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Finweek Quiz #80

Let’s give that grey matter a workout! This week one lucky reader stands the chance to win a copy of Douglas Kruger’s ‘Relentlessly Relevant: 50 Ways to Innovate’, which guides business owners away from traditional thinking where customer needs are concerned, setting them on the path to becoming trendsetters in their industries. Good luck!

his article originally appeared in the 6 August 2015 edition of Finweek. Click on the image above to download.

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

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.

Software

BUSINESS: Three technologies for any growing business

It is important for small businesses to make investments in “technology fundamentals”. James Smith of Vox Telecom advises on these important technologies to help your business grow.

Unemployment

INSIGHT: Expungement helps minor offenders find jobs

Increased qualification fraud means that prospective employers often doubt the honesty of job seekers. Minor offenders find it more difficult to secure jobs. However, expungement of criminal records relating to certain criminal convictions may help them find jobs.

Investing offshore

INVESTMENT: Offshore opportunities despite weak rand

Structured products still offer offshore opportunities even with a weak rand. Chad Fichardt looks at how local investors can access potentially leveraged opportunities in the steady UK market, while enjoying a high potential of capital protection.

Neil

ENTREPRENEUR: Should your business move sales online?

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?

company

INVEST DIY: Company boards and conflict of interest

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?

suv

NEWS: SUVs rising in popularity

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

Iran

VIDEO: The future of WooCommerce and Iran’s nuclear deal

In this episode we look at the future of eCommerce platform WooCommerce, the outlook for Resilient Property and the economic implications of Iran’s nuclear deal. Finweek Money Matters is a weekly programme aired every Friday 13:00 CAT on CNBC Africa (DSTV Channel 410). The programme focusses on trends, investment analysis and economic debates.