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Budget perpetuates the problems

It was the most anti-growth Budget in the past 20 years, write Chris Hart and Lesiba Mothata.

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Budget doesn’t address needs of poor

It is astounding that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene paid so little attention to our national triple crisis, says Zwelinzima Vavi.

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Hard to find a silver lining in Budget

A worrying trend emerges when comparing the 2014 and 2015 Budgets, writes Pietman Roos.

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SA held its own at global forum
January 29 2015 at 04:36

For one week of the year, Davos becomes the centre of what is increasingly a complex world.

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No rush to raise rates - Kganyago
January 29 2015 at 04:31

SARB weighs whether the slide in crude oil prices will be enough to spur a broader decline in inflation.

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Germany deserved debt relief, Greece does not
January 29 2015 at 04:51

Syriza, Greece’s new ruling party, makes an attractive argument for writing off Greek debt.

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India’s growing stash of dollars
January 28 2015 at 04:52

Raghuram Rajan’s recent surprise rate cut was what central bankers call an “insurance move”.

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Bonds on board QE train, euro under the tracks
January 28 2015 at 04:41

The European Central Bank’s plan to purchase at least e1 trillion (about R13 trillion) in bonds, referred to as quantitative easing (QE), represents a big leap forward.

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Modi could take a leaf out of Deng’s reforms
January 28 2015 at 04:38

The thought of Modi, an original and innovative doer if ever there was one, copying anyone seems so implausible that the first instinct is to perish the thought at birth. But it is interesting to list how Modi could “... Read Story
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What lifting of QE will mean for markets
January 27 2015 at 04:49

Questions and answers regarding the e1.14 trillion quantitative easing programme announced last week by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.

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Despite lack of Green interest, march of fuel cells goes on
January 27 2015 at 04:30

If wind farms are acceptable to the Green Lobby, despite their patent inefficiency, noise, substantial carbon footprint and proven propensity to slaughter birds and bats, why is it that other technological responses to env... Read Story
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Syriza victory a reflection of intensifying frustrations
January 27 2015 at 04:19

The Coalition of the Radical Left, known as Syriza, placed first in the Greek elections on Sunday, with at least 36 percent of the vote, according to exit polls.

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Insider trading ruling tests prosecutors
January 26 2015 at 12:34

A court ruling that sharply curtailed the ability of prosecutors to pursue insider trading cases is testing regulators' abilities across the United States.

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