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Economy

Some relief on Chinese GDP but deeper concerns remain for SA

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3 hour(s) ago

China’s first-quarter GDP growth of 7.4% bring some relief to currencies and risk markets but rate of growth still slowest since 2009

Financial Services

Reserve Bank fines banks over lack of effective anti-money laundering measures

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Big four banks fined R125m for failing to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act

National

Political debate in SA ‘being harmed by misconceptions about economy’

Economist Mike Schussler speak at a breakfast briefing on political and economic post-election challenges in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 hour(s) ago

Absence of credible information and data about state of economy and land ownership is exacerbating situation in lead-up to elections, says economist

World

Tech companies look to the skies to spread the internet

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2 hour(s) ago

Shortest path to internet for remote corners of the world may be through the skies, US tech companies believe

Land & Agriculture

IFP says state must redistribute own land to emerging farmers

Tractor farm food farming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 hour(s) ago

Party says state must stop relying solely on private farms for its land redistribution programme

Economy

Slowdown in China and strikes weigh on SA’s economic outlook

Lonmin platinum miners are seen during the Amcu wage strike on Thursday in Marikana, North West. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 hour(s) ago

Survey of 36 economists forecasts sees still on course to expand 2.5% this year, unchanged from monthly polls since January

Americas

How to get a car to the top of the Empire State Building

The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT is seen on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
39 minute(s) ago

Ford celebrates 50th birthday of Mustang by displaying new model of convertible on top of Empire State Building in New York

Transport Minister Ben Martins. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

EDITORIAL: Eskom no longer seen to do it all

A coherent approach to solving South Africa’s electricity problem seems as elusive as ever

Columnists

Spoiling a ballot is a greater contribution to democracy than staying at home, writes Steven Friedman

Spoilt votes are a blunt instrument of democracy

Columnists

Thami Mazwai promo

Five years from today we will see more women participating in rail industry value chain on basis of their competence, writes Thami Mazwai

Railways giving women a chance in business

Healthcare

Private healthcare market inquiry ‘might find nothing wrong’

Justice Sandile Ngcobo briefs the media on the market inquiry into private healthcare in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 hour(s) ago

Chairman of panel appointed to conduct inquiry stresses it is merely an investigation into the nature of competition in the sector

Politics

Google’s SA elections hub to have finger on the pulse

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2 hour(s) ago

Google launches online portal ahead of May 7 general election in SA to help voters, journalists and campaigners track news and other data

Asia-Pacific

Nearly 300 missing after Korean ferry capsizes

South Korean ferry
3 hour(s) ago

Nearly 100 ships and 18 helicopters involved in frantic efforts, but manage to save only 164 in what could be the country’s biggest maritime disaster in 20 years

Telecoms & Technology

Cape Town broadband access may soon be ‘cheaper, more reliable’

Patricia de Lille. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
25 minute(s) ago

City concludes deals with internet service providers who have taken up spare infrastructure capacity generated via broadband network

Retail & Consumer

Pick n Pay’s turnaround paying off

Richard Brasher. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
11 hour(s) ago

Full-year profit increase of 25% shows some evidence of turnaround

Florida's Timely Justice Act would require the state to execute a defendant within 180 days of a death warrant.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

The ANC has a tall story to tell on fighting corruption

Paul Hoffman: Every voter must decide whether it is wise to support a party that has a tall story to tell on its commitment to fighting corruption

Politics

Old guard in anti-ANC spoilt ballot drive

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at the launch of the Sidikiwe Vukani ‘Vote No’ campaign. Picture: DANIEL BORN
9 hour(s) ago

Campaign encourages South Africans to vote against the party that he called home for more than 40 years, or spoil their ballots

Telecoms & Technology

Telkom chief prescribes the right medicine

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
12 hour(s) ago

Decisive CEO Maseko has the support of an experienced board, writes Thabiso Mochiko

Economy

Omigsa cuts its growth forecast for SA

Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa’s Johann Els briefs the media in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
11 hour(s) ago

SA’s largest private asset manager cites strikes on platinum mines, energy supply constraints, and slow spending growth by consumers and businesses

