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Economy

Greece faces last chance to stay in eurozone

Jul 07 2015 12:54

Greece faces its last chance to stay in the eurozone when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras puts proposals to an emergency eurozone summit.

Tech

Soft Galaxy S6 sales hurt Samsung profit

Jul 07 2015 11:35

Samsung Electronics has forecast lower-than-expected profit in a sign that its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to lead a meaningful recovery.

Opinion and Analysis

How 10-yr-old boys moved entrepreneur ace Vusi Thembekwayo

Jul 07 2015 10:59

When Vusi Thembekwayo set a group of children a challenge to move from a mindset of hand-outs to one of entrepreneurship, the result almost moved him to tears.

Currencies

Rand eases on Greece, no impact from data

Jul 07 2015 09:40

The rand has traded near the previous session's three-week lows, taking its cue from weak markets in major commodity importer China.

Economy

Size does matter: Brics has 17 trillion ways to rival US

Jul 07 2015 09:20

The combined economic output of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has caught up with the US, whose economy was double that of the Brics in 2007.

Tech

SA-linked Bitcoin firm targets Nigeria

Jul 07 2015 08:40

Cryptocurrency company BitX has launched its Bitcoin technology in Nigeria as it targets Africa’s biggest economy.

Commodities

Gold gets ignored in Greek meltdown

Jul 07 2015 09:01

Gold has fallen so far out of favour that even as Greece lurches closer to a possible exit from the euro, investors are shunning the metal known for being a haven.

Economy

Visa rules could sink SA language schools

Jul 07 2015 08:21

The English language school industry in South Africa could collapse within weeks or months, warn industry players.

 

In other news

Dollar surge sends sterling to three-week low

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Sterling has fallen to a three-week low against the dollar, suffering along with other European currencies from a jump in the greenback's value.

'Grexit' tips over to base case for big banks

47 minutes ago

Greece leaving the eurozone has tipped over to become the base case for many international bank economists after Sunday's overwhelming 'No' vote against bailout.

Setback for M&S as clothing sales dip

Jul 07 2015 11:30

British retailer Marks & Spencer has reported a dip in underlying sales in its clothing, shoes and homeware business, a setback after a return to growth.

China's stock market plunge: how did it happen?

Jul 07 2015 11:06

Chinese stocks have resumed falling despite the government unveiling an unprecedented package of measures to boost the flagging market.

European shares stabilise, focus on Greek summit

Jul 07 2015 10:46

European shares have steadied, recouping some of the previous session's decline, before a eurozone summit on the Greek debt crisis later in the day.

WHO urges governments to raise tobacco taxes

Jul 07 2015 09:30

Governments around the world should increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to save lives, says the World Health Organisation.

Uruguay settles $400m Venezuela oil debt

Jul 07 2015 08:55

South American OPEC nation Venezuela will allow Uruguay to pay off a $400m energy debt at a 35% discount, Uruguay says.

Euro steady after Greek austerity vote

Jul 07 2015 08:06

The euro has held steady as investors await the next move by European leaders after Greece at the weekend voted against accepting more austerity measures.

Analysis & Opinion

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Investments

The myth behind active management

Jul 05 2015 15:19

An investor who wants to invest in the JSE via an investment fund has two main options: using an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or what is commonly known as a passive fund.

 

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