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Economy

Seven ways to weather the economic storm

Aug 30 2015 15:00

For the past two years consumers were warned that there were tough times ahead, while day-to-day living became more and more expensive.

Economy

Zim relaxes empowerment law to boost investment

Aug 30 2015 14:22

Zimbabwe is relaxing a black economic empowerment law forcing foreign-owned firms to sell majority shares to locals in a bid to attract investment, says a cabinet minister.

Agribusiness

SA orange farmers turn east after EU fungus dispute

Aug 30 2015 13:00

Citrus farmers are turning to new markets in Asia after the European Union temporarily halted imports over concern that a fungal disease would spread to farms in Spain.

Eskom

Zuma officially unveils Medupi Unit 6

Aug 30 2015 12:08

President Jacob Zuma has officially opened one of six generating units at Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Limpopo.

Economy

Govt acts to stem SA’s R7bn water leaks

Aug 28 2015 21:15

President Jacob Zuma has launched a campaign to train 15 000 young people to fix leaking taps in their communities.

Tech

Ashley Madison CEO quits after hack

Aug 29 2015 09:38

Noel Biderman is stepping down a week after hackers released the personal information of millions of users of the adultery website.

Equities

JSE ends turbulent week over 2% higher

Aug 28 2015 19:16

The JSE has ended a volatile week, punctuated by fears about China-led global economic slowdown, with its biggest weekly gain in four months.

Economy

Axed Eskom CEO gets top govt job

Aug 28 2015 17:46

Cabinet has announced the appointment of former Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona as secretary for national planning in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

 

In other news

Getting it right amid jittery global market

Aug 30 2015 13:39

With world equity markets being jittery, structured products can provide the investor with a viable alternative to straight long only exposure, an expert says.

Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility

Aug 30 2015 13:22

The Federal Reserve has left the door open to an interest rate hike even while several central bank officials acknowledged that market turmoil could delay its policy tightening.

Britain attacks 'broken' EU migration system, demands tighter rules

Aug 30 2015 13:12

Europe's migration system is broken, says British Interior Minister Theresa May, blaming its borderless system for exacerbating a migrant crisis and demanding tighter rules.

China fears linger as focus on Fed sharpens

Aug 30 2015 13:06

Fears over the health of the Chinese economy kept world markets on edge last week and China will remain in focus, along with the question over a US interest rate increase.

European stocks mixed at end of turbulent week

Aug 28 2015 19:24

Europe's main stock markets have closed mixed after a rollercoaster week driven by concerns over China's slowing growth.

China's richest man on the country's growth 'fantasy'

Aug 28 2015 17:40

China's richest man says government needs to give up any 'fantasy' of maintaining high economic growth rates, while Beijing grapples to contain a market meltdown.

US stocks lower on mixed day for global stocks

Aug 28 2015 16:00

US stocks have dipped in opening trade as a turbulent week for global markets prompted by China worries began to wind down.

Oil prices slide after US-inspired jump

Aug 28 2015 15:45

Oil has slid at the end of a tumultuous week, during which prices hit 6.5-year lows on fears over China's slowing economy, then rebounded on US growth data.

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.

 

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