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Economy

Farm size limit a negotiating tactic, says minister

Mar 04 2015 14:17

The government's proposal to limit farm size is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to redistribute land to black farmers, says Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana.

Tech

Google pushes forward with build-your-own phone

Mar 04 2015 14:29

With a smartphone that slots together piece by piece like Lego, US internet giant Google is trying to reinvent the mobile.

Tech

Orange offers SA pre-order on latest Samsung, HTC phones

Mar 04 2015 13:19

Despite only being announced just days ago, the latest smartphones are likely to be available to South Africans long before the local official release.

Economy

DA calls for fuel levy instead of e-tolls

Mar 04 2015 13:10

The Democratic Alliance has called for a fuel levy to pay for roads, instead of e-tolls, during a protest outside Gauteng premier David Makhura's office.

Tech

Junkmail drops print in Cape Town, Durban

Mar 04 2015 12:16

In what will no doubt be seen as a sign of the times in SA's publication landscape, Junk Mail Publishing will cease to print the Cape Ads and the Durban edition.

Economy

Fuel price boost for business activity - PMI

Mar 04 2015 10:34

Business activity in the private sector has stabilised in February after shrinking for two months, with falling fuel prices offering companies some respite.

In the news

Collaboration and innovation driving growth

Mar 04 2015 12:15

A new TV series aims to highlight the dynamic symbiosis between big business customers and small business suppliers.

Currencies

Rand still vulnerable after Fitch warning

Mar 04 2015 09:55

The rand has recouped some of the previous day's sharp losses, but remains on shaky ground after Fitch ratings agency warned of a possible credit downgrade.

 

In other news

Royal Bank of Scotland to cut 14 000 jobs

18 minutes ago

Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland will axe up to 14 000 jobs by 2019 in a retreat from investment banking, the Financial Times reports.

Orascom Construction offers shares in $185m IPO

Mar 04 2015 12:09

Orascom Construction plans to offer 11% of its shares on the Cairo bourse to raise $185m, with the business seeking a dual listing on the Egyptian stock market.

Asian markets mostly lower after Wall St losses

Mar 04 2015 10:49

Asia markets have mostly fallen following a retreat on Wall Street fuelled by profit-taking, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen.

European stocks climb at open

Mar 04 2015 10:34

European stock markets have risen at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index increasing 0.15% to 6 899.63 points.

FCC head defends internet neutrality rules

Mar 04 2015 10:24

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defence of new internet regulations on the road.

UK living standards back to pre-crisis level

Mar 04 2015 11:00

British living standards are back to pre-financial crisis levels but are still slightly below their peak before the country's last national election in May 2010.

Chinese students learn wine trade in Bordeaux

Mar 04 2015 10:30

A young crop of Chinese students are flocking to France's largest wine-growing area, to train for careers in the wine trade, a burgeoning industry in China.

European bank to begin investing in Greece

Mar 04 2015 10:00

Greece is set to receive its first investments from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Analysis & Opinion

Advertising

Bad name, high esteem?

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Opinion and Analysis

Business model as medicine

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Economy

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Companies

Foschini planning huge Africa expansion

Mar 04 2015 09:46

Fashion retailer The Foschini Group aims to almost triple the number of its stores across the rest of Africa over the next five years, says its chief executive.

 

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