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Currencies

Rand slips to week low ahead of rate decision

Jan 29 2015 09:49

The rand has fallen to its weakest in a week as the dollar gained after the Fed's policy statement, while eyes now turn to the Reserve Bank's interest rates decision.

Tech

Uber targets 'revolutionising' SA transport

Jan 29 2015 08:33

Ride hailing service Uber is intent on changing the way South Africans think about transport, but the company says it is also fighting a 'dated regulatory' framework.

Economy

SA tourists shun pricey Zim

Jan 29 2015 09:56

A top Zimbabwean hotel group has recorded a 17% drop in tourist arrivals from South Africa as rand weakness and a slowing economy take their toll.

Economy

Eskom: System stable, load shedding risk low

Jan 29 2015 07:53

The chances of power cuts being implemented are minimal as it looks like the system is relatively stable, says electricity supplier Eskom.

Economy

ANC calls for faster land reform

Jan 29 2015 08:37

The ANC is putting emphasis on the need to speed up land redistribution amid increasing pressure from opposition players such as the EFF and Numsa.

Inside Labour

Labour Wrap: Getting to grips with definitions

Jan 29 2015 07:55

When China is referred to as “state-directed capitalism” at Davos, while labour sees it as “socialist” and business as “communist”, it's time to go back to basics.

Economy

Fed upbeat on US economy, keeps rates steady

Jan 29 2015 08:34

The Federal Reserve says the US economy is expanding "at a solid pace" with strong job gains, signalling it still plans to raise interest rates this year.

Economy

Load shedding uncertainty rocks KZN businesses

Jan 29 2015 06:00

Businesses can't plan when to switch off their machinery ahead of load shedding and workers are not given enough notice in terms of their work schedule, a chamber says.

 

In other news

Asia shares skid as Fed surprises investors

6 minutes ago

Asian shares have extended losses after Fed took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track to raise interest rates.

Lonmin maintains output target, cuts spending

20 minutes ago

Lonmin says it would maintain its annual production target, but cut capital expenditure as it battles with low metal prices.

Fed: US economic growth 'solid'

26 minutes ago

The US Fed Reserve sees the economy growing 'at a solid pace' but remains 'patient' on monetary policy, leaving its unprecedented near-zero interest rate unchanged.

Mugabe explains indigenisation policy

56 minutes ago

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has told a visiting French delegation that his controversial indigenisation policy 'only relates to resource-based operations'.

McDonald's CEO leaving after tumultuous run

Jan 29 2015 08:46

McDonald's, fresh off one of its worst financial years in decades, says its CEO will leave at the end of February.

US stocks end sharply lower

Jan 29 2015 07:41

Wall Street stocks have finished a volatile session sharply lower as worries about the strong dollar and falling oil prices outweighed positive earnings reports.

Oil up but gains capped on glut concerns

Jan 29 2015 07:36

Oil prices have edged higher but gains were capped amid fresh worries about the global supply glut as US crude reserves soared to a record high.

Mantashe: Power strain due to economic growth

Jan 28 2015 19:17

The strain on the power grid is due to economic growth and development, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

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