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23 January 2017
                       
 
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23 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
Valuing Personal Data and Rebuilding Trust
RECOMMENDATION
Are people digitally aware enough to make informed decisions? What is the state of the relationship between end users and industry? The World Economic Forum explored these questions by conducting...
 
 
Trump vs Africa: how the continent can counter destructive policies
THE CONVERSATION
Every four years the CIA’s National Intelligence Council (NIC) provides the incoming president and his administration with an assessment of the most powerful global forces likely to affect foreign...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Ramaphosa full of praise for China’s Xi for taking global lead
POLITICS
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping for taking leadership of the world and setting the political and economic agenda. Speaking during an...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
 
 
 
 
DA: Stevens Mokgalapa says ANC’s failed foreign policy hurting South Africa
STATEMENT
The ANC’s desperate attempt to control exactly who South Africans meet abroad, and where, demonstrates more clearly than ever before just how pathetic their foreign policy has become. The ANC has...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Oxfam slams runaway inequality
INEQUALITY
International advocacy group Oxfam on Monday criticised the widening gap between the rich and the poor, saying that global inequality had grown to unacceptable proportions as just eight men now...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
Western Cape: Statement by Alan Winde on the forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging
STATEMENT
Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. In partnership with Wesgro, I will table the official report for the province’s summer season at a media briefing...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Hollande’s swansong in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French President François Hollande took a big risk by insisting that the 27th Africa-France summit, which he will co-chair, should be held this week in Bamako, capital of Mali. Mali is certainly a...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Global Economic Prospects
RECOMMENDATION
Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy...
 
 
 
 
China's ban on domestic ivory trade is huge, but the battle isn't won
THE CONVERSATION
China has published a notice that the processing and sale of ivory and ivory products “will be stopped by December 31, 2017”. China’s credible commitment to this end follows a decision taken at the...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
World Bank warns rand could take hit amid global policy flux
ECONOMY
The World Bank has issued a warning that the South Africa currency could come under pressure in 2017, owing to heightened policy uncertainty in the US and Europe, which could constrain capital...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
THE CONVERSATION
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2%...
 
 
06 Jan 2017
 
Gold traders most bullish in a year after dire end to 2016
BULLISH GOLD
There’s one thing many gold traders and analysts agree on, now is a great time to own bullion. Those surveyed by Bloomberg this week were the most bullish in a year. They cited worries over...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Serbia seeks new management for loss-making state copper mine
COPPER
Serbia's RTB Bor is seeking a new management team to prepare the state-run copper mine and smelter for privatisation and repay up to one-billion euros ($1.05-billion) of debt. The Balkan state has...
 
 
 
                       
 
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