Merkel’s migration madness: Is ‘Brexit’ beginning of the end for EU?

2016-06-24 20:21

A Biznews community member says the main factor of Brexit is ‘immigration’, and looks back to Angela Merkel's embrace of Syrian refugees, which saw a backlash in the EU.

Brexit sends rand diving worse than Nene firing

2016-06-24 07:43

The rand has plunged more than the day President Jacob Zuma fired former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene as the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Pound, Asia markets collapse as Britain quits EU

2016-06-24 06:37

The pound has collapsed to a 31-year low and currency, equity and oil markets went into freefall as projections showed Britain has voted to leave the European Union.

Brexit vote finally arrives after months of division

2016-06-23 12:15

Britain has begun voting on whether to remain a member of the EU or split from the 28-nation bloc, a once-in-a-generation decision that will determine the UK's future.

Rand on front foot on surprise CPI, 'Bremain'

2016-06-23 07:54

The rand has been on the front foot, trading below R14.60/$ on better than expected inflation data and as markets price in a "Bremain" vote.

Brexit would complicate life in SA - Gordhan

2016-06-20 07:32

As Britons count down the days to a referendum on whether to remain a part of the EU, countries like South Africa are weighing up the cost of either scenario.

Brexit could hurt SA's already ailing GDP growth

2016-06-17 07:48

A Brexit could shave about 0.1 percentage point off SA's economic growth due to its strong trade ties with the UK and EU, say researchers from North-West University.

Merkel: Britain will be stronger within EU

2016-06-03 05:26

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Britain to stay in the EU, warning that a 'Brexit' vote would leave the United Kingdom with less clout.

Emissions scandal: EU proposes tougher tests for cars

2016-01-28 10:07

The EU's executive has proposed tougher tests for new car models to avoid issues like the Volkswagen emissions scandal that hit the auto sector in 2015.

Brexit may prompt Deutsche Bank to leave UK

2015-05-20 09:42

The Deutsche Bank is considering whether to cease all its operations in Britain if it decides to exit the EU.


SA's financial institutions can withstand Brexit shock - Zuma

2016-06-24 13:00

President Jacob Zuma has said government will “advise the South African public” about unfolding developments where necessary around the outcome of the Brexit referendum.

What now? Brexit win sets stage for two years of bitter talks

2016-06-24 07:07

It’s clear that British voters have opted to walk out on the European Union, setting up at least two years of bitter talks. Here’s a road map of what’s to come.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks out on Brexit vote

2016-06-23 23:24

Listen to an audio clip of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaking out on the Brexit vote and what it means for SA.

The Dummies Guide to Brexit - and why there's no one to trust

2016-06-23 11:42

Clive Crook explains why UK voters face a momentous choice when they vote on whether to remain in the European Union on Thursday.

WATCH: Brexit will be financial disaster – Richard Branson

2016-06-21 14:21

Britons will cause 'irreparable damage' both to Great Britain and to Europe if it votes “Leave” in Thursday’s referendum, says entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Brexit campaign on hold after Labour MP murder

2016-06-17 07:58

Both sides of the acrimonious Brexit debate suspended campaigning for a second day after the murder of Labour lawmaker Jo Cox, an advocate for voting to stay in the EU.

UK will lose R2.3trn by 2020 if Brexit occurs

2016-06-16 14:39

Leaving the EU would trigger a recession and set economic growth back by 6% by 2020, a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-03-21 08:00

As many expected, the latest MPC meeting resulted in an increase in SA’s repo rate. We take a look at what happened in the global markets and what to look out for this week.

EU tax havens obstacle to ending poverty - charity

2015-07-08 10:23

ActionAid is calling for an international deal to tackle tax avoidance and reduce poverty.

British EU exit could hit UK GDP hard - study

2015-04-27 20:00

If Britain leaves the European Union it could knock up to 14% off its gross domestic product by 2030, according to a study by two leading German institutes.

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