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Indonesia: Caution Called For

joko widodo

Although the election of Joko Widodo as president of Indonesia is good news, because of the obstructive power of various forces, it would be wise for investors to assume he will only be able to make limited progress in addressing major problems hampering economic growth. [Read more…]

No Plans To Retire

Retirement Age

Retirement Age

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of 5.1 million individuals, do not plan on retiring, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management (“Barings”)[1].  An increase from 12% in 2012[2] and 10% in 2011[3], this is the highest such figure since the Barings’ annual study began in 2008[4]. [Read more…]

BRICS, peace and stability in Africa

BRICS summit

BRICS summit

Pretoria – BRICS countries can help in the establishment of stability and peace as well as economic development on the African continent, says Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande. [Read more…]

AU summit wraps up

African Union

African Union

Addis Ababa – The 20th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) ended its two-day meeting on Monday in the capital of Ethiopia, concluding extended discussions about issues concerning the peace and development of the continent. [Read more…]