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An instititution that Brics can bank on takes off

Ahead of the 7th Brics summit which started yesterday in the Russian city of Ufa, Business Report spoke to Leslie Maasdorp, the newly appointed vice president o... Read Story

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ANC must emulate Afrikaners to bring transformation

A Stellenbosch university professor once said the ANC lacked a coherent system or philosophy that was designed to transform the South African society and econom... Read Story

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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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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

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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Deutsche Bank’s new boss must get results
June 9 2015 at 12:10

Much has been made of Deutsche Bank’s strategic woes. Investors hope the ruthless John Cryan can fix those.

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Fifa’s governance culture all about exchanging favours, say observers
June 9 2015 at 05:07

Fifa officials and staff spent years avoiding conflict, using a culture of favour-swapping to create a governance model resembling a cozy private club, say executives of national soccer organisations and sports groups that... Read Story

Poultry deal a day late and a dollar short
June 9 2015 at 05:01

The announcement over the past weekend that the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) and their US counterpart, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (Usapeec) have reached agreement over a dispute about South African ... Read Story

Even a robot would be wasted on useless Japan jobs
June 9 2015 at 04:56

Americans are worried about robots taking their jobs. Japanese people should be salivating at the prospect. Japan continues to power ahead in the field of robotics.

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Credibility of credit rating agencies under focus
June 9 2015 at 04:53

Credit rating agencies are considered the gatekeepers to the financial markets.

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Tracing the origins of SA’s power crunch
June 8 2015 at 12:34

Eskom will have to address more than a funding squeeze and moribund plants to keep SA’s lights on.

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Hong Kong may well become the next great short trade
June 8 2015 at 04:55

Bill Gross of Janus Capital says his next great short trade may be Chinese stocks. With the Shenzhen and Shanghai markets up another 9 percent this week, it is not hard to understand why.

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How predictable is the future of the car industry?
June 5 2015 at 04:42

After 30 years of intense convergence in the car industry – a period that has seen most mass-market products and brands evolve toward near-interchangeability - shifting dynamics appear to be pushing cars into an unpr... Read Story

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