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Economy

ECONOMY: Austerity – the latest buzz word

The term ‘austerity’ is being used all over stock markets. Austerity measures are when Government tightens its belt to help bring expenditure more in line with revenue in tough economic times. Moxima Gama investigates.

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NEWS: Travelling to Ebola high-risk areas?

Are you planning on a trip to West Africa any time soon? Finweek takes a look at a list of important procedures that must be followed to prevent the Ebola virus from entering South Africa.

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Finweek Quiz #37

It’s time for another Finweek quiz! Test your general knowledge for a chance to win a hamper consisting of Finweek T-shirt and key ring as well as a ‘Freakonomics’ DVD!

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OPINION: Want to be the boss?

Does your dream job include a lavish office and fat paycheck? Bruce Whitfield talks about the negativity surrounding a CEO position.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Courageous leaders face the heat

Colette Symanowitz talks about how the success of a company can regularly be attributed to the courageous and often tough decisions made by the owner. Today it can be referred to as counter-intuitive decision-making. Read more here.

Women and money

SAVING SAVVY: Five habits of women with financial flair

Every woman can be financially savvy with the right mindset, a good plan and the ability to say no. In this article, FNB’s Eunice Sibiya offers five tips to help you take control of your financial future in August.

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BLOG: One Rand Man #3

The One Rand Man only has R240 left for the rest of the month. With a budget of R40 per day, will he see the 31st with a few coins left in his pocket?

Analysis

Finance for non-financial sorts: Du Pont analysis – The most useful tool of all

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: In response to marketing matters

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.