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Next year will answer deflation debate

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?... Read Story

Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 a... Read Story

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Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first
December 18 2014 at 07:06

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycle directly at each other and the first one to swerve is a R... Read Story
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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast
December 18 2014 at 07:06

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 amid signs of softer demand growth from major economies, strong... Read Story
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Next year will answer deflation debate
December 18 2014 at 07:06

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?

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Why Hunger Games message is dangerous
December 17 2014 at 14:15

Peter Bloom says teenage dreams of defeating evil are not useful in real attempts to change the world.

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Bubbles are natural, but they can cause a lot of damage
December 17 2014 at 07:33

THE WORD “bubble,” when applied to an economy or economic sector, evokes fear and loathing among financial professionals around the world.

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Emerging market crisis same but different from 1998
December 17 2014 at 07:33

Here’s a look at the similarities and differences for emerging markets between now and then.

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Economic forecasts are vital, even if they’re amiss
December 17 2014 at 07:31

JOHN Kenneth Galbraith wrote: “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

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Eskom approaching grid failure
December 15 2014 at 07:18

IN the midst of last Monday’s black-outs we read in the Cape Times that “Eskom CEO, Tshediso Matona, said the aim for the load-shedding was to fill the pumped storage dams and diesel tanks and undertake essenti... Read Story
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Opec not over a barrel with share protection strategy
December 15 2014 at 07:17

FOLLOWING a period of unprecedented price stability, the oil market has witnessed one of the fastest unravelling of prices on record (approximately 40 percent in five months).

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Mr President, please rethink the nuclear idea
December 15 2014 at 07:16

WE are deeply concerned that we are being seriously led astray by untruths put forward by those advising our national leadership regarding our energy policies.

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