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ANN CROTTY: China’s lethal response to Covid laid bare

SA, like many nations, struggled to come to terms with the virus but its quick alert over Omicron showed up the recklessness of Beijing’s response in 2019

ANN CROTTY: Why Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe

Home-grown oligarchs have been keeping the former Soviet republic poor, even in days of plenty

ANN CROTTY: New Absa skipper knows the ropes in choppy waters

The pay may be good, but the choice for the top slot is controversial and the chalice could be poisoned

ANN CROTTY: The vulgar boatman

Ferries boss gets a lashing, but perhaps we consumers are also to blame

ANN CROTTY: In the seventh year of global panic

Our fears are often not thought through, while we ignore one of the real crises

ANN CROTTY: Beware of the share buyback

SA’s disclosure requirements are laughable as it is – now is not the time to loosen oversight

ANN CROTTY: Sitting on the fence over Russia might turn out to be the best strategy for SA

Eventually, SA may have to take sides – but it will be heavily influenced by what China does

ANN CROTTY: Let the arms dealers pay

As another war threatens, the cost of helping refugees remains an issue

ANN CROTTY: JSE starts to show some teeth at last

Finally it looks as though there are consequences for directors not doing their well-paid jobs properly

ANN CROTTY: Should we be worried about Xi Jinping?

George Soros for one is very worried about Xi Jinping. Should we be too?

ANN CROTTY: SOEs, and a 1% whistle-blower levy

During the state capture years, the well-resourced law firms, auditors and banks employed by the SOEs should surely have spotted that something was afoot

ANN CROTTY: So much for shareholder democracy

BlackRock wants to bring ‘more democracy’ to capitalism. Is it a ploy to take the environmental, social, and governance pressure off fund managers?

ANN CROTTY: Consultants lurking in the shadows

Why listed companies should disclose what consultants they’ve hired

ANN CROTTY: Markus Jooste’s Christmas reprieve

By nearly doubling the amount to be paid, Steinhoff directors succeed in corralling potential litigants into settlement deal

ANN CROTTY: China’s option falls flat

Global inequality prevails as communism taints Xi Jinping’s moves to hold the super rich to account