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South Africa

R95bn SA trade deficit in 2014

Jan 30 2015 18:45

South Africa's cumulative trade deficit was R95.3bn in 2014, the SA Revenue Service says.

Mining

'Lowest ever' mine deaths in 2014

Jan 30 2015 17:37

Eighty-four miners were killed in South Africa last year, the lowest ever in the country's mining history, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says.

Industrial

SAA floats domestically, trips on long-haul

Jan 30 2015 16:28

While the domestic and regional operations of the SAA Group have performed positively, losses on its long-haul operations have grown to R1.6bn.

Economy

Weekend power constrained - Eskom

Jan 30 2015 16:16

Power supply will remain extremely constrained over the weekend, but no load shedding is expected, says Eskom.

Economy

Petrol will now cost less than R10 in coastal areas

Jan 30 2015 15:10

The retail prices of both grades of petrol will drop by 93c a litre next Wednesday, the department of energy announced.

Economy

Nene: No budget impact from funding parastatals

Jan 30 2015 15:00

Funding for South Africa's state firms will be raised in a way that has no effect on the national budget deficit, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Travel & Leisure

SAA CEO remains suspended - As it happened

Jan 30 2015 15:05

SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe will remain suspended, SAA chair of the board says, as acting CEO dismisses questions about his qualifications.

Economy

SA records R6.85bn trade surplus in December

Jan 30 2015 14:43

South Africa has recorded a trade surplus of R6.85bn in December after a revised R5.27bn shortfall in November, Sars data show..

 

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7yr delay on pesticide reduction goal - France

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France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, has delayed a target to halve pesticide use to 2025 from 2018 after plans to curb their deployment failed.

Gold firms up for biggest weekly fall

Jan 30 2015 17:30

Gold is on course for its biggest weekly fall in two months despite edging higher, a day after a 2% slide on expectations for a US interest rate rise.

India sells 10% stake in biggest coal producer

55 minutes ago

The Indian government has sold a 10% stake in state-run Coal India in the biggest offering ever on the domestic equity market.

US stocks lower on weak US, eurozone data

Jan 30 2015 17:06

Wall Street stocks have opened mostly lower following disappointing US economic growth and eurozone inflation data.

Oil climbs after collapsing close to 6-yr low

Jan 30 2015 16:15

World oil prices have edged higher, having dramatically slumped close to a six-year low the previous day on the back of record US crude stockpiles.

Easyjet to fly from expanded Heathrow airport

Jan 30 2015 16:30

UK budget airline easyJet has backed Heathrow in London's runway expansion race and will start flying from the capital's largest airport:

European shares head for best month in 3 years

Jan 30 2015 15:45

European stocks have dipped, with Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena skidding 6.5% after sources say a planned capital increase at the lender might be bigger than expected.

Choc maker Hershey to enter 'biltong' business

Jan 30 2015 14:15

Hershey has agreed to buy jerky maker Krave Pure Foods for its first foray into meat snacks, a fast-growing market that is tempting consumers away from chocolate.

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Topping up your Retirement Annuity: Good or bad idea?

Jan 28 2015 14:36

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Tech

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Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain's data protection regulator.

 

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