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Travel & Leisure

Lufthansa cancels thousands of flights

Oct 21 2014 11:38

Lufthansa says almost all its long-haul flights out of its main hub, Frankfurt, have been cancelled, as pilots refused to fly over retirement benefits.

Retail

Taste broadens its jewellery division

Oct 21 2014 11:37

Taste Holdings has acquired watch and jewellery retailer Arthur Kaplan to complement its strategy for competing in the upper income consumer market.

Industrial

Total CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Oct 21 2014 11:02

The death of French oil major Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie leaves a void at a difficult time as oil prices fall amid competition from state-backed rivals.

Economy

India starts privatising coal mines

Oct 21 2014 10:46

India's government has pledged to open up its coal mining industry to private firms as Prime Minister Narenda Modi promised reforms to revive the ailing economy.

Economy

Building plans boost business indicator

Oct 21 2014 10:25

The SA Reserve Bank's leading business cycle indicator has risen 0.8% in August, due to an increase in the number of residential building plans passed.

Currencies

Rand at strongest level in a week

Oct 21 2014 10:08

The rand has edged up to its firmest level in a week against the dollar, tracking stronger Asian currencies after GDP data in China was better than expected.

Commodities

Gold steady near one-month high

Oct 21 2014 09:23

Gold has clung to overnight gains to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased.

Opinion

Samsung eyes SA for tech win

Oct 21 2014 09:20

Samsung has a strategy for South Africa and Africa that should see the South Korean company make deep inroads with its mobile devices while its major competitors sleep at the wheel.

 

In other news

ECB looking at corporate bond buys - sources

31 minutes ago

The European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds on the secondary market and may decide on the matter as soon as December.

UK needs to build extra 60 000 homes: Lloyds

46 minutes ago

Lloyds Banking Group says at least 60 000 new homes need to be built in Britain every year above the current level of supply to ease the country's housing shortage.

Tesco stems sales decline

Oct 21 2014 11:15

Sales at Britain's Tesco, the leading grocer reeling from an accountancy scandal, has fallen over the last 12 weeks, industry data shows.

Freedom Property changes board of directors

Oct 21 2014 10:56

The Freedom Property Fund has announced changes to its board.

Japan stores angle for coffee market crown

Oct 21 2014 10:22

Japan's convenience store operators are jostling for eminence in a famously cut-throat industry, with a successful product for the market's top players - coffee.

Dollar eases in Asia after weak China data

Oct 21 2014 09:54

The dollar has slipped in Asia as weak Chinese growth data rekindled concerns about the global economy.

China posts slowest growth since global crisis

Oct 21 2014 09:47

China's economic growth has slowed to its weakest since the global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment.

Brent extends gains at above $85

Oct 21 2014 09:29

Brent has edged up, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by lingering fears of a weak global economy.

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SGL Sibanye Gold LimitedR23.30R0.803.56%
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AFH Alexander Forbes Group Ho...R7.77R-0.23-2.88%
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