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Rand pares worst quarterly losing streak in 12 years on exports
Rand pares worst quarterly losing streak in 12 years on exports
“There were some inflows from local companies translating their foreign exchange earnings,” Edwin Smit, a derivatives trader at...
Rand leads currency declines as bond yields rise to year high
Rand leads currency declines as bond yields rise to year high
The rand fell for a second day on Monday, tracking commodity prices lower as China’s industrial production trailed estimates. Bond...
Who's afraid of the big bad cliff?
Who's afraid of the big bad cliff?
The automatic spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to send the globe's largest economy back into recession.
Obama takes first swipe in year-end debt showdown
Obama takes first swipe in year-end debt showdown
Obama's top Republican antagonist, House speaker John Boehner, set out a rival position, warning that raising taxes would hurt job creation, as...
Obama handed a second term, but challenges await
Obama handed a second term, but challenges await
Americans chose to stick with a divided government in Washington, however, by
Re-election: Obama won on the economy
Re-election: Obama won on the economy
The US is still digging out from the deepest recession in 80 years, and employers are barely adding enough jobs to keep pace with population growth....
Turning risk on its head
Turning risk on its head
At a recent presentation, Chris Hart, chief strategist at Investment Solutions challenged the current notion of risk and what we consider "risky"...
Clinging to consumerism
Clinging to consumerism
If you are trying to understand exactly what is going on this crazy world of economics and finance, it is worth listening to Kevin Lings, the...
A snorkel or an aqualung?
A snorkel or an aqualung?
Seems like just yesterday that voices were saying that the Dow was going to 5 000. United States President Barack Obama's big rescue plan was...
Obama team working on overhaul of financial rescue
Obama team working on overhaul of financial rescue
President-elect Barack Obama's economic team is working on an overhaul of the $700-billion financial rescue programme, with the aim of doing more...
Motown pleads for mo' money
Motown pleads for mo' money
The bosses of the United States' big three carmakers appeared before Congress last week to plead the case for a $25-billion government aid package...
Borrow, buy, burn, bail out
Borrow, buy, burn, bail out
With the United States election just around the corner, who'd want to be in the shoes of either front-runner Barack Obama or John McCain? Whoever...

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