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Economy

LIVE Eskom load shedding: Call for better warning systems

Jan 28 2015 13:23

Industry body Seifsa has called on Eskom for more predictability and more advanced warnings for better planning around production.

Economy

Commodities dip puts damper on oil benefits

Jan 28 2015 13:51

Benefits from the oil price drop are likely to trickle through to the SA economy only in the second half ot the year, according to a report.

Economy

KZN health department responds to tender claims

Jan 28 2015 12:55

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has responded to questions relating to a tender for four mobile clinics, which Sapa is investigating for potential irregularities.

Economy

Brace for rate hikes in 2015 - debt expert

Jan 28 2015 12:02

Inflation rates are likely to quickly increase as 2015 progresses, forcing Sarb to start another rate hiking cycle, warns a debt expert.

Economy

R700bn lost to corruption in 20 years

Jan 28 2015 10:46

Corruption has cost South Africa R700bn over the last 20 years, according to the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Currencies

Rand on shaky ground as power supply wobbles

Jan 28 2015 09:47

The rand has remained on the back foot against the dollar after weakening to one-week lows overnight, as investors fretted about the impact of the electricity shortage.

Tech

Motorola smartphones are coming back to SA

Jan 28 2015 10:25

The devices will officially return to South Africa in 2015 thanks to a push by its parent company Lenovo - the world’s biggest PC manufacturer.

Debt

'Dying' due to R1.5m debt

Jan 28 2015 13:47

A Fin24 user feels as if he is "dying" under the weight of his debt of more than a million rand.

 

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Qatar to buy London's Canary Wharf

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Qatar seems to have won a drawn-out bid to buy London's Canary Wharf after the owner of the landmark office quarter says its main shareholders favoured a sale.

Malawi to miss 2015 economic growth forecast

Jan 28 2015 12:30

Malawi will likely miss this year's 5.8% economic growth forecast after weeks of heavy rain killed scores of people and washed away the country's staple crop.

Amplats Q4 production dips 17% on strike

Jan 28 2015 11:59

Anglo American Platinum's production has fallen by 17% in the fourth-quarter compared with a year ago due to a strike at its South African operation.

Asian markets higher despite weak US reports

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Asian stock markets have ended mostly higher after reversing earlier losses, although dealers remained nervous following a heavy sell-off in New York.

German consumer confidence surges

Jan 28 2015 12:00

German consumer confidence is set to surge to a 13-year high as plummeting oil prices boost optimism about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy.

Surge in dollar-debt leaves African nations bare

Jan 28 2015 11:21

A surge in foreign debt issuance by African nations has left some fragile economies exposed to the risk of billions of dollars in foreign exchange related losses.

Eskom has funds for diesel up to March

Jan 28 2015 10:52

Power utility Eskom has funds to pay for diesel to run its turbines until the end of March, averting a crisis that could have seen it lose 5% of its capacity.

P&G profits drop as dollar strengthens

Jan 28 2015 11:15

Procter and Gamble says a drop in second quarter profit is due to weaker foreign currencies compared to the dollar.

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South Africa

Eskom: SA on power alert

Jan 28 2015 07:44

Eskom says intensified power cuts are needed because of a shortage of generation capacity, and any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate load shedding.

Markets

Global markets: Stocks drop on weak earnings

Jan 28 2015 08:23

World stock indices have fallen following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in US durable goods orders.

Investments

Provide for your children, make them money wise

Jan 15 2015 17:23

People are often not diligent in planning their financial goals to ensure that they and their families are financially secure, says an expert.

 

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