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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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‘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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Next up for Rousseff: Don’t copy India’s past decade
November 5 2014 at 04:37

Brazilians are both quite enamoured with China as a mighty trading partner, and very nervous about it at other times. But now that Dilma Rousseff has won re-election, however tightly, the true challenge for Brazil’s ... Read Story
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