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Greece’s high-risk gamble

If the hard rhetoric is to be believed, the process for ejecting Greece from the single currency will begin soon, writes Ben Chu.

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Brics will ‘play a profound role’ - Maasdorp

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-presiden... Read Story

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Letters: Taxi industry, drivers, owners a bunch of thugs

The Taxi industry, Taxi drivers, Taxi owners, & Taxi Associations are all a bunch of thugs.

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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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Community funding a possibility for SA
June 11 2015 at 04:50

If businesses tried to borrow money from individuals for three years without offering to pay any interest, would they be able to raise any funds? Yes, but only when local is lekker.

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No ‘Planet B’ in dealing with climate change
June 11 2015 at 04:45

Several commentators have said current conditions in the world and in business are characterised by “VUCA” – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. From where I sit, it certainly feels that wa... Read Story
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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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Staff will pay price for HSBC’s crimes
June 10 2015 at 10:43

When bank bosses make mistakes, they like other people to pay for them. It’s the same at HSBC, writes James Moore.

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Green or not, problems with wind turbines continue
June 10 2015 at 05:01

It is regarded as heresy, only to be whispered furtively in dark corners, to say there are significant problems with wind generators. When they are raised, they tend to be brushed aside by governments that enjoy spending t... Read Story
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Brics are threatening to drag down world
June 10 2015 at 04:51

Fourteen years ago, Goldman Sachs presented a thesis that quickly gained traction among investors and policy makers: Brazil, Russia, India and China, the bank claimed, would increasingly drive global growth, filling a void... Read Story
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Can black captains of industry steer sinking ship?
June 10 2015 at 04:33

The manufacturing sector in South Africa is in decline. So the jury is out on whether President Jacob Zuma’s plan to foster the creation of 100 black industrialists will help turn around the fortunes of the sector an... Read Story
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The economy that came in from the cold?
June 9 2015 at 12:35

Iceland has used the time and shelter provided by its seven years of capital controls to clean up its financial sector.

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