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    Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey Chapman.

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Financial Services

African Bank 'kept lending to indebted customers'

Aug 21 2014 10:11

Court documents show that African Bank made high-interest loans to customers even when bank statements indicated they would struggle to service their debts

Currencies

Rand pauses after four-session slide

Aug 21 2014 10:06

The rand has been largely unchanged, recovering after four sessions of losses but still unable to shake off the negative economic outfall of a banking downgrade.

Financial Services

Banking downgrade in perspective

Aug 21 2014 09:01

The macro-economic backdrop was one of the issues at play in Moody's downgrade of South Africa's major banks, says an expert.

Economy

Govt 'not seeking Zim-type' land situation

Aug 21 2014 09:09

Farmers concerned about reforms must realise that government does not want a land situation similar to that of Zimbabwe, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

News

Gautrain bus drivers end wildcat strike

Aug 21 2014 08:30

Gautrain bus drivers have agreed to return to work, ending a wildcat strike, according to a Bombela Concession Company spokesperson.

Retail

Fur fury over Investec tenant

Aug 21 2014 08:11

An animal rights activist has spent years raising awareness over a luxury clothing shop selling fur, but Investec says they see nothing wrong with the business.

Inside Labour

Labour Wrap: No strike is illegal

Aug 21 2014 07:37

It has taken a group of soapie actors to highlight the plight of casual and contract workers, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Economy

Unions will not buy Amplats mines

Aug 21 2014 07:00

Mining unions Amcu and NUM say they have no plans to buy two mines Amplats is selling off as it seeks to focus on more profitable, mechanised operations.

 

In other news

Regulators warn banks over poor risk-spotting

29 minutes ago

US regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses.

Exxaro Resources earnings up

52 minutes ago

Diversified resources group Exxaro has reported a rise in first-half earnings on as it lifted coal exports on the back of a weaker rand.

B&N, Samsung introduce Nook tablet

Aug 21 2014 07:52

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

US stocks mostly up as Fed debate deepens

Aug 21 2014 07:55

Wall Street stocks have finished mostly higher as US Federal Reserve minutes showed rising debate over recent improvements in the jobs market.

Oil prices down on fading supply fears

Aug 21 2014 07:44

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia on fading fears that conflicts in crude producers Libya and Iraq could result in a major supply disruption.

Global markets: Asia shares under pressure

Aug 21 2014 07:42

Asian shares have came under pressure as a disappointing survey on Chinese manufacturing stoked concerns and overshadowed better news from Japan.

Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban

Aug 20 2014 19:27

Agriculture Minister Nokolai Fyodorov has warned that Moscow must spend billions of dollars subsidising farmers to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on Western foods.

Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port

Aug 20 2014 18:38

Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the government struggling with clashes.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

Thinking strategically

Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey...

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Power problems

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Opinion

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Entrepreneurs

The value of a business mentor

Aug 20 2014 16:12

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate with whom you can discuss your business and its challenges, says an expert.

Markets

Rand continues downward trend

Aug 20 2014 17:59

The rand has recorded a fourth straight day of losses against the dollar, pressured by the downgrade of the country's four largest banks and stubbornly high inflation.

 

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