STEVEN BOYKEY SIDLEY: Is China pulling the wool over Ramaphosa's eyes?

Sri Lanka was recently forced to cede an entire port, Hambantota, to the Chinese

SHIRA OVIDE: Shiny new iPhones don't hide Apple's troubles

'Smartphone sales are stuck for both Apple and the industry at large. The company has cleverly managed to deflect and offset those painful facts'

Is it too late to buy Apple and Amazon shares?

'A bullish stance on the likes of Apple, Amazon and Alphabet has generated strong returns this year as well as in 2017'

The gaping holes in Markus Jooste's 'know-nothing' defence

'Instead, he blamed a former European partner, and auditing firm Deloitte, for the “uncertainty” that he claimed caused the slide in the share price'

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LEONID BERSHIDSKY: Elon Musk's grim options - pull through or crash and burn

'If he does pull through, though, I’m pretty sure he’ll be able to hit the pillow and satisfy all the criteria of quality sleep, if only for four or five hours'

JAMIE MCGEEVER: Time to recall Greenspan's 'oasis of prosperity' warning

'The source of the increased stress the then-Fed chairman referred to is pretty much the same as the root of emerging markets’ problems today'

10 amazing facts about Apple, which has become a trillion-dollar company

Here are 10 fascinating facts about Apple, which has just crossed $1-trillion in market captitalisation

JAMIE MCGEEVER: Want to understand central banks? Start with the Hotel California lyrics

When it comes to extraordinary easing measures like QE and zero or negative interest rates, as The Eagles put it in ‘Hotel California’: “You can check out any ...

$15 billion wiped off Mark Zuckerberg's net worth in one day

'At least 16 brokerages cut their price targets on Facebook after Chief Financial Officer David Wehner startled an otherwise routine call with analysts by ...

BONGANI FUZILE: Massive electricity price rises are on their way to save Eskom

'By 2019/20 financial year expect a 30% electricity hike, followed by 50% the following year and 30% the other year. This is a reality'

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MATT LEVINE: This, my friends, is how the market works. Now pay attention ...

'They provide incentives for very smart people to put a lot of time and effort and creativity into making prices correct, because correct prices are a valuable ...

JOB AD: Senior web producer at BusinessLIVE

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LEONID BERSHIDSKY: Why open-plan offices don't work

In recent years, a number of big companies – IBM, Bank of America, Aetna, Yahoo! under former chief executive officer Marissa Mayer – cut back on their ...

SHIRA OVIDE: Amazon is catching Apple in the race to be the first US$1-trillion company

At the beginning of this year, Apple’s stock market value was 50 percent bigger than Amazon’s. Now the gap is about 10 percent

BARRY RITHOLTZ: When you mix religion, politics and investment ...

'Politics and religion are both unavoidably emotional. That is why they tend to be bad for your investment returns'

How Elon Musk keeps the Tesla bulls smiling

'It’s understandable that Tesla bulls are stoked. The company’s difficulty raising Model 3 output has been the darkest cloud hanging over it'

DAVID LAWDER: Trump ups the ante, battering the stock market

Benchmark Wall Street stock indexes suffered their worst losses in two months on Monday, while safe-haven Treasury debt yields fell

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: The inside story of SA's biggest corporate meltdown

Read all four parts of this outstanding University of Stellenbosch Business School study into the rise and fall of Markus Jooste's Steinhoff

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: PART FOUR - Five do-or-die lessons for business

'Deep-seated stirrings of envy, greed, self-absorption, arrogance or a sense of entitlement could infiltrate people’s moral fibre at any stage – even those who ...

BARRY RITHOLTZ: How market volatility can damage your health. Literally

'A helplessness cycle is caused by the illusion of control. It is how most people operate'

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