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Firms scramble to ease rouble pain

Dec 18 2014 16:19

Russian firms are scrambling to restructure the terms of foreign currency loans as the rouble's decline pushes up the cost of debt servicing.

News

As Russia goes down a sinkhole, what’s next?

Dec 18 2014 15:31

Russian banks and corporates will not be able to refinance their $600bn outstanding foreign currency debts anytime soon, says Cees Bruggemans.

South Africa

November PPI remains unchanged

Dec 18 2014 15:26

The producer price index for final manufactured goods from October to November 2014 has remained unchanged, says Statistics SA.

Commodities

Gold rises 2% as Fed takes patient stance

Dec 18 2014 13:55

Gold has climbed more than 2% after the Federal Reserve announced it would take a patient approach towards raising interest rates.

News

Neasa - Court sets aside wage deal

Dec 18 2014 13:29

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has set aside the 2011-2014 metal sector wage agreement, says Neasa.

Equities

JSE rallies strongly on Fed news

Dec 18 2014 12:59

Share prices on the JSE have recovered sharply on news that the US Federal Reserve will keep American interest rates near zero percent.

Tech

India launches its biggest ever rocket into space

Dec 18 2014 14:24

India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space.

Currencies

Rand affected by rouble - economist

Dec 18 2014 11:58

The rand is being affected by the rouble's depreciation because they export similar commodities, an economist says.

 

In other news

Cruise lines to benefit from end of embargo

18 minutes ago

An end to the five-decade US trade embargo against Cuba will provide a major boost to American cruise lines, as well as the island's economy.

UK sold Royal Mail too cheaply - report

22 minutes ago

Shares in Britain's Royal Mail postal service may have been sold at a higher price when the firm became private, a report suggests.

Nigerian central bank restricts dollar holdings

39 minutes ago

Nigeria's central bank has barred banks from holding their own funds in dollars in order to end speculative pressure on the ailing naira currency.

A look at North Korea's cyber war capabilities

Dec 18 2014 15:11

The secretive country has been linked to the controversial Sony hack, but what capabilities does North Korea have when it comes to inflicting cyber attacks?

US CPI dips on fuel, rate hike likely

Dec 18 2014 15:00

US consumer prices have recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years as fuel prices tumble, but the general view is that interest rates will increase.

European stock markets, oil rally

Dec 18 2014 14:40

Europe's main stock markets have surged following rallies in Tokyo and on Wall Street as dealers welcomed the outcome of the US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Avon settles over bribe probe

Dec 18 2014 14:15

US authorities have fined Avon $135m to settle a corruption probe in China after it became known the company had bribed officials.

Asian markets gain as Fed promises patience

Dec 18 2014 14:05

Asian markets have rallied, with investors reversing a recent sell-off spurred by indications the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold until mid-2015.

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