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Asian shares fall for third day on global growth concern
Source: Reuters

Asian shares fell for a third straight day on Wednesday as weak manufacturing reports from China, the United States and Europe fueled worries about slowing global growth, while the safe-haven Japanese yen firmed as investors unwound carry trades.
2 September 2015

ArcelorMittal SA steel mills to close as industry crisis bites
Source: Business Day

ARCELORMITTAL SA on Monday became the latest casualty of plunging steel prices and slowing demand, saying it would mothball two operations and review the viability of its largest steel mill.
1 September 2015

Zuma acknowledges economy is sick
Source: Business Day

President Jacob Zuma warned on Sunday that the economy was "sick" and appealed to business and labour to prioritise saving jobs over profit margins and wage hikes.
31 August 2015

Nene holds off on 2% growth revision
Source: Business Day

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday the government would have to be realistic in its economic growth forecasts when it presents its medium-term budget in October, but it is hard to tell at this stage what revision it might make to the 2% cited in the February budget.
28 August 2015

New deal aims to stem mine job cuts
Source: Business Day

Crisis talks in the mining sector have yielded a commitment on new measures to save jobs and help make the industry more sustainable in the long term.
27 August 2015

FNB Civil

After dropping to 39 points in 1Q2015, the FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index recovered somewhat to 44 points in 2Q2015. However, the rise in confidence is deceiving in that the state of the civil construction industry, as implied by the underlying data, seems to have worsened during the quarter.
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