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Ramatlhodi implores mines, unions to save jobs

Aug 05 2015 13:37

The mining ministry is meeting producers and unions for two days of talks on alternatives to cutting as many as 10 000 jobs.


Steep bank charges scupper tax-free savings

Aug 05 2015 12:04

Exorbitant bank charges are scuppering all intentions of using tax-free savings to benefit low-income earners and ease poverty, says a finance expert.


Weak currencies, strikes hurt MTN revenues

Aug 05 2015 11:21

Currency fluctuations, industrial action and declining termination rates have hit Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN for the six months ended June 30 2015.


Telkom, BCX deal gets green light

Aug 05 2015 08:57

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved the R2.6bn merger deal between Business Connexion Group and Telkom.


Rand hits fresh 14-year low as economy struggles

Aug 05 2015 09:59

The rand has touched a fresh 14-year low against the dollar amid concerns about the ailing economy and after a Fed Reserve official backed a US rate hike.


Mining sector in trouble, says Ebrahim Patel

Aug 05 2015 09:42

The mining sector is in "trouble" as it struggles with widespread job losses and lower commodity prices, warns Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel.


Herman Mashaba: Union deals could kill small firms

Aug 05 2015 10:43

Entrepreneur Herman Mashaba says bargaining council agreements can improve employment conditions but won't boost job creation - and for SA, that's what it's all about.


SA's biggest gold union said to reject pay offer

Aug 05 2015 08:08

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have been rejecting a final deal tabled in wage negotiations, according to a person familiar with the discussions.


In other news

Chinese factories face headwinds in July

Aug 05 2015 12:30

Economic headwinds facing Chinese manufacturers intensified last month, with conditions deteriorating to their weakest level in two years.

Oil industry frets about another lost decade - Kemp

Aug 05 2015 12:00

If oil prices remain around $50 for the rest of the year, 2015 will be the fifth time real prices have fallen more than 50% in the space of less than three years.

Greek stocks fall on third day of turmoil

Aug 05 2015 11:45

Greek stocks were nearly 4% down in midday trade in a turbulent week on the Athens exchange, after the end of a five-week shutdown sparked the biggest drop.

Greek residential property price slide gains pace

Aug 05 2015 11:45

Greek residential property prices have declined at a faster pace in the second quarter than the first, as Greece's slide back into recession hit household incomes.

European stock markets rise at open

Aug 05 2015 11:19

Europe's main stock markets have risen at the start of trading, with all eyes on the US economy and interest-rate outlook.

Greece wants full bailout, not bridge loan

Aug 05 2015 09:34

The parliamentary spokesperson for Greece's ruling party has urged it to unite behind a new funding agreement, saying the country wants a full bailout immediately.

Oil prices up ahead of US stockpiles report

Aug 05 2015 07:38

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers predicted the latest US crude stockpiles and production data will point towards upbeat demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Apple a drag as US stocks finish lower

Aug 05 2015 07:37

US stocks finished lower following a mixed batch of earnings reports and another big decline by technology giant Apple.

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WinnersPriceChange% Change
BIL Bhp Billiton PlcR242.81R13.535.90%
TKG Telkom Sa Soc LimitedR67.18R2.834.40%
AMS Anglo American Plat LtdR269.05R10.253.96%
AGL Anglo American PlcR156.87R5.883.89%
NHM Northam Platinum LimitedR35.22R1.253.68%
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BAT Brait SeR148.22R-11.28-7.07%
NED Nedbank Group LimitedR262.25R-8.77-3.24%
KST Psg Konsult LimitedR9.22R-0.28-2.95%
CLS Clicks Group LimitedR96.37R-2.43-2.46%
TFG The Foschini Group Limite...R146.64R-2.96-1.98%
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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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