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It’s make or break time for jumbos

The slump in sales of jumbo jets has raised questions over how long manufacturers can sustain production.

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Carbon tax to hurt growth, socio-political stability and exacerbate unemployment

The carbon tax will have a serious negative impact on the goods-producing sectors of the economy, particularly mining, manufacturing and agri-processing by maki... Read Story

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Opinion: Bottled gas sector could alleviate Eskom woes

Bottled gas is one energy lever the government can pull. Once upon a time, Eskom had a good idea. No, it had an excellent idea. Honest. The trouble is it killed... Read Story

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Agoa benefits outweigh any sector interests
March 18 2015 at 04:40

Ambassador Faizel Ismail’s article “Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US” (17 March) is a crucial reading for readers who care about growth in Africa, South Africa and the future of US-Africa relations.... Read Story

Is Europe now showing signs of a continent overwhelmed?
March 18 2015 at 04:38

A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunified Federal Republic of Germany is becoming the reluctant leader of a new Europe. But it does so at a time when there is an existential question about the very iden... Read Story

Problem for fund managers: liking Apple too much
March 17 2015 at 04:59

At more than 15 percent of his fund’s assets, John Burnham, the manager of the $136 million (R1.7 billion) Burnham Fund, has a larger stake in Apple than any other diversified fund.

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Sanitation needs to improve to stop flinging of human waste
March 17 2015 at 04:37

Flinging human waste around may be a bizarre way of making a service delivery protest, even if the complaint centres on portable toilets in Cape Town informal settlements, but it does highlight a huge problem facing every ... Read Story

Chevron’s strong arm tactics bad for all in SA
March 17 2015 at 04:28

Burgan Cape Terminals is an independent black empowered fuel storage company that is hoping to build a storage and distribution facility in Cape Town harbour to address the continuous problems with fuel supply to the Weste... Read Story

Opinion: Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US
March 17 2015 at 04:25

During the week of March 2-6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act to be extended by a further 15 years.

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Forget nuclear power, look at Inga Dam project
March 16 2015 at 04:40

We recently witnessed the highly irregular behaviour of President Zuma in making an unannounced visit to Russia and, on his return, the country being informed that nuclear power stations had been secured.

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If SA wants to emulate Asia, implementation of NDP is key
March 16 2015 at 04:39

The Asian countries that experienced phenomenal economic successes are China, the Hong Kong Province of China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

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Right of reply: We all agree on Agoa
March 16 2015 at 04:37

Nowhere, in David Wolpert’s letter (“Agoa has been a big success in SA, Business Report, March 11), does he refute any of the points I raised regarding the dumping of poultry into South Africa and the harmful e... Read Story

Will there be a clear signal from the Fed tomorrow?
March 16 2015 at 04:36

After reacting last week to the beginning of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme, markets are shifting their attention to the US Federal Open Market Committee meetings tomorrow and on Wednesday.... Read Story

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