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Next year will answer deflation debate

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?... Read Story

Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

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 cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

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 a... Read Story

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Africa needs to stand up to credit rating agencies
November 30 2014 at 07:44

The EU has laws that make it easier to sue ratings companies for wrong analysis, and the African Union should follow suit, writes William Gumede

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Misguided policies that simply did not work
November 28 2014 at 05:12

This is a tale of two countries. One of them features two decades of fundamentally misguided policies. The other has an ambitious strategy for reform and development on which it is advancing with one purposeful step after ... Read Story
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New financial advisory framework raises bar
November 28 2014 at 05:10

A new framework for financial advisers provides for improved customer service and enhanced competition that will undoubtedly boost the performance and sustainability of the financial services sector.

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Please stand up if you have benefited from beneficiation
November 28 2014 at 05:08

Beneficiation has quickly become the new buzz word these days, in both the ANC and in parliament.

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SA human rights stance is selective
November 27 2014 at 05:07

In October I had the opportunity to meet Yeonmi Park at the One Young World Summit. Yeonmi is from North Korea.

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Zuma dogma has repeatedly failed economy
November 27 2014 at 04:48

Last week, executives from Moody’s rating agency visited South Africa. They were invited to address the portfolio committee on economic development to explain how they arrive at a particular rating and future outlook... Read Story
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Business progress still hinges on lean teams
November 27 2014 at 04:39

For many organisations, experience has taught them that even when best business practices are employed one cannot be comfortable in the front seat. Continuous organisational improvement, most times doing more with less, is... Read Story
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Trade paints over South-East Asian simmering tensions
November 26 2014 at 05:07

The world debate may be preoccupied with “hot” crises in the Middle East, Isis, Eastern Ukraine and fighting Ebola. Yet tensions in East Asia have not subsided.

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Biofortification a bowl of hope for Africa’s malnourished
November 26 2014 at 05:03

Many people who live in Lira district in northern Uganda consider Perpetua Okao a farmer and a life saver – and it is easy to know why.

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Is China heading towards a downturn?
November 25 2014 at 04:38

China is in transition. That the country has achieved spectacular levels of growth over the past three decades is irrefutable, but the law of large numbers, overinvestment and decelerating growth is culminating in a sharpe... Read Story
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