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The mixed economy is here to stay

The public and private sectors both have important roles to play in SA, so we should start focusing on strengthening their capacities, writes Ben Turok

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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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Unilever upbeat on future growth in emerging markets
December 3 2014 at 05:30

Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman said many emerging markets still have “healthy growth” and the world economy may be reaching a turning point, signalling better prospects for 2015.

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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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Way we make cars to change beyond our wildest dreams
December 2 2014 at 04:48

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted the Future of Mobility conference in honour of Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford.

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Behavioural explanation for oil price plunge
December 2 2014 at 05:00

Benjamin Graham and David Dodd had a huge influence on generations of fundamentally focused investors such as Warren Buffett, as well as the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis.

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Will investor appetite for sub-Saharan debt dry up?
December 2 2014 at 04:49

Investors continue to snap up sub-Saharan African sovereign debt, attracted in part by yields unavailable elsewhere.

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You want a bigger salary? Convince me
December 1 2014 at 14:08

Noah Smith looks at what causes the gap between wages and productivity...

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Advertising tools help youth in Botswana beat a bad habit
December 1 2014 at 05:36

How can we prevent young people from starting to smoke? It’s a question to which, as the direct link between smoking, cancer and ill-heath becomes clearer, countries around the world are desperately trying to find th... Read Story
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Why can’t Eskom be treated like the rest of us?
December 1 2014 at 05:30

I am not a development economics or financial analyst, but I am going to use information in the public domain to analyse Eskom.

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Lower oil prices boon for China’s economy
December 1 2014 at 05:25

Since China replaced the US as the largest net oil importer last year, falling oil prices have benefited economic development.

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An assessment of what is ‘smart’ about ‘Smart Beta’
December 1 2014 at 05:23

The term “Smart Beta” is being heard more and more in investment discussions these days. It’s not clear, however, what this actually means.

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