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Economy

Horrible bosses drive away top talent - survey

Apr 22 2015 05:00

A survey about the challenges faced by businesses in attracting and retaining top executives has revealed a few interesting trends.

Financial Services

African Bank debt holders fail to strike deal

Apr 21 2015 21:00

African Bank’s subordinated debt holders, who are at risk of losing all their money, have failed to reach agreement with the government over changes to bank laws they say are prejudicial.

Retail

First Spur to open in Ethiopia

Apr 21 2015 20:00

Spur has signed its first Ethiopian Spur Steak Ranch franchise agreement with Cucina Trading, based in Addis Ababa.

Economy

Amcu, gold producers in membership talks

Apr 21 2015 20:04

The meeting between Amcu and gold producers to discuss disputed membership numbers has been very constructive and cordial, says a spokesperson.

Retail

'Perfect' diamond mined in SA could fetch $25m

Apr 21 2015 19:02

An eye-popping, 100-carat diamond will be the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York and could sell for up to $25m, Sotheby's auction house says.

Tech

Smart ID pilot project to start in May

Apr 21 2015 19:27

The identification cards are planned to be available from First National Bank and Standard Bank as part of a testing phase.

Currencies

Rand firms as Greece anxiety dampens euro

Apr 21 2015 18:35

The rand has firmed as worries over Greece pushed Europe's common currency lower while emerging market assets recovered earlier losses.

Economy

SA sends first 50 nuclear trainees to China

Apr 21 2015 17:07

Fifty SA trainees have left for China to embark on a 4-month nuclear training stint, kicking off an extensive programme with the Chinese nuclear industry.

 

In other news

New CEO for outsourcing association

Apr 21 2015 19:38

The business process outsourcing industry association for South Africa has appointed a new CEO following the re-launch of the national organisation.

Europe stocks close higher

Apr 21 2015 19:24

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day up 0.15% to 7 062.93 points.

Data analytics help with collections

Apr 21 2015 17:11

Data analytics can enhance collections and companies should start taking advantage of it, says Blake Group’s global head of sales Tracey Swart.

Wall St to rise as results beat low expectations

Apr 21 2015 15:52

US stock have been set to rise at the open as a spate of companies beat lowered expectations, helping to ease fears of a disappointing earnings quarter.

Steinhoff to buy remaining JD Group shares for R1.2bn

Apr 21 2015 15:13

Steinhoff, which last year agreed to buy Pepkor for R62.94bn, has said it would buy out fellow investors in furniture chain JD Group, offering R34 per share for the 13.22% stake.

Oil prices retreat as high supply weighs

Apr 21 2015 14:33

Oil prices have eased as a climate of high crude supplies offsets moves by China to boost the world's second largest economy and biggest consumer of energy.

Eurozone debt levels rise to record

Apr 21 2015 13:09

Eurozone government debt has surged to the highest levels since the introduction of the single currency, underscoring the challenges confronting the 19-nation bloc.

Petrobas scandal exacts economic toll on Brazil

Apr 21 2015 11:44

The biggest ever corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobas is causing bankruptcies among suppliers, with job losses mounting by the tens of thousands.

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Johannesburg has been selected to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017. "[The congress] will ensure that small business development remains firmly on the national agenda and the radar screen of all stakeholders, the Small Business Development minister said.
 

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