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Budget

Eskom, SAA to stay drain on tax coffers

Oct 21 2014 07:00

Eskom and SAA are likely to continue testing taxpayers' patience while the threat of public sector wage hikes will maintain pressure on SA's ratings outlook.

In the news

Zulu: Support coming soon for small business

Oct 21 2014 06:00

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says she has not ruled out adopting the KwaZulu-Natal provincial development model in all nine provinces.

Economy

Bonus time: Workers get cars, homes, diamonds

Oct 21 2014 05:00

A diamond merchant in India's Gujarat state has gifted cars, flats and jewellery to 1 200 employees as a reward for meeting targets.

Budget

Nene's real test is to curb spending

Oct 20 2014 20:22

The true test in the mini budget will be whether real expenditure growth can be reduced to less than 1%, says an emerging markets economist.

Economy

Social grants cost SA R109bn, says Dlamini

Oct 20 2014 19:41

Just under 16 million people have been receiving some form of social security grant, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Agribusiness

Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

Oct 20 2014 20:17

The maker of America's top sugar brand is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay.

Budget

Nene likely to revise GDP to 1.5% - Investec

Oct 20 2014 19:31

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mini budget is likely to contain revisions of the country's fiscal debt, growth, inflation and debt forecasts, says Investec.

News

Vavi on agenda for special Cosatu meeting

Oct 20 2014 18:53

Cosatu will hold a special central executive committee meeting where general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is rumoured to face suspension once again.

 

In other news

China to pitch high-speed trains to California

4 minutes ago

State-backed China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signalling China's growing export ambitions.

US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

23 minutes ago

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

Oct 21 2014 07:45

New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

Asia shares mixed ahead of China growth data

Oct 21 2014 07:49

Asian markets have been mixed as investors consolidated the previous day's hefty gains despite a healthy lead from Wall Street, while investors await China data.

Oil prices up on China industrial data

Oct 21 2014 07:37

Oil prices have risen in Asian trade, buoyed by strong industrial production data from China, the world's top energy consuming nation, analysts said.

Global markets: US shares gain on Japan surge

Oct 21 2014 07:33

A measure of global equity markets has risen after strong US corporate results lifted Wall Street, building on positive sentiment out of a surge in Japanese shares.

JSE marks time ahead of mini budget speech

Oct 20 2014 18:24

Johannesburg stocks have treaded water with the market keenly awaiting the maiden budget speech of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

About 3 000 patients to recieve new TB drug

Oct 20 2014 20:12

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company says.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

The high price of fear

SA's culture of fear, violence and anger costs too much, says Mandi Smallhorne....

Opinion

The 'Robin Hood' tax

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Opinion

R4m gym: scandal or not?

Is Telkom's gym upgrade really frivolous expenditure, asks Gugu Lourie....

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Markets

Rand gains in recovery mode

Oct 20 2014 19:40

The rand has gained against the dollar, starting a risk-heavy week in firm territory, with investors waiting for the finance ministry's update on the mini budget.

 

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