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Economy

SA consumer inflation slows

Aug 20 2014 10:20

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed year-on-year in July, below market expectations.

Economy

Bitcoin not taxable as a currency

Aug 20 2014 10:34

Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority has ruled.

Mining

Implats closes Zimplats mine

Aug 20 2014 10:32

The Bimha mine in Zimbabwe, operated by Impala Platinum's subsidiary Zimplats, has been closed, says Implats.

Currencies

Rand hits week low after bank downgrades

Aug 20 2014 09:48

The rand has fallen to its weakest level in a week as a ratings downgrade of four top banks hit local sentiment.

Debt

Could be more difficult to get unsecured loans

Aug 20 2014 09:20

Unsecured loans will probably become more difficult to come by, because African Bank is now under curatorship, says a debt expert.

Health

More clout for tax on sugary drinks

Aug 20 2014 08:55

A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mobile

New Icasa MTR policy 'should benefit consumers'

Aug 20 2014 07:54

The new policy to determine the actual cost of termination rates should benefit mobile consumers in South Africa, says an analyst.

Financial Services

SA's banking sector is healthy - Sarb

Aug 20 2014 07:00

The South African Reserve Bank has disputed Moody's decision to downgrade Standard Bank, FirstRand, Absa and Nedbank and put them on review for further cuts.

 

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Gem Diamonds has reported an 87% jump in first-half underlying core earnings as it sold more diamonds at higher prices.

Allergan approaches Salix to fight Valeant bid

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Botox-maker Allergan has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals about a potential takeover that could scuttle Valeant Pharmaceuticals' hostile bid for Allergan.

Refracking brings oil and gas wells to life

Aug 20 2014 09:30

Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again, the latest innovation in the technology-driven shale oil revolution.

Citigroup to buy its Japanese retail arm

Aug 20 2014 08:29

Citigroup is eyeing the sale of its Japanese retail banking operations, more than a century after setting up shop in the Asian nation.

Oil prices mixed in Asia

Aug 20 2014 07:44

Oil prices have been mixed in Asia as investors await the release of US Federal minutes, while keeping an eye on the latest stockpiles data.

Asian shares slip ahead of Yellen talk

Aug 20 2014 07:41

Asian shares have slipped despite a positive lead from Wall St, stocks have picked up ahead of the Federal Reserve chief's keynote speech.

Dollar rises in Asia on upbeat US data

Aug 20 2014 07:37

The dollar has extended its gains in Asia after an encouraging surge in US housing construction boosted optimism over the state of the world's number one economy.

US stocks rise on housing data

Aug 20 2014 07:32

US stocks have finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

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JSE drops, spurred by BHP Billiton

Aug 19 2014 18:09

South African stocks have been down, with mining companies taking the most points off the index after BHP Billiton announced plans to spin off businesses worth.

 

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