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Tech

Cape Town is Airbnb’s top African market

Jul 28 2015 12:00

Tourist hub Cape Town is Africa’s biggest market for internet accommodation service Airbnb with over 5 000 property listings in the Mother City.

Industrial

Mondi sees first-half earnings advancing as much as 28%

Jul 28 2015 11:39

Mondi, the largest producer of kraft paper and industrial bags in Europe, says first-half profit climbed as much as 28%.

Financial Services

eThekwini Municipality strikes deal with Nedbank

Jul 28 2015 12:04

The eThekwini Municipality has signed a five year agreement with Nedbank to provide banking services from October 1 2015.

Tech

Tablets in schools not magic, says expert

Jul 28 2015 11:19

New tablet technology will not automatically result in better education and policy should dictate a robust technology approach in schools, says a local expert.

Industrial

Heineken, Diageo end joint ventures in SA, Namibia

Jul 28 2015 11:07

Heineken and spirits maker Diageo have agreed to end their 11-year cooperation in South Africa and Namibia in a series of deals to disentangle joint ventures.

Investment Holdings

Advtech to face investors at AGM amid Curro offer

Jul 28 2015 10:33

Investors upset by Advtech's decision to reject a proposed takeover by competitor Curro Holdings will get a chance to protest at an annual shareholders’ meeting.

Economy

Appeals court dismisses apartheid case against Ford, IBM

Jul 28 2015 10:20

A US court has declined to revive a lawsuit against Ford and IBM in which the companies were accused of aiding human rights abuses in South Africa decades ago.

Tech

MTN expects first-half profit knock

Jul 28 2015 10:01

Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN is expecting a drop of between 10% and 15% in profits as fluctuating exchange rates hurt its bottom line.

 

In other news

European shares up after recent losses

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European shares have bounced back, lifted by strong company results and news of acquisitions after falling in the previous five sessions.

Air China confirms direct flight to SA

Jul 28 2015 11:09

Air China is set to launch a direct service between Beijing and Johannesburg after previously putting the route on hold due to SA's new visa rules and xenophobic violence.

Asian markets sink as Shanghai falls further

Jul 28 2015 11:11

Asian markets have mostly fallen, with Shanghai seeing another round of wild volatility a day after the mainland Chinese market's heaviest one-day losses in eight years.

Dollar under pressure on China equity rout

Jul 28 2015 09:15

The dollar has recovered slightly against the yen, although gains were limited as investors remain on edge after a sharp plunge in Chinese markets.

China shares sink again, Beijing scrambles

Jul 28 2015 09:00

Chinese shares have sunk more than 3%, as Beijing scrambled once again to stabilise a stock market whose wild gyrations have heightened fears.

Euro gets boost from eurozone growth data

Jul 28 2015 08:13

A rise in German business confidence and signs of a pickup in lending in Europe have given a boost to the euro.

US equities fall as Chinese market dive rattles markets

Jul 28 2015 07:38

Wall Street equities have fallen after a big drop in the Chinese stock market sparked worries about global economic growth.

Oil prices down in Asia as China stocks plunge weigh

Jul 28 2015 07:27

Oil prices have fallen further in Asia after a plunge in Chinese stocks jolted global markets and added to fears about an oversupply of the commodity.

Analysis & Opinion

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A triumph of SA’s empowerment spirit

Jul 27 2015 13:40

Launching new premises has given a top black-owned company the opportunity to send a “proud statement about the existence of black excellence in South Africa”.

 

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