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Economy

Zuma vows to fast track land expropriation without compensation

Feb 24 2017 21:30

President Jacob Zuma says 2017 is the year of “taking land back to the people” and the state wants to change legislation to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Investment

Does the taxman help you save for retirement?

Feb 25 2017 10:00

Tax-free savings products were introduced two years ago while retirement annuities have been around for decades. How do they measure up in terms of helping you to save for your golden years?

Budget Reaction

#Budget2017: Not jobs-friendly enough?

Feb 24 2017 19:46

The Manufacturing Circle hoped for a more overtly jobs-friendly and pro-growth budget, it says in reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2017 Budget.

Economy

Russian nuclear agreement not a done deal, says govt

Feb 24 2017 18:41

The agreement South Africa signed with Russia over nuclear energy is not a commercial agreement, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Opinion

Michael Cardo: Competition Tribunal faces tough test

Feb 24 2017 17:45

As politicians turn up the heat on the banks accused of collusion, the Competition Tribunal now faces a tough test of its independence and impartiality, writes the DA's Dr Michael Cardo.

Multimedia

WATCH: Lack of jobs slowing down economic growth

Feb 24 2017 17:18

CEO of debt counselling firm Debt Credit Matters Rodger Brown explains to Fin24 how the lack of employment opportunities is slowing down the economy.

Budget Reaction

Fitch frets over ANC factional tensions

Feb 24 2017 15:47

The main challenge to fiscal consolidation in SA comes from factional tensions in the ANC diverting political energy from economic reform, says a ratings agency.

Budget Reaction

Why Gordhan’s silence on the nuclear option is a good sign

Feb 24 2017 15:34

Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech, but there's a great deal to take heart from.

 

In other news

How to budget for travel

Feb 24 2017 17:33

Low-cost airline FlySafair's CFO Pieter Richards offers some budgeting advice.

Keep those varsity blues at bay

Feb 24 2017 17:19

University students head back to campus recently but before you, as a parent, breathe a sigh of relief, you need to ensure that your children’s valuables have been properly insured.

Oil slips from 19-month high

Feb 24 2017 15:18

Oil has retreated from the highest closing level since July 2015 as markets remained adequately supplied even as OPEC’s output cuts began to take effect in the US.

Wall Street dissenters emerge calling for May fed rate hike

Feb 24 2017 14:19

At least four of Wall Street’s biggest banks are breaking with their bulge-bracket brethren, telling clients that the Federal Reserve will probably raise interest rates before June.

Equities stall as gold rises before Trump speech

Feb 24 2017 12:23

Investors have adopted a cautious tone as European stocks pared a third straight week of gains before a major speech from US President Donald Trump.

Standard Chartered drops after annual profit misses estimates

Feb 24 2017 12:14

Standard Chartered has posted annual profit that missed analyst estimates as the bank took losses on a private-equity business that it’s shutting down.

Hong Kong existing home prices climb to record

Feb 24 2017 11:30

Hong Kong’s existing home prices have climbed to a record, fuelled by a surge in demand from investors despite taxes and mortgage curbs designed to rein in prices.

Caution prevails for Asia stocks, iron ore drops

Feb 24 2017 10:42

Investors have adopted a cautious tone at the end of a positive week for Asian stocks. Raw-materials shares slumped, while gold headed for a fourth weekly increase.

Analysis & Opinion

Budget Insider

Credible Gordhan stymied by political and policy paralysis

In what might be his last budget, Pravin Gordhan could ultimately not...

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: A budget by any other name would smell the same

The government should scrap VAT - a tax that penalises the poor - and...

Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: How to hone your impromptu speaking skills

The value to one’s career of participating in meetings early, clearly...

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MTN: A mobile giant engulfed by controversies

Feb 23 2017 11:06

After a series of missteps, MTN has left a bitter taste in the mouths of shareholders, customers and business leaders alike. What will incoming CEO Rob Shuter have to do to restore its reputation?

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