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Commodities

Gold set for best month since January

Aug 31 2015 10:33

Gold is set to halt two months of losses, as concern that China may be slowing triggered a rout in global financial markets and drew investors to safe haven assets.

Financial Services

Bidvest profit up amid food services growth

Aug 31 2015 09:45

Bidvest Group says full-year earnings have risen 8.6%, beating estimates, as an increase in food services profitability helped offset declines in some other units.

Currencies

Rand slips as US Fed hike bets return

Aug 31 2015 09:48

The rand has traded weaker against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve's vice-chair suggested at the weekend that rates could be raised in September.

Tech

Fin24 users fume over expired mobile data

Aug 31 2015 09:01

Mobile networks in South Africa are ‘stealing’ their customers’ data, say Fin24 users.

Eskom

Eskom goes into 23rd load shedding-free day

Aug 31 2015 07:50

Eskom is entering its 23rd day without load shedding, after the official opening of unit 6 of the Medupi power station by President Jacob Zuma.

Economy

Africa faces five headwinds of concern

Aug 31 2015 07:43

The continent is up for a challenging time as the coming few years will test how resilient the management of economies can become in times of strain, says an analyst

Agribusiness

Union to oppose Hout Bay fishing factory closure

Aug 31 2015 07:00

The Food and Allied Workers Union will embark on a protest march in Cape Town to oppose the planned closure of Oceana’s fish-meal factory in Hout Bay.

Opinion

How to protect the rand

Aug 31 2015 07:19

The correct value of the rand can give export industries the strength they need to support the currency and create jobs, says Edward Ingram.

 

In other news

European shares head for worst month in four years

2 minutes ago

European shares have fallen, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC on track for their worst month in four years, plagued by sliding Chinese stocks.

MEA PC market in dramatic slump

26 minutes ago

Demand for computers is at record lows in the Middle East and Africa, according to research firm the International Data Corporation.

China stocks extend biggest selloff since 2008

Aug 31 2015 08:51

China’s stocks have extended the biggest two-month tumble since 2008 amid growing concern that government intervention to prop up the market will fail.

Global markets: China fears linger, focus on Fed

Aug 31 2015 07:30

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy have kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus.

Shanghai leads Asia stocks down, further volatility tipped

Aug 31 2015 07:24

Chinese stocks have tumbled again, leading Asian bourses lower as uncertainty over US interest rates revived fears of a broader global economic slowdown.

Oil prices dip in Asia after huge rally

Aug 31 2015 07:15

Oil prices have fallen in Asia, coming under pressure as dealers took profits from huge gains in the previous session and tried to gauge the outlook for the US economy.

'Smart' solar trees power Wi-Fi, phones

Aug 31 2015 07:42

Smart Palm trees harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access free Wi-Fi, and charge their phones.

Here’s some good news: SA uses tech to help the poor

Aug 30 2015 15:00

Some good news in a bleak week is that South Africa came in second, behind Kenya, in a digital and financial inclusion report by the US think-tank Brookings.

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Savings

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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