Why the pendulum is swinging back for emerging markets

2016-04-29 06:00

The latter half of 2016’s first quarter saw a fierce rally in world equity markets, led higher by commodities. Does this mean that we have escaped the dreadful clutches of a bear market?

Eskom not under pressure to issue new bond: CEO

2016-04-26 16:12

The successful pricing by South Africa of a 10-year dollar bond by the National Treasury is a good sign for Eskom, says boss Brian Molefe.

Property: Local challenges force offshore card

2016-04-21 10:38

The sector for real estate investment will likely weather the economic meltdown thanks to quality management and the ability to expand into international markets.

Ratings downgrade: The ‘hot money’ has already left, more to follow

2016-04-20 07:54

While the “hot money” has already left SA in anticipation of a downgrade, outflows of institutional funds will only leave when the fatal blow strikes, economists warn.

SA maize industry undeterred by R16.6bn drought need

2016-04-15 16:28

Maize farmers are confident they will increase investment despite the worst drought in 100 years and state policies that created uncertainty over their land.

Open or closed borders, that is the question

2016-04-15 06:30

We look at the effects of industry protection on a country’s economy. Is it damaging or not? If implemented correctly, as with the Asian tigers, such policies can be liberating.

Africa's first car-sharing network

2016-04-14 08:49

Chairman of local car-sharing business Locomute shares how the service is more convenient for consumers than traditional car-hiring.

Labour Wrap: Time to steel ourselves - and act

2016-04-14 07:11

As the country faces economic stagnation, news has come that once again highlights the lunacy of the economic system, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Why cheap oil isn't good news

2016-04-13 11:04

Although brent crude prices have risen, the oil price is still low compared to historical levels. Experts share what the low oil prices say about the global economy and its slow growth.

Resolve e-toll non-payment row now - AA

2016-04-12 17:04

The more urgent issue for Gauteng motorists is a need to resolve the ongoing impasse regarding payment or non-payment of e-tolls, says the AA.


US jobless claims hover near lowest in four decades

2016-04-28 16:45

Jobless claims has hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labour market remains the strongest part of the US economy.

Govt warns against profiteering as food prices jump

2016-04-22 16:42

Businesses suspected of profiteering from a drought by raising the prices of staples such as bread will face the wrath of competition authorities.

Intel to slash up to 12 000 jobs in restructuring

2016-04-21 07:34

Intel will cut up to 12 000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to shake up its business to reduce dependence on the slumping personal computer market.

New investment strategies for a changing investment landscape?

2016-04-18 13:41

Rising interest rates in the US and China's economic transition are changing the global investment landscape. As an investor, what are your options?

Downgrade won't surprise markets - survey

2016-04-15 13:13

Although a ratings downgrade of the economy is an almost certainty, the markets will not be surprised, a survey shows.

Ford’s R2.5bn investment pick-me-up for SA

2016-04-14 12:19

Ford’s investment to produce the all-new Everest SUV locally and expand Ranger production is a vote of confidence in the country. It also makes a lot of sense.

Time to get SA back on job-rich growth path

2016-04-14 08:25

SA should put faith in the revolutionary dynamic of high growth to enable government to change our plight of poverty, inequality and unemployment, says Ann Bernstein.

While 2016 will only get worse, 2017 brings hope in SA

2016-04-13 14:52

South African consumers are in for tough economic times in 2016 due to the drought and the effect of an imminent ratings downgrade, but 2017 could offer some relief.

How your small business can survive tough times

2016-04-13 09:47

Despite a tough economic environment, small businesses can still thrive and move forward. Ethel Nyembe, head of small enterprise at Standard Bank, looks at how businesses can survive.

Time to remove the BEE façade

2016-04-12 08:53

White-owned companies that “window dress” with BEE, only to exclude their black partners once they have secured business, is perpetuating black economic exclusion, writes Andile Ntingi.

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