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Fin24.com | Cabinet sets up 'war room' for Eskom

Thursday, 11 December 2014
Cabinet has devised a five-point plan to deal with the electricity crisis and set up a "war room" to implement it, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Fin24.com | Treasury to take control of SAA

Thursday, 11 December 2014
National Treasury is to assume control of South African Airways, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa to oversee Eskom, SAA turnaround

Thursday, 11 December 2014
Eskom has been instructed to work with the private sector as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will oversee the turnaround of Eskom, SAA and the Post Office.

Fin24.com | UN sees increased global economic growth

Thursday, 11 December 2014
The United Nations is seeing the world economy growing by more than 3% in 2015 and 2016, with Nigeria expected to take a lead in the African continent.

Fin24.com | No power cuts, but things could change

Thursday, 11 December 2014
As much as there is no plan for load shedding, any disturbances that may occur might lead to us load shedding, says Eskom.

Fin24.com | IMF urges SA to keep inflation in check

Thursday, 11 December 2014
Falling oil prices and cuts in stubborn government deficits are giving the Reserve Bank room to be accommodative, but it must remain vigilant on inflation, says the IMF.

Fin24.com | Labour Wrap: A race to the bottom

Thursday, 11 December 2014
The four-day world congress of the UNI Global Union has highlighted the fact that “business as usual” in a globalised world will no longer be tolerated.

Fin24.com | What makes the world go round?

Thursday, 11 December 2014
There is more to the world than paying less for petrol at the pump, says Leopold Scholtz.

Fin24.com | Super union calls for boycott of some Israeli goods

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
The UNI Global Union has resolved at its world congress in Cape Town to call for a boycott of all products produced in the territories illegally occupied by Israel.

Fin24.com | Threat of machines worries union congress

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
The world faces the prospect of massive job losses as human workers are increasingly replaced by computer-based automation or robots.

Fin24.com | Uptick in trade conditions: Sacci

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
rade conditions have turned positive in the past two months, Sacci says in a trade conditions survey.

Fin24.com | SA bans poultry imports

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
The SA Poultry Association says imports of poultry products from countries infected with the avian influenza virus have been banned.

Fin24.com | Standard Bank signs multi-billion rand loan

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Standard Bank has signed a R8.6bn loan facility in London and more than 20 banks have taken part in the transaction.

Fin24.com | Zim gets $108m for electricity

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Zimbabwe has received a $108m grant from the African Development Bank to improve electricity and water supplies.

Fin24.com | October retail sales up

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
South Africa's retail sales have risen year-on-year in October, above market expectations and compared with an expansion in September.

Fin24.com | Ithuba prepares to operate lottery

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Ithuba is preparing to run a world-class lottery network, says chairperson Seth Phalatse after the court dismissed Gidani's challenge.

Fin24.com | CPI inflation slows in November

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed to 5.8% year-on-year in November, in line with market forecasts.

Fin24.com | SA economy tries to shake off the blues

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
The very fragile SA economy is trying to shake off its self-inflicted blues to recover enough to give South Africans a very merry Christmas, shows an index.

Fin24.com | China plans hike in cigarette taxes, prices

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
China is considering raising cigarette prices and taxes as the world's largest tobacco consumer fights to stub out a pervasive habit.

Fin24.com | US farmers face worst drought in 1 200 years

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
As parts of the south-western US shrivel in historic drought, farmers are faced with an impossible choice: Today's crops or tomorrow's water supplies.

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