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Fin24.com | Why SA consumers are in for a rough ride in 2017

Friday, 30 December 2016
2017 will be a tough year and consumers who had difficulty making ends meet in 2016 are going to find it much harder in the New Year, warns a debt expert.

Fin24.com | Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016

Friday, 30 December 2016
SA asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Fin24.com | Zambia drafts in air force to combat pests

Friday, 30 December 2016
Zambia has ordered the national air force into action to fight a plague of pests that has invaded maize crops and threatens vital food supplies.

Fin24.com | Massive petrol price hike for New Year

Thursday, 29 December 2016
South Africans will be hit hard at the pumps with petrol and diesel going up by up to 50 cents a litre, the department of energy has announced.

Fin24.com | Trump: US will buy and hire American

Thursday, 29 December 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted that his administration will buy American and hire American.

Fin24.com | What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator

Thursday, 29 December 2016
President-elect Donald Trump may have a problem putting any bite in his vow to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in office

Fin24.com | How SA e-tailers can avoid festive season retail slump

Thursday, 29 December 2016
Many online retailers find during the festive season, when most South Africans go on holiday, can be one of the slowest from a sales perspective.

Fin24.com | UK CFOs brighten even as uncertainty becomes 'new normal'

Thursday, 29 December 2016
UK’s chief financial officers are turning optimistic as they head into the New Year, though they intend to be cautious amid the cloudy economic outlook, according to Deloitte.

Fin24.com | Brazil's indebted states dealt blow a Temer vetoes relief

Thursday, 29 December 2016
The Brazilian finance ministry has said that the president had decided to veto the provisions that would have largely exempted states from cost-cutting measures.

Fin24.com | Ivorian cocoa piles up at ports as shippers halt buys

Thursday, 29 December 2016
Cocoa is piling up at ports and warehouses in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, after a plunge in futures prices prompted some exporters to suspend purchases.

Fin24.com | WATCH: Is it time to break up Eskom?

Thursday, 29 December 2016
The SA Renewable Energy Council has accused Eskom of abusing its power and suggests the power utility be split in two. Watch this interview with Fin24's Matthew le Cordeur.

Fin24.com | China turns to $503bn rail expansion to boost growth

Thursday, 29 December 2016
China plans to spend $503bn to expand its railway system as it turns to investments in infrastructure to bolster growth and improve connectivity across the country.

Fin24.com | Kuwait to start importing gas from Iraq - ministers

Thursday, 29 December 2016
Kuwait is set to begin importing gas daily from neighbouring Iraq, oil ministers from the two Arab nations say.

Fin24.com | AA warns of hefty fuel price jump

Thursday, 29 December 2016
January 2017 will see the first of what the Automobile Association expects to be a series of fuel price hikes in the New Year.

Fin24.com | Another nuclear plant goes online in Pakistan

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
in a joint collaboration with China, Pakistan's fourth nuclear power plant went online as part of the government's efforts to end a growth-sapping energy deficit.

Fin24.com | Expect big fuel price hike for New Year, warns economist

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
If one goes by the latest information from the Department of Energy, fuel prices could increase in January, says an independent agricultural economist.

Fin24.com | Populist voters help richest people to make billions more

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
In a year when populist voters have reshaped power and politics, the wealthiest people are ending 2016 with billions more than they had at the start.

Fin24.com | What 2017 may mean for your personal finances

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
It's been a tumultuous 2016 — both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what's next? And, how will it affect me?