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Editorial: World Bank's poor call
Editorial: World Bank's poor call
It seems more than a little ironic that the World Bank, in the form of its financial investment arm, finds itself entangled in South Africa’s...
Air pollution kills 20 000 per year in South Africa - as many as in traffic
Air pollution kills 20 000 per year in South Africa - as many as in traffic
Air pollution kills 20 000 people in South Africa every year, costing the economy nearly R300-million. This is according to new research from...
'US behind Eritrean exodus'
'US behind Eritrean exodus'
Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has claimed the exodus of youth to Europe is a deliberate policy fomented by foreign powers to weaken the...
World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
When a bad idea is politically convenient, it can travel especially fast. On November 5, the World Bank released its technical report, Fiscal...
Economic week ahead: Focus on global prospects
Economic week ahead: Focus on global prospects
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank's annual meetings kick-off in Washington on Friday. In the run-up to the gatherings, the IMF...
Brics development bank a go
Brics development bank a go
Brics countries reached an accord to push ahead with a $50-billion development bank by granting China its headquarters and India its first rotating...
Rand leads emerging market stock fall from 13-month high
Rand leads emerging market stock fall from 13-month high
Emerging-market stocks fell from a 13-month high as China Mobile paced a drop for phone companies and Indian shares retreated from a record high....
SA's economic growth forecast cut to 2%
SA's economic growth forecast cut to 2%
The World Bank cut South Africa's economic growth forecast for this year to 2% as an ongoing strike that's shut the nation's platinum mines...
Madagascar's new president comes into office
Madagascar's new president comes into office
Madagascar's new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina
Fed tapering could threaten Africa’s growth, says World Bank
Fed tapering could threaten Africa’s growth, says World Bank
Tighter global financing conditions, lower commodity prices and political unrest could weaken growth prospects in sub-Saharan Africa, according to...

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