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Twin deficits, weak growth a risk to SA policy

Nov 28 2014 12:41

SA's current account and fiscal deficits as well as poor economic growth pose a risk to monetary and fiscal policy, says Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele.


Three tech scams threatening your holidays

Nov 28 2014 10:59

Shopping online or at brick-and-mortar stores could carry digital risks that consumers need to be aware of this holiday season, says a technology security company.


African moon mission project seeks funding

Nov 28 2014 12:38

The continent's first-ever space mission to the moon could become reality if a Cape Town non-profit organisation reaches its goal of raising enough funds for the project.


Black Friday gets nasty in the UK

Nov 28 2014 11:02

Police in the UK had to be called in over disturbances as shoppers queued for Black Friday discounts, a shopping phenomenon that has spread from the US.


PetroSA move 'victory for political pressure'

Nov 28 2014 11:10

The DA has hailed the decision to fire Tshepo Kgadima as director and chairperson of PetroSA as a victory for political pressure.


Germany gives nod to female boardroom quota

Nov 28 2014 10:51

The German government will implement affirmative action on corporate boards with a decision that women should form at least 30% of company directors from 2016.


Rand outperforms oil-linked units on Brent dive

Nov 28 2014 10:23

The rand has dipped against the dollar but still outperformed oil-linked developing currencies that suffered as the Brent crude price sank to four-year lows.


Gold drops to one-week low as oil slumps

Nov 28 2014 09:53

Gold has extended losses into a third session on expectations that plunging oil prices could sap inflationary pressure and curb its hedge appeal.


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Syrian hackers disrupt several US websites

Nov 28 2014 09:37

A US firm that connects over 700 companies with customers through social media says the group hacked the company's web address to upload messages to other websites.

Copper theft up in October

Nov 28 2014 10:22

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says losses to copper theft have risen marginally to R13.2m in October, up from R13m the previous month.

Samsung staff fear the chop in annual reshuffle

Nov 28 2014 08:32

Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as weak smartphone performances and earnings hit the company.

Australian energy firms hammered by Opec move

Nov 28 2014 09:45

Australian energy firms have been hit hard by the Opec oil cartel's decision against cutting production, with stocks tumbling across the board.

Russian rouble hits historic lows on Opec move

Nov 28 2014 09:19

The rouble has slumped to historic lows against both the dollar and euro in the wake of the Opec oil cartel's decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged.

Asia stocks mostly lower after Opec move

Nov 28 2014 08:39

Asian markets have mostly fallen, with energy firms taking a dive as oil sat at four-year lows after the Opec cartel ignored calls to cut production.

JSE breaks three days of losses

Nov 28 2014 07:16

The JSE has ended slightly higher, breaking three straight days of losses as investors chased after bargains but a softer gold price hit mining shares.

Oil struggles in Asia after Opec decision

Nov 28 2014 07:49

Oil prices have struggled in Asian trade after Opec decided against cutting production despite a global glut that has sent prices collapsing to multi-year lows.

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Credit growth quickens to 9.06%

Nov 28 2014 09:25

Growth in credit demand from the private sector quickened to 9.06% year-on-year in October from 8.74 percent in September, central bank data showed on Friday.


Not so common tips to help you save

Nov 17 2014 12:26

When it comes to saving, consumers may not be inspired to save as much as they aspire to spend, especially over the festive season, a banking expert says.


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