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UK retail sales growth slumps to weakest in four years

2017-10-19 12:45

UK retail sales have fallen more than forecast in September, leaving growth in the third quarter at its weakest in four years.

US home construction tumbles 4.7% in September

2017-10-18 16:13

US home construction has slid 4.7% in September, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment buildings.

UK jobless rate stays at 42-year low amid strong labour demand

2017-10-18 11:24

UK unemployment has held at a 42-year low in the three months through August and the number of people in work approached a record high.

UK interest rates set to rise as inflation hits 3%

2017-10-17 14:59

Official figures have shown inflation in Britain rising a full percentage point above the Bank of England's target

BoE seen on hold through 2018 after expected hike

2017-10-17 10:18

If economists are to be believed, November could be the last live Bank of England meeting for quite some time.

There is 'no room for complacency' on global growth - IMF

2017-10-16 09:00

The IMF’s steering committee warned that global growth is at risk of faltering in coming years given uncomfortably low inflation and rising geopolitical risks, injecting a cautious note into an otherwise improving economic outlook.

Inside labour: Petrol price rise fuels working class pain

2017-10-15 06:00

Fuel prices went up again last week with hardly a whisper of comment.

US retail sales rise most since 2015 on storm-related lift

2017-10-13 15:37

US retail sales have jumped by the most in more than two years as motor vehicles lost to hurricanes were quickly replaced.

US jobless claims fall to lowest level since before storms

2017-10-12 15:06

Applications for US unemployment benefits have declined to the lowest level since August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring.

'Tax the rich' is IMF's unlikely new mantra in fight with Trump

2017-10-12 13:16

A new IMF paper argues that developed nations can share prosperity more evenly, without sacrificing growth, by shifting the income-tax burden onto the rich.

 

George Soros pours billions into foundations as tax deadline looms

2017-10-18 18:17

George Soros is giving his foundations a big inflow of money in part to minimise a tax bill hedge fund managers are facing this year.

Catalonia independence push sparks tourism slump

2017-10-18 12:00

Catalonia's independence push is taking its toll on the tourism industry, with revenues down since a banned secession referendum that was marred by violence.

PIC not probing 'hit' on Matjila

2017-10-17 15:44

Xolani Mkhwanazi, deputy chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation says there is no investigation into an alleged smear campaign to discredit its CEO Dan Matjila.

David Mahlobo, the nuclear deal's new best friend?

2017-10-17 13:02

New Energy Minister David Mahlobo will make it much easier to realise South Africa’s nuclear ambitions, several commentators have warned.

SA money manager targets return from student digs

2017-10-16 12:18

South African stock exchange investors are about to get their first opportunity to bet on income from housing students enrolled at campuses.

Can gas save our economy?

2017-10-15 06:00

Government is touting its gas-to-power programme as a way to revive growth and facilitate transformation.

US core inflation misses estimates, energy boosts main gauge

2017-10-13 16:16

US inflation has been below estimates for the sixth time in seven months, even as a hurricane-driven spike in energy prices boosted the overall cost of living.

China exports remain resilient as rising imports signal strength

2017-10-13 13:34

China’s overseas shipments have risen from a year earlier, narrowly missing estimates, the latest sign that Asian trade is holding up on robust external demand.

How to turn trash into energy in 12 hours

2017-10-12 13:16

The UK might soon be powering its lights with energy that comes from the trash.

Foschini drops KPMG

2017-10-09 15:50

The Foschini Group has become the latest local company to cut its ties with embattled auditors KPMG.

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