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Africa's lessons from the global economic crisis
Africa's lessons from the global economic crisis
The global economy remains in a severe crisis, one that in effect started in 2007. Reprieve is not near, hence its characterisation as the “great...
Jo'burg's Mai Mai muthi market is more than a place of trading, it's home to many
Jo'burg's Mai Mai muthi market is more than a place of trading, it's home to many
The history of kwaMai Mai Market is unknown but everyone agrees it is Johannesburg’s oldest market dedicated to traditional medicine. For the...
China's credibility takes a knock
China's credibility takes a knock
Volatility continued to plague China's market this week despite efforts by authorities to halt further declines in share prices.
This is how we fix global banking
This is how we fix global banking
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Comings and goings of a megamarket
Comings and goings of a megamarket
There's a sweet smell of ripe fruit in the air, intermingled with whiffs of diesel, sweat, instant coffee, dust and vetkoek. It's 11am on a...
Commodity markets limp into 2015
Commodity markets limp into 2015
A freefall in commodity prices has come to a head at the end of 2014 as crude oil, iron ore and coal prices, among others, took a significant tumble...
Traders bless rand down in Africa
Traders bless rand down in Africa
The rand has been so weak in recent days, you could be forgiven for thinking that there are only sellers in the market, but a morning spent at the...
No respite for emerging markets
No respite for emerging markets
One might have been forgiven for assuming that some catastrophic world event was upon us earlier this week when both emerging and developed markets...
Struggling craftsmen get a leg up
Struggling craftsmen get a leg up
Identifying a gap in the market when it comes to preferential procurement, Gerald Ndlovu quit his job as a project manager at the South African...
Dual-listed companies buoy JSE
Dual-listed companies buoy JSE
Despite South Africa’s bleak economic growth, weakening currency and the trend against investing in emerging markets, the JSE continues to...
Economic week ahead: Syria, US jobs report to dominate
Economic week ahead: Syria, US jobs report to dominate
US President Barack Obama laid out his case for action in a speech to Americans on Saturday. Congress will now consider authorising an attack, the...
Emerging markets fear tapering talk
Emerging markets fear tapering talk
Speculation that the United States Federal Reserve may begin tapering next month, perhaps reducing bond buying by $10-billion in September, has...

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