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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...
If one is to believe the government’s pronouncements on the “land issue” then land hunger is acute among South Africa’s African populati...
There must be a mechanism somewhere that can be used to hold ratings agencies to account.
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Twenty years after the dawn of democracy, black Africans are still not afforded their rightful place in the making of laws and their administration.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The most basic law of banking is to ensure that loans are backed by collateral.
The implosion of African Bank Investments Limited (Abil) has been a disaster long waiting to happen.
The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.
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.
The intolerance of dissenting views by the Green Lobby is an unpleasant aspect of some of its members.
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