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Tech

SA police overwhelmed with ID theft - expert

Mar 30 2015 11:03

Identity crime in order to commit fraud in SA overwhelms an already stretched police force, says an expert.

Eskom

No load shedding plans, says Eskom

Mar 30 2015 10:39

There are no scheduled power outages for Monday but Eskom warns that if it loses any of its generators, load shedding could follow.

BizNews

Biznews responds to Belvedere defamation letter

Mar 30 2015 09:13

The Kellermann strategy of using the law to try to silence the perceived soft target was also used by now defunct Sharemax after it was exposed by Deon Basson, says Biznews.

Currencies

Rand weakens as public sector strike looms

Mar 30 2015 09:25

The rand has extended losses against the dollar as inflation pressures increased with local petrol prices set to rise 14% and a public sector wage dispute.

Resources

Criminals sophisticated in attacks on businesses

Mar 30 2015 09:44

Criminals have become increasingly sophisticated and strategic in their attacks on businesses during the movement of cash, warns an expert.

News

Public sector strike threat looms

Mar 29 2015 07:56

Talks are continuing between the government and public sector unions as their existing agreement expires on Tuesday.

Economy

February credit growth slows

Mar 30 2015 09:34

South Africa's private sector credit demand slowed to 8.67% year-on-year in February from an unrevised 9.15% in January, says the Reserve Bank.

South Africa

Cosatu facing financial crisis, says Vavi

Mar 29 2015 19:00

The country's biggest trade union federation, Cosatu, is facing financial problems, says its secretary general, Zwelinzima Vavi, after he announced that he would not resign.

 

In other news

British Airways frequent flyer accounts hacked

20 minutes ago

British Airways says tens of thousands of its frequent flyer accounts have been hacked and that it has frozen those affected to sort the problem out.

Rallying techs help European stocks bounce back

40 minutes ago

European stocks have risen early, bouncing back from last week's losses with tech shares rallying after merger talks in the sector spurred a late-session rally.

SAA celebrates inaugural Abu Dhabi flight

59 minutes ago

South African Airways flight SA278 took off for the first time this weekend, opening the national carrier up to a significant expansion in intercontinental reach.

Crucial round of German pay talks under way

Mar 30 2015 10:15

A fourth and concluding round of German public-sector pay negotiations have gotten under way in the town of near Berlin, with both sides willing to compromise.

US jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate

Mar 30 2015 09:46

The state of the US labour market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter.

Euro struggles on lingering Greek debt fears

Mar 30 2015 09:04

The euro has eased in Asian trade, hurt by worries over talks between Greece and its creditors as it prepares to submit proposals to reform its bailout.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

Mar 30 2015 07:57

Oil prices have eased in Asia but analysts said losses were tempered by supply concerns in the Middle East after Saudi-led warplanes struck rebel targets in Yemen.

Asian shares mostly up after Wall St gains

Mar 30 2015 07:54

Asian markets mostly arose after Wall St indices ended with their first gains in five sessions, while Hong Kong and Shanghai were boosted by a possible stimulus.

Analysis & Opinion

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BVT The Bidvest Group LimitedR329.77R10.583.31%
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ANG Anglogold Ashanti LimitedR116.39R-2.00-1.69%
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Markets

US stocks likely to drift as investors await Fed

Mar 30 2015 06:45

Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves as they await US jobs data and any news that could change interest rate hike expectations.

 

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Johannesburg has been selected to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017. "[The congress] will ensure that small business development remains firmly on the national agenda and the radar screen of all stakeholders, the Small Business Development minister said.
 

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