Fiscal Cliff


Weekend 101: Results are in

Matrics get their results, the world rages over the Delhi gang-rape victim, America avoids the fiscal cliff and SA's road death toll rises.

‘Fiscal cliff’ deal may affect SA

A higher gold price is unlikely to offset the effects of cautious American consumers and a weaker rand.

US is nowhere near a grand solution to fiscal crisis

Fans of cliff-top dramas should settle back and prepare for another episode as the March deadline approaches.

Bill keeps US safe from fiscal cliff, should buoy Wall Street

US stocks are poised to begin the year with gains after the late passage of a Bill to avoid harsh tax hikes and crimped economic growth.

US Senate approves Bill to avert fiscal cliff

The US Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff" by stopping most of the tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts.

Markets stable despite looming ‘fiscal cliff’

Markets have appeared to be taking in stride the prospect that US politicians will fail to agree a budget deal in time.

Asian investors sell off stocks before US ‘fiscal cliff’ hits

With just hours left before the US hits the "fiscal cliff", investors on the other side of the world sold off stocks to lock in profits.

Economic week ahead: On the edge

America's "fiscal cliff", the name given to the hundreds of billions of dollars in tax rises and spending cuts, will dominate the economic week.

Senate leaders work to avoid New Year’s ‘fiscal cliff’

Congressional negotiators burrowed into their offices on Saturday to see if they could stop the US economy from falling off of a "fiscal cliff".

No pain, no gain: Obama’s push to get US fiscally fit

President Barack Obama, pushing for a deal to avoid the looming tax hikes and spending cuts entered last-minute talks with Senate leaders on Friday.

Economic week ahead: Happy Christmas?

In the last week of 2012, investors will be waiting for word from the United States on its tax rises and spending cuts due to begin next year.

Who’s afraid of the big bad cliff?

With the United States election now over, the world waits with bated breath to see how the country will address its looming "fiscal cliff".


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Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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