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Weak PMI signals poor manufacturing outlook

Dec 01 2015 18:14

The Barclays/BER Purchasing Managers’ Index has declined further below 50 for the fourth consecutive month, dipping to its worst level since August 2009.


Nuclear body anxiously preparing for SA move

Dec 01 2015 16:19

The Nuclear Industry Association of SA is not sitting by idly while Treasury and the Department of Energy mull over options for SA's nuclear build programme.


Over 80% of South Africans believe corruption on the rise

Dec 01 2015 15:56

A survey has found that over four out of every five South Africans believe there has been a rise in corruption, and Corruption Watch thinks Nkandla has a lot to do with it.


Prasa alleges tender rigging in court filing

Dec 01 2015 14:52

A bidding process to supply locomotives to rail agency Prasa included 'irrational' specifications whose sole purpose was to rig the outcome, says Popo Molefe in court papers.


De Beers ends 127-yr control of Kimberley Mines

Dec 01 2015 14:40

Petra Diamonds and a partner have agreed to buy De Beers’ Kimberley Mines, ending the producer’s 127-year control of the operation.


Investment-hungry Zim pulls out all stops for China's Xi Jinping

Dec 01 2015 13:49

Zimbabwe has pulled out all the stops to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping on his two-day state visit to the country as investment hopes ride high.


Jeff Radebe: Africa not continent of doom

Dec 01 2015 13:18

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says it's the African media's duty to change the negative narrative of Africa and showcase it as a continent of opportunity.


Battle of the bulls and bears rages on JSE

Dec 01 2015 14:28

Analysts say the JSE is currently a battleground between the bulls and the bears and whatever the result, the market is likely to move decisively in that direction.


In other news

Oil prices unchanged as Saudi readies for OPEC

Dec 01 2015 15:20

Oil prices have been flat as Saudi Arabia's oil minister was due to arrive in Vienna ahead of a key OPEC meeting on crude output levels.

EU bailout fund rescues Greece's top bank

Dec 01 2015 15:04

The eurozone's bailout fund has rescued Greece's largest bank, launching a recapitalisation process that is a crucial part of the country's third loan programme.

UK factory growth cools from fastest pace

Dec 01 2015 14:15

A UK manufacturing gauge has fallen more than economists forecast, while still signaling solid growth after reaching a 16-month high the previous month.

European shares at 3-month high, UK banks jump

Dec 01 2015 13:43

European equities have traded at a three-month high, with Britain’s lenders rallying after passing stress-test results.

China steps up cash injections amid IPO restart

Dec 01 2015 11:30

China’s central bank has stepped up cash injections via open-market operations as a resumption of new share sales drove demand for funds.

China’s stocks rise as developers jump

Dec 01 2015 10:02

Chinese stocks have risen as property companies rallied the most in three months on speculation the government will loosen monetary policy.

China factory data disappoints, yuan lifts spirits

Dec 01 2015 09:45

China's factory activity has weakened further in the latest sign of a growth slowdown, but analysts say the yuan's inclusion was a sign of confidence.

Euro to bear brunt of yuan’s inclusion in IMF basket

Dec 01 2015 09:19

The euro’s worst year in a decade is looking even grimmer after the Chinese yuan’s inclusion in the International Monetary Fund’s basket of reserve currencies.

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