Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth.
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The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Why is work making us miserable?
There’s been quite a bit of speculation over whether Australia has a property market bubble - where house prices are over-inflated compared to a benchmark - and when it might burst. According to housing…
Protests by farm workers in the Western Cape added to pressure for a minimum wage.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Time for a little more make do and mend.
Shadow or parallel banking refers to the non-bank financial intermediaries that supply services similar to commercial banks.
Shadow banking provides investors with the means to isolate risks, transfer profits, avoid regulation and increase the range of money-like financial products available for investment.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma looks on as his new cabinet members are sworn in.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
The actual corporate tax rate in Australia is considerably lower than 30% due to the high utilisation of imputation credits by shareholders.
The company tax cut may signal to the world that Australia wants to be competitive on corporate tax, but it won't make much of a difference to our largest businesses and multinationals.
Rapid rise of Australian house prices have created disagreement between economists on whether a housing bubble currently exists.
Economists struggle to agree on when and where housing bubbles occur, but bubbles all have similar characterisitics.
The sacking of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has created uncertainty about the future of the country’s finances.
The removal of South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is the greatest threat to public finances experienced in the post 1994 era.
Australian shareholders could initially benefit from the company tax cut.
Many of the claims about the impact of the company tax are overblown, including the government's estimation of how much it would cost.
Declining interest rates have been working for home buyers, now they are working against them.
Declining interest rates has made housing more affordable over the past thirty years, but it has also increased the risk for homebuyers.
US President Donald Trump argues manufacturing jobs are being lost to imports and multilateral trade agreements.
A border adjustment tax would raise government revenue and boost jobs in export-driven industries, which tend to concentrate in the embattled manufacturing sector.
The divide is in the data.
American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5 year estimates, Table S1810
More and more people are talking about the 'rural-urban divide,' but what does that phrase actually mean? We asked experts from around the country to illustrate the gap in graphs and maps.
We need to rethink our educational model, says Jeffrey Bleich.
We have the potential to liberate the workforce to do the one thing that machines can’t do – improve ourselves and the emotional lives of others.
Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017, as VP Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.
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Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
Intellectual inquiry and expertise are under sustained attack, says Barney Glover.
Our need for unbiased, well-researched information has never been greater.
Airports Company of South Africa, a majority state owned enterprise, is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country's credit rating.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, and Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The decision to give former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, a seat in the country's parliament comes with the potential to cause great economic pain for South Africa.