President Jacob Zuma says.

Property

Tenant risk a big challenge for property owners

Mar 06 2015 18:52

More property owners let their properties themselves, but it is hard to find a great tenant among the faceless strangers on the internet, says an expert.

Economy

'Made in China' nuclear reactors a tough sell

Mar 06 2015 19:09

As China signs global deals to export its nuclear power technology, it faces a huge obstacle: it still needs to show it can build and safely operate these reactors at home.

Currencies

Rand falls to 13-year low after US jobs data

Mar 06 2015 18:43

The rand has fallen to a 13-year low and government bonds also slid sharply, as emerging markets are heavily sold off after US job numbers strengthened the case for the Fed to hike interest rates.

Economy

NUM to oppose Eskom asset sales

Mar 06 2015 17:14

NUM says it will oppose any attempt by cash-strapped Eskom to sell assets, especially its finance company which helps provide home loans to employees.

Economy

Sub-Sahara mobile money at $1.5bn by 2019

Mar 06 2015 15:55

Sub-Sahara Africans are open to other financial products delivered using mobile phones, including loans and insurance, according to a report.

Tech

Amazon sets up shop in China on Alibaba platform

Mar 06 2015 14:46

Amazon has set up shop on the business-to-consumer platform of Alibaba as it seeks a greater presence in the massive Chinese market.

 

In other news

China to reduce coal, lessen pollution

Mar 06 2015 21:00

China will reduce coal consumption and boost energy efficiency as part of efforts to lessen air pollution, according to an action plan released by the government.

Upbeat ECB ready to start printing money

Mar 06 2015 20:00

The European Central Bank says it will start printing money to buy bonds next Monday and delivered a robust economic outlook.

DiData eyes data center growth to boost profit

Mar 06 2015 19:30

IT firm Dimension Data is on track to reach $8bn in revenues this year, maintaining double digit growth led by its push into data centres, the firm's chief executive says.

European stocks close mixed

Mar 06 2015 18:58

Europe's main stock markets have finished the day mixed with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.71% to 6 911.80 points.

Layoffs as Australia's boom towns go bust

Mar 06 2015 18:45

Australia's booming resources industry is going bust as the prices of iron ore and coal, the country's two biggest export earners, have plunged during the last two years.

British Airways wins top awards

Mar 06 2015 17:59

British Airways has "done the double" at the Superbrands 2015 awards, winning both the business and consumer titles.

SAA Cargo wins award

Mar 06 2015 17:34

South African Airways Cargo has been named the African Cargo Airline of the Year at the STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo.

Euro tumbles to new 11.5-year low

Mar 06 2015 17:17

The euro has dived to another 11.5-year low, one day after the European Central Bank announced it would launch its massive stimulus package next week.

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