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Economy

Interest rate cut likely postponed - economist

Jan 26 2015 21:00

Despite the low oil price, the SA Reserve Bank will most likely not cut the interest rate at its upcoming MPC meeting, according to an economist.

Currencies

Rand weakens amid Eskom power cuts

Jan 26 2015 18:51

The rand has weakened against the dollar, largely weighed down by Eskom's warning of deeper power cuts that are likely to dampen investor sentiment.

Industrial

Eskom’s boiler contractor Hitachi defends its reputation

Jan 26 2015 14:58

Eskom’s boiler works contractor at Medupi and Kusile has clarified its position in respect of any perceived non-performances in meeting its contractual obligations.

Industrial

We have proof SAA boss lied - DA

Jan 26 2015 13:17

The DA claims it has "confidential documents" showing acting SAA boss Nico Bezuidenhout lied about his qualifications.

Tech

Vodacom plans connecting 150 000 homes to fibre

Jan 26 2015 13:53

South Africa’s biggest mobile phone network plans to connect 250 000 homes and businesses to fibre broadband over the next three years.

Industrial

PPC sees second-half earnings drop

Jan 26 2015 14:09

PPC is expecting its second-half earnings to slip as much as 45% due to rising finance costs which are sending shares falling.

 

In other news

Man United bring in Swissquote as trading sponsor

Jan 26 2015 20:00

Manchester United has signed a deal to make Swissquote their global forex and online financial trading sponsor, the latest of a series of commercial deals.

US has 'more tools' to pressure Russia - Lew

Jan 26 2015 19:30

The United States has "more tools" available to increase pressure on Russia over Ukraine, if required, US treasury secretary Jack Lew says.

EU open to Greek debt extension, not relief

Jan 26 2015 19:00

Europe has given signs that it may give Greece time to pay its debt, but seems unwilling to give in to the new government's demands of debt forgiveness.

Russia bans salt imports from Ukranian firm

Jan 26 2015 18:30

Russia's consumer rights watchdog says it has imposed a temporary ban on salt imports from a state Ukrainian producer, citing a violation of legislation.

Business to focus on fixing entrepreneurs’ problems

Jan 26 2015 18:24

The concept arose out of a coach's experience that many entrepreneurs, when faced with problems at their businesses, often did not know who to call to help fix them.

Swiss stability bad for home ownership

Jan 26 2015 18:00

Croatian homeowners are facing a battle in paying off their mortgages as their principal debt never goes down, even after 10 years of paying.

Oil prices drop as Greek vote pushes up dollar

Jan 26 2015 17:30

Oil prices have fallen as the dollar rallied against the euro after the anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's general elections.

China imports Japan rice amid safety concerns

Jan 26 2015 17:00

Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods at a high price, as they fear that local alternatives are not safe.

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