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Eskom

Eskom limits load shedding to just over 4hrs in a week

May 04 2015 11:05

There will be no load shedding for the first half of the day as Eskom currently has enough electricity generating capacity to meet demand, says the power utility.

Currencies

Rand slightly firmer, pressure looms

May 04 2015 10:19

The rand has ended a two-day losing streak, although downside risks were in focus after China released weaker than expected manufacturing data.

Tech

Time is 'right' for SA MVNOs

May 04 2015 10:09

South Africa is ready for a serious mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), says the CEO of the latest player in the local market.

Mining

BHP's South32 risks tough market debut

May 04 2015 10:06

BHP Billiton's shareholders are expected to approve the biggest spin-off in the mining sector, seeking to wring more value out of long-neglected commodity assets.

Retail

Increase in youth using e-cigarettes for fun

May 04 2015 05:00

New research provided to Reuters has found that performing tricks is one of the top two reasons young users say they consider e-cigarettes cool.

Economy

Eskom happy with maintenance progress

May 03 2015 17:46

Eskom says it needs a minimum of 3 000 MW and maximum of 5 000 MW buffer in order to close the maintenance backlog and avoid load shedding.

News

Labour brokers harvest worker subsidy

May 03 2015 15:00

The employment tax incentive is translating into a cash windfall for the country’s much-maligned labour brokers.

 

In other news

Shell, Total align trading and refining units

3 minutes ago

Top oil firms Royal Dutch Shell and Total are bringing their refining and trading operations closer together, an alternative way to drive profits as oil prices fall.

Asian bourses up on China stimulus speculation

May 04 2015 10:47

Asian markets have gained ground after a long holiday weekend, energised by a strong finish on Wall Street last week and gloomy Chinese economic data.

McDonald’s to reveal comeback recipe

May 04 2015 10:18

McDonald’s new leader is preparing for his biggest moment, as he unveils the much-anticipated plan to put the shine back on the Golden Arches.

Buffet makes Berkshire an all-consuming affair

May 04 2015 09:30

Warren Buffett has answered his five hours of shareholder and investor questions at the annual meeting in the downtown CenturyLink arena.

Pension investments clash with principles

May 04 2015 09:00

The World Bank has indirectly invested part of its staff pension in coal and tobacco shares, holdings that clash with the bank's calls for ethical investing.

Dollar extends gains against euro

May 04 2015 08:37

The dollar has extended gains against the euro in Asia ahead of the release of a closely watched report on the US labour market.

Asian bourses cautious on mixed leads from US, China

May 04 2015 07:36

Asian markets have made cautious gains after a long holiday weekend and after Wall Street finished last week on a positive note.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

May 04 2015 07:29

Oil prices have slipped in Asia as dealers eyed lacklustre manufacturing data from China, which raised concerns about weak demand from the world's top energy consumer.

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