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Financial Services

Big four banks performing well - PWC

Sep 16 2014 13:08

The four major banks in South Africa have posted combined headline earnings of R27.8bn, an increase of 13.1% in the six months ending June 2014, PwC says.

Industrial

Eskom promises to release Koeberg documents

Sep 16 2014 12:44

Acting Eskom CEO Colin Matjila has promised to release the tender documents relating to French nuclear firm Areva's contract to replace generators at Koeberg.

Economy

Difficult to call Sarb's next rate move

Sep 16 2014 11:42

The Reserve Bank faces an unsually difficult interest rate decision at its monetary policy meeting, experts tell Fin24.

Mining

Petra rare blue diamond sold for $27.6m

Sep 16 2014 11:05

London-listed Petra Diamonds says it has sold a rare blue diamond found at its mine in South Africa for $27.6m.

Economy

More jobs but fewer skills among blacks

Sep 16 2014 09:56

The rate of employment creation has increased with black people benefiting the most but skills levels among blacks have slipped 3%, says the presidency.

Currencies

Rand softens ahead of inflation, rates data

Sep 16 2014 09:40

The rand has weakened against the dollar as investors braced for domestic inflation numbers and a rates decision later this week.

Labour

Clothing union signs wage agreement

Sep 16 2014 08:31

A new wage agreement which would benefit about 80 000 clothing workers nationally has been signed, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Economy

Moody's: Strikes affected deficit

Sep 16 2014 07:31

Strikes, sluggish global demand and declining commodity prices have affected South Africa's worsening current account deficit, says rating agency Moody's.

 

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A pilots strike at Air France has entered its second day, with the two sides apparently no closer to resolving a dispute.

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Britain has promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending.

Clover profits sour on costs, inflation

Sep 16 2014 11:28

Food and beverage firm Clover Industries has posted a 14.2% fall in earnings, clipped by brisk inflation levels and higher raw material costs.

Dollar firms in Asia before Fed meeting

Sep 16 2014 11:15

The dollar has picked up in Asia ahead of a US central bank policy meeting, with investors looking for signs of an earlier-than-expected interest rate hike.

Nature’s guide to business

Sep 16 2014 10:58

Is there a common thread between vaccines, mosquito nets and lean practices in your business, asks Professor Norman Faull.

Fed nerves hit European shares

Sep 16 2014 10:59

European equity indexes have fallen as nerves about a tightening in US monetary policy sapped investor enthusiasm.

Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

Sep 16 2014 11:15

Britain has promised Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots control over healthcare spending to shore up support before the vote on independence.

Ukraine should steer middle course - business

Sep 16 2014 10:45

Ukraine should seek special trade deals with Russia and the EU and consider military non-alignment to help stabilise its economy, say business leaders.

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Moody's: Strikes affected deficit

Sep 16 2014 07:31

Strikes, sluggish global demand and declining commodity prices have affected South Africa's worsening current account deficit, says rating agency Moody's.

 

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