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Economy

E-tolls: Legal glitch halts withholding of licence discs

Jul 29 2015 07:47

A glitch in a law that would halt the issuing of vehicle licence discs to drivers with unpaid e-toll bills means protesting road users won’t have anything to fear – for now.

Financial Services

Barclays Africa first-half profit up on consumer bank boost

Jul 29 2015 08:36

Barclays Africa Group says first-half profit climbed 9.8% after retail and business banking earnings rose, bad debts declined and it expanded African operations.

Economy

Visa rules 'putting 1 million new jobs at risk'

Jul 28 2015 21:28

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba should be asked why he is not heeding private sector concerns regarding the decline in tourist numbers, says the DA.

Economy

Rand weakens despite interest rate hikes

Jul 28 2015 20:30

The hope that higher interest rates will lure foreign bond investors may be based on flawed thinking, says Overberg Asset Management in its weekly overview of the SA economic landscape.

Mining

Jobs ‘bloodbath’ hits SA, mining companies cut costs

Jul 28 2015 17:30

In the past two months, at least seven listed mining companies announced plans to cut as many as 10 000 jobs in Africa’s most-industrialised economy.

Economy

Investment bill adds uncertainty - DA

Jul 28 2015 19:32

The promotion and protection of the investment bill "says nothing new and adds uncertainty", according to the DA.

Economy

SA mineral riches traced to ancient volcanoes

Jul 28 2015 19:53

South Africa’s extensive bounty of valuable minerals can be traced to ancient super volcanoes, according to a researcher.

Industrial

Spirits growing faster than beer in SA - analyst

Jul 28 2015 18:31

Diageo does not want to continue sharing profits with their joint venture partners including Heineken as their spirits products are growing faster than beer, says an analyst.

 

In other news

Greek bourse to reopen after ECB approval

50 minutes ago

The Greek stock market will reopen on Wednesday or Thursday after a month-long shutdown but with restrictions on trading by local investors at the request of the European Central Bank.

US stocks rise on earnings, oil bounce

56 minutes ago

US stocks have snapped a five-day losing streak, posting strong gains after positive earnings from UPS and a big rally in petroleum-linked stocks.

Asian markets mostly recover from hefty sell-off

Jul 29 2015 07:44

Most Asia shares have risen as calm returned to global markets after a heavy sell-off at the start of the week, with investors taking a cue from a rally on Wall Street.

Oil prices down in Asia

Jul 29 2015 07:37

Oil prices have been down in Asia as investors waited for the results of a US central bank meeting and a closely-watched report on crude inventories.

BP less likely to be acquired after $18.7bn settlement - CEO

Jul 28 2015 20:00

BP is less likely to be acquired following its $18.7bn settlement over the 2010 Macondo oil spill, chief executive officer Bob Dudley says.

Fukushima compensation to be increased to $57bn

Jul 28 2015 19:45

Japan has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to ¥7.07trn, as many evacuees remain in temporary housing four years after the disaster.

UK to stop dirty money hiding in property sector

Jul 28 2015 16:32

UK has vowed to clampdown on the use of "dirty money", promising to expose the owners of anonymous foreign firms hiding cash in London's buoyant housing market.

New drive to advance responsible business

Jul 28 2015 18:22

The United Nations Global Compact and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors want to drive responsible and sustainable business practices.

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