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Economy

Microlenders want to hike rates

Sep 01 2014 20:22

The government should not make it more difficult to collect debt, and the credit industry should get higher maximum interest rates and fees, a report says.

Travel & Leisure

OR Tambo gets first female GM

Sep 01 2014 19:50

Bongiwe Pityi has been appointed general manager of OR Tambo International Airport, the Airports Company SA has announced.

Health

Pricing is key for new heart drugs

Sep 01 2014 19:35

Doctors looking at highly encouraging clinical trial results for new heart drugs are missing one piece of data that will be critical to their success - the price.

Financial Services

Beware of pension fund scam, warns FSB

Sep 01 2014 19:05

The Financial Services Board has issued an alert for members of the public to exercise caution when dealing with AM Financial Services CC.

Economy

E-tolls discount a lucky packet, says NGO

Sep 01 2014 19:03

Gauteng road users do not need discounts and tariff reductions on e-toll fees because they never asked for tolls, the Road Safety Campaign says.

Currencies

Rand treads narrow path

Sep 01 2014 19:13

The rand has traded largely flat against the dollar in a lacklustre session, with weak domestic economic fundamentals likely to keep the currency under pressure.

Equities

JSE advances as Bidvest jumps

Sep 01 2014 18:01

Stocks have ticked higher as Bidvest Holdings advanced after the industrial conglomerate announced it could list its food unit in London.

 

In other news

New import restrictions anger Cubans

Sep 01 2014 19:45

Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector.

Rhodes aims to raise R600m through listing

Sep 01 2014 19:32

Manufacturer of frozen food and prepared meals Rhodes Food says it plans to raise R600m through a listing in Johannesburg.

Gem Diamonds sees no impact from Lesotho crisis

Sep 01 2014 16:45

Gem Diamonds, whose flagship mine located in Lesotho, says it did not anticipate any impact on its operations from the political crisis unfolding in the country.

Medical tax credits and Sars codes

Sep 01 2014 16:18

A Fin24 user wants to know which Sars code to use for additional medical tax credits.

Europe drafts emergency energy plan

Sep 01 2014 16:18

The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter.

Oil dips amid US holiday, China data

Sep 01 2014 15:35

Global oil prices have slid in subdued deals as dealers digested weak Chinese manufacturing data, analysts say.

Asia shares higher after Wall St records

Sep 01 2014 15:13

Asian markets have edged up following a record close on Wall Street, Chinese sluggish economy prompts fresh stimulus from Beijing.

Russia breaks ground on gas pipeline to China

Sep 01 2014 15:45

Russia has launched construction of a gas pipeline that will help bring gas from the far east of the country to China.

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Sep 01 2014 13:30

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business, according to a management consulting company.

 

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