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Budget

Eskom, SAA to stay drain on tax coffers

Oct 21 2014 07:00

Eskom and SAA are likely to continue testing taxpayers' patience while the threat of public sector wage hikes will maintain pressure on SA's ratings outlook.

In the news

Zulu: Support coming soon for small business

Oct 21 2014 06:00

Adopting the Ithala Development Finance Corporation model in all nine provinces has not been ruled out, says Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Economy

Bonus time: Workers get cars, homes, diamonds

Oct 21 2014 05:00

A diamond merchant in India's Gujarat state has gifted cars, flats and jewellery to 1 200 employees as a reward for meeting targets.

Budget

Nene's real test is to curb spending

Oct 20 2014 20:22

The real test in the mini budget will be whether real expenditure growth can be reduced to less than 1%, says an emerging market economist.

Agribusiness

Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

Oct 20 2014 20:17

The maker of America's top sugar brand is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay.

Economy

Social grants cost SA R109bn, says Dlamini

Oct 20 2014 19:41

Just under 16 million people have been receiving some form of social security grant, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Budget

Nene likely to revise GDP to 1.5% - Investec

Oct 20 2014 19:31

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mini budget is likely to contain revisions of the country's fiscal debt, growth, inflation and debt forecasts, says Investec.

News

Vavi on agenda for special Cosatu meeting

Oct 20 2014 18:53

Cosatu will hold a special central executive committee meeting where general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is rumoured to face suspension once again.

 

In other news

JSE marks time ahead of mini budget speech

Oct 20 2014 18:24

Johannesburg stocks have treaded water with the market keenly awaiting the maiden budget speech of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

About 3 000 patients to recieve new TB drug

Oct 20 2014 20:12

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company says.

Push to curb smaller unions in Germany

Oct 20 2014 20:00

A succession of strikes by German pilots and train drivers has left companies, politicians and travellers pushing for measures to curb the power of smaller unions.

US not complying with meat labelling ruling

Oct 20 2014 19:45

The US has not done enough to change its meat labelling rules after losing a World Trade Organization challenge brought by Mexico and Canada, says the WTO.

Lufthansa pilots begin 35-hour strike

Oct 20 2014 19:30

Pilots at Lufthansa have embarked on a 35-hour strike, their eighth this year, to back demands to retain an early retirement scheme.

Russia to ban European imports

Oct 20 2014 19:15

Russia will suspend animal fat and meat byproduct imports from the European Union, the country's veterinary and phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor says.

Yogurt makes NY official snack list

Oct 20 2014 19:00

Yogurt has become New York's official state snack, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honoured by US states.

Moscow, Russia gas deal cutting it thin

Oct 20 2014 18:45

An interim deal by Moscow and Kiev could supply enough gas to get Ukraine through the winter as long as the weather does not become unusually cold, research shows.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

The high price of fear

SA's culture of fear, violence and anger costs too much, says Mandi Smallhorne....

Opinion

The 'Robin Hood' tax

A tax on financial transactions could benefit all SA workers, says Terry...

Opinion

R4m gym: scandal or not?

Is Telkom's gym upgrade really frivolous expenditure, asks Gugu Lourie....

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World

UK big grocers can learn from France

Oct 20 2014 18:03

The success of French retailers in stopping the advance of discounters in the last five years shows a way out of the crisis embroiling Britain's "big four" grocers.

Markets

Rand gains in recovery mode

Oct 20 2014 19:40

The rand has gained against the dollar, starting a risk-heavy week in firm territory, with investors waiting for the finance ministry's update on the mini budget.

 

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