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You say debt relief, I say theft

22 Feb 2015 /  Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg  
Governments are hardly unsophisticated borrowers, writes Leonid Bershidsky.

Amended BEE codes – it’s beyond a crisis

20 Feb 2015 /  Keith Levenstein, CEO of BEE advisory firm, EconoBEE  
Until all other documents are gazetted the codes remain incomplete and impossible to implement.

How tobacco and drinks beat the market for 115 years

17 Feb 2015 /    
Which industries will deliver the best stock-market returns? History seems to point to an easy shortcut.

How tobacco and drinks beat the market for 115 years

17 Feb 2015 /  Justin Fox, Bloomberg  
Which industries will deliver the best stock-market returns? History seems to point to an easy shortcut.

Get ready for $10 oil

17 Feb 2015 /  A. Gary Shilling, Bloomberg  
How prices could sink that low.

You’re smart, but you can’t forecast

15 Feb 2015 /  Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg  
Barry Ritholtz argues that forecasting is no better than making random guesses.

Will the world’s hungry benefit from falling oil prices?

12 Jan 2015 /    
Many hungry people are not plugged in to global commodity markets.

Wall Street’s guide to surviving emerging-market despair

11 Jan 2015 /  Ye Xie, Bloomberg  
It’s discouraging to be an emerging-markets investor right now but don’t give up yet.

The next big thing isn’t at this year’s CES

8 Jan 2015 /  Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg  
What could be the next breakthrough device?

Market forecasts to ignore in 2015

6 Jan 2015 /  Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg  
It's that time of year again. All of the usual suspects trot out their forecasts for 2015 on markets, interest rates and more.

Time travelling to 2024

5 Jan 2015 /  Frans Cronje  
Finding our way into the future.

Say goodbye to ‘made in China’

4 Jan 2015 /  Adam Minter, Bloomberg  
These are not the best of times to be one of China's massive, state-owned steel mills.

Time to debunk market volatility myths

2 Jan 2015 /  Carl Roothman  
Volatility is the friend of the long-term investor.

Is it worth paying school fees annually in advance?

31 Dec 2014 /  Actuarial Society of South Africa  
Outstanding debt is often a deciding factor.

New Year’s is best for resolutions, really

31 Dec 2014 /  Cass Sunstein, Bloomberg View  
The 'fresh start effect' shows at certain times people refocus and reorient themselves.
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