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Fin24.com | Economists see close call for rates

Thursday, 19 May 2016
Financial experts seem to agree that the Sarb will not raise rates on Thursday, but sounded a warning that the bank would be forced to do so at some point.

Fin24.com | Renewable energy sector keeps the power on

Thursday, 19 May 2016
SPONSORED: While the headlines are filled with nuclear power proposals, the renewable energy sector is forging ahead, generating much needed new power capacity.

Fin24.com | Dipuo Peters: Cars are not just for boys

Thursday, 19 May 2016
An environment must be created in South Africa where the transport industry is friendly to women, says Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

Fin24.com | Transport sector needs stronger unions, more dialogue – report

Thursday, 19 May 2016
Changes in supply chain management have had an adverse impact on worker representation and decent work conditions in the transport and logistics sector, a report shows.

Fin24.com | Dipuo Peters: Time for talk is over

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The time has come for less talk and more action regarding sustainable transport, Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters told Fin24.

Fin24.com | World bank approves up to $5bn loan to Tunisia

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The World Bank has approved a five-year plan to lend Tunisia up to $5 billion to support economic reforms aimed at reviving growth and creating jobs.

Fin24.com | Oppenheimer Blue sells for record R926m

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The "Oppenheimer Blue" has sold for over 56.8 million Swiss francs (R926m), including costs, crushing the previous record for the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction.

Fin24.com | Zuma’s disdainful opinion of Gordhan is no state secret - analyst

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
International ratings agencies are in town and they were treated to a public display of discord and discontent among senior members of government, says NKC African Economics analyst Gary van Staden.

Fin24.com | EXCLUSIVE: SAA's Dudu Myeni hits back at Acsa CEO

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Reacting to a warning by Acsa CEO Bongani Maseko, SAA Chairperson Dudu Myeni says the carrier has every intention of growing the OR Tambo hub, despite challenges.

Fin24.com | Two workers still missing after mine collapse

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Implats says two workers are still missing after a shat collapsed in the Rustenburg mine and operations have been suspended.

Fin24.com | Govt misses court deadline on nuclear plan

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
The government has failed to submit answering affidavits in its court case with activists regarding the non-submission of its Russian nuclear deal to Parliament.

Fin24.com | Gas could be useful but complex addition to SA power mix

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Gas-fired power stations offer a speedy solution to SA’s electricity supply problems but the supply chain is complex, says an industry insider.

Fin24.com | Retail sales lag market expectations

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Retail trade sales rose by 2.8% year-on-year in March 2016, considerably lower than the market expectation of a 3.6% y/y increase in March, official data shows.

Fin24.com | NUM: Wage talks with Eskom will fail

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
NUM says it expects wage talks with Eskom to fail after its members rejected a 5% pay hike as most workers demand an increase of 18%.

Fin24.com | Concern over retailers profiting from food prices

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
A Western Cape standing committee has raised concerns over food retailers profiting at the expense of the poor during the drought.

Fin24.com | Slight drop in CPI despite sharp rise in food prices

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
South Africa's annual consumer price inflation in April 2016 was 6.2%, Statistics South Africa has announced.

Fin24.com | Guptas in spotlight in debate on money-laundering bill

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
The Gupta family took centre stage yet again in Parliament during a debate on a bill to combat money laundering and financial terrorism.

Fin24.com | Electricity should grow economy, not profit - expert

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Energy adviser Ted Blom says South Africa lost out on a 3% to 5% GDP growth since government introduced new policy tariffs for electricity.

Fin24.com | Is Gordhan losing his bid to rescue the economy?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s efforts to restore investor confidence in the economy and ward off a junk credit rating are being frustrated amid a so-called conspiracy against him.

Fin24.com | Gordhan speaks out on arrest reports

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says reports of his alleged imminent arrest have been extremely distressing for him and his family.

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