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Telkom job cuts cost R1.1bn

Aug 03 2015 09:47

Local telecoms company Telkom has paid R1.1bn in voluntary early retirement and severance packages, according to the company’s latest quarterly report.

Mining

Amcu snubs higher wage offer

Aug 03 2015 09:54

Union Amcu has rejected a pay offer made by operators including AngloGold Ashanti, stopping short of calling a strike.

Currencies

Rand under pressure, US rate outlook to set course

Aug 03 2015 09:39

The rand has remained under pressure after the release of weak manufacturing data out of China, a key importer of local commodities.

Tech

SA startup scores US accelerator jackpot

Aug 03 2015 07:15

One South African startup has hit the accelerator jackpot by being the first to be included in the US-based 500 Start-ups accelerator.

Economy

Emigration knocks growth of SA's rich

Aug 03 2015 07:26

While South Africa and Egypt remain Africa’s biggest wealth centres, growth in the numbers of the rich has been held back by emigration, a report shows.

International Markets

Greeks brace for stock market carnage after shutdown

Aug 03 2015 07:08

Greece will take another step away from full-on crisis mode by opening its stock market for the first time in five weeks, although immediate heavy losses are expected.

Mining

Low international prices hit Zimplats earnings

Aug 03 2015 09:10

Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe-based unit Zimplats has reported a 41% revenue drop for the quarter ended June 30 on depressed international prices.

News

Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

In other news

Only payrolls surprise may shake stalling US market

Aug 03 2015 07:37

Unless next week's payrolls report is an outlier, investors should expect a constant directionless market, keeping the S&P 500 trading in place for most of the year.

Asia stocks mostly down as China manufacturing slows

Aug 03 2015 07:29

Asian markets have mostly fallen as China shares were dragged down by poor manufacturing figures and investors followed a drop on Wall Street.

Oil prices languish as supply concerns linger

Aug 03 2015 07:23

Oil prices have fallen in Asia on persistent concerns about the global supply glut after OPEC's indication that it will not budge from its current lofty output levels.

Concerns over Croatia tourism

Aug 02 2015 18:00

As Croatia gears up for exploration of oil and gas in the Adriatic sea, green groups have raised concerns about the environment and economy of the tourism-dependant country.

Madagascar mess-ups keep tourist 'paradise' marooned

Aug 02 2015 17:15

Tour operators blame the latest drop in visitor numbers on mass cancellations that followed a month-long Air Madagascar strike that has grounded all internal flights.

Exxon,Chevron profits dive

Aug 02 2015 16:30

US oil giants Chevron and ExxonMobil have signaled further belt-tightening ahead as the industry responds to lower oil prices.

Areva will explore bringing in Chinese investors

Aug 02 2015 16:00

Areva will seek partnerships with Chinese energy companies that could see them take stakes in the French nuclear reactor maker, says its chairperson.

Upskilling for the digital era

Aug 02 2015 15:33

They circulate more than 8 million newspapers and reach about 24 million readers each month. That’s the combined strength of the 250-odd independent publishers that print newspapers in disadvantaged areas across the country.

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Challenges of the sandwich generation

Aug 03 2015 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

 

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