Mining

Politician, executive named in Bakubung conflict

The main shaft at Wesizwe’s Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Ngculu, Mgudlwa deny role in sowing conflict over tribe’s stake in miner Wesizwe, writes Setumo Stone

Retail & Consumer

SABMiller’s Africa sales slow growth

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 hour(s) ago

CE Alan Clark cites headwinds and a challenging fourth quarter

Politics

Parties head for court to demand Tlakula’s resignation

Independent Electoral Commission chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: THE TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties seeking resignation of Electoral Commission of South Africa chairwoman Pansy Tlakula to approach Electoral Court

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
12 hour(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Basel committee draws up tighter rules for too-big-to-fail banks

MORE NEEDED: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said ‘further intense work’ is needed on rules for too-big-to-fail banks. Picture: BLOOMBERG
12 hour(s) ago

Banks identified as systemically important to the global economy face tighter rules on how much business they can do with each other, writes Jim Brunsden

Europe

Kiev targets separatists as Russia warns of civil war

TAKING BACK CONTROL:  A Ukrainian soldier is seen near armoured personnel carriers at a checkpoint near the town of Izium in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
12 hour(s) ago

Russia declares Ukraine on the brink of civil war as said ‘antiterrorist operation’ against pro-Moscow separatists gets under way in Kiev

Labour

NEWS ANALYSIS: No signs of wavering as Amcu launches workers’ strike fund

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
11 hour(s) ago

Amcu raises stakes in three-month platinum strike by establishing strike fund to aid workers

Cricket

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

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10 hour(s) ago

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

National

Department of Economic Development defends its relevance

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.  Picture: SOWETAN
12 hour(s) ago

Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says department is still relevant and is looking at entering ‘successful’ new phase after elections

African Business

Zambian derivatives market is up and trading

Allan Thomson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 hour(s) ago

First live trade on Zambia’s new derivatives market takes place, with BancABC, majority-owned by former Barclays boss Bob Diamond’s new Africa-focused investment fund Atlas Mara, a party to the deal

Asia-Pacific

Unilever targets Indian villagers with mobile ads

YOUR CALL: Companies from Unilever to PepsiCo have turned to mobile campaigns to reach consumers. Picture: BLOOMBERG
12 hour(s) ago

Growing rural mobile phone ownership is attracting the attention of advertisers, writes Adi Narayan

Middle East

Saudi Arabia tightens grip on dissent

12 hour(s) ago

Dynasty fears spread of regional chaos, write Sami Aboudi and Angus McDowall

African News

South Sudan rebels warn oil firms after recapturing Bentiu

ON OFFENSIVE: South Sudanese rebel leader and former vice-president Riek Machar attends a rally in Nasir on Monday. Picture: AFP
12 hour(s) ago

South Sudanese rebels give oil firms a week to pack up and leave after seizing capital of oil-producing Unity state Bentiu

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Cartoons

BEYOND REQUIREMENTS: Mercedes’s safety and fuel standards do more than the Eurocrats insist on.

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: New C-Class is regulation-proof

Mercedes shows it is possible to stay ahead of government ministers and their predilection for creating laws, writes Alexander Parker

Management

LUNCH WITH THE FT: Nick D’Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio speaks in London in September 2013. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ALASTAIR GRANT
12 hour(s) ago

Jonathan Ford speaks to Nick D’Aloisio, who came to public attention when at 17 he sold his start-up, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30m

Opinion

JAZZ: The Crypt and The Orbit

With April marking the first year of existence for The Crypt and the first month for Orbit, it is a good time to reflect on how both venues are faring

Opinion

Eat water rather than fizzy words

A group of students from the UK have developed a spherical membrane that they propose could replace plastic water bottles

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Trouble-hit IPL limps onwards

Organisers are hoping for high-quality cricket to mask stink of corruption

Opinion

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden

 
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The Third Umpire

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. If she believes spoiling your vote as a form of mild protest is “treacherous and irresponsible”, what about covering up corruption and the blatant misuse of public funds?

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ANC Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku, for reprimanding national convener Mzwandile Masina for calling former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge a “hoe”. Can we assume he doesn’t dig her?

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EFF leader Julius Malema. The party claimed to be so poor that it couldn’t pay the election deposit, but then did. And he is able to flit around the country campaigning in a helicopter? Pull the other one.

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