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Mergers and acquisitions in a tough economic time

Often, owners of struggling businesses agree gladly to being bought out

SA, as an emerging market currency, has reason to fear a Brexit

If the pound takes a major tumble, British banks could call in debts and cause the rand to weaken.

Business confidence in building sector on five-year high

Business confidence is on the rise, according to the First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research building confidence index.

Harare makes way for Little Shanghai

Attracted by Zimbabwe's government, that likes to see itself as China's best friend, Chinese businesspeople are making the trek to Zimbabwe.

Citizens upbeat but taxes bother

Despite levels of pessimism worldwide about economic conditions, local business owners are more optimistic than their international counterparts.

Business continues to cut costs

Businesses are continuing to cut costs and focus on efficiencies, a survey of leading executives across Europe and the Middle East has shown.

Debate rages over scope of ratings agencies Bill

The conundrum facing credit ratings agencies can perhaps be best illustrated by the comments of a director of one of the industry's largest players.

Growth spurt for online economy

The internet economy is growing markedly and is now worth R59-billion, contributing 2% to the South African economy, writes Lisa Steyn.

Back the rand with gold

Joseph Stiglitz's advice sounds similar to that of the old-time salesmen selling snake oil as a cure for everything.

All savings plans are not created equal

Reform is needed to simplify products for which the returns are barely worth the investment, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Companies cautious about risks

The slowdown in the global economy and effect of cheaply manufactured goods on the local manufacturing sector will continue to affect production.

Business confidence at three-year low

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says business confidence dropped to its lowest point last month since March 2009.

Caution tarnishes the silver lining

Despite signs of economic growth, inflation and energy fears have put a damper on South Africa's economic forecasts.

SA’s business confidence drops

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says business confidence in the country dropped in January to its lowest level since May 2010.

Business confidence takes a knock

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says business confidence stabilised in November -- but at low levels.

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