MARKET SNIPPET: 27 August 2014

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To get your daily fix on all things related to global market movements, tune in to Finweek.com for a snippet of what the experts have to say.

NEWS: Woolworths FY results

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Woolworths Holdings is set to release their full year results on 28 August 2014. Shaun Murison gives some insight.

ECONOMY: Strategic planning essential in tough economy

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Statistics SA are still determining whether South Africa is in a recession or not. Regardless, companies need to consider the effects of tough economic conditions in the long run. Finweek looks at the benefits of good management.

LIFE: Ranger Odyssey finalists 2014

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The top 20 contestants for the epic 12-day, 2 500km Ranger Odyssey 2014 in Namibia has been announced, and it’s going to be marvelous. Glenda Williams took some time to tell us about what to expect.

INVESTMENT: Five tips for investing offshore

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There are many advantages and disadvantages for investing in offshore property. Finweek examines five very important guidelines to keep in mind throughout the process.

OPINION: Should we still be celebrating Women’s Day?

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Why do we still celebrate Women’s Day? Donna Rachelson talks about the history of Women’s Month and how she thinks we should actually be commemorating this event.

PROPERTY: Protect yourself against rental fraud

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People looking for a rental home are often emotionally driven and vulnerable and can easily fall victim to fraudulent activity and rental scams. We delve into the criminal pit known as rental fraud.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Three myth-defying women

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Businesses owned by women now account for a third of entrepreneurs around the world. In light of women’s month, Finweek explores the myths surrounding female entrepreneurship.

NEWS: Win R30 000 with the JSE

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The JSE is in its second year of the JSE Investment Challenge Public Game, which offers aspirant investors the chance to try their hand at share trading. The Finweek team investigates.

TECHNOLOGY: Slow e-commerce growth in SA

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The e-commerce industry in South Africa is growing very slowly. This is due to supply problems like the delivery process and payment difficulties. We investigate to see how this situation can potentially be rectified in the future.