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US must see us as partner, not beggar

US-Africa summit reflected progress but also showed how much remains to be done.

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Markets show Putin’s threats are empty

I can certainly understand Russian President Vladimir Putin’s frustration. I am sure he expected world financial markets to swoon in panic – and gol... Read Story

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Leadership focus: MMI Holdings business merger a success

MMI Holdings Limited is a large insurance-based financial services group listed on the JSE, with an embedded value of R35.1 billion and a market capitalisation ... Read Story

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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

$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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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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Structural change is key to growth path
August 8 2014 at 04:47

Africa’s economic rise over the past two decades is no longer news. In the decade from 2003, the region’s output expanded by over 5 percent a year, in spite of a protracted slowdown in many of its biggest expor... Read Story

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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Privatisation of Eskom units may be sole solution
August 7 2014 at 05:35

I would really like the SACP and Cosatu to explain exactly why they are against the proposal to invite private capital to help fund part of Eskom’s operations.

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Telkom to grow into IT, partner with government
August 7 2014 at 05:21

Fixed-line operator Telkom, which has embarked on a turnaround strategy that boosted its market capitalisation from R10 billion in last year to R26bn this year, is going in guns blazing to usurp a significant share of the ... Read Story

Happy 14th anniversary Agoa. But why no real trade within Africa?
August 7 2014 at 05:09

When former US president Bill Clinton signed the African Growth and Opportunities Act (Agoa) into law 14 years ago, he offered incentives for African countries to open their economies and build free markets, to move the co... Read Story

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