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Tech

Emerging markets the 'engine' of smartphone growth

Oct 31 2014 09:32

Global smartphone sales have grown at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets.

Currencies

Rand bides time before trade data

Oct 31 2014 09:33

The rand has weakened but stayed within its recent trading range, marking time before the release of volatile trade numbers that usually hurt the currency.

Economy

Zim to receive funds as EU lifts sanctions

Oct 31 2014 08:34

The EU has lifted trade sanctions against Zimbabwe and will resume direct aid this weekend, when some sanctions imposed over alleged rights abuses expire.

Tech

Android boss leaves Google

Oct 31 2014 08:29

Google has confirmed that an executive behind leading mobile device software Android is leaving the company.

Inside Labour

Inside Labour: Facts, falsehoods and hopes

Oct 31 2014 07:28

Only a national delegate congress can decide the way forward for Cosatu, says Terry Bell.

Economy

Municipality overpaid R46m to water firm

Oct 31 2014 05:00

A water engineering company, Khasu Engineering Services, was overpaid by over R46m by the Naledi municipality for a project it failed to deliver on.

Economy

SA's story line: Biting unemployment

Oct 31 2014 06:00

High and long-term unemployment are critical problems facing the country as the jobless feel the creeping effects of poverty, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Economy

Ebola not hurting SA tourism - ministry

Oct 31 2014 07:05

There is no empirical evidence of a drop in tourist arrivals to the country because of fear of the Ebola virus, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

 

In other news

Japan Airlines' H1 net profit slips 2%

25 minutes ago

Japan Airlines' net profit for the April to September period has slipped to $724m as a weak yen pushed up fuel costs.

Old Mutual to build low-cost housing in Zim

34 minutes ago

Old Mutual Zimbabwe intends to build 15 000 low-cost housing units in the next five years as it aims to grow an African-based emerging markets business.

Asia shares rally after US growth figures

Oct 31 2014 07:46

Asian markets have recovered and the dollar edged back after the United States released forecast-busting economic growth data that soothed global concerns.

Visa powers Dow to 1.3% gain

Oct 31 2014 07:37

Strong earnings by credit card giant Visa has sent its stock soaring, almost single-handedly powering the Dow to a 1.3% gain.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

Oct 31 2014 07:25

Oil prices have fallen in Asia, pressured by a stronger dollar as dealers speculated whether the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates sooner rather than later.

Rand bounces back against a firm dollar

Oct 30 2014 18:14

The rand has firmed against the dollar as the reserve bank defended its inflation targeting policy, saying it was the best approach to reducing price pressures.

Total's new boss promises stability

Oct 30 2014 19:04

The new head of French energy major Total has promised continuity and stability after the death of his predecessor, Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash.

Volkswagen posts solid earnings

Oct 30 2014 16:45

Volkswagen, which has struggled with high costs at its core VW brand, has surprised analysts with strong third-quarter earnings.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

SA's scourge of violence

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Opinion

HCI: Cool heads needed

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Economy

The folly of strikes

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World

German unemployment drops

Oct 30 2014 16:00

Germany's tally of unemployed has fallen by 22 000 in October, showing that fears of recession in the eurozone have not translated into a fall-off in hiring yet.

Entrepreneurs

How to get your ‘team’ right

Oct 28 2014 17:34

Human capital is the greatest asset of any business, and compiling the right team of quality people is an important part of making a business successful, says an action coach.

 

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