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Sunday Read: Can Ramaphosa yank SA from the doldrums? Here's what business can expect from this week's SONA

Jun 16 2019 09:27

With growth contracting faster than economists had predicted at -3.2%, business is now looking to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address on June 20 for indicators of stimulus measures and plans to yank the economy from the doldrums.


Slowing demand, rising costs squeezing airline profits - report

Jun 15 2019 16:29

Slowing demand and rising costs are squeezing airline profits, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association.


WATCH: Uber looks to fly, even as it still learns to drive

Jun 16 2019 08:57

Uber is holding its third annual Elevate Summit this week in Washington DC to show off its progress so far in bringing its vast logistics and ride-hailing network to the skies'.


VW is closing in on Ford deal on electric, autonomous cars

Jun 15 2019 18:00

Volkswagen is nearing a deal to cooperate with Ford on electric-car technology and self-driving vehicles, according to CEO Herbert Diess, who also called for a faster transformation of the German manufacturer.


Boeing updates older 737 simulators in wake of fatal Max crash

Jun 15 2019 16:20

Boeing is updating simulators for 737 Next-Generation aircraft after research conducted in two fatal 737 Max crashes revealed that they don’t accurately replicate the force required during a procedure critical for the pilots responding to both accidents


Analysis & Opinion


INSIDE LABOUR: Thuma Mina (send me) - to Geneva?

Please explain an all-expenses-paid jolly in Geneva for the centennial...


Ferial Haffajee: What if FlySafair were to run SAA?

If SA insists on having a national carrier, why not let those with a proven...


9 things people in finance should never say

What financial cliches annoy you? asks Barry Ritholtz....


Solly Moeng: Corruption is fixed from the top down

Leadership is not a popularity contest, and research shows ethics come...


African universities need structures to assess the impact of grants

In most cases grant offices don't have clear “grant policies” to guide...

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Stock markets retreat after run higher

Jun 12 2019 16:08

Stock markets have mostly retreated after a strong run over several sessions as attention returned to US-China trade tensions, dealers said.

WATCH: Could crowdfunding turn a patisserie into the 'Starbucks of Senegal'?

Jun 11 2019 17:39

A Senegalese investment group is using crowdfunding for the first time to set up a chain of patisseries across the country.

Stocks buoyed by US trade, rate hopes

Jun 10 2019 16:39

Stock markets have risen, building on strong pre-weekend gains, after weak US jobs data fanned expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next month.

Stop paying for these mistakes

Jun 09 2019 09:20

When companies that are thriving take on large, capital-intensive projects, they often fail to deliver. And shareholders pay the price for this. Sasol’s Lake Charles project is a case in point, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

Amazon brings shows to life to stand out in streaming space

Jun 07 2019 13:34

Amazon Studios is turning its shows into can't miss events, focusing on creating show-based experiences to stay top-of-mind, a strategy many streaming companies have taken, creating multi-million dollar exhibits.

Apple targets privacy in upcoming iOS

Jun 07 2019 13:34

Apple is offering iPhone users a way to bypass Facebook's and Google's sign-in services when using new apps.



Ramaphosa meets SARB Board over deputy governor vacancies

Jun 14 2019 21:11

The meeting, which took place at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Tshwane on Friday, was called to discuss vacancies which have arisen in the executive leadership of the central bank, the presidency said.


4½ Threats to SA's economy

Jun 13 2019 09:40

Now that we are finally past the 8 May election, all eyes are firmly on the path forward. But a number of local and global threats could hinder our economic recovery.

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