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Manuel dismisses currency peg suggestion

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel rejected a suggestion made in Parliament on Friday that South Africa look to fix its exchange rate rather than aggressively target inflation.

Cosatu march on SABC, Media24

About 2 000 Congress of SA Trade Union members marched on the SA Broadcasting Corporation and Media24 on Tuesday to protest against the pair's ''anti-labour'' news reporting.

Baghdad trade fair draws UK firms

The biggest group of British companies since the Gulf War plans to travel to the Baghdad Trade Fair in November, brushing off threats of war and defying government advice to steer clear of Iraq.

Grim outlook for Bali tourism

The precedent of a tourist massacre in Egypt in 1997 suggests Indonesia will suffer a 20% drop in foreign visitors following last month's deadly bombing on the resort island of Bali, the World Bank said in a report published on Wednesday.

IMF tells Malawi to massage its budget

The International Monetary Fund has told Malawi's government to sort out some ''pressure points'' in its current budget before lending to the impoverished southern African nation can be resumed, a report said on Wednesday.

Pakistan slaps penalty on SA for dumping tin

Pakistan has taken its first ever anti-dumping action by imposing punitive taxes on tin imports from South Africa.

Calls for consensus ahead of Jo’burg Summit

Business must help ensure that the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development produces more consensus than disagreement, business leader Tokyo Sexwale said on Wednesday.

Euro coins cause itchy fingers

One and two-euro coins release traces of the metal nickel at levels between 240 and 320 times higher than EU-regulated norms, greatly increasing the risk of allergic reaction in nickel-sensitive handlers.

Singtel delivers speaking SMS

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) said on Tuesday it has expanded the convenience of the popular Short Message Service (SMS) to home and office phones with the advent of a new text-to-speech system.

Didata to pay Worldwide R294m plus shares

South Africa's Dimension Data said on Friday it would pay R294-millionto Worldwide Africa and issue 42.4 million shares to the group as part of a deal related to Worldwide's stake in Plessey.

Crunch time for Microsoft

The European Commission stepped closer to imposing -million a day fines on Microsoft on Monday when it gave the software group eight days to comply with sanctions imposed last year. Neelie Kroes, competition commissioner, said in Madrid: ''The deadline is the end of this month and if it's not met then it's the end of the game.''

Koeberg’s two faces

Eskom takes Eddie Koch on a tour to prove that Koeberg os perfectly safe ...