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Economy

Interest rate to stay at 5.75% - as it happened

Jan 29 2015 13:04

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the interest rate will remain unchanged at 5.75%.

Economy

Good people running into difficulty - Kasrils

Jan 29 2015 16:17

People who are trying to do good work, such as Sars deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay, are running into difficulties, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says.

Economy

Sarb keeps rates steady

Jan 29 2015 15:31

SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has kept the repo rate steady at 5.75%

Retail

V&A shows double digit retail growth again

Jan 29 2015 14:35

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has contributed R33.4bn to nominal GDP in 2014, almost three times the R10.37bn contributed in 2002, a study shows.

Tech

Uber in bid to meet Cape Town permit requirements

Jan 29 2015 14:22

Ride-sharing app Uber is trying to meet metered taxi permit requirements in Cape Town in the short-term as protests against the internet service kicked off in the city.

Equities

JSE run ends on negative reaction to Fed news

Jan 29 2015 14:19

The run on the JSE over the last few days has come to a halt as markets worldwide gave a negative interpretation to the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy statement.

South Africa

Consumers have never had it so good - expert

Jan 29 2015 10:21

Lower inflation and a further expected petrol price drop do not mean consumers should stack up even more debt, warns an expert.

Retail

Eating consumers push SA retailers to top spots

Jan 29 2015 12:39

South African retailers have performed very well in Africa and the Middle East, according to the latest Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing survey.

 

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Germany sets record for wind-turbine installations

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German construction of wind turbines have reached a record high in 2014, with the equivalent of three nuclear reactors brought on stream, a trade association says.

US lawmakers seek to end Cuba travel restrictions

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Eight Republican and Democratic US senators will introduce legislation to end restrictions on US citizens' travel to Cuba, the first effort in Congress toward ending the US embargo.

Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices

Jan 29 2015 15:08

Shares in energy companies have slided after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.

Angola economy to slow as oil prices collapse

Jan 29 2015 14:30

Angola's oil-dependent economy is set to slow this year as a global crude price slump takes its toll on Africa's second-biggest producer.

McDonald's picks Briton as global chief

Jan 29 2015 14:04

The 91 000 people working in the UK for McDonald's have learned that their former boss, Steve Easterbrook, has become the first Briton to lead the US fast-food giant's global operation.

E-cigs take global nicotine market by storm

Jan 29 2015 12:25

E-cigarettes have taken the global nicotine market by storm, slowing the $2.4bn in global sales of traditional aids like nicotine patches and gums

CT airport sets new passenger record

Jan 29 2015 13:45

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.

German union stages warning strikes

Jan 29 2015 13:15

Thousands of engineering workers on night shift across Germany have walked out over a wage dispute, says Germany's biggest trade union.

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