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Stock pickers would do well to brace themselves for further volatility this year. But for savvy investors, there might be some special opportunities

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Ad crunch ahead

Closures, mergers and falling revenues in traditional advertising are taking place — grim times seem to be waiting in 2017 for SA’s marketers. But industry ...

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Bitcoin the top performing currency for the second year in a row

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Never has there been a more greatly exaggerated narrative than that of the death of the bookstore, writes Zeenat Moorad

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Vantage Goldfields: Buried in difficulties

Lily gold mine has been joined in business rescue by its sister mine Barbrook, as community unrest has made it problematic to operate and hoped-for funding has ...

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Somali camps: Places of desperation

Somalis displaced by conflict and drought to camps around Mogadishu are getting more and more frantic as food aid dwindles. With nowhere else to go, they are ...

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Crookes Brothers: Time for another swallow?

Bar agricultural commodity price volatility, the company might be ripe for the picking

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Privatising sport: an elixir?

Rugby, cricket and soccer are all run by the Keystone Cops. What’s the answer?

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EDITORIAL: The real crisis of SA’s matric results

More than a quarter of the pupils who wrote matric in 2016 did not meet the basic requirements and are deemed to have ‘failed’

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Peter Bruce Editor-in-chief, BDFM

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Coronation’s U-turn on pay

Begrudgingly, the asset manager has finally given investors a say on its remuneration policy. The vote, on Valentine’s Day, will be illuminating, writes Rob Rose

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EDITORIAL: The real crisis of SA’s matric results

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