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Weekly Wrap Up: 10 - 13 August 2010

By Staff Writer
Tuesday: Public servants on strike

Public servants went on strike on Tuesday asking for an 8.6% increase and a R1000 housing allowance.

Wednesday: Women are cautious bankers

Women tend to take the cautious approach when it comes to banking, according to a report released by FNB.

Thursday: Our poll results of 'how would a rate cut affect you'

In our July poll we asked users: "how would an interest rate cut affect you?" here are the results.


Friday: Pensioners admit worry with regards to retirement savings

In a recent survey, more than 60% of pensioners indicated that they were worried that their savings would not last them the rest of their lives...

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