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Economy

End in sight for costly platinum strike

Apr 18 2014 10:11

Platinum producers have made a new wage offer in a bid to end a three-month strike at their mines that has hit 40% of global output of the industrial metal.

Economy

Minister cheers social grant ruling

Apr 18 2014 09:58

The social development minister says a ruling that social grant payments must continue shows the courts understand the role of grants in the lives of vulnerable people.

Investment Holdings

Ford, IBM face renewed apartheid-era suit

Apr 18 2014 07:59

Ford Motor and IBM will again have to face a US lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa.

ICT

Nokia recalls Lumia chargers on shock jitters

Apr 18 2014 09:00

Finnish telecom company Nokia has recalled 30 000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.

Economy

ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

Apr 17 2014 21:54

The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

ICT

Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

Apr 18 2014 08:44

Microsoft says it it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November.

Financial Services

Interest grows in Alexander Forbes

Apr 17 2014 18:41

Alexander Forbes says it has received expressions of interest from several different parties interested in acquiring it.

Equities

JSE ticks up, led by platinum stocks

Apr 17 2014 18:01

South African stocks have ended in positive territory as talks to end a platinum-sector strike injected fresh optimism in the sector.

 

In other news

Asian shares up in holiday-narrowed trade

Apr 18 2014 12:41

Asian markets have mostly edged up while the dollar rose in quiet trade following a mixed lead from Wall Street.

We don’t record medical info – credit bureau

Apr 17 2014 16:10

The Consumer Profile Bureau has denied carrying medical information of consumers, after the National Credit Regulator issued it with a notice of non-compliance.

Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

Apr 18 2014 07:56

Asian markets have mostly risen while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade following news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.

US stocks climb after earnings deluge

Apr 18 2014 07:50

US stocks have finished a holiday-shortened week mostly higher as investors digested a plethora of earnings reports that generally met or exceeded expectations.

Amcu, mine CEO's set for more talks

Apr 17 2014 19:51

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum mining bosses will resume talks to help end a damaging strike entering its 13th week.

Obama to boost tax revenues, cut deficits - CBO

Apr 17 2014 17:15

President Barack Obama's budget request would boost tax revenues by $1.4 trillion over 10 years and slash deficits by $1.05 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office says.

Hotel property industry could pick up

Apr 17 2014 17:00

Three hectares of land in Irene, Pretoria, have been made available for the development of a hotel, offices and a conference centre.

London underground rail union to strike

Apr 17 2014 16:46

Workers on the London Underground rail network are to stage five days of strikes after talks with management over planned job losses were "wrecked".

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

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Economy

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Economy

Behind the strike madness

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ABL African Bank Investments ...R10.90R0.000.00%
ACL Arcelormittal South Afric...R37.25R0.000.00%
AEG Aveng LimitedR23.05R0.000.00%
AFE A E C I LimitedR119.95R0.000.00%
AGL Anglo American PlcR273.59R0.000.00%
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WHL Woolworths Holdings Limit...R68.48R0.000.00%
WBO Wilson Bayly Holmes-ovcon...R139.00R0.000.00%
VOD Vodacom Group LimitedR128.80R0.000.00%
TSH Tsogo Sun Holdings Limite...R25.95R0.000.00%
TRU Truworths International L...R77.80R0.000.00%
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Investments

Hedge fund regulations published

Apr 16 2014 20:05

Draft regulations and a related explanatory memorandum for hedge funds have been published for public comment, the Financial Services Board and Treasury say.

 

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Zuma: Pray for peaceful polls

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