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Property

Tenant risk a big challenge for property owners

Mar 06 2015 18:52

More property owners let their properties themselves, but it is hard to find a great tenant among the faceless strangers on the internet, says an expert.

Economy

'Made in China' nuclear reactors a tough sell

Mar 06 2015 19:09

As China signs global deals to export its nuclear power technology, it faces a huge obstacle: it still needs to show it can build and safely operate these reactors at home.

Currencies

Rand falls to 13-year low after US jobs data

Mar 06 2015 18:43

The rand has fallen to a 13-year low and government bonds also slid sharply, as emerging markets are heavily sold off after US job numbers strengthened the case for the Fed to hike interest rates.

Economy

NUM to oppose Eskom asset sales

Mar 06 2015 17:14

NUM says it will oppose any attempt by cash-strapped Eskom to sell assets, especially its finance company which helps provide home loans to employees.

Economy

Sub-Sahara mobile money at $1.5bn by 2019

Mar 06 2015 15:55

Sub-Sahara Africans are open to other financial products delivered using mobile phones, including loans and insurance, according to a report.

Tech

Amazon sets up shop in China on Alibaba platform

Mar 06 2015 14:46

Amazon has set up shop on the business-to-consumer platform of Alibaba as it seeks a greater presence in the massive Chinese market.

Investments

Middle, high earners to feel post-budget pinch

Mar 06 2015 14:24

It is likely that middle to high income earners will feel the post-budget pinch, according to Hugo Malherbe, product development executive at PPS Investments.

Investments

Building standards, trust in financial services

Mar 06 2015 16:18

Transparency and fairness are lacking in the financial services industry in general, according to the CEO of a global association of investment professionals.

 

In other news

European stocks close mixed

31 minutes ago

Europe's main stock markets have finished the day mixed with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.71% to 6 911.80 points.

Layoffs as Australia's boom towns go bust

44 minutes ago

Australia's booming resources industry is going bust as the prices of iron ore and coal, the country's two biggest export earners, have plunged during the last two years.

British Airways wins top awards

Mar 06 2015 17:59

British Airways has "done the double" at the Superbrands 2015 awards, winning both the business and consumer titles.

SAA Cargo wins award

Mar 06 2015 17:34

South African Airways Cargo has been named the African Cargo Airline of the Year at the STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo.

Euro tumbles to new 11.5-year low

Mar 06 2015 17:17

The euro has dived to another 11.5-year low, one day after the European Central Bank announced it would launch its massive stimulus package next week.

US stocks fall on Fed speculation after jobs report

Mar 06 2015 17:04

Wall Street stocks have opened lower after the Labor Department reported that the US added a strong 295 000 jobs in February, sending the unemployment rate down.

Women entrepreneurs making it happen

Mar 06 2015 17:02

International Women's Day highlights the need for various countries around the world to celebrate the achievements of women, says an expert.

Hormone disrupting chemicals may cost EU billions

Mar 06 2015 16:31

Human exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals could cost the EU some €157bn a year in health care and lost productivity, according to a study published in a scientific journal.

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