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Sara Gon: Business needs more voice. Silence assumes nothing.

2016-02-09 23:30

Sara Gon thinks that South African business leadership in general is out of touch with ordinary people and obeisant to the politicians.

Davos: Dodging the cause of the crisis

2016-01-24 14:16

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos has come to an end and it failed to deal with the main theme it belatedly claimed to be this year’s focus, writes Terry Bell.

Kganyago: We will act with resolve on inflation

2016-01-21 06:48

The SA Reserve Bank will “act with resolve” if price pressures stemming from a weaker rand spread more broadly in the economy, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

WEF 2016: 4th Industrial Revolution. 5mjobs, women in the firing line.

2016-01-20 12:00

A net loss of over 5 million jobs over 15 major economies is expected this year, with women set to bear the brunt of demographic and socio-economic change.

Guess what R700 buys you in Switzerland? Not very much

2016-01-19 07:48

An annual visit to Davos has been a useful gauge of the national drift with the rand buying less every year. But the slide is now threatening to spiral out of control.

The latest updates on the Biznews Global Share Portfolio

2015-02-24 07:36

Alec Hogg and Simon Brown run through updates of the Biznews Global Share Portfolio, run through Webtrader, for a look at how Biznews shares are performing.

Alec Hogg: An hour (and a half) with Jacob Zuma

2015-02-10 12:55

We have seen Jacob Zuma at his most relaxed, in his castle. Here are the highlights of an hour and a half of Zuma sharing his thoughts and opinions.

Ben Magara: It’s all about the Just Do It approach

2015-01-28 14:33

Ben Magara, chief executive officer and director of Lonmin, is officially no longer a 'Davos virgin', and took out some time to have a quick chat with Alec Hogg.

Global focus on SA policies

2015-01-26 07:25

Unless there is a dumb political decision around the corner, South Africa's geographical isolation is a blessing in an increasingly aggressive world, says Alec Hogg.

Bill Gates sees 'miracle' tools for Aids by 2030

2015-01-25 09:20

Two new tools to fight Aids in the form of a vaccine and new drug treatments will end most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, Bill Gates said.

 

CEOs in SA downbeat on global economic growth

2016-01-24 17:36

Chief executive officers of South African companies are less optimistic about global economic growth, according to PwC’s 19th global annual CEO survey.

Zuma panel no-show, Gordhan rejected as SA stock falls ever lower in Davos

2016-01-21 14:13

SA President Jacob Zuma was billed as the star attraction for CNBC’s annual Davos highlight, its panel discussion on Africa, but he never showed.

Davos Diary Day One: Leonardo DiCaprio, oceans and Motsepe selfies

2016-01-20 15:20

Alec Hogg has spoken to the Vitality Institute's Derek Yach about living to 150 years old, and took a selfie with Patrice and Precious Motsepe.

OPINION | The Davos bunfight has no answers

2016-01-19 11:02

It is the very system of the Davos club of billionaires that is the problem, not the technological advances that have made so much labour redundant, says Terry Bell.

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Entrepreneurial Masterclass: Alibaba founder Jack Ma interviewed by Charlie Rose

2015-02-11 07:49

Jack Ma, the CEO of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, gave an interview at the Davos World Economic Forum with Bloomberg TV’s Charlie Rose.

Alec Hogg: Top 3 essential insights from WEF 2015

2015-01-28 14:34

Alec Hogg shares the most pertinent insights that he has gained from his attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year.

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Zuma at the World Economic Forum - everything you need to know

President Jacob Zuma on Saturday returned to South Africa following his participation in the World Economic Forum meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. Here's everything you need to know about his trip.

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Central bankers optimistic on global economy

2015-01-25 10:30

Central bankers voiced cautious optimism, arguing that eurozone monetary policy and low oil prices would help countries around the world.

PwC’s Dennis Nally: Fascinating insights, global trends from latest CEO survey

2015-01-23 15:31

Alec Hogg has had a fascinating one-on-one interview with PwC’s Global chief executive, Dennis Nally about the latest CEO Survey published by PwC.

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