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Next year will answer deflation debate

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?... Read Story

Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 a... 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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Way we make cars to change beyond our wildest dreams
December 2 2014 at 04:48

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted the Future of Mobility conference in honour of Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford.

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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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You want a bigger salary? Convince me
December 1 2014 at 14:08

Noah Smith looks at what causes the gap between wages and productivity...

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Eskom woes a shock to SA’s global image
December 1 2014 at 05:35

SA’s reputation as a reliable investment destination is under pressure, say economists and energy experts.

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Advertising tools help youth in Botswana beat a bad habit
December 1 2014 at 05:36

How can we prevent young people from starting to smoke? It’s a question to which, as the direct link between smoking, cancer and ill-heath becomes clearer, countries around the world are desperately trying to find th... Read Story
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Why can’t Eskom be treated like the rest of us?
December 1 2014 at 05:30

I am not a development economics or financial analyst, but I am going to use information in the public domain to analyse Eskom.

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Lower oil prices boon for China’s economy
December 1 2014 at 05:25

Since China replaced the US as the largest net oil importer last year, falling oil prices have benefited economic development.

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An assessment of what is ‘smart’ about ‘Smart Beta’
December 1 2014 at 05:23

The term “Smart Beta” is being heard more and more in investment discussions these days. It’s not clear, however, what this actually means.

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