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Fin24.com | Household sector weakening

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The household sector has continued to deteriorate, despite slight economic improvement in the second quarter of 2014, says FNB.

Fin24.com | Natural disasters cause $41bn losses

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Natural disasters have caused total economic losses of $41bn in the first six months of this year, much less than usual, reinsurance group Swiss Re estimated.

Fin24.com | E-tolls an immoral project - Cosatu

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
E-tolls will add to the burden of the poor, who will be forced to pay more to travel on highways which were previously free of charge, says Cosatu.

Fin24.com | Dutch farmers dump tonnes of produces

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Tonnes of tomatoes, pears and apples have been dumped by Dutch farmers as they signed up for compensation after prices plunged due to Russian sanctions.

Fin24.com | Irish house price rises go beyond Dublin

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Irish house prices outside Dublin have risen at their fastest rate in seven years in the year to July.

Fin24.com | Survey to measure poverty in SA

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Statistics SA will conduct a survey to measure the level of poverty and inequality in the country.

Fin24.com | German consumer confidence falls

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Global tensions have resulted in economic expectations in Germany plunging at their fastest pace for more than three decades in August.

Fin24.com | Fuel levy better way to fund e-tolls - union

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The national fuel levy offers a better source of revenue than e-tolls for maintaining Gauteng's freeways, says the National Council of Trade Unions.

Fin24.com | De Lille: MyCiTi is CT's biggest BEE project

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The MyCiTi bus service is Cape Town's biggest black economic empowerment project, says mayor Patricia de Lille.

Fin24.com | E-toll implementation was premature - union

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
There should have been a comprehensive assessment of public transport options before e-tolls were implemented, says the National Council of Trade Unions.

Fin24.com | Firms lash out at UK financial watchdog

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Britain's Financial Conduct Authority has been criticised by financial firms for demanding personal pledges to carry out changes the watchdog orders.

Fin24.com | Russia expects record grain exports

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Russia expects a record year with shipments abroad predicted to reach between 27.5 million and 30 million tonnes, the agriculture ministry says.

Fin24.com | Decline of French language could cost jobs

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
A decline in the number of people worldwide who speak French could cost France 120 000 jobs by 2020 and half a million by 2050.

Fin24.com | Italy will struggle without Russian gas

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Italy will struggle to stay warm this winter if Russia's conflict with Ukraine disrupts gas supplies and Libya veers towards collapse.

Fin24.com | Nelson Mandela Bay to be green energy hub

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape is on its way to become a hotspot for the manufacturing of green energy components and technologies.

Fin24.com | Lonmin dismisses job cut reports

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Lonmin says its immediate focus is to achieve a safe ramp-up of production in order to rebuild the business and restore profitability.

Fin24.com | French economy minister joins jobless queue

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
France's firebrand economy minister Arnaud Montebourg has loved setting off political bombs, but this time, one may have exploded on him earlier than expected.

Fin24.com | Private sector can rescue the economy

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
South Africa's economy can grow to above 5% if the ease of doing business in the country improves, says Investec economist Annabel Bishop.

Fin24.com | ANC happy that SA is not in recession

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
The ANC has welcomed the ability of SA's economy to avert recession, given the recent fears of a slump which the economy was going through.

Fin24.com | Austrian finance minister quits in tax row

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger has unexpectedly resigned from all his posts relating to a row over tax reform.

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