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Peter Bruce Editor-in-chief, BDFM

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Clientele Life has some sensitive spots in its financial statements

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'He has brought in the ethically hobbled Brian Molefe, who not so much personifies “state capture” as being emblematic of a willing accomplice of the Guptas'

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THE FT COLUMN: India’s bold experiment with cash

Martin Wolf

At a stroke, Narendra Modi cancelled 86% of cash in circulation. Was it a decisive assault on tax evasion and corruption, or a damagingly arbitrary act, asks Martin Wolf

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