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Economy

De Lille: CT wants new energy future

Jan 30 2015 12:46

The City of Cape Town is willing to engage with prospective IPPs, partners and stakeholders to explore how it can accommodate its future energy needs.

Economy

ANC land cap irrational - Afribusiness

Jan 30 2015 11:57

The African National Congress' proposed cap on land ownership is irrational and could lead to restrictions on other assets, says Afribusiness.

News

Glencore mine closure not good news - union

Jan 30 2015 11:32

Glencore's intention to retrench over 1 000 employees at its Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga is disappointing, according to union Uasa.

Tech

Women, diversity 'key' to SA's tech industry

Jan 30 2015 10:32

More women need to be actively supported to pursue careers in the male-dominated South African technology scene, says an industry expert.

Economy

Eskom warns of extremely tight power system

Jan 30 2015 09:45

Eskom says any extra load or faults in the system could make it necessary to go into shedding, and undertakes to keep consumers updated.

Currencies

Rand firmer after Sarb holds lending rate

Jan 30 2015 09:56

The rand has gained against the dollar following a decision by the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged.

Economy

Credit growth slows to 8.52% in December

Jan 30 2015 08:42

South Africa's private sector credit demand grew 8.52% year-on-year in December, down from 9.13% in November, according to Reserve Bank data.

Tech

Credit card habits reveal your identity

Jan 30 2015 09:53

Just four bits of information gleaned from a shopper's credit card can be used to identify almost anyone.

 

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Google profit up 41%, but short of forecasts

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UK to review loan insurance compensation

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Britain's markets watchdog will collect evidence on whether consumers mis-sold loan insurance are being compensated properly.

Greece won't curb all-inclusive resorts

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New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared war on popular packages after the tourism minister promises to curb all-inclusive resorts.

Qatar Airways takes 9.99% stake in IAG

Jan 30 2015 11:45

Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99% stake in International Airlines Group, worth around £1.15bn, building closer ties with the owner of its partners.

Greece will stay in eurozone: French PM

Jan 30 2015 11:15

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has sought to reassure Chinese concerns about the eurozone, insisting that Greece will stay part of the single currency.

European shares head for best month in years

Jan 30 2015 10:25

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index has advanced and is heading for its best monthly performance in 5½ years.

Chevron refinery to close for maintenance

Jan 30 2015 09:55

US energy firm Chevron will shut down its oil refinery in Cape Town from February 13 to March 31 for routine maintenance and safety inspections, the company says.

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