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Fin24.com | Food prices up sharply in Ebola-hit countries

Friday, 17 October 2014
Food prices have risen across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to one meal a day.

Fin24.com | Putin gets a helping hand from state TV

Friday, 17 October 2014
As the head of Russia's biggest state bank and a favourite of President Vladimir Putin, German Gref has long been a loyal supporter of state economic policy.

Fin24.com | Ukraine, Russia make progresson gas deal

Friday, 17 October 2014
Progress has been made during talks aimed at resolving a dispute over gas supplies from Russia, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Fin24.com | Platinum investors still shy

Friday, 17 October 2014
Investors are unlikely to rush back into platinum any time soon after a minimal price reaction to its biggest-ever supply shock highlighted a major problem.

Fin24.com | EU, Singapore wrap up negotiations on deal

Friday, 17 October 2014
The European Union and Singapore have completed their negotiations on a free trade agreement, the first such deal between the bloc and a South-East Asian country.

Fin24.com | Merkel: No breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

Friday, 17 October 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit have not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.

Fin24.com | Cosatu sneezes, we all catch cold - youth body

Friday, 17 October 2014
South Africa has found itself having to buckle under the pressures and whims of Cosatu at the collective expense of the poor, says a youth body.

Fin24.com | Australia reluctant to tackle climate change

Friday, 17 October 2014
Business and political leaders worldwide want action to avert the financial repercussions of climate change, but G20 host Australia remains a vocal sceptic.

Fin24.com | E-tolls collection firm cuts jobs

Friday, 17 October 2014
E-tolls collection company ETC's decision to start laying off staff and close temporary structures and services comes as a shock to workers, says a Fin24 user.

Fin24.com | BoE may keep rates lower for longer

Friday, 17 October 2014
The Bank of England's chief economist has offered the strongest signal yet that the bank is prepared to delay increases in borrowing costs.

Fin24.com | Malaysia mechanisation draws mixed feelings

Friday, 17 October 2014
With the cost of hiring workers soaring, Malaysia government is offering tax benefits to labour-intensive sectors going the automation route.

Fin24.com | SA economy will not recover - economist

Friday, 17 October 2014
The SA economy will not recover despite the views held by economists in a poll, warns an agricultural economist.

Fin24.com | Sanral denies employee layoffs

Friday, 17 October 2014
Sanral is not retrenching its employees and has not issued retrenchment letters, says its spokesperson Vusi Mona.

Fin24.com | Top China engineer sentenced for $8m bribes

Friday, 17 October 2014
The engineer who designed China's high-speed rail network has received a suspended death sentence after being found guilty of taking $7.8m in bribes.

Fin24.com | BoE rates could stay lower for longer

Friday, 17 October 2014
The Bank of England may need to keep interest rates lower for longer than previously thought, to reduce the chance of the economy slipping into stagnation.

Fin24.com | Data shows US economy's pulse is still strong

Friday, 17 October 2014
The amount of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits have fallen to a 14-year low, a positive signal that helps ease fears over the economic outlook.

Fin24.com | Donors shun UN Ebola fund

Friday, 17 October 2014
A trust fund seeking $1bn to fight Ebola in West Africa has received only $100 000, amid talk of overstretched donors wary of how the money would be spent.

Fin24.com | Inside Labour: The 'Robin Hood' tax

Friday, 17 October 2014
A tax on financial transactions could benefit all SA workers, says Terry Bell.

Fin24.com | SA economy can bounce back

Friday, 17 October 2014
Economic growth will probably accelerate next year if labour relations don't deteriorate and if the global economy holds up reasonably well, a Reuters poll shows.

Fin24.com | Eurozone inflation near five-year low

Thursday, 16 October 2014
The annual inflation rate in the eurozone has slipped closer to zero in September as energy costs dropped sharply.

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