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Technology allows customer acquisition to leapfrog barriers

The potential for emerging and frontier markets to see accelerated economic growth due to technology transfer is a regular theme in our research, but we are inc... Read Story

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Readers’ Forum: Land is country’s national asset, to stay in SA hands

One of the milestones outlined by the NDP is to broaden ownership of assets to historically disadvantaged groups. Most of the historically disadvantaged groups ... Read Story

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Lower food, fuel prices likely to hold off rate hikes

Two pieces of good news will be on the table when the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meets later this month.

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GDP data fail to reveal the truth
August 27 2014 at 04:56

Every so often there comes a time when figures begin to sound meaningless relative to the reality of many South Africans.

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Progress is tangible, but a great deal remains to be done
August 27 2014 at 05:11

Twenty years after democracy, where do we stand as a society? We have made significant progress across a wide front and we have serious challenges that we must still address.

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Intra-Africa trade hurdles: beyond politics
August 27 2014 at 05:10

Among Africa’s policy wonks, underperforming trade across the continent within the region is a favoured subject. To unravel the puzzle, they reel off facts and figures at conferences and workshops, pinpoint trade hur... Read Story
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Education is a critical component of building blocks in Brics plans
August 27 2014 at 05:01

At last month’s Brics summit, it was confirmed that a new international development bank and emergency lending pool would be set up by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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Nanny state rescues banks, but you’re on your own
August 26 2014 at 04:44

If memory serves, the last time the government bailed out a consumer in money trouble was way back in… er… never.

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Tough questions about children for those in power
August 26 2014 at 04:51

In South Africa and the world over mainstream traditional education systems and paradigms are being challenged, laying bare questions that need urgent answers if we are to build a generation of productive and conscientious... Read Story
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Protectionism motivated by self-interest can backfire
August 25 2014 at 05:34

Trade deals are based on the concept of give and take – a reality that protectionists try to ignore.

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Readers’ Forum: Greedy African Bank chief is to blame for failure
August 25 2014 at 05:23

The recent demise of African Bank can solely be blamed on the former chief executive of the bank, Leon Kirkinis.

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Letter: Zuma must pay for empty promises
August 25 2014 at 05:22

I wish to respond to an article in Business Report (“Modi seeks input on less centralised growth plan”, August 20).

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FirstRand sets up world’s first gold-denominated bond
August 25 2014 at 05:18

In these post credit crisis days, true innovation in the shell-shocked world of money is a rarity. Mistrust of the financial industry, central banks and fiat currencies, however, is ubiquitous.

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