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Next year will answer deflation debate

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?... Read Story

Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 a... Read Story

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Japan needs to cultivate a culture of transparency
November 17 2014 at 05:33

When things go wrong, what is it with Japanese corporate chieftains? Shigehisa Takada, the chairman of Tokyo-based Takata, is facing a spiralling scandal after news that another victim – a pregnant woman in Malaysia ... Read Story
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SA needs more dynamism to boost growth
November 14 2014 at 05:15

Leaders of the 20 nations whose collective economic output accounts for more than 80 percent of the global economy will meet this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, to review the state of the global economy.

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Numsa enters new fields for membership
November 14 2014 at 05:31

What is the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, traditionally very active in the metal, engineering and steel industries, now doing in the food services industry? Some food for thought.

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Now is the time to identify the real culprits
November 14 2014 at 05:28

Regulators in the UK, the US and Switzerland have moved with impressive speed to extract about $4.3 billion (R48.2bn) from some of the world’s largest banks for their role in rigging global currency markets. Now come... Read Story
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Beijing mars initiative by ignoring democracy protest
November 13 2014 at 05:07

As hedge fund managers declare victory with the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock link, don’t forget the obvious loser: the city’s pro-democracy movement.

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Are unions honestly representing workers?
November 13 2014 at 04:57

The recent spat between Cosatu and Numsa is further evidence that trade unions in South Africa simply do not work.

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Low carbon development must address inequality
November 13 2014 at 04:46

The recent failures and blackouts from Eskom have plunged us all into darkness, exposing once again that a coal-fuelled, centralised energy economy does not provide cheap, reliable energy for everyone in South Africa.

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Counterfeit, fraud serious threats to quality SA wines
November 12 2014 at 04:35

The Annual Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction is reputed for premium quality wines, attracting private collectors and trade buyers.

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Beijing’s financial charm offensive lacks love
November 12 2014 at 04:57

After two years of waxing poetic at home about a “China Dream”, Xi Jinping wants to enchant the entire Asia region – and is dangling $1.25 trillion (R14 trillion) to make sure he does.

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Brown and the power utility have much to answer for
November 12 2014 at 04:32

The DA’s Natasha Michael responds to Minister Lynne Brown’s open letter dated November 6.

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