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A case of SA biting the hand that feeds it?

The debate around the African Growth and Opportunity Act, prescribing regulations and duties for meat imports and exports, is no hollow hullabaloo.

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Obama seeks to boost science budget to compete

Endless Frontier, the 1945 civilian-science manifesto by US wartime research chief Vannevar Bush, cites the information technology, life-science and consumer-pr... Read Story

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Beijing puts focus on meaningless goalpost

China’s decision to lower its annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth target to “around 7 percent” – the lowest level in 15 years ... Read Story

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State PR blitz drives China to a ‘strange normal’
January 30 2015 at 04:51

Call it irrational exuberance with Chinese characteristics. In August, a campaign unfolded in China’s state-run media, prodding citizens to pile into stocks.

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SA held its own at global forum
January 29 2015 at 04:36

For one week of the year, Davos becomes the centre of what is increasingly a complex world.

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No rush to raise rates - Kganyago
January 29 2015 at 04:31

SARB weighs whether the slide in crude oil prices will be enough to spur a broader decline in inflation.

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Germany deserved debt relief, Greece does not
January 29 2015 at 04:51

Syriza, Greece’s new ruling party, makes an attractive argument for writing off Greek debt.

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ECB plan shifts funds, growth will not follow
January 29 2015 at 04:49

It is the beginning of 2015 and one of your goals this year is to buy a new car.

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India’s growing stash of dollars
January 28 2015 at 04:52

Raghuram Rajan’s recent surprise rate cut was what central bankers call an “insurance move”.

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Bonds on board QE train, euro under the tracks
January 28 2015 at 04:41

The European Central Bank’s plan to purchase at least e1 trillion (about R13 trillion) in bonds, referred to as quantitative easing (QE), represents a big leap forward.

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Modi could take a leaf out of Deng’s reforms
January 28 2015 at 04:38

The thought of Modi, an original and innovative doer if ever there was one, copying anyone seems so implausible that the first instinct is to perish the thought at birth. But it is interesting to list how Modi could “... Read Story
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Despite lack of Green interest, march of fuel cells goes on
January 27 2015 at 04:30

If wind farms are acceptable to the Green Lobby, despite their patent inefficiency, noise, substantial carbon footprint and proven propensity to slaughter birds and bats, why is it that other technological responses to env... Read Story
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Syriza victory a reflection of intensifying frustrations
January 27 2015 at 04:19

The Coalition of the Radical Left, known as Syriza, placed first in the Greek elections on Sunday, with at least 36 percent of the vote, according to exit polls.

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