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Next year will answer deflation debate

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?... Read Story

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Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 a... Read Story

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Series of revelations about Eskom are an embarrassment
December 8 2014 at 04:58

At the risk of incurring reader fatigue, we must be allowed another shot at shaming Eskom management into the proper alleviation of the dire situation in which they’ve placed the country.

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It’s about time trade unions tried a new approach
December 8 2014 at 04:57

Instead of your continual strike action with unrealistic and unsustainable demands on commerce/industry and the mining sector, for higher wages which ultimately lead to cut­backs in labour, thus escalating unemploymen... Read Story
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Missed opportunity for sustained growth
December 7 2014 at 10:23

South Africa is paying a heavy price for failing to give the NGP a chance, says Andile Ntingi.

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Lack of pragmatic policies taking its toll
December 7 2014 at 09:57

Little long-term planning and poor policies are real constraints to making African growth more inclusive, sustainable and faster, says William Gumede.

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Seven challenges facing responsible African business
December 5 2014 at 04:34

I am thankful to the organisers of the First International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa for giving me the opportunity to share my perspective on seven challenges faced by African business on the ... Read Story
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Schools epicentres of poverty and hotbeds of criminality
December 5 2014 at 04:32

School shootings are one of society’s most horrifying crimes. In the US where data are readily available, between 1990 and 2014 634 students were killed or seriously injured in 198 shooting incidents at schools.

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Central banks return to roots of promoting financial stability
December 4 2014 at 04:58

The world’s central bankers could be forgiven for thinking that things are never going to get back to normal.

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SA needs to consider new forms of power generation
December 4 2014 at 04:36

It is not often that economists get to talk about technology, but some technologies are so fundamental to the resource management of our economy and the future of our growth, that they warrant cross-disciplinary attention.... Read Story
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Domestic Chinese market breaks through slump
December 3 2014 at 04:54

Last month China overtook Japan as the second-largest stock market. At the moment, China is still cheap and very out of favour – most people don’t want to know about it.

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The good, bad and ugly of low oil prices
December 3 2014 at 04:51

The net overall impact of this year’s 28 percent plunge in oil prices is positive for the global economy.

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