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News

Home owners battle to pay bonds

Oct 30 2014 20:02

South Africans are finding it more difficult to keep up with their mortgage payments as the cost of living and interest rates climb, says one of the big four banks.

Economy

Sheriff visits health dept over payments

Oct 30 2014 19:49

A court sheriff has visited the Gauteng health department's head office intending to attach furniture after it failed to settle its bills.

News

Vavi: Cosatu weaker than ever

Oct 30 2014 19:02

Cosatu has never been as weak and paralysed as it is today and it is running out of time to remain relevant, says its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

News

SAPS monitoring MyCiTi bus strike

Oct 30 2014 18:31

The SA Police Service is keeping a close watch over an illegal strike by MyCiTi bus drivers, who are resorting to violence and intimidation.

Economy

Electricity system under strain - Eskom

Oct 30 2014 18:01

Eskom has issued an alert, warning that the power system in under severe pressure as a result of technical faults.

Currencies

Rand bounces back against a firm dollar

Oct 30 2014 18:14

The rand has firmed against the dollar as the reserve bank defended its inflation targeting policy, saying it was the best approach to reducing price pressures.

News

High fences help serious criminals, experts warn

Oct 30 2014 17:35

With soaring crime rates pushing homeowners to fortify their properties, high walls meant to keep criminals out have become the residents’ biggest threat, experts warn.

Tech

HCI sees 'zero chance' of spinning off eNCA

Oct 30 2014 16:23

Hosken Consolidated Investments chief executive says the group has no plans to sell its 24-hour news channel.

 

In other news

Total's new boss promises stability

Oct 30 2014 19:04

The new head of French energy major Total has promised continuity and stability after the death of his predecessor, Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash.

Volkswagen posts solid earnings

Oct 30 2014 16:45

Volkswagen, which has struggled with high costs at its core VW brand, has surprised analysts with strong third-quarter earnings.

RBS to reveal funds to settle forex probes

Oct 30 2014 16:50

Royal Bank of Scotland will announce how much it has set aside to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets when it reports third-quarter results.

UK's 'bad bank' warns of interest dangers

Oct 30 2014 16:15

Britain's 'bad bank' has already contacted around 20 000 customers whom it thinks might have problems repaying their mortgages when interest rates start to rise.

German unemployment drops

Oct 30 2014 16:00

Germany's tally of unemployed has fallen by 22 000 in October, showing that fears of recession in the eurozone have not translated into a fall-off in hiring yet.

Ukraine expects cheaper Russia gas

Oct 30 2014 15:45

Ukraine's position at three-way talks in Brussels is that the price of Russian natural gas will be $378 per 1 000 cubic metres by the end of 2014.

Europe shares halt 2-week rally

Oct 30 2014 15:20

European stocks have dropped after the US Federal Reserve sounded less dovish on policy as it ended its six-year bond-buying programme.

Samsung vows changes after profit plunge

Oct 30 2014 14:50

Samsung Electronics admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed to overhaul its handset line-up.

Analysis & Opinion

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Opinion

Clarifying Cosatu chaos

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South Africa

22 000 jobs created, data shows

Oct 30 2014 15:54

A total of 22 000 jobs have been created between the second and third quarters of this year, with the construction industry being the biggest driver of employment.

Entrepreneurs

How to get your ‘team’ right

Oct 28 2014 17:34

Human capital is the greatest asset of any business, and compiling the right team of quality people is an important part of making a business successful, says an action coach.

Markets

Dollar strength hits JSE resources

Oct 30 2014 12:38

Share prices have consolidated as expected after the strong rebound of the last few days, with resources stocks mostly pulling the major indices modestly lower.

 

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