December 2010 and the copper market was booming.
Anybody who still has lingering doubts that the commodity cycle has turned bearish need only delve into two reports released this week on Australia’s resources sector.
Balance is a prized quality in all our affairs. Including a nation’s trade. Being too heavily exposed one way or another exposes vulnerabilities that incentivise mischief.
It’s no secret that the South African economy is growing at rates well below its potential. What is perhaps less well understood is that there are some quick wins which could kick-start the economy
This week Lucy Kellaway went spying – eavesdropping on besuited strangers with boring jobs. And came to a surprising conclusion: White collar workers are not irrational after all.
This excellent article on ISIL by Gillian Faichnie unpacks how the world’s richest terrorist group amasses wealth and funds its expensive-to-implement ideals.
In 2012 China received more than 650 000 patent applications, the highest of any country in the world. South Africa is a minnow by comparison, for it received only some 7 500 patent applications in 2012.
There is some encouraging news contained in the SARS stats 2014 package. The extent of tax assessed losses is declining. This is indeed significant. Once the losses are recovered, the CIT contribution to overall tax collections may increase again.
Despite the GFC’s systemic shock, Lucy Kellaway discovered the traders’ lifestyle hasn’t changed much from her “most hateful year” inside a dealing room.