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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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Numsa’s woes spell trouble for SA
November 11 2014 at 04:49

SA should brace itself for a tumultuous period of industrial relations and labour strife.

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Perfect time for Asia to embark on reform trail
November 11 2014 at 05:18

When he travels to Asia this week, US President Barack Obama will find himself in unfamiliar territory: not Asia, which he visited just last year, but amid leaders who enjoy popular mandates, negligible political oppositio... Read Story
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US healing as global economy still suffers
November 11 2014 at 05:14

Last week’s employment report confirms that the US labour market is healing.

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Levy predicts global economic depression
November 11 2014 at 05:12

In 1929, a businessman and economist by the name of Jerome Levy did not like what he saw in his analysis of corporate profits.

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International costs of roaming stray into overpriced territory
November 11 2014 at 04:51

It is quite astounding in this era of technological advancement that cellular providers are still unable to significantly lower their rates for international roaming, for calls made and received, as well as for data usage.... Read Story
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Let us not consume the country’s future
November 10 2014 at 04:59

When rabbits are nervous they eat their young, retiring Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus said on a radio interview last week.

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PPC offers a test for acceptable governance principles
November 10 2014 at 04:44

The issue of corporate wars cannot be a simple matter of whether the Black Business Council favours one group over another, and the current issues at PPC between its board and its former CEO are no different.

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Unsecured lending no place for our money
November 10 2014 at 04:42

Having lost a lot of money by investing it in a (money market) unit trust: the ones that are really safe, I am tired of being fed with the idea that the money is very safe in a “side-pocket”, which has been set... Read Story
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Eskom ignorance just short of criminal
November 10 2014 at 04:41

The collapse of the Majuba power station coal silo, aka a bunker, typifies the mess that Eskom has created over the years and indicates that they are truly inept.

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Private sector must embrace goals
November 9 2014 at 19:23

Among many things performed by government, one of its key functions is to create an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.

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