ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

David Nicholls sheds light on Eskom’s nuclear ambitions

2017-01-19 11:15

In an exclusive interview, Chris Yelland posed ten questions to Eskom’s chief nuclear officer to explore issues surrounding Eskom’s proposed new nuclear procurement programme.

Saudi Arabia expects higher growth than IMF forecast

2017-01-18 16:01

Saudi Arabia’s growth this year will be significantly higher than the IMF's new forecast, according to Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan.

Why economists keep getting it wrong. Time to pull plug on the profession?

2017-01-18 15:42

We don't need economists who are better weather forecasters, but rather committed social scientists concerned with resolving real-world problems, says an analyst.

Sanral stabilises slope in Nelson Mandela Bay

2017-01-18 07:16

The completion of an R80m slope stabilisation engineering project in Nelson Mandela Bay has saved Africa’s automotive manufacturing capital from power black-outs, says Sanral.

Cash is king in Mugabe's Zimbabwe as dollar supply dries up

2017-01-16 19:01

Walk into Pedzai Nyika’s furniture factory in Zimbabwe’s capital and he’ll offer a 20% discount straight away - provided you pay in cash.

Wealth shock: 8 men own same as half of world's poorest

2017-01-16 10:26

The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world’s richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, new research reveals.

Alexander Forbes eyes opportunities in Africa

2017-01-15 13:07

On day 130 as CEO of Alexander Forbes, Andrew Darfoor met with Fin24 and shared some of the goals he has for the business and what he thinks of President Trump, among other things.

China’s exports remain tepid as Trump trade challenge looms

2017-01-13 08:49

China’s exports have remained subdued as soft global demand weighed on sales, as it braces for potential trade frictions with the US under a Donald Trump presidency.

Phumlani Majozi: It’s time for ANC to go – here’s how its elite has ‘urinated’ on us all

2017-01-12 09:37

Despite its impeccable credentials, the ANC has ‘urinated’ on the constitution and caused serious harm to the economy. It's high time to vote them out, says an analyst.

Stellenbosch wine brand ranked fastest growing worldwide

2017-01-11 15:03

A local Stellenbosch wine has topped the list of the fastest growing brands internationally, according to a report.

 

Black Friday provides boost for SA retail sales

2017-01-18 19:03

Retail sales in November increased by 3.8%, mostly because of Black Friday. However this boost may be short-lived in the coming months.

UK employment steady, wages pick up

2017-01-18 15:46

The UK economy shed fewer jobs than expected and wage growth picked up toward the end of 2016, suggesting the labour market remains relatively resilient.

German jobless mystery explained

2017-01-18 09:31

Europe’s largest economy is defying concerns that the mass arrival of people from war-torn countries, including Syria and Iraq, would lift joblessness and hurt growth.

IMF: Education reform key to get SA out of growth slump

2017-01-17 08:37

The International Monetary Fund says broad-based reforms to education are needed to boost growth in South Africa, which it predicts will remain below 1% in 2017.

These 3 billionaires at top of SA's inequality shocker

2017-01-16 14:38

Research by Oxfam shows that the wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom 50% of the population.

Trump wants to hold summit with Putin in Iceland

2017-01-15 15:01

US President-elect Donald Trump's first foreign trip will be a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

UK's low-paid men see hours fall as wage inequality widens

2017-01-13 09:47

Falling working hours among low-paid men are contributing to inequality in the UK, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Globalisation 'easy scapegoat' for global angst: WEF chief

2017-01-12 11:31

The man behind the Davos forum, which has been singing the praises of global trade, insists globalisation is only one factor in dramatic shifts provoking angst and anger.

Nico Karydis: “I have a dream for SA in 2017… (Federal dispensation)”

2017-01-11 19:07

SA's consitution should be revised to a federal dispensation as this model perfoms better than unitary systems in mixed societies such as that of SA, suggests an analyst.

Govt can save poultry sector as job losses loom - Fawu

2017-01-09 13:04

It is within the power of government to protect the local poultry industry which is experiencing massive losses due to low import tariffs, says union Fawu.

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