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Economy

Oil dive means rough ride for Gulf states

Dec 19 2014 09:14

Gulf countries are bracing for tough times as oil revenues fall and after they missed a golden chance to diversify in a decade of unprecedented windfalls.

Inside Labour

Silver linings to dark global clouds

Dec 19 2014 07:12

SA labour seems to have a growing sense of living in a system well beyond its sell-by date, says Terry Bell in his final Inside Labour column this year.

Economy

Putin: Russia will overcome 'perfect storm'

Dec 19 2014 07:52

President Vladimir Putin has assured Russians the economy will rebound after the rouble's dramatic slide, but offers no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.

Equities

SA stocks log biggest gain in nearly 6 years

Dec 18 2014 18:09

Sasol has led the charge as stocks on the JSE booked their biggest daily gain in nearly six years, swept along by a wave of positive global equity sentiment.

South Africa

Eskom: All OK, but keep on saving

Dec 18 2014 17:23

Eskom has called on all customers to reduce electricity usage, especially in the early evening, but says it expects power supply to remain stable.

World

Firms scramble to ease rouble pain

Dec 18 2014 16:19

Russian firms are scrambling to restructure the terms of foreign currency loans as the rouble's decline pushes up the cost of debt servicing.

News

As Russia goes down a sinkhole, what’s next?

Dec 18 2014 15:31

Russian banks and corporates will not be able to refinance their $600bn outstanding foreign currency debts anytime soon, says Cees Bruggemans.

South Africa

November PPI remains unchanged

Dec 18 2014 15:26

The producer price index for final manufactured goods from October to November 2014 has remained unchanged, says Statistics SA.

 

In other news

EU calls for free trade deal with US in 2015

13 minutes ago

The European Union and the US should do do everything possible to finish negotiating their landmark free trade deal in the new year, say EU leaders.

Google aiming Android straight into cars

Dec 19 2014 08:55

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources have said.

Namibia's mining performance slacks

26 minutes ago

Namibia's mining sector has performed weaker during the third quarter of 2014, as production of diamonds, uranium and zinc concentrate decreased.

German consumer confidence grows at year-end

45 minutes ago

Consumer confidence in Germany has seen a boost in December as shoppers hit the stores for Christmas and looked ahead to the new year with optimism.

Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement

Dec 19 2014 08:39

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.

Global stocks in 'Santa rally' on Fed news

Dec 19 2014 07:40

Global stock markets have surged in a "Santa Claus rally" as dealers welcomed the US Federal Reserve's signalling that an interest rate rise was not imminent.

Oil dives in volatile trade

Dec 19 2014 07:33

Oil prices have skidded sharply in volatile trade, pushing the US benchmark futures contract to a new five-year low amid concerns about ample global supplies.

Online privacy to remain thorny issue

Dec 19 2014 07:46

Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts has showed.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Labour Wrap: May majority will prevail

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Economy

Simple way to sane prices

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Economy

Putin and the rouble rout

Russia is not the West and Putin may well survive unscathed, says Leopold...

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Markets

Dow jumps as US stocks surge

Dec 19 2014 07:43

US stocks have surged for the second day in a row following a Federal Reserve meeting as investors brushed aside concerns about another drop in oil prices.

 

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