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Why Hunger Games message is dangerous

Peter Bloom says teenage dreams of defeating evil are not useful in real attempts to change the world.

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Economic forecasts are vital, even if they’re amiss

JOHN Kenneth Galbraith wrote: “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

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Emerging market crisis same but different from 1998

Here’s a look at the similarities and differences for emerging markets between now and then.

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Lack of pragmatic policies taking its toll
December 7 2014 at 09:57

Little long-term planning and poor policies are real constraints to making African growth more inclusive, sustainable and faster, says William Gumede.

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Seven challenges facing responsible African business
December 5 2014 at 04:34

I am thankful to the organisers of the First International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa for giving me the opportunity to share my perspective on seven challenges faced by African business on the ... Read Story
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Schools epicentres of poverty and hotbeds of criminality
December 5 2014 at 04:32

School shootings are one of society’s most horrifying crimes. In the US where data are readily available, between 1990 and 2014 634 students were killed or seriously injured in 198 shooting incidents at schools.

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Central banks return to roots of promoting financial stability
December 4 2014 at 04:58

The world’s central bankers could be forgiven for thinking that things are never going to get back to normal.

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SA needs to consider new forms of power generation
December 4 2014 at 04:36

It is not often that economists get to talk about technology, but some technologies are so fundamental to the resource management of our economy and the future of our growth, that they warrant cross-disciplinary attention.... Read Story
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Unilever upbeat on future growth in emerging markets
December 3 2014 at 05:30

Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman said many emerging markets still have “healthy growth” and the world economy may be reaching a turning point, signalling better prospects for 2015.

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Domestic Chinese market breaks through slump
December 3 2014 at 04:54

Last month China overtook Japan as the second-largest stock market. At the moment, China is still cheap and very out of favour – most people don’t want to know about it.

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The good, bad and ugly of low oil prices
December 3 2014 at 04:51

The net overall impact of this year’s 28 percent plunge in oil prices is positive for the global economy.

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Behavioural explanation for oil price plunge
December 2 2014 at 05:00

Benjamin Graham and David Dodd had a huge influence on generations of fundamentally focused investors such as Warren Buffett, as well as the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis.

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Will investor appetite for sub-Saharan debt dry up?
December 2 2014 at 04:49

Investors continue to snap up sub-Saharan African sovereign debt, attracted in part by yields unavailable elsewhere.

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