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Economy

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming 'No'

Jul 06 2015 04:46

The vote leaves Greece in uncharted waters: risking a banking collapse that could force it out of the euro.

Economy

Greece poll likely to herald more turbulence

Jul 05 2015 21:00

Whether Greeks accept or reject the tough terms of an aid offer to stave off financial collapse, it is certain to come with more challenges.

Home

State sets off credit bomb with rate cuts

Jul 05 2015 20:00

New proposed limits on interest rates and fees will amount to a kick in the teeth for the microlending industry, which has been lobbying ferociously for higher chargers.

Property

Hint of fewer foreign buyers of SA property

Jul 05 2015 20:30

There is a hint of a slowdown in the prominence of foreigners buying of domestic residential property, according to the latest FNB Estate Agent Survey.

Mining

Mining firms’ silicosis sins

Jul 05 2015 19:00

Scores of mine workers suffer from lung diseases caused by inhaling dust underground. While mining firms fudge the facts, workers wait for compensation.

Travel & Leisure

‘Visa rules may boost tourist visits’

Jul 05 2015 18:00

Despite what some term 'draconian measures', home affairs insists its new laws will only benefit the country.

Eskom

Eskom still needs more money

Jul 05 2015 16:56

The state’s sale of its stake in Vodacom in addition to the conversion of a R60bn loan into shares will not solve Eskom’s problems.

Economy

Greece proposes tax amnesty for funds parked in Switzerland

Jul 05 2015 16:49

Greece has proposed a tax amnesty in an effort to collect revenue on billions of euros that its citizens are believed to have quietly stashed in Swiss bank accounts.

 

In other news

Finding innovative ways to fund your dreams

Jul 05 2015 18:30

Our family has a game where we write down what we would do with our money if we won the Lotto. This is not just a fruitless exercise of “what if”, because what it does is show us what is important to us and what our dreams really are.

The importance of a financial plan

Jul 05 2015 18:00

A financial plan is a dynamic tool that should be used in your daily life to manage your finances so that your money is always in the black – not just in the short term but over medium- and long-term periods too.

The myth behind active management

Jul 05 2015 17:30

An investor who wants to invest in the JSE via an investment fund has two main options: using an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or what is commonly known as a passive fund.

Tanzania resumes debate on contentious energy bill

Jul 05 2015 17:00

Tanzania's parliament has resumed debate on a long-delayed petroleum bill, after the speaker suspended around 40 opposition lawmakers for disrupting an earlier session.

Get the best from your staff

Jul 05 2015 16:45

Entrepreneurs want their employees to perform with passion and be as productive as possible. But sometimes, entrepreneurs trip themselves up. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls:

How to become a crime fighter

Jul 05 2015 16:00

The SA Police Service offers careers in various fields. If you join the SAPS, you can either become a police official or civilian employee.

CSI: Soweto

Jul 05 2015 15:51

Mutilated bodies, torched and burnt corpses, rape victims, and cold-hearted murderers and serial killers. Captain Amos Manete has seen it all.

Egypt raises gas price paid to Eni and Edison

Jul 05 2015 15:01

Egypt has raised the prices it pays to Italy's Eni and Edison for the natural gas they produce in the country, an official with state-owned gas company EGAS says.

Analysis & Opinion

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Finding innovative ways to fund your dreams

Our family has a game where we write down what we would do with our money...

Opinion

Inside Labour: Stop passing the buck

Final responsibility for Marikana and Aurora rests at the highest level,...

Opinion

Public funds and sticky fingers

Graft can do greater damage to a country’s economy than its worst enemies,...

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TON Tongaat Hulett LimitedR135.01R5.023.86%
FBR Famous Brands LimitedR118.95R4.223.68%
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ERN Erin Energy CorporationR46.00R-11.00-19.30%
KIO Kumba Iron Ore LimitedR132.49R-8.04-5.72%
ASR Assore LimitedR92.92R-5.08-5.18%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR59.50R-2.95-4.72%
MSM Massmart Holdings LimitedR146.26R-4.89-3.24%
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South Africa

‘Border more chaotic than ever’

Jul 05 2015 15:14

It’s just after 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon when I arrive at the main Oshoek-Ngwenya border post between Swaziland and South Africa with my two children, aged seven and nine.

Investments

The myth behind active management

Jul 05 2015 15:19

An investor who wants to invest in the JSE via an investment fund has two main options: using an active fund-management company, usually in the form of a unit trust, or what is commonly known as a passive fund.

 

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