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Fitch eyes South Africa downgrade; Perils of please-all economics; Counting the world’s wealthy

1 Fitch eyes South Africa downgrade (BBC) Credit ratings agency Fitch has warned South Africa that its credit rating may be lowered following a five-month platinum strike in the country. Fitch was followed by Standard & Poor who also downgraded … Continue reading

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Aussies warned of record house price crash; Pepperazzi and the Indian Parliament; South Africa child births at record low

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After the taper, the hard part; If fracking could shatter stagnation; World Cup and unpaid labour; In South Africa, abandoning kids to party on the beach

1 After the taper, the hard part (Linda Yueh on BBC) It was one of the most anticipated moves in monetary policy. Yet the US Fed trimming its monetary stimulus – cutting its cash injections by $10bn to now inject … Continue reading

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EADS cuts 5,800 jobs; Greece’s dismal demographics; Capitalism’s tragedy in America; South Africa’s long walk is not over; Poll-axed in India!

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Greece economy to shrink for seventh year; Jobless future for South Africa; Sweden can close some prisons

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Iran deal brings oil down; Silicon Valley resembles 1999 again; Pope Francis for radical church reform; If not govts, people must act on climate crisis; The rise of misconduct

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Eurozone on brink of double dip; Advertising sector’s ‘big change’; Whither does India go?; India & Pakistan: Neighbours in the dark; Creepy corpse business in South Africa

1 Eurozone on brink of double dip (The Guardian) The eurozone is on the brink of following Britain into a double-dip recession after its economy shrank between April and June. GDP across the 17-nation bloc fell by 0.2% in the … Continue reading

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