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BRICS to consider euro bonds plan – Gordhan

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A meeting of emerging economies today will consider a Brazilian proposal to buy European bonds to help crisis-hit euro zone countries, South...

Greece could trigger global banking crisis: Canada

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A global banking crisis will erupt unless Europe properly deals with Greece's debt problems, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Wednesday,...

ANALYSIS-As crisis bites, rising wealth gap becomes key

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The rising gap between rich and poor in nearly every country, rich or poor, went largely ignored during the decades of globalization-fueled...

IMF chief urges aid, trade, investment to help poor

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The global community can help poor countries weather the current slowdown in the world economy by keeping trade flowing, encouraging investment and...

Recession risk mounts for developed markets -Roubini

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Fallout from the euro zone debt crisis and US fiscal problems mean developed economies are more likely to contract than recover in...

Niger calls for help to secure Libyan border

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Niger called for international help to secure its northern border with Libya, saying the conflict to the north was holding back efforts...

Number of US poor hit record 46 million in 2010

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A record 46 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010, pushing the U.S. poverty rate to its highest level since 1993,...

US airlines cite solid demand despite iffy economy

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US airlines may face a challenging outlook for the rest of the year, but strong travel demand and fourth-quarter capacity cuts are...

Africa prospects lure investors, but is it ready?

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Africa offers among the world's best investment prospects as emerging markets grow ever more important, although its economies risk being destabilized by...

SA lifts its game on competitiveness index

South Africa has improved its ranking and remains the highest-ranked country in sub-Saharan Africa on the World Economic Forum (WEF) global competitiveness...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...