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Sep 2014
Unemployment data offer jobless little joy
Source: Business Day

UNEMPLOYMENT was largely flat in the third quarter as the economy managed to create a small number of jobs while people gave up actively seeking work.
31 October 2014

US interest rates may pose risk, says Reserve Bank
Source: Business Day

RISING interest rates in the US and other developed economies, could pose a large risk to SA’s financial stability, the Reserve Bank has warned.
30 October 2014

Dissatisfaction with medium-term budget
Source: Business Day

PARLIAMENT’S two finance committees are flexing their muscles and intend to interrogate the Treasury’s fiscal plans more thoroughly than has been the case in the past.
29 October 2014

Numsa goes to court to force Cosatu elections
Source: Business Day

THE National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is set to take legal action to force the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) to hold fresh elections after months of bitter infighting within the ranks of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) labour ally.
28 October 2014

Eurozone banks now on sounder footing
Source: Reuters

ABOUT one in five of the eurozone’s top lenders failed health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Sunday.
27 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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