INSIGHT: Fuel price decline to benefit consumers

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Deeply indebted customers will benefit from the expected decline in fuel prices. Petrol is expected to decrease by 49 cents per litre and diesel is expected to decrease by 70 cents per litre.

ENTREPRENEUR: Should your business move sales online?

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Companies reportedly gain 44% in order value by going online. And global B2B online retail is projected to reach nearly R85tr by 2020. Could your business also benefit from e-commerce?

INVEST DIY: Company boards and conflict of interest

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The recent Curro/AdvTech debacle got Finweek contributor Simon Brown thinking about the role of boards and directors. And specifically: What happens when a board makes an important decision that its members may be in conflict with?

NEWS: SUVs rising in popularity

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People carrier, status symbol, paraphernalia hauler, protection provider. The reasons for the spike in the popularity of the SUV are plentiful, writes Glenda Williams.

COVER: Mining meltdown- can a turnaround save the sector?

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Mining companies have announced billion-dollar write-downs, mine closures and thousands of job cuts – but the continuing decline in metal prices means the sector, the world’s worst performer since 2011, remains an “industry in reverse”. Finweek unpacks the reasons behind the “bloodbath” and factors that could result in a turnaround.

NEWS: Faster WiFi speeds in the City of Tshwane

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Project Isizwe has confirmed the improved WiFi speeds in the City of Tshwane. Government officials regard internet access as one of the rudimentary services, beneficial to the economy.

PRO PICK: Media and internet company InterActiveCorp

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There’s no doubt that the future of business is digital and InterActiveCorp has capitalised on the opportunities in online dating, video and news, among other media.

INSIGHT: Interest hike pressures property market

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Property investors will not be deterred by the interest rate hike, despite the added pressure.

INSIGHT: The upside of rising interest rates

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Rising interest rates are an opportunity to improve the country’s saving’s culture. Savings and investments are equally important to small and big businesses.

INSIGHT: Outlook for Anglo American

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Market analyst, Shaun Murison provides insight on Anglo American ahead of the announcement of their financial results.