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Economy

LIVE: Interest rates decision

Jan 29 2015 13:04

Governor Lesetja Kganyago is widely expected to keep interest rates steady at the end of the SA Reserve Bank’s three-day Monetary Policy Meeting.

Tech

Taxi drivers protest Uber - as it happened

Jan 29 2015 11:32

Taxi drivers have taken to the streets in their hundreds in Cape Town to protest the newly launched app-based ride-hailing service Uber.

South Africa

Consumers have never had it so good - expert

Jan 29 2015 10:21

Lower inflation and a further expected petrol price drop do not mean consumers should stack up even more debt, warns an expert.

Retail

Eating consumers push SA retailers to top spots

Jan 29 2015 12:39

South African retailers have performed very well in Africa and the Middle East, according to the latest Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing survey.

Economy

December PPI slows year-on-year

Jan 29 2015 12:08

South Africa's producer price inflation has slowed year-on-year in December, according to Stats SA.

Currencies

Rand slips to week low ahead of rate decision

Jan 29 2015 09:49

The rand has fallen to its weakest in a week as the dollar gained after the Fed's policy statement, while eyes now turn to the Reserve Bank's interest rates decision.

Tech

Uber targets 'revolutionising' SA transport

Jan 29 2015 08:33

Ride hailing service Uber is intent on changing the way South Africans think about transport, but the company says it is also fighting a 'dated regulatory' framework.

Economy

SA tourists shun pricey Zim

Jan 29 2015 09:56

A top Zimbabwean hotel group has recorded a 17% drop in tourist arrivals from South Africa as rand weakness and a slowing economy take their toll.

 

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The 91 000 people working in the UK for McDonald's have learned that their former boss, Steve Easterbrook, has become the first Briton to lead the US fast-food giant's global operation.

E-cigs take global nicotine market by storm

Jan 29 2015 12:25

E-cigarettes have taken the global nicotine market by storm, slowing the $2.4bn in global sales of traditional aids like nicotine patches and gums

CT airport sets new passenger record

28 minutes ago

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.

German union stages warning strikes

58 minutes ago

Thousands of engineering workers on night shift across Germany have walked out over a wage dispute, says Germany's biggest trade union.

AstraZeneca bets on 'genetic scissors'

Jan 29 2015 12:45

AstraZeneca has struck four research agreements in the area of genome editing as it bets on a new "genetic scissors" technology.

UK house price growth slows again in January

Jan 29 2015 12:15

British house price growth has slowed on an annual basis for a fifth month in a row in January, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide shows.

German economic prospects brighten

Jan 29 2015 11:45

The German economy has had a good start to 2015 thanks to falling oil prices and an export-boosting slump in the euro.

European shares fall after Fed Reserve statement

Jan 29 2015 11:16

European stocks have fallen in early trading after the US Federal Reserve took an upbeat view on the US economy and signalled that it remains firmly on track. :

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