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Who is to blame for the oil price dive?

Dec 21 2014 15:47

Oil-rich Arab Gulf countries have blamed "irresponsible" producers outside the Opec cartel for a plunge in crude prices, but is confident markets will rebound.


Sars’ rogue unit approved at highest level - report

Dec 21 2014 14:17

An alleged covert Sars unit was approved at the highest levels of government and established in partnership with the National Intelligence Agency, a report says.


Matlosana municipality set for forensic probe

Dec 21 2014 13:21

Matlosana Local Municipality, which owes Eskom over R200m and Midvaal Water over R50m, has been put under full administration and a forensic investigation.


RAF payout criteria comes under fire

Dec 21 2014 12:27

A High Court judge has criticised criteria used to determine Road Accident Fund payout amounts for widows after ordering the roads agency to pay a women R2.5m.


Cuban cigars get a foot in the US market

Dec 21 2014 11:45

Cuban cigars are set to enjoy a strong come back in the US after President Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island.


Eskom to fork out R1.4bn on food for workers

Dec 21 2014 10:50

Eskom will spend a staggering R1.4bn on two catering contracts to provide free meals to its staff at the Medupi and Kusile power plants, according to a report.


Sars: Why Pillay is up for suspension again

Dec 21 2014 10:11

SA Revenue Service deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay is facing suspension again, but he is being offered an opportunity to defend himself.


SA lowers wheat output forecast

Dec 19 2014 21:15

The SA crop estimates committee has slightly lowered its 2014 wheat output forecast because of smaller yields in the Western Cape.


In other news

Russia denounces new sanctions

36 minutes ago

Russia says new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region is a "collective punishment" on residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia.

Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb for IPOs

Dec 21 2014 15:17

Wall Street enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.

Thai firm buys Bumble Bee in $1.5bn deal

Dec 21 2014 14:23

Bumble Bee Seafoods, a leading North American branded packaged seafood company, is being acquired by Thai Union Frozen group for $1.51bn.

Egyptian pound flat at central bank sale

Dec 21 2014 13:22

The Egyptian pound held steady at a central bank dollar sale, but weakened on the unofficial market.

Iran, Syria relationship tested by oil price drop

Dec 21 2014 12:29

Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices.

Canada slaps sanctions on Russian oil

Dec 21 2014 11:56

Canada has announced new sanctions against Russia, including additional restrictions on the export of technology used in the oil and gas industry.

Thailand looking to Japan for railways revamp

Dec 21 2014 11:30

Thailand is talking to Japan with a view to building three rail routes, a move to kick-start long-delayed plans to modernise its aging rail network.

Australian PM Abbott turns his focus on jobs

Dec 21 2014 11:11

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his cabinet shake-up was for jobs and families as he deals with the fallout of an unpopular belt-tightening budget.

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