Category: business news


Daily News Roundup 2012: Tuesday 7 February

Good morning I woke up this morning to the news on BBC that a famed South African singer has resurrected from the dead after a fancy funeral in 2009. He was apparently captured by zombies, imprisoned in a cave, and forced to eat mud to survive. The family have told everyone that it’s him. The […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Monday 6 February

Greetings Observation: business news headlines have slim pickings on a Monday morning. I guess the Superbowl Weekend really is a holiday. As an aside, I think that the Giants won – but that’s mainly because Chaz né(e?) Chastity Bono kept tweeting “Go Giants” and “Yes Giants”. And, obviously, because, like, Madonna totally did the half-time […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Friday 3 February Addendum

Read this article on the magic Greek statisticians: I have underestimated the BBC. I owe them an apology. Thanks to @ddendum on Twitter for pointing this out. Your twitter handle is @mazingly @pt….

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Friday 3 February

Good morning! An observation: fresh mangos should be automatically included as part of all breakfasts. I don’t mind how it happens – but they must be seasonal and on the table all year through. Woolworths SA – please make this happen. The key points in the news today: After the Republican attack on the Democrats […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Thursday 2 February

After two days, I’ve realised two things: I have a tendency to ramble;  Rambling takes a long time. Today, I’m going to try something different with the format. This is meant to be short and sharp. The key points I picked up in the News today: The world is still very excited about Facebook’s upcoming IPO […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Wednesday 1 February

So, the news that I’m reading: The Eurozone Debt Crisis Greece one step away from Debt Deal (Associated Press via CNBC) link: Europe’s Central Bank can’t fix “dysfunctional” EU (CNBC) link: What happens if Greece defaults? (CNBC) Link: Slide 11 is frankly unnecessary. Portugal Pressures ECB to Halt Contagion (Bloomberg) Link: The key points: Everything […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Tuesday 31 January

It’s important to start something new on the last day of the month. So I’ve been up for a bit, abused my iPad slightly, and I’ve decided on a hierarchy of news applications: Bloomberg – obviously. However, Bloomberg is quite technical, and assumes a fair amount of pre-knowledge for anyone interested in doing this on […]

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What is: The Daily News Roundup

I decided that I should probably make an effort to post a little something everyday. While it’s awesome to write longer pieces with something specific in mind, a little regularity never hurt anyone. And as I thought about it while I was running this morning, I realised that the business news is an area that […]

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