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Economy

New talks to end platinum strike

Apr 21 2014 13:00

Amcu and platinum producers are expected to start negotiations again on Tuesday following a new wage offer.

Economy

Numsa plans special congress

Apr 21 2014 11:21

Numsa plans to insist on convening a special Cosatu union congress to try to end the bitter feud that continues to rage within the labour federation.

Economy

China shoe strike spreads

Apr 21 2014 10:57

A strike in China has spread from a huge shoe production complex to another facility owned by the same company in another province.

Equities

What to watch on the JSE

Apr 20 2014 17:52

Adriaan Kruger takes a look at the week that was and the week ahead on the JSE.

Economy

Easter no mini retail Christmas due to strike

Apr 20 2014 16:00

Usually, the Easter weekend is like a mini Christmas for retail sales, but due to the long platinum strike an economic tragedy is unfolding, say retailers.

Economy

SA firms looking for trade in Zim

Apr 20 2014 15:01

A number of South African firms are heading to Zimbabwe in the hope of finding new ideas and increased regional and international trade.

Property

Consumers shift focus to home buying

Apr 20 2014 13:46

One of the constraining factors for vehicle sales in SA may be a shift towards a greater focus on home buying by the household sector, says an expert.

Retail

Spaza shops suffer as big retail rolls in

Apr 20 2014 11:53

More and more owners of spaza shops barely manage to keep afloat as more of their customers head elsewhere.

 

In other news

Phizer eyes AstraZeneca drug company

Apr 21 2014 13:43

A report says Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after an earlier takeover approach was rejected.

Shell plans Russian expansion

Apr 21 2014 15:00

The Royal Dutch Shell boss has told President Vladimir Putin in Moscow that his company wants to expand its operations in Russia.

Europe's M&A markets heat up

Apr 21 2014 12:43

Reports say Europe's mergers and acquisitions markets are rebounding as a result of improved market sentiment after years in the doldrums.

Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade

Apr 21 2014 10:41

Oil prices have eased in subdued post-holiday Asian trade, but retained support from the escalating Ukraine crisis.

Asian shares mixed in thin holiday trade

Apr 21 2014 10:33

Asian markets have been mostly lower in Easter holiday trade, with Japan's Nikkei giving up early gains despite a weaker yen.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

Apr 20 2014 17:28

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, has debuted on the Nasdaq exchange with a 19.1% jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed.

US orange production hit by disease

Apr 20 2014 17:21

A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets.

Airbnb rental site raises $450m

Apr 20 2014 16:04

Online lodging listings website Airbnb has inked a $450m funding deal with investors, says a source close to the matter.

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ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R37.25R0.000.00%
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WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R68.48R0.000.00%
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Earnings, economy buoy US stocks

Apr 20 2014 14:12

Positive overall quarterly earnings and some encouraging data on the economy protected US stocks from tensions over Ukraine and frail interest in tech stocks.

 

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