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Economy

SA posts surprise trade surplus on car exports

Jun 30 2015 18:10

South Africa has posted a trade surplus of R5bn in May as exports of vehicles have surged and machinery imports have fallen.

Tech

Uber not worried over possible Joburg regulation

Jun 30 2015 17:00

Uber is not worried over Johannesburg officials mulling new regulation for the internet ride sharing service in the city.

Economy

Low growth in SA household credit, mortgage balances

Jun 30 2015 18:36

Subdued growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the SA household sector has continued up to May 2015, says an expert.

Tech

Cape Town impounds over 200 Uber cars in 2015

Jun 30 2015 15:48

Traffic officials have so far impounded over 200 Uber cars in Cape Town during 2015, says the internet ride-sharing service.

Mining

Amplats drops to 10-year low, metal prices dip

Jun 30 2015 15:52

Anglo American Platinum has plunged to the lowest in 10 years amid a deepening slump in commodity prices.

Economy

Consumers pushed to knife's edge

Jun 30 2015 14:55

Consumers are about to be hit by various increases, pushing them more and more towards the edge of what they can bear financially, warns a debt expert.

Financial Services

Still breathing space for Greek banks

Jun 30 2015 14:24

Greece's banks may not be declared insolvent for several days after a default, offering the prospect of temporary breathing room in the run-up to a referendum.

Industrial

Building confidence down, but signs of hope

Jun 30 2015 13:13

Growth in the building sector has lost further momentum in the second quarter of 2015, but there are signs it could gain some ground, shows an index.

 

In other news

Obama talks with French president about Greek crisis

6 minutes ago

US President Barack Obama talks to his French counterpart about the importance of resuming work toward an agreement on a financing and reform package for Athens.

European stocks close lower

38 minutes ago

Europe's main markets have closed lower, with the CAC 40 in Paris slumping 1.63% to 4 790.20 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 losing 1.25% to 10 944.97 points.

Suzuki CEO names son to succeed him as president

47 minutes ago

Suzuki Motors' 85-year-old CEO Osamu Suzuki has named his eldest son as the new president of Japan's fourth-biggest automaker, easing investor concerns over the firm's succession plan.

European stocks drop as Greek default nears

Jun 30 2015 16:30

Europe's main stock markets have fallen as Greece confirmed it would not make a debt payment due to the International Monetary Fund by day's end.

Wall St rebounds on hopes of Greece deal

Jun 30 2015 16:15

US stocks have opened higher, rebounding sharply from Monday's losses, as investors hoped Greece would strike a last-minute deal to avoid an exit from the eurozone.

Oil prices rebound after losses by Greek saga

Jun 30 2015 16:04

Oil prices have rebounded after starting the week with sizeable losses caused by Greece's debt saga.

Customer satisfaction in the world of social media

Jun 30 2015 15:33

The adage that there is no second chance to make a good first impression is quite true in business, says Pieter Scholtz.

Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions

Jun 30 2015 15:06

US President Barack Obama has announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector.

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Art: As good as gold?

Jun 14 2015 15:00

‘When we look at the subindices of the media, we see the now decade-old declining dominance of oil,” ­George Herman, a senior ­investment strategist at ­Citadel Investment Services, tells City Press.

 

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