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Economy

Building plans boost business indicator

Oct 21 2014 10:25

The SA Reserve Bank's leading business cycle indicator has risen 0.8% in August, due to an increase in the number of residential building plans passed.

Currencies

Rand at strongest level in a week

Oct 21 2014 10:08

The rand has edged up to its firmest level in a week against the dollar, tracking stronger Asian currencies after GDP data in China was better than expected.

Commodities

Gold steady near one-month high

Oct 21 2014 09:23

Gold has clung to overnight gains to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased.

Opinion

Samsung eyes SA for tech win

Oct 21 2014 09:20

Samsung has a strategy for South Africa and Africa that should see the South Korean company make deep inroads with its mobile devices while its major competitors sleep at the wheel.

Economy

China best place to invest, say US execs

Oct 21 2014 09:07

China has the strongest foreign investment opportunities with Britain second and Germany third, according to a survey of US corporate executives.

Budget

Eskom, SAA to stay drain on tax coffers

Oct 21 2014 07:00

Eskom and SAA are likely to continue testing taxpayers' patience while the threat of public sector wage hikes will maintain pressure on SA's ratings outlook.

In the news

Zulu: Support coming soon for small business

Oct 21 2014 06:00

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says she has not ruled out adopting the KwaZulu-Natal provincial development model in all nine provinces.

Economy

Bonus time: Workers get cars, homes, diamonds

Oct 21 2014 05:00

A diamond merchant in India's Gujarat state has gifted cars, flats and jewellery to 1 200 employees as a reward for meeting targets.

 

In other news

Japan stores angle for coffee market crown

18 minutes ago

Japan's convenience store operators are jostling for eminence in a famously cut-throat industry, with a successful product for the market's top players - coffee.

Dollar eases in Asia after weak China data

45 minutes ago

The dollar has slipped in Asia as weak Chinese growth data rekindled concerns about the global economy.

China posts slowest growth since global crisis

52 minutes ago

China's economic growth has slowed to its weakest since the global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment.

Brent extends gains at above $85

Oct 21 2014 09:29

Brent has edged up, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by lingering fears of a weak global economy.

Areva CEO steps down as he battles 'illness'

Oct 21 2014 09:15

Areva chief executive Luc Oursel has announced that he had stepped down for health reasons, more than three years after he was appointed as head.

China to pitch high-speed trains to California

Oct 21 2014 09:00

State-backed China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signalling China's growing export ambitions.

US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

Oct 21 2014 08:40

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

Oct 21 2014 07:45

New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

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