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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.

Mining

SA miners in Zim encounter headwinds

Mar 06 2015 14:25

Zimbabwe's mining output is declining as miners - including units of South African groups - grapple with low commodity prices and a challenging operating framework.

Equities

JSE surges on financial and industrial stocks

Mar 06 2015 14:30

The All-share index has hit yet another new high as financial and industrial shares pushed the JSE higher by midday.

Tech

Independent stops paying Sapa - report

Mar 06 2015 13:29

The Independent media group has stopped paying its fees to the SA Press Association, Grubstreet has reported.

Property

Steyn City to invest another R50bn for next phase

Mar 06 2015 13:27

If investors fear putting money into a new-age city in sea of poverty, then the billions already invested in Steyn City and developing the surrounding areas should quell that concern.

News

Budget, country and the personal income plaster

Mar 06 2015 12:37

If SA’s mission statement is growing an imperfect legacy into a more egalitarian and richer society, what has Budget 2015 contributed to this, asks Cees Bruggemans.

 

In other news

China's Fosun buys 5% stake in UK Thomas Cook

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Fosun International has bought a 5% stake in Thomas Cook Group, deepening its interest Europe's tourism sector and will help the UK firm to compete with TUI Group.

New union not replacing Numsa - Cosatu

Mar 06 2015 14:58

The new Liberated Metalworkers' Union of SA is not replacing expelled National Union of Metalworkers of SA, Cosatu says.

Euro tourism up on recovering economies, cheap oil

Mar 06 2015 14:30

Travel and tourism companies are looking forward to a solid year in Europe thanks to recovering economies and a fall in oil prices.

UK hiring for permanent jobs grows rapidly

Mar 06 2015 14:02

The number of Britons finding permanent jobs through agencies has grown at the fastest pace since October and stiff competition is pushing up starting salaries.

Taxpayers' money won't fund nuclear - Germany

Mar 06 2015 13:30

German economy minister has lashed out at the UK's plans to finance new atomic generation, vowing not to use taxpayers' money to fund nuclear power.

Asia stocks mostly up, euro struggles on stimulus

Mar 06 2015 13:27

Asian markets have risen following gains in New York, while the euro remained stuck at 11-year lows after the European Central Bank says it would launch its massive stimulus programme.

World food prices continue to fall

Mar 06 2015 12:08

Global food prices have fallen 1% in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years with only dairy prices rebounding sharply, says the United Nations.

Airbus single-aisle A320 family still popular

Mar 06 2015 11:41

Airbus' latest rolling orders and deliveries report shows the continuing popularity of its single-aisle A320 family, says the company.

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