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Government engaging with nuclear vendors
Source: The Citizen

“Government is making significant progress in its engagements with various prospective nuclear vendors as part of the process towards implementation of the expansion in the nuclear new build programme,” deputy director general Zizamele Mbambo said in a statement.
20 October 2014

Japan stocks see biggest gain this year
Source: Reuters

Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia on Monday, after solid U.S. data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worried about the health of the world economy
20 October 2014

SA to take black spot row with EU to WTO
Source: Business Day

SA HAS lost patience with the European Union’s (EU’s) stance on the alleged effects of South African citrus fruit with black spot on EU orchards and is taking the issue to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). SA will also challenge the EU’s continued threat to ban SA’s citrus fruit exports.
17 October 2014

Dollar down sharply as yields plunge on growth fears
Source: Reuters

The dollar was sharply lower on Thursday, its appeal deeply dented after poor U.S. data added to growth concerns that sent equities tumbling and Treasury yields plunging.
16 October 2014

Car makers must avoid Antipodean oblivion
Source: Business Day

SA’s motor industry must avoid following its Australian counterpart into oblivion, or risk losing not only tens of thousands of jobs but also scarce manufacturing skills, an Australian government adviser said on Tuesday.
15 October 2014

FNB Civil

The FNB/BER Civil confidence index rose by 4 points, from 44 to 48 in 2014Q3. Confidence was higher despite a sharp fall in construction work during the quarter. The fall in construction activity also weighed on overall profitability.
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