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Thanks Bench Marks, you tell a bad story well

WE HAVE got to be grateful for organisations like Bench Marks Foundation. Whether or not we enjoy their special breed of gloom and misery mongering that makes o... Read Story

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Most land claimants do not want to be farmers

If one is to believe the government’s pronouncements on the “land issue” then land hunger is acute among South Africa’s African populati... Read Story

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Rating agency did the dirty on Capitec

There must be a mechanism somewhere that can be used to hold ratings agencies to account.

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Mining bill won't help black communities
August 12 2014 at 05:06

Twenty years after the dawn of democracy, black Africans are still not afforded their rightful place in the making of laws and their administration.

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Focus on strengths leads Spar towards Europe
August 12 2014 at 05:13

LIKE Woolworths, Spar is concentrating at what it is good at and that is distribution and wholesale, according to Chris Gilmour, an equity analyst at Absa Investment.

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SA’s bank bail-in better than that of Portugal
August 12 2014 at 05:03

Another week, another bank bail-in. On August 3, Portugal pumped e4.4 billion (R63bn) into Banco Espirito Santo (BES), gave creditor debt a haircut, and split BES into good and bad banks.

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Abil suffers as poor fail to use loans to develop skills
August 11 2014 at 05:32

Allowing poor people access to credit is high on the developmental agenda globally. The success of the Grameen Bank, set up by Mohammed Yunus in Bangladesh in 1976, inspired similar initiatives around the world – inc... Read Story
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$343bn repayments raise red flags over China’s trust industry
August 11 2014 at 05:28

China’s “trust companies” are a growth industry, notable not for imparting stability to the country’s $9.2 trillion (R98 trillion) economy, but for the red flags they raise.

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Abil preyed on low earners, got what it deserved
August 11 2014 at 04:58

The most basic law of banking is to ensure that loans are backed by collateral.

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Simple lesson for battling bank: it could run, but not hide
August 11 2014 at 04:54

The implosion of African Bank Investments Limited (Abil) has been a disaster long waiting to happen.

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Global inequality widens
August 10 2014 at 13:34

The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.

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Growth mania is drag on the world
August 10 2014 at 13:24

Yet policymakers remain convinced the economic-growth model that prevailed during the pre-crisis years is still their best guide, at least in the near future.

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Opposing wind generators is not anti-green
August 8 2014 at 05:32

The intolerance of dissenting views by the Green Lobby is an unpleasant aspect of some of its members.

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