Category Archives: Economy

13Mar/15

EZ’s Friday the 13th – lucky for some?

(Reuters Business Report) – Frankfurt’s Dax – on its longest streak of weekly gains since 1998.

This, in fact, its ninth week.

Europe is the feelgood factor.
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23Feb/15

Property tax fears fuel UK rental rise

(Reuters Business Report) – A smart family home in the heart of London.

It would cost several million pounds to buy.

But this one’s not for sale.

It’s one of a select number of multi-million pound homes up for rent.
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23Feb/15

Struggling Zimbabweans place their bets on chance

With the Zimbabwe economy in a continued spiral and the unemployment rate at above 80 percent a new craze of making money has emerged with betting and punting taking centre stage. Hundreds if not thousands of mostly males of various age groups are now taking to betting on sports especially football and horse racing in the fight to make a living.
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14Feb/15

Small businesses in Equatorial Guinea count their profits after AFCON

Juan Obama won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, not as a player for the champions Ivory Coast, but as a Taxi driver. Juan had his busiest and most profitable month ever.
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13Feb/15

Africa’s largest economies feel the heat

(BVO) – South Africa’s parliament descends into chaos.

Protesters stormed the building, demanding President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the taxpayers’ funds used for a $23 million upgrade of his rural home.

It’s been a turbulent time for the economy, too.
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