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Steel industry strategic for SA’s growth

Steel adds R26bn to the economic value of SA’s iron ore and if this capacity was lost it would add 1 percent of GDP to SA’s trade deficit.

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‘China’s a 30-year growth story’

British businessman Sir Martin Sorrell remains a “raging bull” on China despite its recent market collapse.

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Coffee, smiles and Wall Street anxiety

Howard Schultz asked his 190 000 Starbucks staff to be extra nice to customers on the day the markets took a hit.

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Shanghai stock market crash lies in its rise
July 30 2015 at 05:45

The Shanghai stock exchange hit a seven-year high on June 12. Shortly afterwards, by July 8, it lost 32 percent of its value.

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What President Barack Obama didn’t see on his trip to Africa
July 30 2015 at 05:42

Despite nearly 20 years of solid GDP growth, Africa’s economies are creating too few jobs in the sectors that count, writes John Page.

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India’s population set to top China’s
July 30 2015 at 05:42

India is about to tip the global population scales, as the UN’s latest estimates show the country is poised to surpass China by 2022.

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Real leadership needed in mining sector
July 29 2015 at 05:40

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

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A cold, inconvenient fact
July 29 2015 at 05:39

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

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Greece, China test investors’ faith
July 28 2015 at 05:58

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

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Gold slump not over yet
July 27 2015 at 09:46

The slump in gold that took prices to a five-year low may have further to run, writes Joe Deaux.

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Prudent fiscal management supports economy
July 27 2015 at 05:45

South Africans can support the economy by buying locally made products, writes Leslie Sedibe.

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Incentive is a ray of sunshine
July 26 2015 at 19:29

It if often tempting to blame the government for anything and everything.

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Call centres can damage reputations
July 26 2015 at 19:08

Growth in call centres in the private and public sectors is clearly cost driven.

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