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Cosatu facing financial crisis, says Vavi

Mar 29 2015 19:00

The country's biggest trade union federation, Cosatu, is facing financial problems, says its secretary general, Zwelinzima Vavi, after he announced that he would not resign.

Inside Labour

Wage talks continue with public sector unions

Mar 29 2015 21:15

Talks are continuing between the government and public sector unions as their existing agreement expires on Tuesday.


Transnet suspends executive

Mar 29 2015 16:22

The Sunday Independent reports that Transnet is pursing fraud and corruption charges against Bheka Xaba, sales executive in the freight and rail division.

South Africa

Minister after me: Tsotsi

Mar 29 2015 15:06

Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi has fingered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for orchestrating moves to remove him, the Sunday Independent reports.

South Africa

Vavi: I'm not going to resign

Mar 29 2015 13:06

Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi says he is not going to resign, despite widespread speculation that he would turn his back on the trade union.


Eskom losing maintenance battle - report

Mar 29 2015 11:51

An article in Rapport says Eskom is losing its battle to do essential maintenance at the country's power plants and it's caught in a spiral of unplanned maintenance.


Eskom, Westinghouse court case drags on

Mar 29 2015 10:20

The court case between Eskom and Westinghouse has taken another turn in the South Gauteng High Court after the judge dismissed the review application.

Financial Services

Belvedere duo hit back

Mar 29 2015 10:11

Cobus Kellermann and David Cosgrove of Belvedere Management have served a letter of demand on Alec Hogg following reports of an alleged Ponzi scheme.


In other news

US investors await Fed data

Mar 29 2015 18:00

Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves as they await monthly US jobs data and any news that could change expectations.

Anticipation and angst over milk quotas

Mar 29 2015 14:09

European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas with a mixture of anticipation and angst.

China hopes to re-list Pirelli in Italy

Mar 29 2015 11:05

The ChemChina company hopes to re-list Italy's Pirelli on the Italian stock exchange after the Chinese company recently bought the world's fifth-largest tyre maker.

Oil dives 5% over Yemen worries

Mar 29 2015 09:32

Oil has tumbled 5% in the US, erasing the previous session's gains, as Yemen's conflict looked less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments.

Risk-shy banks, firms keep eurozone credit on tight leash

Mar 27 2015 21:30

The eurozone credit cycle is a whisker away from turning positive but don't expect a rapid recovery and bank lending to the private sector fell 0.1% in February.

BoE, stung by scandals, flags market concerns

Mar 27 2015 21:00

The Bank of England has warned about possible frequent irregularities in financial markets in an attempt to address problems relating to recent scandals.

Shell to cut more UK North Sea jobs in 2015

Mar 27 2015 20:15

Royal Dutch Shell is planning more job cuts in its UK North Sea oil and gas business, a week after a package of tax cuts to encourage growth in the industry.

Europe stocks close mixed

Mar 27 2015 19:09

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index ending the day down 0.58% at 6 855.02 points.

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