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Davies: SA will try to end 'chicken war' soon

Apr 19 2015 11:35

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has appealed to the US to engage its poultry industry to show flexibility in the poultry negotiations.


Modest fuel price relief could be on cards - AA

Apr 19 2015 09:37

Motorists can be cautiously optimistic about a slight drop in petrol prices in May, according to the Automobile Association


Loadshedding continues. Stage 1 to start at 08:00

Apr 19 2015 07:09

Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding and curtailment from 08:00 this morning, and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.


Use French for business in Africa - forum

Apr 17 2015 20:30

A French for Business in Africa forum has stimulated discussion on why it makes sense to promote the use of French as a business language and how to approach it in a practical way.


Top 10 comments on Eskom and serious introspection

Apr 18 2015 07:00

It was yet another big news week for Eskom, which usually attracts lively commentary, but other issues also stimulated healthy debate.


SA stocks follow global markets down

Apr 17 2015 19:20

SA shares have followed global stock markets lower, as traders grappled with an outage of Bloomberg financial terminals and fears of a regulatory clampdown on trading in China.


Former Sacob boss Wakeford to head Armscor

Apr 17 2015 18:17

Former South African Chamber of Business chief executive Kevin Wakeford has been appointed the chief executive of Armscor.


Stage 2 load shedding in force since 8am

Apr 18 2015 09:38

Eskom has started stage 2 load shedding and load curtailment from 08:00, and this is likely to continue until 22:00.


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Thin-film solar tech under scrutiny in China

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The potential of thin-film solar panels has put Li Hejun at the top of China's rich-list, but his Hanergy has yet to prove it can turn commercially successful.

Pfizer wins first US trial over Zoloft

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Pfizer has scored a key victory when it was cleared of liability in the first US trial involving claims that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects.

Reports of UK Conservatives to sell Lloyds shares

Apr 19 2015 11:30

British finance minister George Osborne plans to sell government shares in Lloyds Banking Group to small investors at a discount.

Euro at good level now - minister

Apr 19 2015 11:02

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin says Europeans seek stability over the long term with the euro at its current level.

Dollar weakens after long rally

Apr 19 2015 10:59

The dollar has retreated as uninspiring US economic data have left investors pushing back the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase.

US stocks drop on Greece fears

Apr 19 2015 10:12

Large US banks have bested earnings expectations, but stocks have still lost ground due to worries about high equity valuations and the Greek debt crisis.

G20 sees better global growth prospects

Apr 17 2015 20:38

The Group of 20 leading economies say risks to the global economy have diminished with improved growth prospects in rich nations, but it warned of challenges from exchange rate volatility.

Europe stocks close sharply lower

Apr 17 2015 18:54

Europe's main stock markets finished sharply lower on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.93 percent to 6,994.63 points.

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