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Economy

Govt seeks to stub out illegal cigarettes

Apr 25 2014 05:30

South Africans smoked eight billion illicit cigarettes last year, with most of them manufactured inside the country, while some were smuggled from Zimbabwe.

Economy

Mines seek deal with striking workers

Apr 24 2014 20:06

Major platinum producers say they would take their latest wage offer directly to employees, after failing to reach a deal with Amcu to end a 13-week strike.

Financial Services

Barclays pay row intensifies

Apr 24 2014 19:18

More than a third of Barclays' investors declined to back its pay policy, tipping the British bank into an open row with one of its biggest shareholders.

Economy

Amcu, producers haggle over wage offer

Apr 24 2014 17:53

The world's top platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union are haggling over the latest pay offer tabled by the companies.

Agribusiness

Fishing exemption order extended

Apr 24 2014 17:07

Commercial line fishermen who were unsuccessful in their applications for new rights can continue fishing for now, the Western Cape High Court orders.

Economy

'R1 a month' for some Transnet pensioners

Apr 24 2014 16:28

Motorists hooted their horns and shouted "Viva badala, Viva" (viva, elders, viva) while Transnet pensioners marched to the Union Buildings.

Retail

Stiff penalties for illicit cigarettes

Apr 24 2014 15:20

Penalties for those caught dealing in so-called illicit cigarettes are steep, according to the Tobacco Institute of SA.

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When your hobby becomes your business

Apr 24 2014 17:31

Having a creative idea for a business is not enough and failure to plan appropriately upfront may result in increased future tax costs, warns an expert.

 

In other news

JSE reaches new peak

Apr 24 2014 18:16

South African stocks booked their highest close on record as shares of Anglo American and its unit Kumba Iron Ore rose on solid first-quarter production.

US wants to ban e-cigarette sales to minors

Apr 24 2014 19:49

The US Food and Drug Administration proposed rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18.

Alstom shares jump on $13bn GE bid

Apr 24 2014 19:15

Shares in Alstom have jumped more than 14% after a report that General Electric was in talks to buy the struggling French turbine and train maker for about $13bn.

Apple's sales boom in communist Vietnam

Apr 24 2014 17:42

Communist Vietnam is suddenly Apple Inc's hottest market after its sales growth tripled in the first three months of the year.

Russia admits sanctions are hurting

Apr 24 2014 18:00

President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine-related sanctions are hurting Russia, but added that the damage was not very serious.

Cheese champions honoured

Apr 24 2014 17:58

More than 820 products were judged in this year's DuPont Qualité Awards for the SA dairy industry and organised by Agri-Expo.

Adidas shifts orders from China plant

Apr 24 2014 16:51

Adidas is shifting some orders from a factory in south China that has been at the centre of one of the country's biggest labour strikes.

US stocks gain on tech results, Apple soars

Apr 24 2014 16:03

US stock index futures are higher with Nasdaq jumping more than 1% following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.

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