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Public protector is in one of her finest hours

Winston Churchill uttered these wise words: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and ... Read Story

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Planners backpedal on road to sustainable energy system

The enormous momentum of the fossil fuel industries, and thus within the global energy system, has many people convinced that ongoing growth in absolute terms i... Read Story

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Korean cash hoarders face 10% tax charge

For a supposed conservative, South Korean President Park Geun Hye is considering a shocking proposal – taxing companies for having too much money.

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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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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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Apple-Google rivalry moves to firms
August 24 2014 at 21:24

While the technology giants have long had offerings for businesses, they are now broadening their product line-ups and more aggressively marketing them to companies.

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Obama done little for African Americans
August 24 2014 at 21:53

At best, Barack Obama’s election in 2008 can only be considered an interim point in a healing process that must continue.

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Tokyo shouldn’t be central
August 24 2014 at 21:38

Japan is betting on getting help from Las Vegas to boost tourism, jobs and tax revenue.

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US must see us as partner, not beggar
August 22 2014 at 04:59

US-Africa summit reflected progress but also showed how much remains to be done.

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Markets show Putin’s threats are empty
August 22 2014 at 05:37

I can certainly understand Russian President Vladimir Putin’s frustration. I am sure he expected world financial markets to swoon in panic – and gold and other safe haven investments to sky-rocket – after... Read Story
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