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Steel industry strategic for SA’s growth

Steel adds R26bn to the economic value of SA’s iron ore and if this capacity was lost it would add 1 percent of GDP to SA’s trade deficit.

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‘China’s a 30-year growth story’

British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell remains a “raging bull” on China despite its recent market collapse.

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Coffee, smiles and Wall Street anxiety

Howard Schultz asked his 190 000 Starbucks staff to be extra nice to customers on the day the markets took a hit.

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Signifying the end of capitalism
August 26 2015 at 19:05

Today’s fastest growing businesses have torn up both capitalist and socialist scripts, and are making money without actually owning anything.

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Commodity boom squandered in Africa
August 26 2015 at 09:19

SA is one of Agoa's success stories - but other African countries are paying the price for failing to reform during the boom years.

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Hot air levels rise when Green faithful gather
August 26 2015 at 05:21

How much will it cost taxpayers this time to send delegates to the Paris summit? Keith Bryer ponders the question.

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Did you hear the markets crash?
August 25 2015 at 12:41

Is the febrile climate of the global economy a sign that we’re in the early stages of the second economic shock in less than a decade?

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Navigating slow demand with radical restructuring
August 25 2015 at 05:43

Radical efforts are being made to turn the tide in SA’s favour in a volatile global environment, writes Mzwandile Masina.

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New order won’t be built by Brics alone
August 21 2015 at 11:40

The Brics nations have had the wind taken out of their sails, writes Chris Blackhurst.

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Investors lick their wounds
August 24 2015 at 05:52

A brutal week of losses was exacerbated by a 500-plus point plunge in Dow Jones industrials, writes Mohamed A. El-Erian.

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Nicola’s Notes: A new idea
August 21 2015 at 10:56

Everyone else is doing crowdfunding, so why aren’t we, asks Nicola Mawson.

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China wants power, not responsibility
August 21 2015 at 05:34

China wants to reap the benefits of a rising power, but without the accompanying liability, writes William Pesek.

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Visa rules ‘poorly’ implemented
August 20 2015 at 08:25

South Africa’s new visa rules: sound idea but badly executed writes Elmarie Slabbert.

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