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Wealth taxes and loosening monetary policy is playing with fire

A response to the article ‘Tax the superrich and raise inflation to cut state debt, inequality and poverty’ in the M&G on 10 November

The economic effects of racism are more deadly than Covid-19

A recent report shows that racism has cost the US economy $16-trillion in growth over the past two decades. If the financial-services industry wants to show that Black Lives Matter, it needs to rethink how it allocates capital

Steenhuisen is a shoo-in as DA leader, but he needs help

The biggest challenge for the next leader of the Democratic Alliance will be to get politicians like Mbali Ntuli onside

GDP is stuck in the doldrums

The latest economic figures and the effect of the coronavirus on the global economy are bad news for South Africa’s already tepid domestic growth outlook

Municipalities need youthful leaders

Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi shows the value of competent young leaders who prioritise accountability and challenge the status quo

A decade to achieve Vision 2030

The new year marks the countdown to reaching the goals set out in the development plan for the country

Strategic trends in Africa in 2019

Economic growth is on the up, but so is debt; foreign powers are circling and democracy is retreating, but people power continues

GDP and the valium economy

The numbers were up, by 3.1% from the first to second quarters, largely because Eskom kept the lights on

GDP still best indicator of wellbeing

New Zealand now has an alternative measure that’s less about money than people, but it may be missing the mark

Maiden Mboweni budget confirmed for Feb 20

Mboweni delivered the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in October, a couple of weeks after Nhlanhla Nene resigned from the position

The macro tightrope

Balancing Zim's macro-economic environment to stimulate long-term growth

Transforming Zimbabwe to a Private Sector-Led Economy

The policy and institutional reforms proposed will shift perceptions - and the economy

Bridging the financial divide

The South African financial sector can play a powerful role in driving economic inclusion

Public-private partnership benefits East London

Mercedes-Benz Cars invests 600-million pounds in expansion of East London plant

Emerging market boom skips SA

Foreign investors are dumping local equities, though an interest in bonds is helping out the treasury

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