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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,...
Ramaphosa’s Erdogan problem
Ramaphosa’s Erdogan problem
If you had to look at South Africa’s total trade —imports and exports — as an indicator of how important Turkey is in the economic...
Editorial: Kick the credit habit, Africa
Editorial: Kick the credit habit, Africa
In 2011, the Zambian state owed $2-billion to external creditors. By the end of 2017, that figure had more than quadrupled, to $8.7-billion —...
Foster fair markets and tighten competition laws to achieve transformation
Foster fair markets and tighten competition laws to achieve transformation
South Africa has been mulling over the need for structural economic reforms to promote growth and employment, and social and economic transformation, but progress is lagging....
The Mozambiguous debt
The Mozambiguous debt
Mozambique went from being emblematic of a war-torn African country to a poster child for possibility with trillions of cubic feet of natural...
Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to work with Serbian government
Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to work with Serbian government
Ex-International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn began work on Tuesday as economic adviser to the Serbian government, his latest...
Egypt to send formal invite to IMF to negotiate $4.8bn loan
Egypt to send formal invite to IMF to negotiate $4.8bn loan
Newspaper al-Ahram's website on Thursday quoted Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ashraf al-Araby as saying he expected...
Greece wins more time but no immediate aid
Greece wins more time but no immediate aid
Greece's international lenders agreed on Monday to give the country two more years to make the cuts demanded of it but the eurozone and...

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