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Mini budget worth a cheer

Oct 23 2014 08:19

Nhlanhla Nene has made the most of a difficult fiscal situation, says Jaco Leuvennink.


R253m in bonuses for Transnet pensioners

Oct 23 2014 07:57

Transnet pensioners will receive a total of R253m in ad hoc bonuses from the funds including a voluntary bonus, taking the total to R2.3bn since 2010.


Bonds hit 7-week low on inflation, budget

Oct 23 2014 08:34

Yields on South African government bonds have dropped to seven-week lows, pushed down by inflation data and a mini budget that went down well with investors.


Watch out for tax increases, experts warn

Oct 23 2014 07:00

The economy needs to accelerate significantly to meet even the revised GDP forecasts, experts warn.


Strict measures to heal public finances

Oct 23 2014 05:00

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene took a strong stance on the urgent need to put in place measures that will restore ailing public finances, says an economist.


Economists salute Nene

Oct 22 2014 21:03

Economists have saluted Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for containing state spending and debt, but opposition parties faulted him for not doing more.


ANC tells Cosatu to address breaches

Oct 22 2014 20:19

The ANC has urged Cosatu to address hostility in the trade union federation, amid rumours of an imminent split.


Fiscal stimulus can become counter-productive

Oct 23 2014 06:00

The proposed adjustments - lower than planned spending and increased tax revenues - will require support from ordinary South Africans, says an expert.


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A glitch in Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, has caused some Bank of America customers to get charged twice for a single transaction.

Platinum producers lead JSE lower

Oct 22 2014 19:12

South African stocks have retreated, led by platinum producers that were hit by data showing a sharp fall in Chinese imports of the precious metal.

US stocks drop as winning streak ends

57 minutes ago

US stocks have slipped following mixed earnings as the market retreated after three straight sessions of big gains.

Asia shares slip on profit-taking

Oct 23 2014 07:33

Asian markets have fallen on profit-taking after the previous day's hefty gains, but losses were limited after a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Oil prices down in Asia

Oct 23 2014 07:24

Oil prices have tanked further in Asian trade as a crude supply glut overshadowed news that China's key manufacturing sector picked up slightly, analysts said.

Chamber welcomes budget

Oct 22 2014 20:48

The Chamber of Mines of SA has welcomed the mini budget, adding that it is working on initiatives to help unlock investment and growth.

BoE sees economy losing momentum

Oct 22 2014 20:45

Stagnation in Europe is retarding Britain's economic recovery and delaying any lift in interest rates from their five-year low, the Bank of England says.

EU spending should rise by 8%

Oct 22 2014 20:45

EU spending should increase by 8% next year, the European Parliament says, setting the stage for a new budget showdown in the bloc.

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