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A cold, inconvenient fact

The Arctic ice shield is not melting as the Greens’ predictions want us all to believe, writes Keith Bryer.

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Real leadership needed in mining sector

A shift in attitude in mining negotiations is essential to achieve industrial unity, writes Adriaan Groenewald.

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Greece, China test investors’ faith

Recent developments in Europe and China pose important questions for investors, writes Tristan Hanson.

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Brics will ‘play a profound role’ - Maasdorp
July 6 2015 at 04:54

In the run up to the start of the 7th Brics Summit today in the Russian city of Ufa, Business Report spoke to Leslie Maasdorp, the newly appointed vice-president of the Brics New Development Bank.

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‘Creating jobs impacts lives, gives hope’
July 3 2015 at 17:09

Talia Sanhewe, founder of Talia Productions, says businesses must position Africa as an attractive place for investors.

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Politics and language: Greece vs EU
July 3 2015 at 10:05

EU and Greek leaders have traded barbs during negotiations - and their words are becoming more and more personal.

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What the world needs now is a single currency
July 3 2015 at 04:49

It is almost a truism to say that euro membership worsened the Greek crisis. The thinking goes that because Greece does not have its own currency, it could not increase competitiveness and boost growth through devaluation.... Read Story
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Big lesson for Tsipras: Don’t mess with Merkel
July 3 2015 at 04:31

Alexis Tsipras is flaunting the cardinal rule of political survival in Europe: Don’t displease Angela Merkel.

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Ethiopia’s rapid growth draws mixed response
July 3 2015 at 04:21

Every so often, a speaker at a conference says something provocative or simply voices an opinion that sparks discussions long after the event.

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How Costolo is shaping his legacy
July 2 2015 at 10:31

Dick Costolo is trying to frame himself as the person who helped Twitter evolve from a Silicon Valley toy into a global force, writes Sarah Frier.

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FDI is down, but SA is weathering the storm well
July 2 2015 at 04:51

By all accounts, the real impact of the 2008 global financial crisis will be understood fully quite late. This is true if you consider the lack of a coherent theoretical platform upon which analysis of that situation is ba... Read Story
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Plunge a sign China’s magic wand is losing its power
July 2 2015 at 04:44

Chinese policymakers seem to have exhausted whatever magical powers they had been using to keep their economy aloft. Chinese stocks have been plunging even as Beijing has used every trick it knows to support the market. Read Story
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Cycle of loans to pay loans is clearly unsustainable for Greece’s economy
July 2 2015 at 04:32

As the clock ticked midnight on Tuesday Greece missed its deadline to repay around e1.6 billion (R22bn) to the International Monetary Fund.

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