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Modi could take a leaf out of Deng’s reforms

The thought of Modi, an original and innovative doer if ever there was one, copying anyone seems so implausible that the first instinct is to perish the thought... Read Story

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Bonds on board QE train, euro under the tracks

The European Central Bank’s plan to purchase at least e1 trillion (about R13 trillion) in bonds, referred to as quantitative easing (QE), represents a big... Read Story

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India’s growing stash of dollars

Raghuram Rajan’s recent surprise rate cut was what central bankers call an “insurance move”.

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Opinion: The fabric of clothing, textile, leather and footwear in SA
December 23 2014 at 07:14

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (dti) has been facilitating the development of the leather and footwear sectors to improve domestic market share, exports, raw leather resources beneficiation, new technology applicatio... Read Story
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Dr Kemm is a nuclear denialist
December 23 2014 at 07:14

KEMM is guilty of special pleading for the nuclear physics community. (Business Report, December 22) He quite plausibly says that we should trust such nuclear folk.

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Your ignorance is offensive
December 22 2014 at 07:39

IN Business Report of December 8, Bishop Geoff Davies wrote a silly and offensive open letter to President Zuma concerning nuclear power. Davies stated that President Zuma is being “led astray” by “untrut... Read Story
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Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first
December 18 2014 at 07:06

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 cycle directly at each other and the first one to swerve is a R... Read Story
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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast
December 18 2014 at 07:06

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 amid signs of softer demand growth from major economies, strong... Read Story
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Next year will answer deflation debate
December 18 2014 at 07:06

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?

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Why Hunger Games message is dangerous
December 17 2014 at 14:15

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

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Bubbles are natural, but they can cause a lot of damage
December 17 2014 at 07:33

THE WORD “bubble,” when applied to an economy or economic sector, evokes fear and loathing among financial professionals around the world.

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Emerging market crisis same but different from 1998
December 17 2014 at 07:33

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

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Economic forecasts are vital, even if they’re amiss
December 17 2014 at 07:31

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

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