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‘Creating jobs impacts lives, gives hope’

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

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

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Ethiopia’s rapid growth draws mixed response

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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Readers’ Forum: Initiative and enterprise just cannot be legislated
June 15 2015 at 05:37

In questioning whether black captains of industry can turn around the declining manufacturing sector, Tumelo Chipfupa (Business Report, June 10) fails to inquire why this sector is in decline.

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Africa needs to follow in China’s footsteps to achieve higher rates
June 15 2015 at 05:23

When you are looking over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from the harbour in Cape Town, host city of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, it is easy to convince yourself that Africa’s long-term outlook is positive.... Read Story
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Letter: The myth of poultry job losses
June 15 2015 at 05:16

The number of job losses in the poultry industry – fed to the media by South African Poultry Association (Sapa) chief executive Kevin Lovell because of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) agreement – ... Read Story
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RBS: From bailout to sale in seven years
June 12 2015 at 12:16

The first official recapitalisation of RBS was in December 2008. It’s been a rough ride since then, writes Ben Chu.

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Microsoft, Oculus gang up on Playstation
June 12 2015 at 12:13

Microsoft has thrown in its lot with Oculus as the battle lines become clearer in the virtual reality battle. Joshua Brustein reports...

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Yellen sends shivers down Asian stock markets
June 12 2015 at 04:25

Janet Yellen probably doesn’t think about Bangkok, Jakarta or Manila very often – the Federal Reserve chair has enough to worry about in Washington.

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Without ethics and social justice, things will fall apart
June 12 2015 at 04:23

South Africa emerged from the moral morass of apartheid as the ethical and moral beacon of a new world order.

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Sainsbury’s offers a whiff of promise
June 11 2015 at 12:03

Sainsbury's is holding its own in a tough climate, writes James Moore.

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A roadmap for a Continental Free Trade Area?
June 11 2015 at 04:36

When looking at economic co-operation and integration I often find myself thinking about the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and city-state of Venice.

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Africa a step closer to free trade area
June 11 2015 at 04:32

The Comesa-EAC-SADC Tripartite initiative is rooted in the AU’s Lagos Plan of Action and the Abuja Treaty, which aim to establish an African Economic Community.

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