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China debt could bust world economy

China looking likely to repeat Japan's mistakes and the consequences would be dire.

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Scottish referendum: why it matters

Scottish independence vote on knife edge and consequences will reverberate for centuries.

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Politicking stands in way of growth approach

Narrowly averting a recession with marginal expansion in the second quarter does not belie the fact that South Africa’s growth remains both exclusive and ... Read Story

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Contempt of court orders fail to stick
September 14 2014 at 14:37

A number of judgments handed down recently have highlighted how unions and their members have been able to escape the consequences of contempt of court orders relating to strike action, mostly on technical grounds.

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UK cannot complain about Hong Kong
September 12 2014 at 04:52

IN RECENT weeks, Hong Kong has seen street protests over Beijing’s role in the city’s politics. Some prominent overseas commentators, especially from the UK, have begun to complain that China is failing to hono... Read Story
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Germany’s ban on car share app Uber puts check on US arrogance
September 12 2014 at 04:51

Uber, the car-sharing company, definitely has its place in the world economy. The question is how should it go about its plan to conquer the world?

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Right to reply: Stanlib fund had limited exposure to failed Abil
September 12 2014 at 04:23

We would like to acknowledge the letter published in Business Report on September 8, from Mr Mike Brown.

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Poor education, unemployment threaten national security
September 11 2014 at 04:35

The recently released World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2014 on South Africa’s education crisis raises serious concerns of threats to national security.

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Apple: the world’s biggest fashion juggernaut
September 11 2014 at 04:16

On Tuesday, Apple established itself as the world’s biggest fashion company by releasing a smartwatch that is more about beauty and variety than about technology.

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Gains from cheaper cell rates eclipse drawbacks
September 11 2014 at 04:10

Cellphone rates will fall less than previously expected from March next year but the reductions announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) last week are still substantial.

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Affirmative action must help fix centuries of prejudice
September 10 2014 at 04:46

We live in a country with immense opportunity and a deep history of racism. Like other countries, our Rainbow Nation has a flaw in its societal fabric.

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Interest rates and the economy: looking for light at end of a dark tunnel
September 10 2014 at 04:37

The national income accounts for the second quarter offer naught for comfort about the economy.

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Interview: Arancha Gonzalez - ITC executive director
September 9 2014 at 05:03

The ITC, a subsidiary of the UN Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organisation, provides technical assistance on global trade to businesses in developing countries.

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