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Importance of SMMEs is big business for country

The president established the Ministry for Small Business Development as part of the government’s commitment to place the economy and job creation at cent... Read Story

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EPA

Things to remember after wild market

Many investors will remember last week’s market gyrations (and Wednesday’s in particular) as exceptional, exciting, frightening and draining.

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Some of the useful ways to reform tax system, fund fiscus and boost growth

What can be done to reform the tax system in a useful way?

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Top investors and strategists pummelled in Wall Street sell-off
October 17 2014 at 04:57

Some of Wall Street’s biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market’s roughest months.

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Award of Nobel prize shows shift in the wind
October 17 2014 at 04:52

Many hands make light work, they say. But some work cannot be done by many hands and this applies to market economics as much as it does to individual teamwork.

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Financial sector in need of radical overhaul to improve the economy
October 16 2014 at 04:45

The SACP’s 2014 Red October Campaign focuses attention on the financial sector. One of its main aims is to break the investment strike that capital has embarked on. South Africa’s primary challenge is indisputa... Read Story
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Slower growth, not recession – Nene
October 16 2014 at 04:33

South Africa was likely to cut its 2014 growth forecast next week but the government did not expect the economy to slip into recession, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said yesterday.

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Woolworths helps business culture evolve
October 16 2014 at 04:28

Transformation and BBBEE are hugely important concerns for Woolworths and, indeed, for corporate South Africa. But before I discuss the specifics of the Woolworths transformation journey, let us first explore what we mean ... Read Story
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Public, private sectors must uplift economy
October 15 2014 at 04:43

The recent downward revision of our economic growth to 1.4 percent by International Monetary Fund (IMF) should be a cause for concern.

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It’s not a minimum wage that cuts jobs
October 15 2014 at 04:38

The debate around Cyril Ramaphosa’s proposal for a national minimum wage shows an unfortunate perspective that South Africans have on the role of business in society. Minimum wage does not cut jobs – making low... Read Story
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Environmental and economic critiques are based on envy
October 15 2014 at 04:37

All that the fashionable alarm about globalisation, warming the planet, changing climate, protecting wild nature, have in common is an attack on an economic system based on the profit motive.

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When it comes to cars, Tesla has a few old lessons to learn
October 14 2014 at 04:34

THE AUTO industry has developed certain unwritten rules over the last 100 years or so. Got new technologies or features? Save them for the new model year. Have a new product announcement? Make it at a car show. Want a new ... Read Story
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China debt threat ‘not the same as subprime’
October 14 2014 at 04:33

Will China be the source of the next global financial disaster? The evidence increasingly offers reason for concern, though the nature of any calamity could be very different from what the world endured in 2008.

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