Chris Duncan: Life in the Nigerian swamp – never a dull moment

2016-02-11 00:14

Chris Duncan is a South African expat living in Nigeria and his stories tell an intriguing tale.

LafargeHolcim workers to strike over pay - NUM

2016-02-10 19:23

About 2 000 workers at LafargeHolcim's SA unit will launch an open-ended strike over pay, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Leaders react to Zuma's efforts to woo CEOs

2016-02-10 07:11

President Jacob Zuma has sought to repair relations with business leaders, pledging to work closely with companies that he described as the “backbone” of the economy.

India sees growth exceeding estimate

2016-02-08 16:00

India has seen its growth exceeding economists’ estimates to overtake a slowing China, a pace Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be under pressure to sustain.

Keep calm - This is not 2008

2016-02-05 06:45

Volatility and weakness in the market have left long-term investors wondering what their next move should be. Some have suggested that things are at 2008 levels, but are they really?

SA, Nigeria lead Africa online retail

2016-02-04 18:04

While mobile money has taken off significantly in Africa and continues to grow, a new trend - digital currency - is also gaining popularity.

Why you should choose a reliable dividend payer

2016-02-04 12:30

Increased market volatility in 2015 has put a dampener on the long-term outlook for some investors. Beat the blues by investing in a reliable dividend payer.

Zimbabwe's growth will remain flat - World Bank

2016-02-03 20:00

The World Bank says Zimbabwe's economy will grow at 1.5% this year, which is slower than the government's estimate of 2.7%.

China sets 6.5% to 7% growth target

2016-02-03 14:15

China has set a range for its economic growth target for the first time in two decades, saying the economy would expand 6.5% to 7% this year.

Zim could have rapid, inclusive growth - report

2016-02-03 13:07

Zimbabwe is likely to witness improved economic growth rates in the short to medium term, says the World Bank.


Zambia's economy expected to grow by 3.7%

2016-02-10 19:30

Zambian deputy finance minister Christopher Mvunga says Zambia's economy is expected to grow by 3.7% this year, largely stable from last year.

Zuma: Business leaders to work with state to solve crisis

2016-02-10 13:32

Business Unity SA and the National Treasury will create a task team to focus on economic growth and job creation, President Jacob Zuma has announced.

IEA takes oil market bulls to the slaughterhouse

2016-02-09 13:11

Oil prices may have rebounded off 12-year lows struck last month, but any hope for a broader recovery in the market would be misplaced, says the IEA.

Nene praised for integrity and excellence

2016-02-07 17:02

Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has been praised for his integrity and excellence after it emerged he had officially resigned as a Member of Parliament.

This too, shall pass

2016-02-05 06:30

Many South Africans are feeling the gloom of the global (and local) economy. André Roux warns, however, against being asleep when the economy starts to recover.

China’s debt default risk climbs

2016-02-04 12:44

The cost of insuring Chinese sovereign debt against default has climbed to the highest level since a record cash crunch in June 2013.

Africa growth stays strong even as China slumps - AfDB head

2016-02-03 20:00

Strong investment flows to Africa will sustain high economic growth on the continent even amid low oil prices and a slowdown in China, the African Development Bank head says.

Nigeria's Flour Mills shares jump most in 14 months

2016-02-03 20:00

Shares of Flour Mills of Nigeria have shown a marked increase as they increased the most in 14 months as a stake sale to Lafarge Africa buoyed profit.

EU wants to see Gazprom contracts with European clients

2016-02-03 13:15

The EU wants to examine the contracts which Gazprom has signed with European firms, amid suspicions that the Russian state energy giant has imposed unfair prices.

Chinese firm to buy Swiss giant Syngenta

2016-02-03 12:45

State-owned China National Chemical has offered $43bn in an agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta.

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