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Economy

Tsotsi quits as Eskom chairperson

Mar 31 2015 06:30

Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi has resigned. Ben Ngubane was appointed acting chairperson with immediate effect.

Economy

Household credit growth sinks to five-year low

Mar 31 2015 06:00

Growth in the total value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector has hit its lowest level since January 2010, says Absa.

News

Vavi remains general secretary of Cosatu

Mar 30 2015 20:04

Despite his dismissal from Cosatu's central executive committee, Zwelinzima Vavi remains the general secretary of the labour federation.

Economy

Tsotsi positive of confidence vote by Eskom board

Mar 30 2015 19:31

The chairperson of Eskom says he faces a vote of confidence by the utility's board, after being accused of acting improperly by suspending the chief executive.

Currencies

Rand hits one-week low against dollar

Mar 30 2015 18:15

The rand has extended losses against the dollar, hitting a new one-week low, as a basket of currencies suffered at the hand of a stronger greenback.

Economy

Cape toll ruling echoes early warnings on Sanral - Outa

Mar 30 2015 17:07

The latest ruling on the Cape Winelands toll project reflects concerns expressed in other judgments against Sanral over the past decade, says Outa.

Tech

Zuma trying to resolve SABC issues

Mar 30 2015 17:21

President Jacob Zuma's office says stability at the SABC is important after several board members have been axed from the public broadcaster.

 

In other news

Europe stocks close higher

Mar 30 2015 19:15

Europe's main stock markets have closed higher, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index gaining 0.53% on the day at 6 891.43 points.

US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal

Mar 30 2015 16:32

US stocks have jumped in early trade helped by news that Dow member UnitedHealth would pay $12.8bn for rival pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran.

Oil prices fall on oversupply fears

Mar 30 2015 15:32

Oil has sunk as an oversupplied market offset concerns over unrest in the crude-rich Middle East, where Saudi-led warplanes have struck rebel targets in Yemen.

Complaints against UK banks dip 7%

Mar 30 2015 15:15

Complaints against Britain's banks have fallen in the second half of last year as fewer people lodged objections about insurance protection mis-selling.

Demand still strong for African oil products

Mar 30 2015 14:20

African oil products demand growth has remained strong across all regions, according to an independent consultancy focusing on the African energy market.

Fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend

Mar 30 2015 14:07

Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

It's high season at Germany's egg-colouring plant

Mar 30 2015 12:45

Germany's egg-colouring plants are in full production mode in the weeks running up to Easter.

Rivals to focus on organic firms after Kraft deal

Mar 30 2015 12:09

The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share.

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