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Currencies

Power woes weigh on rand, market awaits rate call

Jan 27 2015 10:08

The rand has been in danger of losing ground against the dollar for the third consecutive day as nagging electricity woes keep investor sentiment depressed.

Economy

Eskom power station stripped for scrap

Jan 27 2015 09:50

As renewed loadshedding plunges South Africans into darkness, embattled power provider Eskom is stripping a KwaZulu-Natal power station for scrap.

Industrial

Load shedding stage 1 will start at 10:30

Jan 27 2015 08:19

25% of Eskom's generator capacity is not operational due to technical problems, resulting in load shedding that will continue until 22:00, says the power utility.

Industrial

New board for PPC - report

Jan 27 2015 08:56

The board of Portland Pretoria Cement has been newly constituted following the company's annual general meeting, according to a report.

Mining

Gangs live underground for months to feed illegal gold trade

Jan 27 2015 07:00

An in-depth look into South Africa’s illegal precious metals trade, worth as much as $1.3bn a year, spanning poor immigrants, mine employees and criminal gangs.

Economy

Interest rate cut likely postponed - economist

Jan 26 2015 21:00

Despite the low oil price, the SA Reserve Bank will most likely not cut the interest rate at its upcoming MPC meeting, according to an economist.

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SA's UN boss lady

Jan 27 2015 07:55

Former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is now a respected global figure.

Industrial

Eskom’s boiler contractor Hitachi defends its reputation

Jan 26 2015 14:58

Eskom’s boiler works contractor at Medupi and Kusile has clarified its position in terms of any perceived non-performance in meeting its contractual obligations.

 

In other news

Little support for Greek debt write-off

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Eurozone ministers have spoken out against the idea of writing off Greek debt, hours after a new government advocating such a move was overwhelmingly elected.

S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating

Jan 27 2015 09:15

Ratings agency S&P has cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to junk status, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade.

Euro ticks up after Greek poll plunge

Jan 27 2015 08:48

The euro has inched higher after plunging in the wake of the leftist Syriza party's victory in Greek elections, while the rouble dropped.

Blizzard shuts down New York City, Northeast

Jan 27 2015 08:36

A life-threatening blizzard has barrelled into the US Northeast, affecting up to 20% of Americans by making people housebound and halting thousands of flights.

Facebook unveils 'lite' app in SA

Jan 27 2015 07:47

Facebook has said it is testing a lightweight version of its mobile app for mobile phones with poor-quality internet connections in emerging markets like SA.

Rand weakens amid Eskom power cuts

Jan 26 2015 18:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar, largely weighed down by Eskom's warning of deeper power cuts likely to dampen investor sentiment.

Euro maintains gains, Asia stocks advance

Jan 27 2015 07:50

The euro has extended its gains while Asian equities have climbed on hopes Greece's new government will be able to negotiate a bailout deal with the EU and IMF.

Wall Street edges higher as storm dulls trade

Jan 27 2015 07:36

A massive snowstorm descending on New York has dulled Wall Street trade but stocks ended a bit higher, helped by some positive quarterly earnings reports.

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