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Debt

Cash-strapped use valuables for short-term loans

Aug 31 2015 20:00

Asset-rich, cash-strapped South Africans are increasingly leveraging the value of their personal assets to gain access to short-term loans, says a lender.

Economy

SA shows trade deficit in July - Sars

Aug 31 2015 18:00

So far this year, SA shows a cumulative trade deficit for 2015 of R85.50bn compared to R111.65bn in 2014, according to Sars.

Eskom

Koeberg unit 2 going down for maintenance

Aug 31 2015 16:46

Koeberg's unit 2 will be shut down for scheduled refuelling and maintenance and is expected to return back to service by mid-December, says Eskom.

Tech

Ashley Madison still ‘growing’ despite hack

Aug 31 2015 14:43

Infidelity website Ashley Madison says 'hundreds of thousands of new users' joined the service last week despite a hack attack.

Industrial

WBHO profits fall yet again

Aug 31 2015 17:31

SA's biggest builder WBHO has reported its fourth annual profit decline in five years, still smarting from the tapering off of big government projects after the 2010 soccer World Cup boom.

Debt

Big increase in women using credit

Aug 31 2015 17:09

There has been a significant increase in the number of credit-active women in South Africa, according to the latest data released by credit bureau Compuscan.

Investment Holdings

Sekunjalo ups stake in its listed subsidiary

Aug 31 2015 16:02

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings has increased its shareholding in its listed subsidiary, African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited.

 

In other news

Germany faces refugee influx

Aug 31 2015 17:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on other EU countries to take a greater share of the refugees fleeing to the bloc, as Germany struggles with a refugee crisis.

Tips to be more credit smart

Aug 31 2015 17:16

Credit can be a useful tool only if you understand what credit is, how to get it and how to use it wisely, according to an expert at FNB.

Kellogg’s SA opposes rivals cereal merger

Aug 31 2015 16:41

Kellogg's SA unit will urge competition authorities to block a proposed merger between rivals Pioneer Foods and Futurelife, regulators say.

US markets head lower in early trade

Aug 31 2015 16:10

US stocks have fallen in opening trade, after surviving last week's extreme China-driven turmoil with net gains.

Oil prices drop after huge rally

Aug 31 2015 16:02

Oil prices have fallen, coming under pressure as dealers took profits from huge gains in last week's rally and tried to gauge the outlook for the US economy.

Shanghai stocks end lower, Hong Kong bounces

Aug 31 2015 15:00

Shanghai stocks have ended lower on profit-taking after gains late last week, while Hong Kong bounced back from morning losses to finish higher.

Secrets to becoming an Uber driver

Aug 31 2015 14:36

Do you want to make some cash by becoming an Uber driver? Here are some key things that you should know.

About 300 new businesses in W Cape per month

Aug 31 2015 14:09

On average, more than 300 new businesses were registered in the Western Cape each month, since the start of this year, according to an economic update.

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Savings

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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