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Technology allows customer acquisition to leapfrog barriers

The potential for emerging and frontier markets to see accelerated economic growth due to technology transfer is a regular theme in our research, but we are inc... Read Story

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Bloomberg

Readers’ Forum: Land is country’s national asset, to stay in SA hands

One of the milestones outlined by the NDP is to broaden ownership of assets to historically disadvantaged groups. Most of the historically disadvantaged groups ... Read Story

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Lower prices good news for consumers

Two pieces of good news will be on the table at the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee meeting later this month.

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We hold the keys to unlock our black industrial revolution
August 15 2014 at 05:05

Over the centuries, South Africa has been drawn into a number of pivotal moments, when it has stood at a crossroads – from where it faced a choice between safe, and arguably stagnant, options of “more of the sa... Read Story
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Unprotected strikes rising, jobs at risk
August 15 2014 at 05:21

More than half of the strikes last year were unprotected.

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‘Next 10’ biggest cities in Africa exciting to investors
August 15 2014 at 04:54

BY 2040, Africa is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world and is experiencing faster economic growth than any other region. This was according to projections contained in the latest PwC’s Global Econo... Read Story
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SA Reserve Bank jumps in to deter capital flight
August 14 2014 at 05:14

African Bank Investments Limited is no stranger to dire straits - after peaking at R40.49 on April fool’s day in 2012, its share price tumbled erratically to reach R6.88 on August 4.

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Change politics; solve Eskom’s problems
August 14 2014 at 05:09

Common to most answers is that state ownership – nationalisation – is the problem and that privatisation is the solution.

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None spared as Sisulu cracks whip over housing
August 14 2014 at 05:01

HUMAN Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, who returned to her original portfolio following the cabinet reshuffle after the general election, appears to be on a mission to resolve the country’s mammoth housing backlo... Read Story
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US-Africa Summit shifts relationship from aid to commercial partnership
August 13 2014 at 05:01

A number of South African and international commentators have wondered whether there was any real substance to the US-Africa Summit in the first week of the month, or whether all the pomp and ceremony concealed nothing mor... Read Story
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Australia’s jobless rate is a warning for the Fed
August 13 2014 at 05:30

A jobless rate in Australia that surpasses the US level may not seem like a problem for Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi.

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Leadership Insight: Bonang Mohale’s enthusiasm is infectious
August 13 2014 at 04:57

Last week we featured Bonang Mohale, chairman and vice-president of Shell SA Energy and president of the Black Management Forum (BMF), on Cliffcentral.

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SA’s bank bail-in better than that of Portugal
August 12 2014 at 05:03

Another week, another bank bail-in. On August 3, Portugal pumped e4.4 billion (R63bn) into Banco Espirito Santo (BES), gave creditor debt a haircut, and split BES into good and bad banks.

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