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Bruggemans: No Zuma, real story lies overseas

Sep 01 2015 13:35

Cees Bruggemans questions President Jacob Zuma's claims that the responsibility of a failing government is now at the hands of the private sector.

Economy

Zim, Zambia economies trip on water shortage

Sep 01 2015 12:37

Low water levels at Kariba dam will further worsen power generating capacity in Zimbabwe and Zambia, with rising power deficits set to hobble economic activity.

Economy

Ramaphosa to shed light on Eskom, SAA plans

Sep 01 2015 12:09

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to update parliament on strategies to make key parastatals such as South African Airways and Eskom more efficient.

Eskom

ANC seeks clarity on oil, gas laws

Sep 01 2015 11:11

The ruling ANC has urged the government to approve planned changes to laws for the oil and gas sector to help speed up development and resolve power shortages.

Tech

Remote working makes sense, say Fin24 users

Sep 01 2015 12:32

Working remotely using just an internet connection helps boost productivity, say Fin24 users.

Retail

Actis buys stake in Coricraft to propel expansion

Sep 01 2015 11:40

Emerging market investor Actis has announced the acquisition of a significant minority stake in SA home furnishings retailer Coricraft Group.

Currencies

Rand gains but still vulnerable to hawkish Fed

Sep 01 2015 09:57

The rand has recovered after the greenback sagged ahead of data due this week, but remains in sell-off territory as US rate hike concerns weakened risk appetite.

 

In other news

Stocks slide as global growth angst deepens

Sep 01 2015 12:45

Stocks have fallen around the world and the yen gained with gold as the slowdown in China showed no sign of abating.

Weak China data point to economic slowdown

Sep 01 2015 12:30

Activity in China's factory sector has shrunk at its fastest rate in at least three years as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears.

Volatile Rand may affect cruise fares, warns MSC

Sep 01 2015 09:40

Prospective South African cruisers have been warned to pay any outstanding fees or face a possible fare increase due to the weak Rand.

China new home prices rise in August

Sep 01 2015 09:15

New house prices in China have risen in August from a year ago for the first time in 11 months, as government monetary easing policies boosted demand.

Dollar weakens further in Asia

Sep 01 2015 08:41

The dollar has lost ground in line with a fall in Asian shares, as concerns about the global economy clouded the outlook for a US Fed Reserve rate hike.

Asia stocks extend losses, Shanghai hit by more weak data

Sep 01 2015 07:32

Asian stocks have sunk, with Shanghai tumbling more than 3%, following another batch of data showing weakness in China's economy.

US stocks close lower: S&P loses 0.84%

Sep 01 2015 07:39

Nervous investors have sold down US stocks after surviving last week's turbulence, amid continued worries over the potential broader impact of China's slowdown.

Oil prices tumble in Asia on Chinese data

Sep 01 2015 07:27

Oil prices have tumbled in Asia, surrendering some of their big gains after fresh data showed manufacturing activity in top energy consumer China contracted in August.

Analysis & Opinion

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Savings

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.

Entrepreneurs

Mind over matter

Sep 01 2015 06:45

Having a strong, positive perspective about a desired goal can help business owners stay on course and ultimately achieve their dream, says a business coach.

 

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