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Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls
21/8/2014 9:50
Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone callsPhablets have been big in Asia for some time - their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.
Microsoft considers name change for Internet Explorer
21/8/2014 9:47
Microsoft considers name change for Internet ExplorerOn an "ask me anything" (AMA) thread on Reddit, Microsoft's Internet Explorer project manager Jonathan Sampson indicated that a rebranding of the browser was under discussion.
Puma buys stake to aid Dortmund's pursuit of Bayern
21/8/2014 16:19
Sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna will buy a stake in Borussia Dortmund as the Ruhr Valley club raises funds to compete with Bayern Munich, the German league champions.
Tax on beverages may reduce obesity: Wits Tax on beverages may reduce obesity: Wits
20/8/2014 16:59
A suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may reduce obesity in 220,000 adults in South Africa, research by the University of the Witwatersrand has found.
Moody''s downgrades four top South African banks Moody's downgrades four top South African banks
20/8/2014 9:30
Moody's downgraded the credit rating of four top South African banks after the government bailed out a troubled lender.
 
Labour laws contribute to strikes: Neasa Labour laws contribute to strikes: Neasa
20/8/2014 12:34
Labour laws contributed to the prolonged, violent strikes the country has seen in various industries.
Parties to mull Neasa lock-out Parties to mull Neasa lock-out
6/8/2014 12:14
Neasa has refused to sign the recent wage settlement agreement reached between the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA (Seifsa).
 
Puma buys stake to aid Dortmund''s pursuit of Bayern Puma buys stake to aid Dortmund's pursuit of Bayern
21/8/2014 16:19
Sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna will buy a stake in Borussia Dortmund as the Ruhr Valley club raises funds to compete with Bayern Munich, the German league champions.
Bank of England divided on need for rate rise Bank of England divided on need for rate rise
20/8/2014 16:19
The Bank of England is divided on whether to maintain record-low interest rates as minutes published revealed its first split vote for more than three years.
 
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Puma buys stake to aid Dortmund's pursuit of BayernPuma buys stake to aid Dortmund's pursuit of Bayern
21/8/2014 16:19
Sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna will buy a stake in Borussia Dortmund as the Ruhr Valley club raises funds to compete with Bayern Munich, the German league champions.
 
Asian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone callsAsian consumers reaching for tablets to make phone calls
21/8/2014 9:50
Phablets have been big in Asia for some time - their sales already outstrip those of notebooks and tablets in the region. However it appears that sometimes phablets just aren't big enough.
 
Microsoft considers name change for Internet ExplorerMicrosoft considers name change for Internet Explorer
21/8/2014 9:47
On an "ask me anything" (AMA) thread on Reddit, Microsoft's Internet Explorer project manager Jonathan Sampson indicated that a rebranding of the browser was under discussion.
 
Czechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currencyCzechs roll out new Bitcoin-style virtual currency
21/8/2014 7:40
The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading.
 
‘Labour laws hurt growth’‘Labour laws hurt growth’
21/8/2014 4:51
The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) launched a scathing attack on the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, for allegedly not taking into consideration the plight of small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) when the amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) were finali
 
New planes to fight piracyNew planes to fight piracy
21/8/2014 4:38
Nigeria yesterday took the wraps off a new aircraft to tackle high-sea pirates, as well as maritime hijackers and oil thieves. The high-tech plane is one of seven to be operated by the maritime safety agency and the air force.
 
Tax on beverages may reduce obesity: WitsTax on beverages may reduce obesity: Wits
20/8/2014 16:59
A suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may reduce obesity in 220,000 adults in South Africa, research by the University of the Witwatersrand has found.
 
Zimbabwe economy takes another diveZimbabwe economy takes another dive
20/8/2014 16:27
It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office - four hours ahead of opening time - in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad.
 
Bank of England divided on need for rate riseBank of England divided on need for rate rise
20/8/2014 16:19
The Bank of England is divided on whether to maintain record-low interest rates as minutes published revealed its first split vote for more than three years.
 
Zimbabwe economy takes another diveZimbabwe economy takes another dive
20/8/2014 15:55
It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office - four hours ahead of opening time.
 
Eskom has a new CEOEskom has a new CEO
20/8/2014 14:19
Tshediso Matona, head of the public enterprises department and former trade and industry director general
 
CPI lower in JulyCPI lower in July
20/8/2014 12:14
The consumer price index (CPI) for all urban areas was 0.3 percent lower in July compared to June.
 
Moody's downgrades four top South African banksMoody's downgrades four top South African banks
20/8/2014 9:30
Moody's downgraded the credit rating of four top South African banks after the government bailed out a troubled lender.
 
Vehicle sales slide amid further expected headwindsVehicle sales slide amid further expected headwinds
20/8/2014 4:26
While capital expenditure is projected at a record R7.9bn for the motor industry, the reality is that the outlook for the sector this year has proved to be challenging as new cars and commercial vehicle sales declined during the second quarter of this year.
 
Huge restructuring at BHPHuge restructuring at BHP
20/8/2014 4:10
BHP Billiton appears to be promising to give South Africa a fair share of representation in the massive restructuring of the business via a demerger which will create an independent global metals and mining company focused on aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver.
 






 

 






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