Central banks take centre stage this week, Benjamin Netanyahu defies western allies over his strategy in Gaza, and the US National Labor Relations Board is facing challenges from some major companies. Plus, after years of negative news surrounding South Africa, there are grounds for medium-term optimism.

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US labour watchdog attracts enemies from Amazon to SpaceX

The bullish case for South Africa

Benjamin Netanyahu defies western allies over Gaza strategy

Central bankers take centre stage

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