Sujata Rao

Government’s dithering strike response spooks investors

Wildcat strikes in the platinum belt have entered a sixth week with no resolution in sight and investors are beginning to grow concerned.

Gordhan: Mine nationalisation not on the cards

Nationalising South Africa's mines was not part of government policy, the country's finance minister said on Thursday.

ANC sees no strikes during World Cup

The African National Congress does not expect its labour ally, Cosatu, to embark on strike action during the Soccer World Cup.

Emerging nations taking up baton on China’s yuan

Emerging economies, smarting under rampant currency appreciation, are finally daring to join a chorus of protests against China's weak yuan.

East Europe economic mood sour

Europe faces at least another year of economic difficulties and there are signs at best of stabilisation rather than recovery, leaders said on Friday.

Moody’s sees no danger to SA’s credit rating

Recent financial-market turmoil will not impact South Africa's Baa1 credit rating, which is backed by low external debt ratios and solid fiscal position, Moody's analyst Kristin Lindow said on Thursday. Lindow said the rating had already taken into account potential exchange-rate volatility and a wide current-account deficit.

World Oil prices jump as tanker attack stokes fear

Oil prices jumped on Monday after a suspected terror attack on a tanker off Yemen raised tensions on world markets already fretting about the possibility of an assault by the United States on Iraq.

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