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Economy

LIVE: Eskom starts stage 1 load shedding

Jan 28 2015 09:18

Eskom has started implementing stage 1 load shedding to manage dam levels at its pumped storage schemes, it said in a statement.

Economy

R700bn lost to corruption in 20 years

Jan 28 2015 10:46

Corruption has cost South Africa R700bn over the last 20 years, according to the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Currencies

Rand on shaky ground as power supply wobbles

Jan 28 2015 09:47

The rand has remained on the back foot against the dollar after weakening to one-week lows overnight, as investors fretted about the impact of the electricity shortage.

Tech

Motorola smartphones are coming back to SA

Jan 28 2015 10:25

The devices will officially return to South Africa in 2015 thanks to a push by its parent company Lenovo - the world’s biggest PC manufacturer.

Economy

Zim aims for 69% rise in FDI

Jan 28 2015 09:56

Zimbabwe is targeting a lift in much-needed foreign direct investment on the back of policy measures introduced in the 2015 budget.

Tech

UAE drone contest aims to 'change the world'

Jan 28 2015 08:50

While commercial drone operations stagger under regulatory stalemate in the US, the United Arab Emirates has launched a competition to develop civilian drones.

Economy

Peak pricing pilot promising - Eskom

Jan 28 2015 06:00

Early results from a pilot project, which charges customers higher rates for power on selected peak demand days, are "very promising", Eskom says.

Agribusiness

Disease threatens bee farmers

Jan 27 2015 19:30

A disease that has spread among bees in the Western Cape is threatening to reach KwaZulu-Natal and completely wipe out South Africa’s bee population.

 

In other news

Eskom has funds for diesel up to March

15 minutes ago

Power utility Eskom has funds to pay for diesel to run its turbines until the end of March, averting a crisis that could have seen it lose 5% of its capacity.

Greek prime minister halts port sale

22 minutes ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and has halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port.

EasyJet sees better earnings on lower fuel bill

23 minutes ago

British budget airline easyJet says losses in the quieter winter season would shrink this year, helped by a lower fuel bill.

SA selfie fans aim to set record

Jan 28 2015 10:01

South Africans will have the opportunity to be part of a new world record attempt and all it takes is a pout, smile and click.

Brazil's Rousseff serious about belt-tightening

53 minutes ago

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has urged her cabinet to embrace fiscal belt-tightening and other measures aimed at restoring business confidence and growth.

Whisky industry worth billions to UK economy

Jan 28 2015 09:48

Britain's whisky trade is worth over £5bn to the economy each year and provides over 40 000 jobs, according to a study.

US consumer confidence jumps to pre-crisis

Jan 28 2015 09:20

A long-running index of US consumer confidence has shown sentiment soared to a pre-crisis high in January, according to a survey.

Apple hits iPhone jackpot in China

Jan 28 2015 07:45

Apple's quarterly profit has soared to a record $18bn on the back of booming iPhone sales, especially in China.

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Markets

Global markets: Stocks drop on weak earnings

Jan 28 2015 08:23

World stock indices have fallen following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in US durable goods orders.

Investments

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Jan 15 2015 17:23

People are often not diligent in planning their financial goals to ensure that they and their families are financially secure, says an expert.

 

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