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Importance of SMMEs is big business for country

The president established the Ministry for Small Business Development as part of the government’s commitment to place the economy and job creation at cent... Read Story

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EPA

Things to remember after wild market

Many investors will remember last week’s market gyrations (and Wednesday’s in particular) as exceptional, exciting, frightening and draining.

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Some of the useful ways to reform tax system, fund fiscus and boost growth

What can be done to reform the tax system in a useful way?

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The warning flags for US equities are now flying
October 3 2014 at 05:30

At the beginning of this year, investors hoped that the stock market rally, which pushed up the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 index 30 percent in 2013 and 173 percent from its March 2009 low, would continue apa... Read Story
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Changes to how you can plan for your future
October 3 2014 at 05:24

The legislative changes and the retirement reforms proposed by the National Treasury for 2015 are going to have a massive impact on anyone who has begun planning for their retirement.

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Woolies’ Susman missing the point on equity, BEE
October 3 2014 at 05:06

Those living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, so the saying goes.

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Airline losses are a luxury taxpayers cannot bear
October 2 2014 at 04:59

The South African government owns two airlines and if you are a taxpayer you are losing money to both of them. In the 2012/2013 financial year, SA Express Airways (SAX) made a loss before tax of R313.9 million.

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‘Perseverance is key lesson of past 50 years’
October 2 2014 at 04:41

Not many organisations live to see their half-centenary and we are indeed grateful to God Almighty whose grace and goodness kept us through the very many turbulent times in the life of our organisation.

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Nuke deal a two-decade debt millstone
October 1 2014 at 15:33

The apparent nuclear power deal with Russia is a slow-motion replay of the arms deal on a far bigger scale, says Mike Wills.

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Sharia-compliant sukuk make good investment sense
October 1 2014 at 05:17

Islamic finance, particularly fixed-income instruments known as sukuk, has come of age and is now an integral component of the mainstream global financial system.

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China may return to an exhausted growth plan
October 1 2014 at 05:01

Will the tensions in Hong Kong be the straw that breaks the global economy’s back?

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Apple may take a bite out of payments sector
October 1 2014 at 04:39

Last month Apple unveiled the iPhone 6, together with the Apple Watch.

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Africa is searching for equal partners, not exploitation
September 30 2014 at 04:36

In 2012, the UN General Assembly created a mechanism to monitor commitments made by African countries and their partners to improve the continent’s economic development.

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