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SA to revisit economic agreements with EU
South Africa and the European Union (EU) are expected to revisit the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) as President Thabo Mbeki heads to France for the SA-EU Summit starting Friday.

Over 50% of emerging, small businesses targeted by criminals
Over 50 percent of emerging and small businesses in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban experienced one or more incidents of crime in the past year.

Telkom to reduce costs of bandwidth to boost BPO&O industry
Telkom has announced it's willingness to work with the Department of Trade and Industry's incentive programme and the Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring (BPO&O) industry by significantly dropping the costs of bandwidth.

BPO industry SA's job creation window of opportunity
Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa believes the Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring (BPO&O) industry is a window of opportunity for South Africa to address its Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative (AsgiSA) targets to create jobs, writes Michael Appel.

UK to increase trade to Africa to $750mil by 2010
The United Kingdom will be spending some $750 million in Africa by 2010, through its "Aid for Trade" strategy forming part of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).

Businesses urged to help pull people out of poverty
Business and cooperatives in the developed world should help the advancement and development of those in the developing world, says Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Economy can weather global slowdown
Despite a global economic slowdown, resulting largely from rising food and fuel prices, South Africa's economy is resilient enough to deal with the unfolding current economic climate.

City supports SMMEs and entrepreneurs
The City of Cape Town has provided financial aid and business support services to more than 1500 local SMMEs and entrepreneurs via its Business Support Voucher Programme, amongst others.


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