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Power crisis may choke green energy drive

Mar 05 2015 12:07

SA's hope of becoming the world's top renewable energy hub is dimming due to poor infrastructure and delays as cash-strapped Eskom battles to keep the lights on.


Post Office workers embark on industrial action

Mar 05 2015 11:50

The South African Post Office has announced that Communication Workers Union members have embarked on industrial action.


Durban games could give economy R20bn boost

Mar 05 2015 11:15

Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games could deliver a R20bn boost to the economy and create 11 650 jobs, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.


Rand softer on emerging markets sell-off

Mar 05 2015 10:53

The rand has been on the back foot after falling to a three-week low overnight in an emerging market sell-off prompted by expectations of strong US jobs data.

Financial Services

Standard Bank full-year earnings up 1%

Mar 05 2015 09:22

Standard Bank has reported an expected 1% growth in full-year earnings after increases in lending and transactional activity.


Car industry welcomes Google, Apple but battles loom

Mar 05 2015 09:53

Auto giants at the Geneva Motor Show say they welcome the potential move of Silicon Valley players into their sector but experts warn of major disruptions.


Tax fugitive Dave King scores elsewhere

Mar 05 2015 10:59

After losing a R706m dispute with the taxman, serial entrepreneur Dave King has landed the prize of his life by wresting control of Glasgow’s Rangers FC.


Exxaro posts 6% drop in adjusted earnings

Mar 05 2015 09:07

Coal producer Exxaro says its adjusted full-year earnings have fallen 6% due to an impairment charge of R5.8bn related to an iron ore project in the Congo Republic.


In other news

Global markets: Euro hits low ahead of ECB plan

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The euro has hit an 11-year low against the dollar and the region's stocks nudged higher, as the ECB prepares to provide details of its €1trn stimulus plan.

China signals 'new lower' lower growth target

43 minutes ago

China has announced an economic growth target for 2015 of about 7%, signalling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is its "new normal".

Track your kids' homework by smartphone

Mar 05 2015 11:15

Mobile entrepreneurs are unveiling smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you keep an eye on your kids via your handset.

European shares extend rally ahead of ECB

Mar 05 2015 11:04

European shares have risen in early trading, with a batch of robust company results from firms including Carrefour and Schroders boosting sentiment.

ExxonMobil predicts higher output

Mar 05 2015 09:30

US oil giant ExxonMobil says it would reduce investment spending by nearly 12% this year in response to lower crude-oil prices, but projected higher production.

Euro hovers near 11-year lows on dollar

Mar 05 2015 08:53

The euro has remained under pressure after falling to an 11-year low against the dollar as investors waited for the ECB'S announcement on its bond-purchase plan.

Uber enables ‘mobile virtual credit card’ payments

Mar 05 2015 08:34

Passengers can now use a ‘mobile virtual credit card’ to pay for a ride on internet transport service Uber in South Africa.

US stocks continue slide after record run

Mar 05 2015 06:00

US stocks have fallen for a second day after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq.

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