ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

Working remotely could boost SA economy by R17bn

2015-08-28 15:04

Remote working via the internet could boost South Africa’s GDP by 0.4%, according to a study.

US commuters waste 42 hours a year stuck in traffic

2015-08-26 14:39

A strong economy and cheap gas have put more motorists on US roads, leading to the worst traffic, forcing urban commuter to waste about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams.

SA excels in index for financial services, mobile capacity

2015-08-26 09:15

South Africa has been ranked second in an index for its excellent access to and usage of affordable financial services.

Rand dive gives SA’s power-starved economy no respite

2015-08-26 07:20

When the rand fell to its previous record in 2001, it fueled export-led growth that lasted until the global financial crisis, but that isn’t happening this time.

China market turmoil hits Apple

2015-08-25 10:47

Apple has gone for a harrowing stock market ride, plummeting on concerns about China's economy.

Asian economies expected to bend, not break

2015-08-25 09:00

The world market turmoil bears ominous similarities to the contagion that has laid Asian economies to waste beginning in 1997: pressure on regional currencies.

Twitter users delight in #StrongerThanTheRand

2015-08-24 15:10

The collapse of the rand has seen a number of social network users taking to Twitter to express their frustration and humour at the value of the local currency.

Eurozone expects Greece to reform despite election

2015-08-21 15:46

European policymakers say they expected Greece to press on with reforms agreed under its new bailout regardless of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' decision to resign.

US oil falls longest in 29 years on China data

2015-08-21 11:45

US oil prices have headed for their eighth consecutive week of falls, the longest losing streak since 1986, after a sharp drop in Chinese manufacturing data.

China factory slowdown raises global growth fears

2015-08-21 10:30

Worries of a China economic slowdown has intensified after a survey showed the factory sector shrank at its fastest rate since in almost six-and-a-half-years.

 

Exporters run as China growth story unravels

2015-08-28 09:31

The alarming scale of China' s economic slowdown is pushing European exporters to accelerate a move into premium goods and services.

Be grateful you have a job, warns economist

2015-08-26 14:36

Don’t be fooled into thinking the global market turmoil experienced this week won’t hurt you personally, warns an economist

China rate cut whipsaws stocks

2015-08-26 09:15

China’s stocks have swung between gains and losses as traders weighed the impact of lower interest rates after the steepest four-day equity plunge since 1996.

3 ways to grow your business in today’s tough economic climate

2015-08-25 16:14

Tips for business owners in an economy which is putting direct and indirect pressure on them as well as consumers who are careful about spending money.

ANC warns of jobless crisis

2015-08-25 09:08

The ANC is concerned about the growing crisis of youth unemployment across Africa, according to documents released ahead of its national general council.

Steel industry in crisis - Jim

2015-08-24 19:42

The steel industry is in crisis, says National Union of Metalworkers of SA general secretary Irvin Jim.

ANC wants pension funds to boost local economy - Mashatile

2015-08-21 21:15

The ANC is considering using state-owned pension fund Public Investment Corporation to invest in the local economy, Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile says.

US home sales near eight-and-a-half-year high

2015-08-21 12:42

US home resales have risen to a near eight-and-a-half-year high in July and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up this month.

Greece heads for election despite opposition

2015-08-21 11:15

Greece's president has formally given the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned.

Greece dampens German consumer confidence

2015-08-21 09:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is being dampened slightly by the enduring wrangle over Greece's debt crisis, according to a poll.

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