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Five lessons from the Ellen Pao trial

Silicon Valley can learn important lessons from the proceedings in Ellen Pao’s trial, argue Brad Stone and Sarah Frier.

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Record traffic boosts US fuel demand

Traffic on American highways hit a new record as the economy recovered, writes John Kemp.

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3G may use cost-cutting playbook on Kraft

When Kraft Foods Group merges with HJ Heinz, they will share a name. But portfolio pruning may follow.

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Hub ports bring markets closer for exporters
March 20 2015 at 04:58

Exporters based in South Africa are uniquely positioned to meet the growing needs of the African market, one of the few beacons of hope in the global economy.

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‘Era of low interest rates to stay for a while’
March 19 2015 at 11:56

The day will come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher.

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Twin Peaks plus other means will strengthen SA
March 19 2015 at 04:36

South Africa is well on its way to the adoption of a new financial system regime – the so-called Twin Peaks. This regime is modelled closely on Australia, and represents the most important financial system reforms si... Read Story

Unsettling thing about the current account
March 19 2015 at 04:35

The SA Reserve Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin, released on Tuesday, surprised analysts by publishing a fourth quarter current account deficit of 5.1 percent of gross domestic product – lower than the 5.8 percent med... Read Story

Desires of US poultry sector mean SA job losses
March 19 2015 at 04:33

Once again, David Wolpert puts forward as truth two “facts” that are simply wrong (“Agoa benefits outweigh any sector interests”, Business Report, March 18) and cannot stand unchallenged.

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Agoa benefits outweigh any sector interests
March 18 2015 at 04:40

Ambassador Faizel Ismail’s article “Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US” (17 March) is a crucial reading for readers who care about growth in Africa, South Africa and the future of US-Africa relations.... Read Story

Is Europe now showing signs of a continent overwhelmed?
March 18 2015 at 04:38

A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunified Federal Republic of Germany is becoming the reluctant leader of a new Europe. But it does so at a time when there is an existential question about the very iden... Read Story

Euro zone crisis: What motivates Germany
March 18 2015 at 04:32

In the global debate about the euro zone crisis, Germany has come in for a lot of criticism. The German position has been described as engaging in a “morality tale” (aimed at forcing other countries to pay back... Read Story

Chevron’s strong arm tactics bad for all in SA
March 17 2015 at 04:28

Burgan Cape Terminals is an independent black empowered fuel storage company that is hoping to build a storage and distribution facility in Cape Town harbour to address the continuous problems with fuel supply to the Weste... Read Story

Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US
March 17 2015 at 04:25

During the week of March 2-6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act to be extended by a further 15 years.

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