Trivial issues don't warrant mineworker strikes, says Mzwandile Jacks.
Five doable strategies to pay off your credit card.
European shares have held near multi-year highs with some investors using early weakness as a buying opportunity.
The rand was weaker in midday trade on Friday as a stronger dollar environment pushed commodity currencies weaker.
SA bonds have weakened as the bond market reflected the negative foreign investor perception of SA.
The rand has hit a four-year low amid concerns about more labour unrest in the platinum mining sector.
Asian shares are mixed after US stocks dipped on weaker-than-expected economic data following recent record-breaking gains.
Oil prices eased in Asia as poor housing and employment data from the US sparked concerns of weaker crude demand in the world's biggest economy.
US stocks fell with the downturn accelerating late in the day after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank could begin easing up on its monetary stimulus.
Solid demand for industrial stocks such as Richemont and Naspers have propelled the JSE to a fresh high.
South African bonds have been mixed in thin midday trade.
The rand has been down about 1% against major currencies on as ongoing labour unrest in the mining sector encouraged a sell-off in the domestic currency.
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