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Economy

National toll road tariffs rise by 6%

Mar 02 2015 21:30

Toll tariffs on national roads will increase by 6.017%, the SA National Roads Agency Limited says.

Economy

Judgment in Zuma Aurora claims expected

Mar 02 2015 20:45

Judgment will be handed down in the North Gauteng High Court in an urgent application by Khulubuse Zuma to have claims of over R1.5bn against Aurora Empowerment Systems set aside.

Economy

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list...again

Mar 02 2015 20:05

Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time.

Economy

Prepare for a week of load shedding

Mar 02 2015 19:26

Eskom has indicated that there would be a shortage of capacity to meet demand, which would likely result in load shedding from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

Budget

Is the budget really pro-poor?

Mar 02 2015 20:26

In his budget speech, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene emphasised the importance of keeping SA fiscal policy progressive. Dewald van Rensburg interrogates this assertion.

Tech

SKA to transform SA economy - Ramaphosa

Mar 02 2015 18:20

The Square Kilometre Array project will lead to new innovations in manufacturing and construction and transform the SA economy, according to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Currencies

Rand weakens on strong dollar pressures

Mar 02 2015 17:44

The rand has weakened against the dollar, in line with other emerging-market currencies, after the greenback strengthened on growing prospects of a rise in US interest rates.

Property

Cape Town rental market remains buoyant

Mar 02 2015 15:28

The Cape Town rental market remains buoyant with demand having picked up immediately after the December holidays, according to Pam Golding Properties.

 

In other news

European stocks close mixed with more records set

Mar 02 2015 19:40

Europe's main stock finished the day down despite the London and Frankfurt markets hitting record highs during the trading sessions.

French firm to boost energy access in Africa

Mar 02 2015 20:45

Electrical equipment giant Schneider has set up a fund to finance projects aimed at boosting access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

Why Nigeria's oil region will only accept Jonathan

Mar 02 2015 19:15

Despite a lack of development in Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's home town, many local inhabitants cannot see themselves voting for anyone else.

GSK, Norvatis sign deals worth $20bn

Mar 02 2015 20:00

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis say they had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20bn that will reshape both drug makers.

Irish manufacturing growth returns to 15-yr high

Mar 02 2015 18:45

Irish manufacturing activity has rebounded in February to a 15-yr high after a relatively weak January as strong new orders helped boost employment in the sector.

Nasdaq hits 15-year high

Mar 02 2015 18:17

The Nasdaq Composite Index has bolted above 5 000 for the first time in 15 years, recovering nearly all the ground since the massive dot-com crash of 2000.

US stocks rise on merger news

Mar 02 2015 17:55

Wall Street stocks have risen following a stream of merger announcements, including a $16.7bn acquisition in the semiconductor sector.

Edelweiss announces new seasonal schedule

Mar 02 2015 17:44

As Switzerland continues to be one of Europe’s most popular winter destinations, Edelweiss has announced its forthcoming seasonal schedule.

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Week of public sector strikes starts in Germany

Mar 02 2015 14:58

Workers at a university clinic in the German city of Essen have walked off the job, the first act in a series of public sector labour stoppages that are set to spread across the country.

 

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