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The real value of recorded building plans passed, at constant 2010 prices, increased by 2.2% year-on-year during January to September this year, Statistics SA says.
The SA Communist Party has asked for bilateral meetings with Cosatu and the ANC to discuss unity in the trade union federation.
Levi Strauss & Co. celebrates 20 years of doing business in South Africa after re-entering the South African market following democratic elections in 1994.
State-owned Kuwait Airways says it has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, with delivery to begin in two years.
Russian companies face billions of dollars in extra insurance costs as Western
sanctions prompt foreign insurance firms to start pulling out.
The total number of civil summonses issued for debt has decreased by 5.5% in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year, says Statistics SA.
Britain has pledged up to $1.13bn to a United Nations fund to help poor nations cope with global warming, the government says.
Russian wells will freeze if they stop pumping oil, and the country has no capacity to store the output it would otherwise export as oil prices slump globally.