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It’s make or break time for jumbos

The slump in sales of jumbo jets has raised questions over how long manufacturers can sustain production.

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Carbon tax to hurt growth, socio-political stability and exacerbate unemployment

The carbon tax will have a serious negative impact on the goods-producing sectors of the economy, particularly mining, manufacturing and agri-processing by maki... Read Story

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Opinion: Bottled gas sector could alleviate Eskom woes

Bottled gas is one energy lever the government can pull. Once upon a time, Eskom had a good idea. No, it had an excellent idea. Honest. The trouble is it killed... Read Story

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Davies off to Washington to defuse poultry spat
April 2 2015 at 05:06

In a bid to avert more fallout from what has become a high-stakes game of chicken between South Africa and the US, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies plans to travel to Washington this month to finalise a deal to keep ... Read Story

SAA man faces battles on many fronts
April 2 2015 at 10:05

Running an airline isn’t for the fainthearted, as Nico Bezuidenhout knows all too well.

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States toast and cheer for Chinese AIIB party
April 2 2015 at 05:10

Tuesday was the deadline for applications to become a founding member of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and running up to the final day the world behaved like teenagers when the new kid in the cl... Read Story

Chickenomics – who’s the victim in Agoa poultry row?
April 2 2015 at 05:05

It has been enlightening to watch the unfolding saga of the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act negotiations over the past few months.

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Super rich multiply as inequality gap grows
April 2 2015 at 05:03

I almost jumped up and down with my clenched fist ready to punch the air when I heard that the number of black dollar millionaires in South Africa has gone up more than 100 percent between 2007 and 2014.

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Rand without rate support? Beware!
April 1 2015 at 12:31

An interest rate increase is what’s needed to stem the rand’s worst run of quarterly declines on record, says Bidvest Bank.

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‘SA’s engine room is leaderless’
April 1 2015 at 11:46

Eskom doesn’t have a permanent CEO, a chairman or enough money to keep the lights on. So now what?

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Ekurhuleni redefines itself based on the principle of social cohesion for growth
April 1 2015 at 04:46

We live in a society that demands a lot of things. It seeks recognition when recognition is not due and respect when respect is something to be earned and not demanded.

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Letter: Fair deal can be reached
April 1 2015 at 04:42

As you know, the antidumping duties that South Africa has levied on American-raised poultry have been in place for 15 years, effectively blocking our companies from accessing your market and putting a strain on our nations... Read Story

Sense of crisis around Eskom is lacking in SA
April 1 2015 at 04:41

We are, maybe surprisingly, more bearish now on Eskom than before our trip. In particular – we still do not believe there is enough sense of crisis around Eskom from government or maybe more importantly from ordinary... Read Story

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