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Economy

S&P: No plans to downgrade SA banks

Aug 21 2014 11:58

Rating agency Standard & Poor's says it does not intend to downgrade SA's biggest lenders, easing concerns that Moody's cut could have a knock-on impact.

Industrial

Eskom offers 'bucket of water' to put out fire

Aug 21 2014 11:26

Eskom's current pollution reduction plan is wholly inadequate and like offering one bucket of water to put out a fire, says Greenpeace.

Retail

Russia ramps up McDonald's scrutiny

Aug 21 2014 11:39

Russia's state food safety watchdog has begun unscheduled checks in several regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were shuttered by the same agency.

Financial Services

African Bank 'kept lending to indebted customers'

Aug 21 2014 10:11

Court documents show that African Bank made high-interest loans to customers even when bank statements indicated they would struggle to service their debts

Currencies

Rand pauses after four-session slide

Aug 21 2014 10:06

The rand has been largely unchanged, recovering after four sessions of losses but still unable to shake off the negative economic outfall of a banking downgrade.

Financial Services

Banking downgrade in perspective

Aug 21 2014 09:01

The macro-economic backdrop was one of the issues at play in Moody's downgrade of South Africa's major banks, says an expert.

Mining

Gold Fields earnings up, low-cost mines boost

Aug 21 2014 10:28

Gold Fields has reported a rise in quarterly profit despite a fall in prices and production as output increased at its lower-cost mines.

Economy

Govt 'not seeking Zim-type' land situation

Aug 21 2014 09:09

Farmers concerned about reforms must realise that government does not want a land situation similar to that of Zimbabwe, says Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

 

In other news

Beijing expands carbon trading scheme

25 minutes ago

The Beijing municipal government will add 120 companies to its emissions trading scheme, in a bid to strengthen control over rapid gas emissions.

KPMG wants EU bank reforms shelved

55 minutes ago

KPMG has written to Europe's largest lenders saying a European Commission plan to separate banks' consumer and investment-banking arms should be shelved.

Bank of America $17bn deal expected

Aug 21 2014 10:45

Bank of America is expected to pay $17bn to settle charges it misled investors on mortgage-linked securities in a deal that could come this week.

Regulators warn banks over poor risk-spotting

Aug 21 2014 09:45

US regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses.

Exxaro Resources earnings up

Aug 21 2014 09:22

Diversified resources group Exxaro has reported a rise in first-half earnings on as it lifted coal exports on the back of a weaker rand.

B&N, Samsung introduce Nook tablet

Aug 21 2014 07:52

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

US stocks mostly up as Fed debate deepens

Aug 21 2014 07:55

Wall Street stocks have finished mostly higher as US Federal Reserve minutes showed rising debate over recent improvements in the jobs market.

Oil prices down on fading supply fears

Aug 21 2014 07:44

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia on fading fears that conflicts in crude producers Libya and Iraq could result in a major supply disruption.

Analysis & Opinion

Economy

Thinking strategically

Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey...

Industrial

Power problems

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Opinion

Vodacom, MTN quietly board M2M gravy train

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