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Heavy industry could save a quarter more energy - IEA

26th June 2007 Heavy industries such as cement, chemicals or metals could step up energy efficiency by a quarter while cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to a third, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. 

Gold steady, higher yen hurts TOCOM

26th June 2007 Gold was steady on Tuesday as resilience of the dollar versus the euro reduced investor appetite for the metal, while a rise in the yen dragged down yen-based gold futures in Tokyo. Spot gold was at $651,20/$651,80/oz as of 02:50 GMT, compared with $650,80/$651,40/oz late in New York on Monday,... 

SA Q2 retail confidence up at record high - survey

21st June 2007 Confidence among South Africa's retailers rebounded in the second quarter of 2007, buoyed by still high consumer spending and despite higher interest rates. 

Gold rallies from 3-month low, Tokyo futures up

14th June 2007 Spot gold bounced back on Thursday, recovering from a three-month low on bargain hunting, while Tokyo futures rose by 1 percent, helped by a slide in the value of the yen. Spot gold rose to $650,10/$650,70 an ounce at 03:50 GMT, compared with $647,20/$647,70 last quoted in New York. However,... 

Oil steadies at $70 after gasoline stock surprise

14th June 2007 Oil price steadied at around $70 a barrel on Thursday, with traders catching their breath after a $1 spike on unexpectedly flat gasoline stocks and a deepening deficit in heating fuel supplies. 

Gold sinks, Tokyo futures hit 10-week low

13th June 2007 Cash gold fell further on Wednesday as the dollar wavered near an 11-week high against the euro, while Tokyo futures fell to a 10-week low tracking losses in New York's COMEX market and weak spot prices. 

SA to be selective about mining investment

11th June 2007 South Africa wants to boost foreign mining investment, but not if it fails to help develop a country still suffering from huge inequality of wealth, the deputy president said on Monday. 

Oil slips under $71 as Oman tests export terminal

8th June 2007 Oil slipped back under $71 on Friday, as Gulf producer Oman carried out tests to see if it could reopen its export terminal after a three-day closure due to a storm. 

Eskom to issue R350m of bonds

31st May 2007 South Africa's electricity utility Eskom will issue up to R350-million worth of ES26 bonds on June 4, the company said on Thursday.  

Gold rebounds, eye on US economic data

31st May 2007 Gold gained on short-overing on Thursday but was likely to trade in a tight range as investors awaited the release of US data, which may cool expectations of interest rates cuts. 

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