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Africa's squandered commodity boom erodes US trade promise

Aug 26 2015 07:49

A fresh US trade pact could provide relief to African economies, but a failure to reform has left countries unable to profit from tariff-free access to the world's largest market.


Weak rand a boon for battling Zim consumers

Aug 21 2015 10:21

The falling rand is a blessing in disguise for struggling Zimbabweans, as dollars now buy more in goods and services and travel to SA has become more affordable.


Mugabe sets up pension funds probe team

Aug 21 2015 09:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has appointed a commission to determine if insurance policyholders and pensioners were disadvantaged by the dollarisation process.


Shoprite positions for Moz market with new store

Aug 20 2015 16:56

Shoprite is to open a new store in Tete, Mozambique, as companies in South Africa spread their wings elsewhere across the continent.


Zambia in crisis as Lake Kariba dries

Aug 19 2015 09:57

A drought-related power crisis in Zambia will further erode the near-term fiscal and growth outlook, says an analyst.


WATCH: Solving Africa's electricity problem

Aug 18 2015 11:37

While over 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, solar-powered, 'pay-as-you-go' technology is changing that dynamic.


Mugabe offers ice cream, chocolates amid hardships

Aug 18 2015 18:19

The Mugabe dairy business has launched a new range of ice creams and chocolates as Zimbabwe battles with food shortages, economic hardship and job losses.


Zim loses 20 000 jobs after fire ruling

Aug 17 2015 07:45

Zimbabwe has lost 20 000 jobs in the last month after a court ruled that companies can fire workers by giving them three months' notice, says the main labour union.


Zim to amend labour laws as economy bleeds jobs

Aug 14 2015 13:04

Zimbabwe's parliament is expected to amend the Labour Act as job losses rise, triggered by a new ruling allowing dismissals on three months' notice.


SA trade mission to Ghana, Nigeria

Aug 11 2015 15:12

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina will lead a delegation of businesspeople on trade mission to Ghana and Nigeria.



Zimbabwe police bar protests over job losses

Aug 09 2015 16:26

Zimbabwe police have blocked the country's main workers union from protesting against a recent wave of job losses.


Nigeria gets tough on tax evasion

Aug 09 2015 15:45

Nigeria intends to crack down on tax evaders by denying access to banking facilities for individuals and companies that fail to join its tax register.

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