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Economy

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis quits

Jul 06 2015 08:36

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has quit his post hours after his government triumphed in a referendum rejecting austerity, saying his presence would hamper talks.

Economy

Will Putin pay for SA's R1trn nuclear plan?

Jul 06 2015 07:28

Russia is seen as the frontrunner to win the right to build South African nuclear power plants that may be worth as much as R1 trillion.

Economy

Tsipras has caused a disaster - German lawmaker

Jul 06 2015 07:58

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has caused a disaster and must see how to pick up the pieces, says a senior German conservative lawmaker.

Economy

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming 'No'

Jul 06 2015 04:46

The vote leaves Greece in uncharted waters: risking a banking collapse that could force it out of the euro.

Home

State sets off credit bomb with rate cuts

Jul 05 2015 20:00

New proposed limits on interest rates and fees will amount to a kick in the teeth for the microlending industry, which has been lobbying ferociously for higher chargers.

Property

Hint of fewer foreign buyers of SA property

Jul 05 2015 20:30

There is a hint of a slowdown in the prominence of foreigners buying of domestic residential property, according to the latest FNB Estate Agent Survey.

Mining

Mining firms’ silicosis sins

Jul 05 2015 19:00

Scores of mine workers suffer from lung diseases caused by inhaling dust underground. While mining firms fudge the facts, workers wait for compensation.

Travel & Leisure

‘Visa rules may boost tourist visits’

Jul 05 2015 18:00

Despite what some term 'draconian measures', home affairs insists its new laws will only benefit the country.

 

In other news

Brent dips below $60 as Greek vote prompts stability fears

Jul 06 2015 06:26

Brent has slid below $60 a barrel for the first time since April amid speculation Greece’s rejection of austerity measures will prompt its exit from the euro area.

Asia markets sink after Greek vote

Jul 06 2015 06:02

Asian stocks have slumped after Greek voters rejected more austerity demands from creditors, fuelling fears the country will crash out of the eurozone.

Investors warned to brace for global equity selloff

Jul 06 2015 05:22

The overwhelming Greek rejection of a bailout is likely to boost market uncertainly, weaken the euro and trigger a global stocks selloff, analysts warn.

Rand hinges on Greek vote

Jul 05 2015 12:18

Greece owes billions, but is essentially bankrupt. Its default could affect emerging market currencies badly

Finding innovative ways to fund your dreams

Jul 05 2015 18:30

Our family has a game where we write down what we would do with our money if we won the Lotto. This is not just a fruitless exercise of “what if”, because what it does is show us what is important to us and what our dreams really are.

The importance of a financial plan

Jul 05 2015 18:00

A financial plan is a dynamic tool that should be used in your daily life to manage your finances so that your money is always in the black – not just in the short term but over medium- and long-term periods too.

The myth behind active management

Jul 05 2015 17:30

An investor who wants to invest in the JSE via an investment fund has two main options: using an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or what is commonly known as a passive fund.

Tanzania resumes debate on contentious energy bill

Jul 05 2015 17:00

Tanzania's parliament has resumed debate on a long-delayed petroleum bill, after the speaker suspended around 40 opposition lawmakers for disrupting an earlier session.

Analysis & Opinion

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Offence in the workplace

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Finding innovative ways to fund your dreams

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Inside Labour: Stop passing the buck

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South Africa

‘Border more chaotic than ever’

Jul 05 2015 15:14

It’s just after 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon when I arrive at the main Oshoek-Ngwenya border post between Swaziland and South Africa with my two children, aged seven and nine.

Investments

The myth behind active management

Jul 05 2015 15:19

An investor who wants to invest in the JSE via an investment fund has two main options: using an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or what is commonly known as a passive fund.

 

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