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Economy

Annual SA employment increases by 1.8%

May 26 2015 17:17

South Africa’s employment rate has increased by 1.8% year-on-year to 15.5 million, according to statistician-general Pali Lehohla.

Economy

'High likelihood' of rate hikes

May 26 2015 16:03

There's a high likelihood that the SA Reserve Bank will increase interest rates at its next few meetings, says one of its deputy governors.

Economy

Ramaphosa said to sign deal for business stakes sale

May 26 2015 15:46

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has completed talks for the sale of most of his business interests to a company led by MTN chair Phuthuma Nhleko, sources say.

Economy

Business opportunities for SA in Peru

May 26 2015 15:24

Low volumes of bilateral trade between SA and Peru offer opportunities for businesspeople from both countries to explore, says SA ambassador Elsa Dry.

Financial Services

Alexander Forbes sees headline EPS much higher

May 26 2015 16:11

Financial services firm Alexander Forbes Group expects improved full-year earnings after a capital restructuring and the sale of its insurance company.

Industrial

Adcorp results show value of bigger global reach

May 26 2015 15:08

The next few years are likely to be an interesting time for the staffing industry as fresh models evolve and new global entrants emerge, says Adcorp's CEO.

Industrial

Nampak first-half profit falls

May 26 2015 15:38

Nampak says first-half profit has fallen as declining margins at its South African unit offset gains elsewhere on the continent.

Tech

MTN says sorry for call centre chaos

May 26 2015 14:40

Mobile operator MTN has apologised to customers for service disruptions as strike action continues to impact on operations.

 

In other news

Rich nations must up aid budgets - campaigners

May 26 2015 16:12

The world's rich donor nations must increase their overseas aid budgets and reverse the trend of declining funding for the poorest countries, an advocacy group says.

Asia migrant workers rally to fight low pay

May 26 2015 16:03

Governments need to tackle unscrupulous agencies that lure women into domestic work abroad and charge exorbitant fees, says an activist.

Samsung offers SA free repairs for Galaxy S6

May 26 2015 13:24

If you break the glass panels on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you no longer need to consider throwing yourself under a bus: Samsung is offering to repair it for free.

China official sold car plates for millions - prosecutors

May 26 2015 11:50

A former head of Beijing's traffic management office has gone on trial for handing out coveted car number plates in return for nearly $4m in bribes.

China lender adds urgency to pan-Pacific trade pact

May 26 2015 11:31

China's drive to create a Beijing-led Asian development bank is adding to a sense of urgency among officials keen to get a pan-Pacific trade pact off the ground.

Gold drops to 2-week as low as dollar rallies

May 26 2015 10:25

Gold has fallen to a near 1% to a two-week low as the dollar pushed higher following comments from the Fed that reinforced the bank’s monetary tightening bias..

Asia stocks gain on China announcements

May 26 2015 07:20

Asian stock markets have moved mostly higher as China announcements spur more Shanghai gains.

Oil prices mixed in sluggish trading

May 26 2015 07:13

Oil prices have been mixed in subdued Asian trade as dealers searched for fresh cues following public holidays in the US and much of Europe.

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