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Business

Jacob Zuma prods firms to buy local

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 hour(s) ago

Bid to get top 80 listed companies on JSE to commit to buying more of their inputs from local companies

Labour

Seifsa sets Friday deadline for offer

Kaizer Nyatsumba.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 hour(s) ago

Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector inch forward

Politics

EFF members shot as sit-in at Gauteng legislature turns violent

Economic Freedom Fighters leader and a group of EFF members march to the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
18 hour(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters members shot at close range outside Gauteng legislature, with what appears to be rubber bullets

Economy

Government needs to be creative to pull off infrastructure plan, says Patel

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
45 minute(s) ago

Rating downgrades have increased South Africa’s cost of borrowing and economy remains weak

Europe

Stand-up traders fined for bending LME rules

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40 minute(s) ago

London Metal Exchange fines almost all dealers buying and selling copper on its open-outcry floor and suspends one for standing up during a session

Europe

Putin’s push into Ukraine worsens Russia’s economic slump

SUPPORT: Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday. Mr Putin promised to do ‘everything possible’ to influence pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and help ensure a full probe into the Malaysia Airlines crash last week. Picture: AFP
1 hour(s) ago

Russia’s market slump is exacerbating an economic slowdown, the opposite effect of the wealth generation from stock rallies that are helping underpin growth across the globe

National

Zuma to dispatch team to Israel, Palestine

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media after delivering her vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
15 hour(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma also to invite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on a working visit to South Africa, and country pledges $1m in humanitarian aid

Chaos at Gauteng legislature as EFF sit-in turns violent

What was meant to be a peaceful Economic Freedom Fighters’ march turns into chaos when EFF members led by party leader Julius Malema enter the Gauteng legislature by force

Columnists

The inflows remain for now but they could stop or reverse quickly as the US starts normalising its monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Foreigners happy to buy SA dollar bonds — for now

Columnists

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Research indicates concern that the liberalisation of the economy does not, in the short term, address the poverty gripping SA, writes Thami Mazwai

Time to throw off bonds of liberal economics

Middle East

Push for ceasefire in Middle East gains momentum

TACTICAL OFFENSIVE: Israeli soldiers take up positions close to the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on Tuesday. According to the Israel Defense Forces 27 Israeli soldiers have been killed and hundreds wounded since the ground invasion into Gaza. Picture: EPA/ABIR SULTAN
1 hour(s) ago

Neither side has shown signs of willingness to pull back, with Israel pursuing a relentless campaign of shelling and air strikes, and militants hitting back with rocket fire and fierce attacks on troops operating on the ground

Markets

Palladium poised for record annual high

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16 hour(s) ago

Metal likely to reach highest yearly price on record this year, may top it in 2015 on expectation of lower output, recovery in demand, doubts over Russian supply

Americas

US orders Argentine mediation

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.    Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

US judge overseeing Argentina’s debt restructuring case orders negotiators for the country and holdout investors to meet immediately with court-appointed mediator until settlement is reached

African Business

Mozambique may revive sea transport

Workers walk near a cargo ship at the Beira port.  Picture: REUTERS/AGNIESZKA FLAK
1 hour(s) ago

With road transport hampered by bad roads, floods and rebel attacks, Mozambique is considering using the sea as an alternative

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

The market and industrial relations turmoil of the past few years was destined to reach a tipping point, and it looks like it has arrived

Europe

EU labours to find new sanctions for Moscow

DIVISIONS: Ukrainian parliamentary deputies tussle during a session in parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The parliament approved a presidential decree to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against Russian concentration of troops. Picture: REUTERS/ALEX KUZMIN
1 hour(s) ago

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says that the European Commission will shortly begin work on defence sector sanctions against Russia

Economy

No plans to limit government expenditure, says Nene

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
19 hour(s) ago

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says sufficient measures to contain spending are already in place, additional measures will be considered if these prove inadequate

African News

Jonathan meets relatives of captive girls for the first time

UNDER SEIGE: Newspapers at a vendor’s stand along a road in Ikoyi district in Lagos. Reporters  fear a state crackdown over critical reporting on the battle against Boko Haram. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Relatives of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram meet President Goodluck Jonathan for the first time since the girls were abducted 100 days ago

Retail & Consumer

DTI to publish rules to standardise affordability assessments

Deputy director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry Zodwa Ntuli.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
19 hour(s) ago

Regulations to be issued in terms of recently amended National Credit Act to ensure uniformity in way customers are assessed for loans

