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Eskom has huge power grip over SA

May 06 2015 12:08

The sombre mood of economic growth will not improve in South Africa while Eskom’s energy constraints continue, according to economist JP Landman.


Delays at Medupi as strike enters 6th week

May 06 2015 11:15

The continued unprotected industrial action is in its sixth week and has resulted in construction delays on the Medupi Power Station Project, says Eskom.


Vavi won't appeal expulsion, says he's enjoying the freedom

May 06 2015 10:10

Zwelinzima Vavi will not appeal his expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions as general secretary unless it holds what he calls a legitimate congress.


Richemont combats smartwatch craze with smart straps

May 06 2015 11:02

Swiss luxury goods maker Richemont is rolling out high-tech straps to counter the smartwatches designed by Apple and others.


‘Boom in construction won’t last’

May 06 2015 09:59

The proposed R800bn investment in infrastructure over the next three years will be a shot in the arm for construction, but should not be seen a panacea.


Datatec subsidiary snaps up UK tech outfit

May 06 2015 11:04

A subsidiary of information and communication technology group Datatec, Logicalis Group, has acquired UK business intelligence consultancy Trovus.


INFOGRAPHIC: SA ‘competitive’ on entry level broadband pricing

May 06 2015 09:26

Entry level broadband prices in South Africa are competitive but the country lags when it comes to average household tariffs, reveals a UK market intelligence company.


Deadlock in public wage talks could spell damaging strike

May 06 2015 07:46

South Africa will soon hear whether there has been a breakthrough in the tortuous public sector wage negotiations or whether another deadlock has been reached.


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Data boost helps European shares halt slide

May 06 2015 11:19

European equity indices have rebounded in choppy trade as strong eurozone services data and corporate results offset a sell-off in the region's government bonds.

Greece unsure in race to avert cash crunch

May 06 2015 10:45

Greece has blown hot and cold with its eurozone partners as it struggled to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch this month.

Warren Buffett to auction another charity lunch

May 06 2015 10:15

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has once again agreed to have lunch this year with the winner of an auction to benefit a San Francisco charity.

EU to delay decisions on tax deals

May 06 2015 09:30

EU regulators will miss a June deadline to decide whether tax deals granted by individual member states to companies including Starbucks are legal.

Dollar drops on poor trade data

May 06 2015 08:45

The dollar has slid against the euro after US data showed a sharp rise in the trade deficit that raised questions about the outlook for a rise in interest rates.

Asian shares lose steam as Wall St sags

May 06 2015 07:42

Asian stocks have lost steam, with most leading indexes in retreat after US markets slumped on worries about surging oil prices and growing tensions over Greece.

US stocks tumble on oil prices, Greece doubts

May 06 2015 07:29

US stocks have tumbled on worries about higher oil prices and a spike in tensions over the Greek debt crisis.

European stocks close down

May 05 2015 18:41

Europe's main stock markets hvae finished in the red, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.84% at 6 927.58 points.

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May 05 2015 09:11

Six professional women in the Midlands have established a co-operative, the Business Skills Alliance, to offer business skills, support and training to small and medium enterprises.


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