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​Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power
​Boris Johnson and the threat to British soft power
The likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Boris Johnson, has plans to subsume the government department overseeing development aid into the foreign office, effectively eliminating it. That will destroy a post-Brexit United Kingdom's last chance to maintain any...
Cooking the economy — a recipe for Tito Mboweni
Cooking the economy — a recipe for Tito Mboweni
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s culinary skills have been a hot topic on social media recently. The former governor of the Reserve Bank has shown...
Global tax for multinationals gains traction
Global tax for multinationals gains traction
Multinational companies have been gaming the rules of the global economy to minimise their tax liability — or even eliminate it. And the...
Local market indicators shrug off bad news – for now
Local market indicators shrug off bad news – for now
We are just weeks away from elections with many voters unsure who to vote for or if to vote at all.
African women must power up
African women must power up
The absence of women was palpable at last week’s African CEO Forum, in its eighth iteration, in Kigali, Rwanda.
Tensions rising in Venezuela ahead of rival protests
Tensions rising in Venezuela ahead of rival protests
Opposition supporters and regime loyalists in Venezuela are set to hold competing mass street rallies on Wednesday, two days after a failed mutiny...
SA denies Zim loan request
SA denies Zim loan request
South Africa turned down a $1.2-billion loan request from Zimbabwe for in December, Jabulani Sikhakhane, spokesman for the finance ministry said on...
Beware, the everything bubble
Beware, the everything bubble
Think back not too many years and it seems we have floated from bubble to bubble, cases of out-of-whack prices being recorded in eras such as...
Pakistan's 'penniless billionaires' expose money laundering frenzy
Pakistan's 'penniless billionaires' expose money laundering frenzy
It took rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed a year to save 300 rupees to buy his daughter a bike, so when he found three billion rupees ($22.5-million) had passed through an unused bank account in his name, he was stunned ... and scared....
Africa's new debt crisis
Africa's new debt crisis
Ghana is usually seen in a positive light abroad. It's associated with a peaceful change of government, functioning democracy and a government that...
Mboweni will have his work cut out
Mboweni will have his work cut out
There is little doubt the rand loves the idea of Tito Mboweni as finance minister. It flirted with R15 to the dollar before President Cyril...
Can Imran Khan bring Pakistan in from the diplomatic cold?
Can Imran Khan bring Pakistan in from the diplomatic cold?
Tensions with Afghanistan, faltering relations with the US, and chronically poor ties with India. Pakistan today stands isolated, observers say,...

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