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Steel industry strategic for SA’s growth

Steel adds R26bn to the economic value of SA’s iron ore and if this capacity was lost it would add 1 percent of GDP to SA’s trade deficit.

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‘China’s a 30-year growth story’

British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell remains a “raging bull” on China despite its recent market collapse.

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Coffee, smiles and Wall Street anxiety

Howard Schultz asked his 190 000 Starbucks staff to be extra nice to customers on the day the markets took a hit.

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Job losses in mining sector: who benefits?
August 12 2015 at 05:43

Anglo American has decided to downsize operations across the globe, based on weak commodity prices.

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Mining bosses blind to real crisis
August 9 2015 at 15:53

Christopher Rutledge writes that the driving focus of the current mining "crisis" is not jobs.

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Nicola’s Notes: Mining woes
August 7 2015 at 08:53

It just isn’t possible for the mining sector to save jobs, writes Nicola Mawson.

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Let’s put mining panic into context
August 7 2015 at 05:53

With a focus on profits and not mining’s legacy, South Africa will continue to face crises, writes Christopher Rutledge.

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Sorry state of affairs at SAA
August 7 2015 at 05:40

The instability at SAA paints a troubling picture, according to Sechaba ka’Nkosi and Ellis Mnyandu.

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Your clicks can drive global issues
August 6 2015 at 05:14

The generation of content on the internet is one of the few truly democratic spaces in the world, writes Pierre Heistein.

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Four energy lessons for Obama
August 5 2015 at 10:22

Germany’s move away from fossil fuels to renewables offers key lessons for the United States, writes Stefan Nicola.

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More than pennies to perk up Japan
August 5 2015 at 05:45

Why aren’t Japan’s drum-tight labour markets leading to higher wages and inflation?

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5 risks for SMEs
August 4 2015 at 12:45

Donovan Marais looks into what five risks SMEs need to be managing in a systematic manner.

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How will HSBC fare among giants?
August 4 2015 at 11:01

Can Stuart Gulliver help HSBC adapt to being a smaller fish in a much bigger pond? James Moore ponders the question...

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