JAMIE CARR: Dis-Chem Pharmacies: A picture of good health

Despite the gloom of the retail environment, the breadth of Dis-Chem’s offering makes it reasonably resilient, writes Jamie Carr

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JAMIE CARR: Connected and infected

The old image of an acne-ridden pizza addict in a darkened room breaking into networks for a laugh is way out of date

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JAMIE CARR: Tech giants with teeth

There’s a growing feeling among the more risk averse investors that the 'Fangs' are poised to take a mighty bite out of your portfolio

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JAMIE CARR: Alas, poor Trencor

Firm’s container operation, Textainer, took a mighty bath in the year under review through no particular fault of its own

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JAMIE CARR: eXtract Group going through hell already

While Stellenbosch has a business scene that is making the rest of the country look like it’s not really trying

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JAMIE CARR: Knocking the stuffing out of the local property market

Talk is all of shovelling your money offshore, if not jumping on a plane yourself — and all of this blends into a potent cocktail that is likely to knock the ...

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JAMIE CARR: Elon Musk rewriting the way the motor industry operates

Musk has a reputation for setting targets that are on the ambitious side of achievable, but then he also keeps pulling off accomplishments that many an expert ...

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JAMIE CARR: Why Uber is this week's dog

Company losing billions as it engages in one of biggest land grabs ever attempted, keeping prices artificially low as it flattens the competition and heads ...

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JAMIE CARR: BAT putting out fires

BAT’s decision to pay US$49.4bn for Reynolds American requires cojones the size of watermelo

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JAMIE CARR: Pound takes a pounding and Ascendis in good health

All of a sudden sterling is duelling with the Argentine peso for the crown of most limp-wristed currency of the year — and even the rand is flexing its biceps ...

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DIAMONDS & DOGS: Curro keeping up a class act

The ravenous beast that is gobbling up the private education sector continues to hurl increasing numbers of learners into its cavernous maw

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Glencore CEO is blowing a large corporate raspberry

It may be deeply disappointing for all the would-be tricoteuses who were expecting at least a sacrificial billionaire or two to stretch out their necks on the ...

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DIAMONDS & DOGS: Is a portfolio without geographic diversification sheer lunacy?

A quick glance around the political and economic landscape should show that it would be an act of sheer lunacy to construct a portfolio without a large portion ...

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DIAMONDS & DOGS: A great trade if you get it right

If you happened to be sniffing around the commodity markets with a view to a dabble, you may find that the best performer of the past couple of years is ...

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DIAMONDS & DOGS: The world is playing chicken

And New Zealand has become the place of choice for the billionaire in search of an insurance policy against the apocalypse

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DIAMONDS & DOGS: Rolling a rock up a mine shaft

Lonmin could be forgiven for suspecting they may have provoked the big fella up on Mount Olympus, writes Jamie Carr

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