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The Trade Activity Index has increased slightly by two index points to 52 in June, according to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is working towards the introduction of a minimum social wage in each member state.
Hopes to end a damaging strike by metalworkers have been dashed after negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and employers failed.
British inflation has unexpectedly surged to a five-month high last month and house prices continues to accelerate.
The ANC says it is looking forward to the tabling of budget policy statements by government departments, as public committees are set to start the process.
A two-week strike by metalworkers is likely to drag on as the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa withdrew its final wage offer.
A summit of the Brics group of emerging market countries will abstain from criticising Russia's recent actions in Ukraine.
World Trade Organisation judges say the US broke its rules in imposing hefty duties on Chinese products that Washington argues enjoyed government subsidies.
India has announced a penalty of $579m on the country's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, for failing to meet gas commitment for the fourth year in a row.
French President Francois Hollande has suggested that his government will ease taxes for the middle classes.
The Brics group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security.
Impala Platinum has denied Cosatu's claims that NUM members are not being granted access to the company's North West operations.
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is waiting for employer body Seifsa to respond to its demand for a 10% wage increase, says the union.
Eskom can afford to grant a 12% increase in wage negotiations, claims the National Union of Mineworkers.
A troubled Portuguese bank and a warning that markets have got way ahead of the sluggish economies have fired up debate about an appropriate policy response.
Toyota has joined Ford and General Motors to suspend production at one of its plants as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components.
The real interests of Numsa members are being sacrificed for short-term political aspirations, claims the National Employers Association of SA.
Negotiators from the United States and the European Union have kicked off a new round of talks on a landmark free trade deal.
Statistician general Pali Lehohla has shied away from speculation that South Africa's economy may have shrunk further during the second quarter.
Chinese police have uncovered a series of illegal World Cup betting cases involving almost $3bn as authorities struggle to control the country's gambling problem.