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  • South Africa's state owned companies: a complex history that's seldom told
    on July 19, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Eskom and Iscor were formed to feed the railway network’s need for cheap electricity and steel. Shutterstock</span>The problems of South Africa's state owned enterprises are in the headlines every day. Yet many have existed for over 80 years.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 25 basis points
    on July 19, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Lesetja Kganyago</span>The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) unanimously decided to reduce the repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% per annum, with effect from 19 July 2019.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Successful investment is like a game of poker
    on July 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Maria Konnikova</span>Mastering your own behaviour is the secret to creating long-term wealth, given the extreme volatility of the markets in the past decade. And the number one skill that distinguishes average investors from those who are great, is humility, Maria Konnikova, psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, professional poker player and guest speaker at this year's Allan Gray Investment Summit.Mastering your own behaviour is the secret to creating long-term wealth, given the extreme volatility of the markets in the past decade. .Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • 3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
    on July 18, 2019 at 11:18 am

    "In an age of radical transparency, your internal culture is your brand. Time to take action!" proclaims the headline from Trendwatching.com.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • IMF says it cares about inequality. But will it change its ways?
    on July 18, 2019 at 6:53 am

    The IMF headquarters in Washington DC. Shutterstock</span>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become increasingly infatuated by the negative consequences of excessive inequality. This new-found mission is laudable, but neglects the manifold ways its own policy advice contributed to growing income inequality.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Two new deputy governors appointed to Reserve Bank
    on July 11, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Image source: Getty/Gallo</span>President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Fundi Tshazibana and Dr Rashad Cassim as deputy governors of the Reserve Bank. The appointments address two vacancies that had arisen as a result of the resignation in January 2019 of Deputy Governor Francois Groepe and the expiry of Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele's term at the end of June 2019.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continent
    on July 10, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Image: Ghana Business News</span>The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July. Nigeria and Benin became signatories to the agreement, bringing the number of signatories to 54 out of 55, with only Eritrea still to join.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • How can we fix the South African economy and create jobs?
    on July 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Philippe Burger, Annabel Bishop, Prince Mashele, Dawie Roodt and Max du Preez</span>President Cyril Ramaphosa's post-election State of the Nation Address was criticised as being heavy on dreams and light on the practicalities of delivering on his rallying cry of economic rejuvenation and jobs for the millions of South Africans who areunemployed. So just what should he be doing to get South Africa back on a growth trajectory?Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Coronation shines light on unseen spending this Savings Month
    on July 5, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    To mark National Savings Month this July, Coronation is on a mission to inspire South Africans to scrutinise their saving and spending habits and shine a light on the unseen ways in which we are unnecessarily spending money that could rather be invested for growth.Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Report notes no significant changes in levels of transformation
    on July 5, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Image source: Getty/Gallo</span>There has been no significant change in the levels of transformation in the South African economy with black ownership declining to 25.2% in 2018, says a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission report.Read more... | Send to a friend […]