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Labour relations key to building a national brand

It is often said that an organisation’s true competitive advantage is its human capital. This is also true for a national brand.

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Failure of growth in European economy may be deep-seated

What’s next? British politics will settle down a little now that it is clear that the UK will continue to exist for a while yet, but economic issues will ... Read Story

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Housing froth Down Under depends on China bubbles

Lindsay David’s new book on Australia deserves a medical disclaimer: reading this will greatly raise your blood pressure. In Australia: Boom to Bust, Davi... Read Story

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Young minds tackle old problems
September 18 2014 at 05:06

On average, “HIV/Aids patients living in rural areas of South Africa need to travel 96km to get to the nearest medical facility. Design a product or system to affordably connect these patients with their medications ... Read Story
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Too early to tell if Eskom support package enough
September 18 2014 at 04:42

The National Treasury’s Sunday press release confirmed a multifaceted approach as expected, but did not contain enough information for us to assess the exact impact on sovereign or company ratings, or specifically on... Read Story
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China debt could bust world economy
September 17 2014 at 05:03

China looking likely to repeat Japan's mistakes and the consequences would be dire.

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Scottish referendum: why it matters
September 17 2014 at 05:04

Scottish independence vote on knife edge and consequences will reverberate for centuries.

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Scots have been offered fantasy of independence
September 16 2014 at 05:12

According to one new poll, the recent surge of support for Scottish independence may have been checked – but the result of Thursday’s referendum could still go either way.

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Bank expected to keep rate steady as CPI inflation eases
September 16 2014 at 05:03

We continue to expect no change in the repo rate for the remainder of the year as consumer price index (CPI) inflation falls, but the Reserve Bank’s stance is hawkish.

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Politicking stands in way of growth approach
September 16 2014 at 04:40

Narrowly averting a recession with marginal expansion in the second quarter does not belie the fact that South Africa’s growth remains both exclusive and woefully inadequate.

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Scottish ‘yes’ would mean tribe trumps economics
September 15 2014 at 05:19

If Scotland opts for independence this week, Scottish consumers will pay more for some goods when the country separates from the UK.

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Affirmative action must be applied appropriately
September 15 2014 at 05:14

I refer to Rich Mkhondo’s article, ”Affirmative action must help fix centuries of prejudice” (Opinion & Analysis, Business Report, September 10).

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Economic results of independent Scotland still unclear
September 15 2014 at 05:11

A growing uncertainty over the outcome of the independence referendum in Scotland, exemplified by the results of a Sunday Times/Yougov poll putting the “yes” vote ahead for the first time, has caused a right ol... Read Story
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