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Big lesson for Tsipras: Don’t mess with Merkel

Alexis Tsipras is flaunting the cardinal rule of political survival in Europe: Don’t displease Angela Merkel.

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What the world needs now is a single currency

It is almost a truism to say that euro membership worsened the Greek crisis. The thinking goes that because Greece does not have its own currency, it could not ... Read Story

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Cycle of loans to pay loans is clearly unsustainable for Greece’s economy

As the clock ticked midnight on Tuesday Greece missed its deadline to repay around e1.6 billion (R22bn) to the International Monetary Fund.

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What the world needs now is a single currency
July 3 2015 at 04:49

It is almost a truism to say that euro membership worsened the Greek crisis. The thinking goes that because Greece does not have its own currency, it could not increase competitiveness and boost growth through devaluation.... Read Story
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Big lesson for Tsipras: Don’t mess with Merkel
July 3 2015 at 04:31

Alexis Tsipras is flaunting the cardinal rule of political survival in Europe: Don’t displease Angela Merkel.

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Cycle of loans to pay loans is clearly unsustainable for Greece’s economy
July 2 2015 at 04:32

As the clock ticked midnight on Tuesday Greece missed its deadline to repay around e1.6 billion (R22bn) to the International Monetary Fund.

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China needs to let more air out of its equity bubble
June 29 2015 at 05:38

When historians write the definitive accounts of the great Chinese stock bubble of 2015, this weekend’s rate move may deserve its own chapter.

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Eskom’s cash mill is creating millionaires
June 24 2015 at 04:47

One of the best democratic practices is the right of MPs to question government ministers.

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Act on private security sector must not be passed
June 18 2015 at 04:33

There is no doubt that the inclusion of the foreign ownership limitation clause in the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act will mean plenty of pain for both the industry and South Africa, and no obvious gain... Read Story
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How to shore up the euro if Greece exits
June 18 2015 at 04:23

With bailout talks between Greece and its creditors collapsing, it seems sensible to start reflecting on what defences the euro might need against the fall-out of a nation leaving the common-currency project.

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India’s bank rewarded for cautious approach
June 17 2015 at 05:04

India’s Raghuram Rajan is an outlier in Asia. Whereas other central bankers in the region are pumping ever-more air into asset bubbles, Rajan has taken a go-slow approach.

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Twitter needs someone to be in charge
June 17 2015 at 04:45

Diagnosing Twitter’s problems has become an international pastime. I’ve engaged in it, as have far more informed and illustrious people, most recently and most wordily the early Twitter investor Chris Sacca. Read Story
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Why Russia’s eyes are now firmly focused on China
June 17 2015 at 04:38

The rupture between Russia and the West stemming from the 2014 crisis over Ukraine has wide-ranging geopolitical implications.

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