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SA inflation exceeds target for third month
Source: Moneyweb

South Africa’s inflation rate was unchanged at 6.6% in June, exceeding the central bank’s target for a third month. The median estimate of 28 economists surveyed by Bloomberg was 6.7%. Prices rose 0.3% in the month, Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said on its website today.
24 July 2014

Numsa told job losses probably unavoidable in pay deal
Source: Business Day

EMPLOYERS in the striking metals and engineering sector on Wednesday reiterated that a wage offer that has brought the parties to the brink of an agreement would most likely cause job losses.
24 July 2014

June headline CPI steady at 6.6% y-o-y
Source: Reuters

South Africa's headline consumer inflation was steady at 6.6 percent year-on-year in June compared with May, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday, against market expectations it would quicken to 6.7 percent.
23 July 2014

Amplats unveils details of mine sales
Source: Business Day

ANGLO American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday unveiled its long-anticipated plans to sell its Rustenburg and Union mines, as well as two joint ventures, as it focuses on its more profitable, mechanised mines.
22 July 2014

Long strikes could be held in check with plan for interest arbitration
Source: Business Day

THE Department of Labour is examining the introduction of "interest arbitration" in a bid to end protracted strikes.
21 July 2014

FNB Civil

After falling by 11 index points to 55 in 1Q2014, the FNB/BER civil confidence index shed a further 11 points to 44 in 2Q2014. However, construction work and profitability improved nicely. This suggests that other factors, besides only company performance, weighed on confidence during the quarter.
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