Nicola Mawson
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Nicola’s Notes: Wage hikes

The government needs to do more than argue that wage hikes are not affordable, writes Nicola Mawson.

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Flaws in the funding environment

SA’s development finance institutions only contribute about 5 percent of the country’s GDP, writes Toby Chance.

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Yellen’s new problem is Chinese tapering

It’s time to call Beijing’s aggressive market intervention what it really is, writes William Pesek.

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What the world needs now is a single currency
July 3 2015 at 04:49

It is almost a truism to say that euro membership worsened the Greek crisis. The thinking goes that because Greece does not have its own currency, it could not increase competitiveness and boost growth through devaluation.... Read Story
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Big lesson for Tsipras: Don’t mess with Merkel
July 3 2015 at 04:31

Alexis Tsipras is flaunting the cardinal rule of political survival in Europe: Don’t displease Angela Merkel.

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How Costolo is shaping his legacy
July 2 2015 at 10:31

Dick Costolo is trying to frame himself as the person who helped Twitter evolve from a Silicon Valley toy into a global force, writes Sarah Frier.

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FDI is down, but SA is weathering the storm well
July 2 2015 at 04:51

By all accounts, the real impact of the 2008 global financial crisis will be understood fully quite late. This is true if you consider the lack of a coherent theoretical platform upon which analysis of that situation is ba... Read Story
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Plunge a sign China’s magic wand is losing its power
July 2 2015 at 04:44

Chinese policymakers seem to have exhausted whatever magical powers they had been using to keep their economy aloft. Chinese stocks have been plunging even as Beijing has used every trick it knows to support the market. Read Story
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Cycle of loans to pay loans is clearly unsustainable for Greece’s economy
July 2 2015 at 04:32

As the clock ticked midnight on Tuesday Greece missed its deadline to repay around e1.6 billion (R22bn) to the International Monetary Fund.

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Think beyond microfinance when talking about businesswomen
July 1 2015 at 04:57

As the Third International Financing for Development conference kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa is set to begin implementing its ambitious 50-year development blueprint, Agenda 2063, bringing into focus the issu... Read Story
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What happens if Athens doesn’t pay?
June 30 2015 at 09:04

Ben Chu ponders nine key questions about Greece’s debt crisis.

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Manufacturing sector needs support
June 30 2015 at 04:43

It wasn’t very long ago when ours was called a dark continent, a basket case. The winds of change moved swiftly. Little did we know then how much faster the pace would get and that in such a short time consitutionali... Read Story
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Africa also investing in China
June 30 2015 at 04:33

China, the world’s newest economic superpower, surpassed the US as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009.

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