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SA’s competitiveness fall reflects relative strength of other emerging economies 

By: Terence Creamer     24th September 2010 South Africa slipped to 54th position from 45th in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Competitiveness Index, but remained the highest... 

Global firms rank SA as a priority global investment destination

By: Terence Creamer     17th September 2010 South Africa ranks nineteenth in a league table of "top priority host economies" for foreign direct investment (FDI), which was released on Monday... 

New public-funded research rules to have far-reaching implications

By: Terence Creamer     3rd September 2010 The introduction of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act will have implications for South African... 

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Africa will have to factor in new bank curbs as $93bn/y is sought for infrastructure

By: Terence Creamer     27th August 2010 The regulatory response to the recent global financial crisis may create new constraints for the involvement of commercial banks in African and... 

Rising intra-emerging market trade and investment creating new momentum

By: Bloomberg     13th August 2010 The high-speed rail link China Railway Construction Corporation is building in Saudi Arabia doesn’t just connect the holy cities of Mecca and... 

SA’s youth unemployment needs serious attention 

By: Terence Creamer     6th August 2010 Over the past month or so, South Africa has featured in a number of influential reports released by such significant organisations as the World... 

Currency volatility and overvaluation in the spotlight

By: Terence Creamer     30th July 2010 Greater policy effort to avoid currency overvaluation in South Africa “is warranted”, a newly released Organisation for Economic Cooperation and... 

Africa rockets out of recession 

By: Keith Campbell     16th July 2010 Africa is the region that is growing fastest out of the global recession. “Our prediction is that this year the continent will have a growth of... 

SA’s income inequality battle can only be won through job creation in tradable sectors 

By: Terence Creamer     9th July 2010 The current emphasis on wage increases to address South Africa’s income inequality crisis is inappropriate and should urgently shift to a focus on... 

Big shift in trade relations taking shape across Africa

By: Terence Creamer     2nd July 2010 Africa’s total merchandise trade with non-African developing countries surged from $34-billion in 1995 to a material $283-billion in 2008, making... 

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