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Budget, country and the personal income plaster

Mar 06 2015 12:37

If SA’s mission statement is growing an imperfect legacy into a more egalitarian and richer society, what has Budget 2015 contributed to this, asks Cees Bruggemans.


Xperia Z4 smartphone is coming, says Sony

Mar 06 2015 11:50

Sony has addressed the disappointment of fans who expected the company to launch a Z4 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress.

Financial Services

Atlas Mara targets Africans ignored by others

Mar 06 2015 10:52

Atlas Mara, the newest entrant to the African banking market, plans to target low-income earners in addition to multinationals and middle-class consumers.


Khulubuse Zuma: Unions' Aurora claims distorted

Mar 06 2015 10:31

Khulubuse Zuma claims allegations levelled against him by trade unions distort the findings a 2013 inquiry into the affairs of Pamodzi Gold.


SME expo to visit major SA cities

Mar 06 2015 12:23

The My Business Expo, geared towards startups and small business owners, will take place in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.


Eskom: Weekend load shedding unlikely

Mar 06 2015 09:57

Support from customers and generators coming back online have curbed power cuts this week with load shedding unlikely on Friday and the weekend, says Eskom.


Tshwane safety app changes SA mindset

Mar 06 2015 09:18

Project Namola, which aims to provide an Uber-like service for security in the Monument Park area of the City of Tshwane, is demonstrating the viability of such a product.


Net reserves fall in February

Mar 06 2015 08:59

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves slipped to $41.923bn in February from $42.145bn in January, data from the Reserve Bank shows.


In other news

World food prices continue to fall

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Global food prices have fallen 1% in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply.

Airbus single-aisle A320 family still popular

Mar 06 2015 11:41

Airbus' latest rolling orders and deliveries report shows the continuing popularity of its single-aisle A320 family, says the company.

European stocks mixed at open

Mar 06 2015 11:06

Europe's stock markets diverged in opening deals as investors cautiously await key US non-farm payrolls data.

Apple rivals hope Watch will boost wearables

Mar 06 2015 10:38

Apple's rivals want to benefit from its magic, hoping that its long awaited smart watch will finally conjure demand for wearable technology.

Budding German holiday romance with Greece

Mar 06 2015 10:41

German holidaymakers are flocking to Greece, leaving the acrimonious wrangling over Athens' debt mountain or fears of a "Grexit" to the politicians.

Rand weakens after ECB unveils stimulus plan

Mar 06 2015 10:37

The rand has weakened against the US dollar after ECB's announcement that its $1trn on bond buying programme couldn't halt the greenback's strong run.

Brazil's Petrobras scandal widens

Mar 06 2015 10:32

A scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras has entered a volatile new phase that could lead to jail for some of Brazil's politicians and business leaders.

US banks pass capital hurdle in Fed stress test

Mar 06 2015 10:23

US banks have passed a minimum hurdle for top-tier capital in an annual health check by the Federal Reserve, says the central bank.

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