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Yellen’s over, now the work begins

Reversing QE has begun and the challenge now is for the Fed's new chairperson to keep it in check.

US takes a closer look at digital currency

United States authorities increase scrutiny of the digital currency.

Paul Ryan and the share trading scandal

The US vice-presidential candidate has denied he profited from a 2008 meeting with the Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke.

Global slowdown chips away at McDonald’s boom

McDonald's, the fast food giant that managed to ride out much of the Great Recession, has been bitten by the global slowdown.

Microsoft takes on iPad with Surface tablets

Microsoft has launched its own series of tablet computers as the tech giant fights to regain ground lost to Apple's hugely popular iPad.

Buyers baulk at cost of ‘green’ cars

A lot still needs to happen in the alternative fuels vehicle market before sales figures start to rise.

New York police arrest ‘lone wolf’ terror suspect

An "al-Qaeda sympathiser" has been arrested in New York for allegedly planning bomb attacks targeting soldiers, police cars and post offices.

Las Vegas: A tale of two cities

The rich are having the best of times while the middle and lower classes are struggling to survive.

Amazon kindles its own fire

At $199, the wireless media player/book reader/web browser/geegaw will be the cheapest of its kind when it is released.

The ‘dire’ consequences of default

Analysts say standoff between Obama and Republicans could spark a global recession.

Best returns, worst reputation

A new book on Goldman Sachs says the bank will take years to reinstate its image.

Goldman executives’ wages of sin

A nun leads the charge against the excessive amounts paid to corporate chiefs.

Walmart sex-discrimination case has profound implications

A 60-year-old Walmart employee came up against the world's biggest retailer in another round of the largest sex discrimination case in history.

Financial crisis ‘avoidable’

Government, bankers, homeowners and regulators all blamed for 2008 financial crisis.

Look out, here comes the robotic revolution

The second decade of the 21st century will see the rise of a mechanised army that will revolutionise private and public life.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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