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Seven Cosatu affiliates, which supported Numsa despite its expulsion, will suspend their participation in the trade union federation's decision-making body.
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.
Britain's upper house of parliament will consider plans for a sovereign wealth fund to be set up with revenues raised from shale gas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Council of Trade Unions has a mandate from its affiliates to form a new independent federation of trade unions, writes Terry Bell.
Bright little items play merry hell with kids and adults, says Mandi Smallhorne.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have promised ever-closer cooperation.
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.
China, Russia sign memorandum of understanding on second major natural gas route
Annual growth in China's exports and imports has slowed in October, reinforcing signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy.
Blackouts have cost South Africa as much as R300bn since 2008, according to economist Dawie Roodt of The Efficient Group.
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.
Numsa has sent a simple struggle message at its press conference, writes Terry Bell.
China has expressed surprise on at Mexico's decision to revoke a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract from a China-led consortium.
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.
Sweden's new centre-left government and its financial authorities will be under pressure when they meet to tackle a mountain of household debt.
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.