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Diamond project adds sparkle to mining

De Beers has a proud history in South Africa. Ever since we discovered diamonds in Kimberley more than 125 years ago, production has secured employment for thou... Read Story

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Petrochemical hub is solution to SA’s low oil price issues

International oil companies have ways of dealing with a low crude price. The recent drop is not the first time it has happened and the rapid job shedding in the... Read Story

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Mobility must be driving force as we move SA forward

With last week’s delivery of the 2015 Budget, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has provided the mechanism by which the country’s socio-economic develo... Read Story

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Aiming to restrain strength of currency
February 4 2015 at 04:37

Two weeks after Switzerland stunned currency traders by abandoning the franc’s peg to the euro, it seems that the central bank is quietly getting back in the market.

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Greece’s hard work will be undone by major stimulus
February 4 2015 at 04:36

The chart alongside tells a clear story: After a major fiscal stimulus in election year 2009, Greece did tighten its fiscal stance dramatically for four years in a row from 2010 to 2013, with a gradually declining degree o... Read Story
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Kremlin still sees devaluation as its best friend
February 3 2015 at 04:41

Russia’s central bank lowered its key interest rate from 17 percent to 15 percent on Friday in a move few had predicted, causing the rouble to dip.

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Is January a precursor to a year of instability?
February 3 2015 at 04:25

January was an unusual and exciting month for financial markets. Volatility returned to the equity markets.

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Transfer duty taxing for buyers as well as sellers
February 3 2015 at 04:23

Taxing a sale between a willing homeowner and buyer is controversial in most countries in which it is levied; no less so than in South Africa, where it is termed transfer duty.

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Odd era of low rates must end
February 2 2015 at 04:51

We are back to bizarrely low long-term interest rates, and that says something's very rum in the world economy.

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Timing part of Kganyago’s ease of delivery
February 2 2015 at 05:10

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago should thank his stars that he took over at the Reserve Bank in November at a time when inflation was on its downward trend and therefore he did not have to make tough decisions.

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We could do with some help from South Korea
February 2 2015 at 04:28

It’s greatly to be hoped that relevant people in our bumbling government should take notice of South Korea’s moves to establish a “creative economy”.

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The mixed economy is here to stay
February 1 2015 at 01:26

The public and private sectors both have important roles to play in SA, so we should start focusing on strengthening their capacities, writes Ben Turok

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Do Greece, Belarus know what they are saying?
January 30 2015 at 04:38

There is a danger to listening to powerful politicians in Greece and Belarus. They may not know what the heck they’re talking about.

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