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Budget

Mini budget not radical enough - Numsa

Oct 23 2014 13:36

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mini budget does not lay the foundation for changes in the structure of the economy, including its ownership patterns, says Numsa.

Profiles

The efficiency of chaos helps Yuppiechef scale up

Oct 23 2014 13:38

Instead of storing products by brand or type, an ecommerce company deliberately “scatters” their products, which is then picked up by a unique operating system.

Budget

Risks for downgrades remain, warns economist

Oct 23 2014 13:14

There are solid fiscal policies on the surface of the mini budget, but low potential growth is being held back by micro policy choices, warns an expert.

News

Rare Rivonia trial artefacts up for sale online

Oct 23 2014 12:30

Rare artefacts from the Rivonia trial have been put up for sale on a classifieds website.

Budget

Jonas: Post office has two mandates

Oct 23 2014 11:53

The success of parastatals, including the Post Office, hinges on balancing viability with their government mandate, says Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas.

MyFin24

E-tolls collection firm denies staff, pay claims

Oct 23 2014 11:24

The controversy about operations at e-tolls collection company ETC continues with yet another Fin24 user raising the alarm.

News

SA firms dragging their heels on Popi

Oct 23 2014 10:10

The implementation phase of the Protection of Personal Information Act is around the corner, but the majority of South African enterprises have not yet made an effort to comply with the legislation.

Mining

Amplats' strike-hit mines bounce back

Oct 23 2014 10:11

Full production at Anglo American Platinum's strike-hit Rustenburg, Union and Amandelbult mines has resumed a month ahead of schedule.

 

In other news

Two deaths in third quarter - Amplats

10 minutes ago

Anglo American Platinum has recorded two fatalities at its operations in the third quarter of 2014, the company says in its production report.

Oil prices stage modest rebound

21 minutes ago

World oil prices have rebounded slightly after sharp losses the previous day sparked by surging crude stockpiles in the United States.

Russia detains four more in Total crash probe

40 minutes ago

Russian investigators have detained four more staff members at the Moscow airport where the CEO of French oil giant Total died.

Europe's banks face moment of truth

Oct 23 2014 12:30

Eurozone's biggest banks will receive the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances, after doubts on the health of the region's banking sector.

Eurozone growth boosts European shares

Oct 23 2014 11:59

European stocks have been flat in choppy trade as better-than-expected eurozone business activity data helped offset some weak corporate results.

African Barrick Gold reins in costs

Oct 23 2014 11:19

African Barrick Gold has reported a fall in overall expenses for the eighth consecutive quarter and expects full-year costs at the lower end of its target range.

EU leaders seek climate deal

Oct 23 2014 11:15

European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit.

Nestlé ready to act if Ebola spreads - CEO

Oct 23 2014 10:53

Nestlé has no plans to curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if the disease spreads, says the company's CEO.

Analysis & Opinion

Budget

Mini budget worth a cheer

Nhlanhla Nene has made the most of a difficult fiscal situation, says...

Economy

Zuma king of free spenders

We the people will have to foot the bill for Zumanomics, says Leopold...

Opinion and Analysis

Money isn't everything

Ian Mann explains why Warren Buffett's son chose happiness over great...

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World

Skill shortage drives salaries up in UK

Oct 23 2014 10:15

A talent shortage in Britain's financial services and technology sectors has pushed salaries in the industry up by 2.6% in the last year.

Markets

Rand retreats as Nene cuts growth outlook

Oct 23 2014 09:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar, following Finance MInister Nhlanhla Nene's warning that the economy was struggling to reduce poverty and create jobs.

 

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