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Do Greece, Belarus know what they are saying?

There is a danger to listening to powerful politicians in Greece and Belarus. They may not know what the heck they’re talking about.

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Asia reforms spark entreupreneurial potential

At Templeton Emerging Markets, we believe Asia’s combination of rapid economic growth, generally strong national finances and economic fundamentals has cr... Read Story

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State PR blitz drives China to a ‘strange normal’

Call it irrational exuberance with Chinese characteristics. In August, a campaign unfolded in China’s state-run media, prodding citizens to pile into stoc... Read Story

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Series of revelations about Eskom are an embarrassment
December 8 2014 at 04:58

At the risk of incurring reader fatigue, we must be allowed another shot at shaming Eskom management into the proper alleviation of the dire situation in which they’ve placed the country.

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It’s about time trade unions tried a new approach
December 8 2014 at 04:57

Instead of your continual strike action with unrealistic and unsustainable demands on commerce/industry and the mining sector, for higher wages which ultimately lead to cut­backs in labour, thus escalating unemploymen... Read Story
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Missed opportunity for sustained growth
December 7 2014 at 10:23

South Africa is paying a heavy price for failing to give the NGP a chance, says Andile Ntingi.

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Lack of pragmatic policies taking its toll
December 7 2014 at 09:57

Little long-term planning and poor policies are real constraints to making African growth more inclusive, sustainable and faster, says William Gumede.

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Seven challenges facing responsible African business
December 5 2014 at 04:34

I am thankful to the organisers of the First International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa for giving me the opportunity to share my perspective on seven challenges faced by African business on the ... Read Story
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Schools epicentres of poverty and hotbeds of criminality
December 5 2014 at 04:32

School shootings are one of society’s most horrifying crimes. In the US where data are readily available, between 1990 and 2014 634 students were killed or seriously injured in 198 shooting incidents at schools.

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Central banks return to roots of promoting financial stability
December 4 2014 at 04:58

The world’s central bankers could be forgiven for thinking that things are never going to get back to normal.

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SA needs to consider new forms of power generation
December 4 2014 at 04:36

It is not often that economists get to talk about technology, but some technologies are so fundamental to the resource management of our economy and the future of our growth, that they warrant cross-disciplinary attention.... Read Story
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Domestic Chinese market breaks through slump
December 3 2014 at 04:54

Last month China overtook Japan as the second-largest stock market. At the moment, China is still cheap and very out of favour – most people don’t want to know about it.

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The good, bad and ugly of low oil prices
December 3 2014 at 04:51

The net overall impact of this year’s 28 percent plunge in oil prices is positive for the global economy.

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