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South Africa

SA needs more banks owned by blacks - Dlamini Zuma

Feb 26 2017 11:00

Former chair of the Commission of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has given a glimpse of her thoughts on the recent banking saga.

Tech

SA online shopping is booming

Feb 26 2017 06:06

South African online spending was set to continue growing in strong double digits this year and next year, Efi Dahan, PayPal’s regional director for Israel and Africa, said this week.

South Africa

Gordhan talks down black business lobby

Feb 26 2017 06:02

During a heated exchange at the National Economic Development and Labour Council in Johannesburg on Friday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan accused the Black Business Council of trying to “capture” National Treasury.

South Africa

SA heads for financial armageddon

Feb 26 2017 06:02

State finances face stormy times as the private sector braces itself for a possible switch in finance ministers amid spluttering tax collections, low growth and tax hikes.

South Africa

Zuma 'looking into' Gordhan-Moyane spat

Feb 26 2017 06:02

President agrees to intervene as the tumultuous rift between the Sars commissioner and the finance minister comes to a head.

South Africa

Agencies sound alarm over state guarantees

Feb 26 2017 06:02

This week, ratings agencies reacted to the budget speech by raising concerns about the rising government guarantee exposure to public debt, the lack of substantial growth in the country and flagging tax revenue.

Economy

Bus Rapid Transit bleeding cash

Feb 26 2017 06:02

The Bus Rapid Transit systems set up in major metros are making losses “significantly higher than anticipated”, this year’s Budget Review reveals.

 

In other news

Wall Street ekes out positive finish

2 minutes ago

Wall Street has slouched to a positive finish with all three major stock indices making last-minute moves into positive territory after spending most of the session in the red.

Global markets mixed as Trump rally pauses

4 minutes ago

Wall Street narrowly avoided a negative finish while major European indices ended in the red.

How to budget for travel

Feb 24 2017 17:33

Low-cost airline FlySafair's CFO Pieter Richards offers some budgeting advice.

Keep those varsity blues at bay

Feb 24 2017 17:19

University students head back to campus recently but before you, as a parent, breathe a sigh of relief, you need to ensure that your children’s valuables have been properly insured.

Oil slips from 19-month high

Feb 24 2017 15:18

Oil has retreated from the highest closing level since July 2015 as markets remained adequately supplied even as OPEC’s output cuts began to take effect in the US.

Wall Street dissenters emerge calling for May fed rate hike

Feb 24 2017 14:19

At least four of Wall Street’s biggest banks are breaking with their bulge-bracket brethren, telling clients that the Federal Reserve will probably raise interest rates before June.

Equities stall as gold rises before Trump speech

Feb 24 2017 12:23

Investors have adopted a cautious tone as European stocks pared a third straight week of gains before a major speech from US President Donald Trump.

Standard Chartered drops after annual profit misses estimates

Feb 24 2017 12:14

Standard Chartered has posted annual profit that missed analyst estimates as the bank took losses on a private-equity business that it’s shutting down.

Analysis & Opinion

Budget Insider

Credible Gordhan stymied by political and policy paralysis

In what might be his last budget, Pravin Gordhan could ultimately not...

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: A budget by any other name would smell the same

The government should scrap VAT - a tax that penalises the poor - and...

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: How to hone your impromptu speaking skills

The value to one’s career of participating in meetings early, clearly...

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South Africa

Minister talks down black business lobby

Feb 26 2017 06:02

During a heated exchange at the National Economic Development and Labour Council in Johannesburg on Friday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan accused the Black Business Council of trying to “capture” National Treasury.

Tech

Net shopping is booming

Feb 26 2017 06:06

South African online spending was set to continue growing in strong double digits this year and next year, Efi Dahan, PayPal’s regional director for Israel and Africa, said this week.

Finweek

MTN: A mobile giant engulfed by controversies

Feb 23 2017 11:06

After a series of missteps, MTN has left a bitter taste in the mouths of shareholders, customers and business leaders alike. What will incoming CEO Rob Shuter have to do to restore its reputation?

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