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Syriza victory a reflection of intensifying frustrations

The Coalition of the Radical Left, known as Syriza, placed first in the Greek elections on Sunday, with at least 36 percent of the vote, according to exit polls... Read Story

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Despite lack of Green interest, march of fuel cells goes on

If wind farms are acceptable to the Green Lobby, despite their patent inefficiency, noise, substantial carbon footprint and proven propensity to slaughter birds... Read Story

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What lifting of QE will mean for markets

Questions and answers regarding the e1.14 trillion quantitative easing programme announced last week by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.

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Billionaires share their take on the global economy
January 22 2015 at 07:50

BILLIONAIRES gathering at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, are worried about global terrorism, oil prices and Vladimir Putin’s stance on Ukraine. The one thing they agr... Read Story
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Outside events to hog Davos agenda?
January 21 2015 at 09:39

There is a good chance the agenda will be dominated this year by events taking place in Germany and Greece.

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'Davos is simply a magical time'
January 19 2015 at 11:41

Billionaire venture capitalist Jim Breyer is heading to the Swiss Alps this year with an upbeat message.

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Wealth will always be relative
January 21 2015 at 10:26

Of course we are much better off than kings who lived centuries ago. But the leap in living standards is non-linear.

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Views of Africa: closing the gap
January 20 2015 at 09:34

It is impossible not to have strong views when it comes to the debate on Africa's rise.

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SNB factors politics over euro peg
January 19 2015 at 11:53

"If you decide to exit such a policy, you have to take the markets by surprise."

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Gender equality is good for business
January 18 2015 at 15:56

While there has been an increase in women at senior and middle management, they still have a long way to go to shatter the glass ceiling of top management, according to a report of the International Labour Organisation (IL... Read Story
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SA private education situated on elusive horizon
January 16 2015 at 07:36

SOUTH Africa’s ultimate goal should be to have free, high quality education for all citizens. Many developing economies have already achieved this – Argentina even extends the offer to foreigners.

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Repositioning Africa in the eyes of the financial world
January 16 2015 at 07:36

Independent Media CEO Dr Iqbal Surve looks forward to the WEF forum at Davos.

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East slow to feel chill of looming deflation
January 16 2015 at 07:35

AFTER months of preaching monetary discipline to fend off inflation, Raghuram Rajan, the Reserve Bank of India governor, shocked India yesterday by unexpectedly slashing the benchmark repurchase rate to 7.75 percent from 8... Read Story
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