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to welcome foreign money to bourse

1 hour(s) ago

Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world’s biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year

Asia-Pacific

India probes kickbacks for doctors

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1 hour(s) ago

India orders investigation of doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests

African Business

Nigerian central bank takes cautious approach

Godwin Emefiele. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

New governor keeps benchmark at 12%, plans gradual easing with eye on maintaining currency stability

Europe

Credit Suisse set to exit commodities

Credit Suisse Group CEO Brady Dougan. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 hour(s) ago

Credit Suisse will exit commodities trading and cut expenses at its foreign exchange and rates businesses, as a $2.6bn fine to settle a US tax investigation pushed the Swiss bank to its biggest quarterly loss since 2008

Americas

Setback for Obama healthcare overhaul

BOTTOM LINE: US President Barack Obama says he will support legislation to take the federal minimum wage level to $10.10 an hour. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

US appeals court throws out federal regulation that implements key subsidies vital to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul

Asia-Pacific

Jokowi aims to get Indonesia economy growing faster

WINNER FOR NOW: Indonesian presidential candidate Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, centre, and his running mate Jusuf Kalla, left, celebrate with their party chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri , right, in south Jakarta on Tuesday. While the electoral commission has declared him the winner, a legal challenge to the election result is possible. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

President-elect promises a reformist, technocratic cabinet that may include some current ministers, writes Berni Moestafa

African News

Seleka rebels snub CAR peace talks as deadline nears

Former Seleka soldiers look at prospectors washing extracted soil and small rocks as they pan for gold near the open-pit at the Ndassima gold mine near Djoubissi, north of Bambari in the Central African Republic.  Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Peace talks between the Central African Republic’s sectarian rivals suspended less than a day before the deadline

Education

Funding for student loans, bursaries stands at R8.9bn, says Nzimande

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
16 hour(s) ago

Minister says from 1991 to 2013 the student financial aid scheme assisted more than 1.4-million students and will aid a further 430,000 students this year

Asia-Pacific

Chinese food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King

Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

Latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan

Retail & Consumer

South Africans ‘tend to rely on much-loved brands’

Tiger Brands own All Gold, Tastic and Koo. Picture: THE TIMES
18 hour(s) ago

Survey finds that out of 8,000 ‘quintessentially’ South African brands measured, only 31 have what it takes to obtain iconic status

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Cartoons

FIGURE IT OUT: The extra R79,000 for the hybrid  model is worthwhile if you rack up a high mileage.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hybrid does it for me

Lexus ES300h’s space, specs and comfort win one over, and the meagre consumption clinches the deal, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

Johannesburg orchestra postpones third season due to lack of funds

The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra brass section perform at the relaunch of the Roodepoort Theatre.  Picture: RUPHIN COUDYZER
17 hour(s) ago

The philharmonic orchestra is in a business rescue process and its creditors include the South African Revenue Service

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Exercising ‘right to be forgotten’ could spark ‘Streisand effect’

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1 hour(s) ago

People taking advantage of the Google ruling should not underestimate the ‘Streisand effect’, writes Kevin O’Grady

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Tango treat on offer

Gwen Ansell promo
1 hour(s) ago

Like South Africa’s indigenous modern music, tango is a syncretic form that draws from diverse influences, writes Gwen Ansell

Gadgets & Gear

Banks recognise value in supplying venture capital to start-ups

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

Exchange, banks executives beginning to accept radical approach to technology may be only way for industry to survive in present form, writes Philip Stafford

James Rodriguez of Colombia. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CLIVE ROSE

Rodriguez realises Spanish dream with Real

Transfer fee for Colombian striker is unknown, but Spanish media report a figure of between € 75m and € 80m

Opinion

Middendorp infuriates Safa over player’s release

Perennially irritable Bloemfontein Celtic coach’s name will definitely not appear on the Safa Christmas shopping list this year

 
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The Third Umpire

President Jacob Zuma, for his balanced and pragmatic response to the appalling situation in Gaza, in contrast to that of the ANC. The death and destruction must end, but choosing sides is not the solution.

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Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace. The mining company is struggling to get back on its feet after the longest strike in SA’s history; now the collapse in its largest mine in Zimbabwe will halve production.

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Proteas captain Hashim Amla, who has kicked off his international Test captaincy career with a decisive win against Sri Lanka, SA’s first at the home side’s Galle stronghold. Pity about the ball-tampering row, though.

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