ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

US economy expands at slowest pace in three years

2017-04-28 15:00

The US economy has expanded at the slowest pace in three years as weak auto sales and lower home-heating bills dragged down consumer spending.

EU mulls starting UK trade talks

2017-04-28 13:00

European governments are considering granting UK Prime Minister political cover by allowing Brexit talks to advance to trade before an agreement is made on a specific exit fee.

13 big businesses urge Trump to stay in Paris deal

2017-04-28 11:30

Thirteen big businesses has urged US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

UK house prices fall amid pinch on consumers

2017-04-28 10:30

UK house prices have fallen for a second month in April, adding to signs of consumer weakness, according to Nationwide Building Society.

Analyst who made R483k an hour now faces R10.7m insider-trade fine

2017-04-25 13:45

A former equity analyst who has made more than €34 000 (about R483 000) in an hour investing in Vallourec, now faces a €750 000 (R10.7m) insider-trading fine.

Eurozone’s budding recovery may be ready to blossom

2017-04-25 10:06

It’s looking good for the euro area right now and there’s every chance that’s how it will stay.

Congo nears Eskom power-supply deal to boost copper output

2017-04-24 17:15

The Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a provisional agreement to import power from SA that could boost copper production, according to the chamber of mines.

Africa’s big challenge

2017-04-23 06:17

In this extract from their important new book called Making Africa Work, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Dickie Davis warn of the steps that African leaders will need to take to promote growth and jobs as the population boom intensifies.

Subdued growth for sub-Sahara Africa in 2017 - IMF, World Bank

2017-04-21 18:47

Subdued GDP growth and a heavy debt burden weigh heavy on prospects for sub-Saharan countries to escape the growth trap.

Eurozone recovery broadens with strongest growth in six years

2017-04-21 12:29

Eurozone economic momentum has accelerated to its fastest pace in six years, with France unexpectedly outperforming Germany in a strong start to the the second quarter.

 

UK's landlord levy raises $1.3bn more than expected

2017-04-28 13:55

A levy on landlords and second-home owners that roiled sales of property rentals is becoming increasingly important for UK government coffers as home sales fall.

US farmers hope NAFTA survives the Trump era

2017-04-28 12:00

President Donald Trump's threat to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement has US farmers worried their access to Canadian and Mexican export markets could shrink.

Argentina farmers stage vegetable giveaway to protest low prices

2017-04-28 11:00

Farmers in Argentina have given away truckloads of vegetables in central Buenos Aires in a protest that highlighted the growing ranks of poor in the country.

SA is still not economically free – KZN ANCYL

2017-04-27 11:00

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal celebrates Freedom Day “cautiously because the country is still not economically free”.

Unsold London homes under construction at record high

2017-04-25 11:10

The number of unsold London homes under construction has risen to a record as higher taxes and economic uncertainty damp demand for expensive properties.

UK manufacturing exports jump most in over 20 years

2017-04-24 17:37

Brexit is giving a big boost to exporters as the weak pound lifts sales to the strongest since the 1990s.

Shared economic growth is the only way to go

2017-04-23 06:17

Poverty, inequality and unemployment, as well as disease, skills and access to services, are still determined, to a large degree, by the patterns of ownership and power created under colonialism, slavery and apartheid, writes Phillip Dexter.

Don’t just spend, fix productivity

2017-04-23 06:00

South Africa has had several blueprints for its development, going back to the Reconstruction and Development Programme and culminating in the current National Development Plan (NDP).

Trump predicts 'big effect' from Paris attack on French election

2017-04-21 15:00

US President Donald Trump has predicted the attack in Paris 'will have a big effect' on the French presidential election that begins this weekend.

UK retail sales fall most since 2010

2017-04-21 11:25

UK retail sales have recorded their largest decline in seven years in the first quarter as consumers felt the pinch from accelerating inflation.

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