Make this festive season a golden one

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Bloomberg

Is China heading towards a downturn?

China is in transition. That the country has achieved spectacular levels of growth over the past three decades is irrefutable, but the law of large numbers, ove... Read Story

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Independent Media

They may not always be right, but a customer is king

When my wife accidentally dropped her laptop and broke the screen, we took it to our local computer store for the screen to be replaced. Instead of sending it t... Read Story

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Independent Media

A vision for our media to flourish

It has been a year since Dr Iqbal Surve, the executive chairman of Independent Media, took over Independent Newspapers.

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Private sector must embrace goals
November 9 2014 at 19:23

Among many things performed by government, one of its key functions is to create an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.

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‘Moody’s downgrade was to be expected’
November 9 2014 at 18:55

For several months now we have been commenting on the divergence between the credit ratings of South Africa by the three leading credit rating agencies.

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World Bank facing irrelevance?
November 9 2014 at 18:59

For the first time in its seven decade-long history, World Bank staff staged a work stoppage earlier this month.

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Modi changes framework
November 9 2014 at 19:17

Recently, I met with a number of policymakers, senior bureaucrats and journalists in Delhi to assess whether the criticism levelled at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing too little only 100 days into his term is actually fa... Read Story
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Size does matter for giants, the smaller the better
November 7 2014 at 05:14

Europe’s biggest conglomerates are slimming down, discarding units that either don’t make enough money or don’t fit with how they see the future. It makes sense to concentrate on fewer industries.

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Retail edge should rely on ability not contract
November 7 2014 at 04:57

“We are passionate about our customers and will fight for their rights,” reads the Pick n Pay value statement.

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Management education key to economic growth
November 7 2014 at 04:47

The World Economic Forum’s latest global competitive index ranks South Africa’s business schools as 24th in the world.

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Accolades, scars mark of a leader
November 6 2014 at 12:25

“Nothing beats a leader that has tried, failed and succeeded, with deep scars to prove it.”

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UK visit opens way for greater trade
November 6 2014 at 12:18

The trade and investment mission to the UK last week led by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has opened the way for closer UK-SA collaboration on infrastructure, power generation and education, the creation of public... Read Story
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Virgin Galactic dream not over
November 6 2014 at 12:11

When I was eight years old, my father gave me my first science fiction book.

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