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News

'Time to stand up' against disruptive protests

Aug 21 2014 14:02

It is time for all community leaders, unions and business organisations to stand together to expose disruptive protest action, according to a business chamber.

Equities

Calmness returns to JSE

Aug 21 2014 13:34

Banking shares have recovered from the hammering following a Moody's downgrade, but the Resources index is still losing ground led by BHP Billiton.

Economy

Cabinet nod for huge hydro power treaty

Aug 21 2014 13:21

Cabinet has approved a treaty which would see SA buy over half of the power generated on the Congo River by the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

Economy

S&P: No plans to downgrade SA banks

Aug 21 2014 11:58

Rating agency Standard & Poor's says it does not intend to downgrade SA's biggest lenders, easing concerns that Moody's cut could have a knock-on impact.

Industrial

Eskom offers 'bucket of water' to put out fire

Aug 21 2014 11:26

Eskom's current pollution reduction plan is wholly inadequate and like offering one bucket of water to put out a fire, says Greenpeace.

News

3D printing 'mainstream in five years'

Aug 21 2014 12:00

Mainstream access to 3D printing is some years away, but will nevertheless be accessible, an industry tracker says.

Retail

Russia ramps up McDonald's scrutiny

Aug 21 2014 11:39

Russia's state food safety watchdog has begun unscheduled checks in several regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were shuttered by the same agency.

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

 

In other news

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.

Asian shares slip, China data weighs

10 minutes ago

Asian markets have mostly fallen with downbeat Chinese manufacturing data dragging down Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Job market gains not enough to push up rates

21 minutes ago

The Federal Reserve has been surprised by how quickly the US labour market is healing but doesn't want to bring forward a planned rate hike.

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber car app

Aug 21 2014 11:20

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues.

Oil falls towards 14-month low near $101

Aug 21 2014 12:45

Brent crude oil has fallen towards $101 a barrel, just above a 14-month low on plentiful fuel supplies and Chinese economic data pointing to slowing demand.

Berkshire Hathaway fined for lax reporting

Aug 21 2014 12:45

US antitrust officials have fined Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013.

Icahn discloses stake in slumping Hertz

Aug 21 2014 12:15

Activist investor Carl Icahn has disclosed a large stake in Hertz and signalled plans to push for a shakeup at the slumping car-rental giant.

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Thinking strategically

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

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Power problems

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Opinion

Vodacom, MTN quietly board M2M gravy train

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