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Good week, bad week: 22-26 November 2010

By Staff Writer
Good week

Retailers expecting a good Christmas: Festive season is in high gear and retailers are expecting an increase in spending, especially from those in the higher income markets.

Bad week

Tax returns: The deadline for filing your income tax return has come and gone. We hope you've managed to do yours. If you haven't, read this article on what to do from here.
 

Christmas debt: Rest assured, there'll be plenty of talk surrounding this subject for the next few weeks. Experts have warned that consumers should guard against piling up mountains of debt over the festive season in order to avoid frustration in the new year. 

The Rand and the interest rates: The debate rages on surrounding whether the Rand should be weakened and interest rates lowered even more. South Africa's Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel reckons the government should intervene...


Car insurance: Are you planning to buy a new car? Before you sign on the dotted line, it's probably a smart idea to find out how much your insurance premiums for your new wheels will set you back...

 

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