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Property

Traffic takes backseat in exclusive Steyn City

Mar 05 2015 15:06

Cars take a backseat in the newly-launched Steyn City near Johannesburg, where horses, bikes and joggers have the right of way in an area four times the size of Monaco.

BizNews

Next step in transformation – change JSE boards

Mar 05 2015 14:24

ANC Gauteng wants more action from retirement funds in nominating and electing the directors of SA’s big companies.

Economy

Forensic report implicates Vavi - Cosatu

Mar 05 2015 14:20

A forensic report into alleged impropriety in the sale of Cosatu's old head office and purchase of a new one implicates general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, the trade union federation says.

Tech

Five top trends at MWC 2015

Mar 05 2015 13:40

Chinese-made smart watches, abundant smartphone choices and virtual reality headsets are among trends that have grabbed attention at the Mobile World Congress.

Economy

Vavi must explain - Cosatu

Mar 05 2015 13:33

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to explain his conduct after he boycotted the trade union federation's central executive committee meeting this week.

Financial Services

Sanlam readying for R2bn Africa acquisitions

Mar 05 2015 12:47

Sanlam is working on acquisitions worth over R2bn in the rest of Africa and other emerging markets to be funded from a R3.3bn war chest, its chief executive says.

Equities

Standard Bank results boost JSE

Mar 05 2015 13:41

Investors on the JSE have responded positively to the news that Standard Bank has shifted its focus firmly to Africa.

Economy

Power crisis may choke green energy drive

Mar 05 2015 12:07

SA's hope of becoming the world's top renewable energy hub is dimming due to poor infrastructure and delays as cash-strapped Eskom battles to keep the lights on.

 

In other news

Euro strikes 11-year low against dollar

Mar 05 2015 14:58

The euro hit its lowest level for more than 11 years, with investors awaiting key updates from the European Central Bank over its latest stimulus programme.

Oil prices higher on Libya unrest

Mar 05 2015 14:46

Oil prices have climbed as Libyan unrest offset a jump in US crude stockpiles, analysts say.

Virgin Money's profit more than doubles

Mar 05 2015 14:26

British lender Virgin Money Holdings, which made its stock market debut in 2014, says its full-year pre-tax profit has more than doubled as it sold more mortgages.

M&S breaks tradition, gets more agile in style

Mar 05 2015 13:52

After hiring new designers, overhauling its online offering and giving a facelift to stores, Marks & Spencer still needs to take full control of its supply chain.

China makes push to ditch coal addiction

Mar 05 2015 12:52

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution and cut the energy intensity of its economy.

McDonald's antibiotic-free may cause chicken squeeze

Mar 05 2015 13:00

McDonald’s to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14 000 US restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain.

ECB to flesh out bond-buying plan

Mar 05 2015 12:30

The European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects and unveil some but not all the details of its €1trn-plus bond buying plan.

Global markets: Euro hits low ahead of ECB plan

Mar 05 2015 11:49

The euro has hit an 11-year low against the dollar and the region's stocks nudged higher, as the ECB prepares to provide details of its €1trn stimulus plan.

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