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Economy

Concern as food inflation spirals

Sep 18 2014 12:55

A worrisome trend is that prices of everyday items like food and electricity are rising rapidly, while non-durables like TV sets are becoming more affordable.

Industrial

Eskom needs maintenance, not just new plants

Sep 18 2014 12:04

Building new plants won't save Eskom if the power utility can't get its old power plants back in order, says a senior manager.

Mining

Call to attach property of Khulubuse, Zondwa

Sep 18 2014 11:08

Cosatu has called on the sheriff of the court to attach the property of Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela and other directors of the liquidated Aurora mine.

Currencies

Dollar soars on US diverging path

Sep 18 2014 10:15

The dollar has vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Federal Reserve's outlook for rising rates underlined the diverging path of the US.

Currencies

Rand firms before interest rate decision

Sep 18 2014 09:41

The rand has firmed before the SA Reserve Bank's interest rate decision as some market players anticipate a rate hike.

Retirement

Gaining control of annuity savings

Sep 18 2014 12:17

A Fin24 user wants to avoid high fees and try to gain control of his retirement products as soon as possible.

Mining

Petra jumps on diamond discoveries

Sep 18 2014 09:35

Petra Diamonds could pay its maiden dividend earlier than expected, after higher prices for the larger number of rough stones it unearthed.

In the news

The magic marketing mix

Sep 18 2014 09:51

The marketing mix of product, place, price and promotions is essential for a small business to become sustainable, says a Standard Bank expert.

 

In other news

Nigeria oil strike still on

Sep 18 2014 11:47

Nigerian oil unions have continued a strike they say could affect exports if no agreement is reached with the government.

Air France pilots strike enters fourth day

Sep 18 2014 11:15

A pilots' strike at Air France has stretched into its fourth day, with the two sides still at odds in a dispute over cost cuts.

European shares climb early, Scotland in focus

Sep 18 2014 10:36

European stocks have edged up, tracking gains on Wall St after the US Fed renewed its pledge to keep ultra-low interest rates for a "considerable time".

Russian tycoon's arrest hits business climate

Sep 18 2014 10:28

Arresting a billionaire over vague accusations will further hurt Russia's economy, already brought low by Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

G20 seeks closure on regulations

Sep 18 2014 10:30

Australia is leading a push to draw a line under the global financial crisis, urging the G20 to finalise regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the crash.

World tourism numbers up in first half - UN

Sep 18 2014 10:00

International tourist numbers have grown, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, says the World Tourism Organisation.

Asian shares mixed after Fed decision

Sep 18 2014 09:41

Asian markets have been mixed and the dollar has rallied after the Federal Reserve stuck to its timetable on hiking interest rates.

Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps

Sep 18 2014 07:31

A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Khulubuse highlights contradictions

SA's call for Swazi democracy clashes with feudal legacies, says Terry...

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No fiscal pain, no gain

Free-spending France and prudent Germany hold lessons for SA, says Leopold...

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The leadership challenge

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EXX Exxaro Resources LimitedR143.58R4.583.29%
FSR Firstrand LimitedR45.17R1.032.33%
RCL Rcl Foods LimitedR16.10R0.352.22%
WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R73.07R1.492.08%
RDF Redefine Properties Limit...R9.83R0.181.87%
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LON Lonmin PlcR36.53R-1.30-3.44%
GFI Gold Fields LimitedR46.18R-1.42-2.98%
HAR Harmony Gold Mining Compa...R27.02R-0.73-2.63%
BAW Barloworld LimitedR96.04R-2.48-2.52%
ACP Acucap Properties LimitedR46.90R-1.09-2.27%
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Global markets: Dollar soars to six-year peak

Sep 18 2014 07:49

Japanese shares have jumped after the dollar vaulted to a six-year peak on the yen as the Fed's rates outlook underlined the diverging path between developed countries.

 

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