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Economy

Sarb keeps rates steady

Sep 18 2014 15:21

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says the repo rate will remain at 5.75%, citing the aneamic state of the domestic economy.

News

Neasa to lodge urgent application on wages

Sep 18 2014 13:52

The National Employers’ Association of South Africa wants to lodge an urgent application in the Labour Court to stop the extension of a wage agreement.

Economy

Concern as food inflation spirals

Sep 18 2014 12:55

A worrisome trend is that prices of everyday items like food and electricity are rising rapidly, while non-durables like TV sets are becoming more affordable.

Industrial

Eskom needs maintenance, not just new plants

Sep 18 2014 12:04

Building new plants won't save Eskom if the power utility can't get its old power plants back in order, says a senior manager.

Mining

Call to attach property of Khulubuse, Zondwa

Sep 18 2014 11:08

Cosatu has called on the sheriff of the court to attach the property of Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela and other directors of the liquidated Aurora mine.

Currencies

Dollar soars on US diverging path

Sep 18 2014 10:15

The dollar has vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path of the US.

Currencies

Rand firms before interest rate decision

Sep 18 2014 09:41

The rand has firmed before the SA Reserve Bank's interest rate decision as some market players anticipate a rate hike.

 

In other news

Oil prices dip on Opec uncertainty

Sep 18 2014 13:49

Crude oil prices have eased as financial markets focused on Scotland's independent vote, while reacting to US data and uncertainty over Opec's outlook.

Nigeria oil strike still on

Sep 18 2014 11:47

Nigerian oil unions have continued a strike they say could affect exports if no agreement is reached with the government.

Air France pilots strike enters fourth day

Sep 18 2014 11:15

A pilots' strike at Air France has stretched into its fourth day, with the two sides still at odds in a dispute over cost cuts.

European shares climb early, Scotland in focus

Sep 18 2014 10:36

European stocks have edged up, tracking gains on Wall St after the US Fed renewed its pledge to keep ultra-low interest rates for a "considerable time".

Russian tycoon's arrest hits business climate

Sep 18 2014 10:28

Arresting a billionaire over vague accusations will further hurt Russia's economy, already brought low by Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

G20 seeks closure on regulations

Sep 18 2014 10:30

Australia is leading a push to draw a line under the global financial crisis, urging the G20 to finalise regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the crash.

World tourism numbers up in first half - UN

Sep 18 2014 10:00

International tourist numbers have grown, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, says the World Tourism Organisation.

Asian shares mixed after Fed decision

Sep 18 2014 09:41

Asian markets have been mixed and the dollar has rallied after the Federal Reserve stuck to its timetable on hiking interest rates.

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