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Vavi must explain - Cosatu

Mar 05 2015 13:33

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to explain his conduct after he boycotted the trade union federation's central executive committee meeting this week.

Financial Services

Sanlam readying for R2bn Africa acquisitions

Mar 05 2015 12:47

Sanlam is working on acquisitions worth over R2bn in the rest of Africa and other emerging markets to be funded from a R3.3bn war chest, its chief executive says.


Standard Bank results boost JSE

Mar 05 2015 13:41

Investors on the JSE have responded positively to the news that Standard Bank has shifted its focus firmly to Africa.


Power crisis may choke green energy drive

Mar 05 2015 12:07

SA's hope of becoming the world's top renewable energy hub is dimming due to poor infrastructure and delays as cash-strapped Eskom battles to keep the lights on.


Truworths Zim struggles for sales

Mar 05 2015 12:29

The Zimbabwean affiliate of Truworths International has reported a 19% drop in merchandise sales as consumers feel the pinch of a flatlining economy.


Post Office workers embark on industrial action

Mar 05 2015 11:50

The South African Post Office has announced that Communication Workers Union members have embarked on industrial action.


Durban games could give economy R20bn boost

Mar 05 2015 11:15

Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games could deliver a R20bn boost to the economy and create 11 650 jobs, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.


Rand softer on emerging markets sell-off

Mar 05 2015 10:53

The rand has been on the back foot after falling to a three-week low overnight in an emerging market sell-off prompted by expectations of strong US jobs data.


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M&S breaks tradition, get more agile in style

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Shoppers usually blame dowdy clothes and tired stores for the painful decline of Britain's former retail powerhouse Marks & Spencer.

China makes push to ditch coal addiction

Mar 05 2015 12:52

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution and cut the energy intensity of its economy.

McDonald's antibiotic-free may cause chicken squeeze

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McDonald’s to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14 000 US restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain.

ECB to flesh out bond-buying plan

Mar 05 2015 12:30

The European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects and unveil some but not all the details of its €1trn-plus bond buying plan.

Global markets: Euro hits low ahead of ECB plan

Mar 05 2015 11:49

The euro has hit an 11-year low against the dollar and the region's stocks nudged higher, as the ECB prepares to provide details of its €1trn stimulus plan.

China signals 'new lower' lower growth target

Mar 05 2015 11:38

China has announced an economic growth target for 2015 of about 7%, signalling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is its "new normal".

Track your kids' homework by smartphone

Mar 05 2015 11:15

Mobile entrepreneurs are unveiling smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you keep an eye on your kids via your handset.

European shares extend rally ahead of ECB meeting

Mar 05 2015 11:04

European shares have risen in early trading, with a batch of robust company results from firms including Carrefour and Schroders boosting sentiment.

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