China: Intel buys stake in chip makers

Intel would pay up to $1.5 billion (R16.8bn) for a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip makers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, the companies sai... Read Story

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Russia nuclear deal ‘scares’ critics

South Africa’s nuclear deal with Russia could put the country on a collision course with the West.

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Vulnerable economy mars Marcus’s swansong

South Africa’s Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus will not be available for re-appointment.

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China: Intel buys stake in chip makers
September 29 2014 at 04:54

Intel would pay up to $1.5 billion (R16.8bn) for a 20 percent stake in Chinese chip makers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, the companies said on Friday.

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Russia nuclear deal ‘scares’ critics
September 23 2014 at 04:39

South Africa’s nuclear deal with Russia could put the country on a collision course with the West.

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Marcus suffers case of bad timing
September 19 2014 at 04:35

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus could not have chosen a worse time to announce her exit, writes Ellis Mnyandu.

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Vulnerable economy mars Marcus’s swansong
September 19 2014 at 04:39

South Africa’s Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus will not be available for re-appointment.

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Too early to tell if Eskom support package enough
September 18 2014 at 04:42

The National Treasury’s Sunday press release confirmed a multifaceted approach as expected, but did not contain enough information for us to assess the exact impact on sovereign or company ratings, or specifically on... Read Story
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China debt could bust world economy
September 17 2014 at 05:03

China looking likely to repeat Japan's mistakes and the consequences would be dire.

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Russians start $3bn mine in Zimbabwe
September 17 2014 at 05:09

Russian investors have started a new $3 billion platinum mine about 50km north-west of Harare in Zimbabwe.

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Oil demand growth slows ‘remarkably’
September 12 2014 at 04:16

World oil demand growth was softening at a remarkable pace as the European and Chinese economies faltered, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday, while supplies grew steadily, particularly from North America... Read Story
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PMIs slip as factories in China slow expansion
September 2 2014 at 04:57

China’s manufacturing sector activity expanded at a slower pace last month, joining weaker-than-anticipated credit, production and investment data in suggesting the economy is losing momentum.

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Education is a critical component of building blocks in Brics plans
August 27 2014 at 05:01

At last month’s Brics summit, it was confirmed that a new international development bank and emergency lending pool would be set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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