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Budget perpetuates the problems

It was the most anti-growth Budget in the past 20 years, write Chris Hart and Lesiba Mothata.

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Budget doesn’t address needs of poor

It is astounding that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene paid so little attention to our national triple crisis, says Zwelinzima Vavi.

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Hard to find a silver lining in Budget

A worrying trend emerges when comparing the 2014 and 2015 Budgets, writes Pietman Roos.

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Blame Eskom management for irresponsibility
February 9 2015 at 04:34

First, an apology for misleading readers on the mystery of the Medupi Unit 6 steam blow.

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A bright light after a long, dark tunnel
February 6 2015 at 04:28

The exact moment of any corporate turnaround is almost impossible to pinpoint. But if Sony’s latest numbers truly do signal the revival of the Japanese icon – the company just posted its best quarterly profit i... Read Story
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Germany needs partnerships for leadership role
February 6 2015 at 04:20

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world order we have come to know is unravelling.

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When communities suffer from mining
February 6 2015 at 04:17

Mining is a lucrative business venture and has for many years yielded vast wealth for mining executives in far off capitals of the world.

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State must use low fuel prices to its advantage
February 5 2015 at 04:48

Stable prices are better than low prices. While it is tempting to celebrate yesterday’s monumental petrol price decrease, this method of transferring the windfall of the oil price to the South African economy is like... Read Story
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Stand together in power crisis
February 4 2015 at 09:45

The government is working to secure South Africa’s future energy supply, writes Lynne Brown.

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Aiming to restrain strength of currency
February 4 2015 at 04:37

Two weeks after Switzerland stunned currency traders by abandoning the franc’s peg to the euro, it seems that the central bank is quietly getting back in the market.

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Greece’s hard work will be undone by major stimulus
February 4 2015 at 04:36

The chart alongside tells a clear story: After a major fiscal stimulus in election year 2009, Greece did tighten its fiscal stance dramatically for four years in a row from 2010 to 2013, with a gradually declining degree o... Read Story
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Gold outshines all other sectors on local bourse
February 4 2015 at 04:25

January was a volatile month on international markets and the JSE with shares in energy companies sliding as the oil price hit fresh new lows.

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Transfer duty taxing for buyers as well as sellers
February 3 2015 at 04:23

Taxing a sale between a willing homeowner and buyer is controversial in most countries in which it is levied; no less so than in South Africa, where it is termed transfer duty.

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