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Fin24.com | More unions quit Cosatu's exec body

Monday, 10 November 2014
Seven Cosatu affiliates, which supported Numsa despite its expulsion, will suspend their participation in the trade union federation's decision-making body.

Fin24.com | Africa investors see through the headlines

Monday, 10 November 2014
Headlines from Africa over the past year seem a far cry from the inspiring "Africa Rising" story, but many newly found investors are sticking with the plot.

Fin24.com | UK lawmakers to consider shale gas fund

Monday, 10 November 2014
Britain's upper house of parliament will consider plans for a sovereign wealth fund to be set up with revenues raised from shale gas.

Fin24.com | UK employers expect faster hiring - survey

Monday, 10 November 2014
British employers plan to hire staff at the fastest rate in seven years in the fourth quarter of 2014, but employment growth is still unlikely to boost wages.

Fin24.com | India expands cabinet to focus on economy

Monday, 10 November 2014
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beefed up his cabinet, freeing the finance minister to focus on the budget and reforms to revive the economy.

Fin24.com | Chinese inflation at five-year low

Monday, 10 November 2014
Inflation in China has been just 1.6% year-on-year in October, unchanged from the previous month, and the lowest since January 2010, officials says.

Fin24.com | UK employers call for action to boost earnings

Monday, 10 November 2014
Proposals from the CBI group are among measures it has put forward to raise income, includes schemes to boost Britain's very weak productivity growth.

Fin24.com | Numsa expulsion: Nactu makes an offer

Monday, 10 November 2014
The National Council of Trade Unions has a mandate from its affiliates to form a new independent federation of trade unions, writes Terry Bell.

Fin24.com | Sweet treats at the tills

Monday, 10 November 2014
Bright little items play merry hell with kids and adults, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Fin24.com | China, Russia deepening ties

Sunday, 09 November 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have promised ever-closer cooperation.

Fin24.com | US jobless rate drops to six-year low

Sunday, 09 November 2014
US unemployment has fallen in October to a six-year low, while payrolls have expanded by more than 200 000 for the ninth consecutive month.

Fin24.com | China, Russia sign accord on gas route

Sunday, 09 November 2014
China, Russia sign memorandum of understanding on second major natural gas route

Fin24.com | Annual China trade growth slows

Sunday, 09 November 2014
Annual growth in China's exports and imports has slowed in October, reinforcing signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy.

Fin24.com | Blackouts cost SA up to R300bn - economist

Sunday, 09 November 2014
Blackouts have cost South Africa as much as R300bn since 2008, according to economist Dawie Roodt of The Efficient Group.

Fin24.com | Vavi mum on the future

Sunday, 09 November 2014
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has remained mum on what his next step will be after the expulsion of Numsa from the trade union federation.

Fin24.com | Numsa sends simple struggle message

Sunday, 09 November 2014
Numsa has sent a simple struggle message at its press conference, writes Terry Bell.

Fin24.com | China surprised at Mexico's scrapping of deal

Sunday, 09 November 2014
China has expressed surprise on at Mexico's decision to revoke a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract from a China-led consortium.

Fin24.com | India vows to push land purchase reform

Sunday, 09 November 2014
India will push ahead with reform to a land purchase law blamed by business for slowing industrial projects, even if there is resistance to loosening the rules.

Fin24.com | Sweden grapples with huge household debt

Sunday, 09 November 2014
Sweden's new centre-left government and its financial authorities will be under pressure when they meet to tackle a mountain of household debt.

Fin24.com | Numsa has harsh words for Cosatu

Sunday, 09 November 2014
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has hit out at Cosatu, accusing it of violating its own constitution and failing to protect the interests of the working class.

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