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Economy

Botswana GDP forecast cut amid diamond slump

Aug 27 2015 20:00

Botswana’s gross domestic product forecast has been lowered by 2.3%, reflecting the slump in diamond prices together with reduced demand, according to Moody’s.

Economy

Sale of R30m Tshwane farm could create 400 jobs

Aug 27 2015 18:35

The City of Tshwane is considering selling a portion of the Groenkloof Farm in a bid to boost the local economy and create about 400 jobs, the city's council has heard.

News

Barry Sergeant sheds light on Kebble death(s)

Aug 27 2015 16:51

Barry Sergeant shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the family which once ruled SA’s mining roost, to explain what was behind the suicide of family patriarch Roger Kebble.

Tech

Department defends Muthambi's US trip

Aug 27 2015 16:32

The Department of Communications has hit back at criticism over payments of R600 000 for Minister Faith Muthambi's US trip in July.

Economy

DA lays charges of corruption against Montana

Aug 27 2015 16:09

The Democratic Alliance has accused axed Prasa CEO Lucky Montana of using the finances of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA as his personal piggy bank.

Tech

Cell C drops free WhatsApp promotion

Aug 27 2015 14:54

The mobile operator is ending its free access promotion to the messaging service.

Economy

Alli's 'olive branch' to De Lille over Cape tolls

Aug 27 2015 14:45

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli has written to the Cape Town mayor to ask for a 'win-win' solution because he believes citizens will be prejudiced by a delay in the project to upgrade roads.

Economy

Nene: Low dollar-debt shields SA from weak rand

Aug 27 2015 14:20

South Africa’s low dollar debt levels are helping to shield government finances from a weakening rand, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

 

In other news

European stocks rise on upbeat US data

Aug 27 2015 19:49

Europe's main stock markets have risen, boosted by the latest US data showing the recovery is on track in the world's biggest economy.

US stocks jump on US growth data, extending global rally

Aug 27 2015 19:46

Wall Street stocks have risen as strong US growth data helped to extend a global rally led by big gains in Chinese markets.

Monsanto drops pursuit of Swiss rival Syngenta

Aug 27 2015 19:00

US agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned efforts to acquire Swiss rival Syngenta AG, which has rejected a recently sweetened offer.

China needs over 6 300 new planes by 2034 - Boeing

Aug 27 2015 18:23

China is expected to add more than 6 300 new aircraft to its commercial fleet by 2034, US manufacturer Boeing says.

WhatsApp launches 'up yours' emoji

Aug 27 2015 11:10

Instant messaging service WhatsApp unveiled a new set of emojis, including a "middle finger up yours" in the latest update.

European stocks rally after gains elsewhere

Aug 27 2015 11:45

Europe's main stock markets have rallied on easing China worries, inspired by bumper gains overnight on Wall Street and earlier in Asia.

Stocks fly after Fed official cools rate hike talk

Aug 27 2015 11:30

Stocks have risen globally, following the biggest gains on Wall Street, after a Fed Reserve policymaker said an interest rate increase 'seems less compelling'.

China stocks rebound on Wall Street rally

Aug 27 2015 11:11

China stocks have rebounded sharply, snapping a savage five-day losing streak, as a rally on Wall Street brought some calm to shaky global markets.

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ERN Erin Energy CorporationR55.00R2.955.67%
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SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR13.66R-0.34-2.43%
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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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