As cities continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, so do opportunities for the development of local economies. Spatial design is crucial to consider during the growth phases of a city because growth means opportunity for business, business means people, people mean housing and services. Past trends suggest that where lucrative jobs are being created, the price of living space increases, often creating a barrier for social and financial exclusion. Would encouraging the relocation of large businesses into peri-urban areas break down the current barriers?

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EM currency traders reacted nervously to Trump’s tweet, and Anthea explains why currencies are sensitive to seemingly insignificant things such as a tweet or someone’s opinion. Trade negotiations remained in the spotlight as the Chinese delegation headed to Washington. Meanwhile back home, President Ramaphosa – in his recently launched Monday newsletters to the nation – said he is hopeful an agreement (AfCFTA – African Continental Free Trade Agreement) that could see the continent become the world’s largest free-trade zone, will boost the country’s sluggish economy.

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Anthea is back and gives us a full update on everything in the world of finance and banking. The CPI inflation has come out at 4.4%, while the EOH is expecting an EPS loss, and Sasol is planning on selling its South African coal mining business.

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