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European ‘bank union’ could prevent another debt crisis

Plans underway by Angela Merkel's Chancellory could see the power to deal with struggling banks move from national to European level.

Greece wins more time but no immediate aid

Greece's international lenders have agreed to give the country two more years to make the cuts demanded of it.

EU seals new Greek bailout deal after tortuous talks

Eurozone leaders have sealed a new bailout for Greece that will fix its immediate financing needs but is unlikely to revive its shattered economy.

Eurozone refuses Greek rescue without reforms

Eurozone ministers have told Greece they could not go ahead with an agreed deal to restructure privately held debt until it guaranteed reforms.

EU’s finance ministers meet to boost bailout measures

EU leaders are working to bolster a bailout fund to help prevent contagion in bond markets, amid growing US pressure to staunch the debt crisis.

Holding thumbs for a deal: EU leaders continue talks

EU leaders are holding talks to try to hammer out a plan for tackling the eurozone debt crisis, but a breakthrough is not expected until Wednesday.

G20 demands eurozone debt solution within weeks

The world's leading economies are pressing Europe to act boldly within eight days to resolve the eurozone's sovereign debt crisis.

Greeks rage against austerity while EU squabbles

Greeks raged against a wave of austerity on Wednesday after finance ministers failed to agree how to make private creditors contribute to a bailout.

Greece promised rescue package, but investors wary

European nations aim to formally launch the biggest financial bail-out of a country this week and hope it will bring calm to the markets.

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Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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