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Eskom: What a tight electricity system means

Mar 01 2015 16:16

We have heard it so many times already, but what does a constrained power system mean? Have a look at this graph for a better understanding.

Economy

Zuma stands by his JSE remarks

Mar 01 2015 15:18

President Jacob Zuma has reiterated his assertion pinning black ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange at three percent.

Budget

Nene is running out of options - expert

Mar 01 2015 14:26

The government is divided and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene can only do so much in his budget speech as he is not the president, says an expert.

Advertising

Come clean on R1.6m New Age ads - DA

Mar 01 2015 13:30

The DA wants answers from Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on reports that her ministry spent an unauthorised R1.6m on newspaper advertisements.

Mining

Khulubuse Zuma goes to court over R1.5bn Aurora claims

Mar 01 2015 12:17

Khulubuse Zuma has lodged an urgent court application to have claims of about R1.5bn against Aurora Empowerment Systems set aside.

Tech

50 000 Uber drivers in hacking breach

Mar 01 2015 11:33

Uber joins the ranks of companies hit by data breaches, saying a hacker may have gained access to the license numbers of some 50 000 of its drivers.

Travel & Leisure

Plot to catch SAA chief backfires

Mar 01 2015 10:26

Top private investigator Paul O’Sullivan tried to force SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni to resign by inadvertently using fake bank statements.

Economy

No big bang Indian budget

Mar 01 2015 13:37

Indian announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work.

 

In other news

Libya's oil production more than 400 000bpd

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Libya's oil production is now at more than 400 000 barrels per day, says an official from the National Oil Corporation.

Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran

Mar 01 2015 15:08

Yemen and Iran have signed a civil aviation deal allowing each country to fly up to 14 flights a week in both directions

China manufacturing activity rebounds

Mar 01 2015 14:29

Chinese manufacturing business activity rebounded in February after falling to a 28-month low in January, official data shows.

India raises defence budget modestly

Mar 01 2015 13:42

I allocated a modest 7.9% increase in defence spending for the fiscal year, suggesting that it will move only gradually with the military's long wish list.

Mexican company gets deal to invest in Cuba

Mar 01 2015 12:29

A Mexican meat processing firm is the first international company to get approval for an investment project in Cuba's first special economic development area.

Russia's Rosneft may get $5bn for projects

Mar 01 2015 11:45

Russian state oil firm Rosneft may get $5bn from the National Wealth Fund to finance five projects, both upstream and downstream, says energy minister.

Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin - tycoon

Mar 01 2015 11:30

Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says Vladimir Putin is a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further.

Glencore cuts Australia coal output on weak demand

Mar 01 2015 11:15

Mining and commodities giant Glencore Xstrata says it is reducing its coal production in Australia by 15 million tons amid weak global demand and oversupply.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

More leadership, Mr Nene

Nene's prudent budget may be a touch too conservative, says Jaco Leuvennink....

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State firm let-downs

Parastatals' lacklustre performance is a reputational threat to firms,...

Opinion and Analysis

Generational rethink

Technology is blurring age-related generational divides in business, says...

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No big bang Indian budget

Mar 01 2015 13:37

Indian announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work.

 

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