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Forget credit cards, could paying with your veins be the future?
18/4/2014 14:31
Forget credit cards, could paying with your veins be the future?You know the feeling: you're waiting in the line at the checkout when you realize you've forgotten your wallet. But what if you could pay for purchases just by using your hand?
Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature
18/4/2014 13:57
Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' featureFacebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.
EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves
18/4/2014 16:38
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.
Tourism on the increase Tourism on the increase
16/4/2014 9:21
Close to 1 million tourists visited South Africa during December, the highest ever recorded number of tourists in any one month.
MTN starts war with 79 cents MTN starts war with 79 cents
16/4/2014 6:46
MTN has thrown down the competition gauntlet in the South African mobile phone industry by launching a flat rate of 79c per minute for prepaid customers in what the operator says will stimulate a decline in rates in the general market.
 
‘NDP success hinges on private sector involvement, infrastructure capacity’ ‘NDP success hinges on private sector involvement, infrastructure capacity’
16/4/2014 8:41
Private sector involvement will be a significant factor in achieving the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) targets but the sector needs low interest rates, good economic growth and a strong government infrastructure drive.
IMF forecast for SA questioned IMF forecast for SA questioned
15/4/2014 11:27
Analysts have played down the downward revision of South African GDP growth – to 2.3% from 2.8% – by the IMF.
 
Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang
16/4/2014 15:26
Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honour the pony car's 50th anniversary.
Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4 Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4
16/4/2014 9:39
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets.
 
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Fresh offer in platinum strikeFresh offer in platinum strike
18/4/2014 12:02
Amplats, Implats and Lonmin have presented the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union with a new offer in a bid to end the strike in the platinum sector.
 
Asian stocks rise in abbreviated tradingAsian stocks rise in abbreviated trading
18/4/2014 11:38
Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.
 
Mbete hints at SME departmentMbete hints at SME department
17/4/2014 13:36
The creation of a small and medium enterprises department is very likely, African National Congress national chairwoman Baleka Mbete said on Thursday.
 
Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven millionSony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million
17/4/2014 7:48
Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.
 
Dollar lower in Asia after upbeat data, Beige BookDollar lower in Asia after upbeat data, Beige Book
17/4/2014 7:43
The dollar drifted lower in Asia Thursday as upbeat US data and dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank would hold steady on the pace of its stimulus tapering.
 
Jan-March foreign direct investment in China up 5.5%: govtJan-March foreign direct investment in China up 5.5%: govt
17/4/2014 7:35
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China increased 5.5 percent in the first three months of the year despite faltering in March, the government said Thursday, though outbound investment slumped.
 
Oil prices mixed in Asian tradeOil prices mixed in Asian trade
17/4/2014 7:33
Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Thursday as dealers weighed lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis with a weaker-than-expected US stockpiles report, analysts said.
 
Healthcare costs to be probedHealthcare costs to be probed
17/4/2014 7:30
Market inquiries, such as the one into private healthcare, were not accusations, or punishment, but may end up helping markets to function better, former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo said in Johannesburg yesterday.
 
Ford to offer 50th anniversary MustangFord to offer 50th anniversary Mustang
16/4/2014 15:26
Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honour the pony car's 50th anniversary.
 
SA banks fined for money launderingSA banks fined for money laundering
16/4/2014 11:53
The Reserve Bank has fined South Africa's big four banks a total of R125m after conducting inspections regarding anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.
 
SABMiller hurting in Western EuropeSABMiller hurting in Western Europe
16/4/2014 11:06
Global beer brewing giant SABMiller continues to suffer from the under-performance of its Western Europe markets which have been a drag on it since the dawn of the global financial crisis.
 
Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4
16/4/2014 9:39
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor and defy predictions that the South Korean titan's latest model will struggle in a tough market for high-end handsets.
 
Tourism on the increaseTourism on the increase
16/4/2014 9:21
Close to 1 million tourists visited South Africa during December, the highest ever recorded number of tourists in any one month.
 
‘NDP success hinges on private sector involvement, infrastructure capacity’‘NDP success hinges on private sector involvement, infrastructure capacity’
16/4/2014 8:41
Private sector involvement will be a significant factor in achieving the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) targets but the sector needs low interest rates, good economic growth and a strong government infrastructure drive.
 
China's version of Twitter set for Wall Street debutChina's version of Twitter set for Wall Street debut
16/4/2014 8:16
Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States this week - after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.
 


 

 


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