China and Japan show hints of healing

2015-07-01 10:30

Growth in China's services sector has picked up in June while big Japanese companies planned to ramp up spending at the fastest pace in a decade.

Ripping the economic canvas

2015-05-20 11:20

Economies will stabilise only when interference with pricing stops, says Edward Ingram.

US loses sparkle as Europe shows signs of hope

2015-04-13 10:00

Investors will cast a wary eye on the latest gauges of the United States' economic health this week, while Europe shows early signs of turning the corner.

Global art market reaches €51bn in 2014

2015-03-12 11:00

The global art market has surpassed its pre-recession peak to reach €51bn in 2014, with the market helped by growing numbers of high net-worth individuals.

Global economy week ahead: Fed rate in spotlight

2015-02-23 08:51

Greece's struggles with its eurozone creditors may have grabbed much of the world's attention, but the US Federal Reserve is to reclaim the spotlight this week.

Global economy: Deflation alarms ring louder

2015-02-02 16:00

European and Chinese factories have slashed prices in January as production flatlined, heightening global deflation risks.

Japanese exports up 12.9% in Dec

2015-01-26 08:50

Japan's exports have jumped from a year earlier to ¥6.9trn in December for the fourth straight month of rise due to a weaker yen and rising vehicle shipments.

Global energy sector reels from oil price slump

2015-01-16 09:30

Slumping oil prices are sending shock waves through the global energy industry, sparking the cancellation of projects and job losses.

Many oil price factors not observable - expert

2015-01-14 10:46

How low must oil prices fall before production starts to level off and even decline to rebalance the market?

The oil rout and SA

2015-01-08 07:31

Don't think we can dodge the bullet if things go pear shaped, says Leopold Scholtz.


Global economy: Asia pin hopes on US economy

2015-05-21 13:28

Eurozone business growth has been weaker than expected and factory activity in Asia remained stuck in low gear, putting the onus squarely on the US.

China factory activity disappoints again

2015-04-23 11:30

Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses have slowed further in April, a disappointing outcome that calls for yet more stimulus.

Euro economy leads as ECB starts printing cash

2015-03-24 13:52

Eurozone businesses have ramped up activity this month, just as the European Central Bank starts printing money to spur growth and inflation.

World food prices continue to fall

2015-03-06 12:08

Global food prices have fallen 1% in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years with only dairy prices rebounding sharply, says the United Nations.

Climate deal should not hamper growth - France

2015-02-05 16:45

A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognise each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister says.

Lesson from Switzerland

2015-01-28 07:28

If people can be financially safe, economies can also be safe, says Edward Ingram.

Davos predictions: win some, lose some

2015-01-19 10:13

As the world's business and political elite ready for an annual bout of crystal-ball gazing, history suggests Davos pundits are likely to get many things wrong.

IMF: Global outlook glum despite oil tumble

2015-01-16 09:09

A sharp drop in oil prices and a stronger US economy probably won't be enough to brighten the 2015 global growth outlook, warns the International Monetary Fund.

Europe faces rocky path to money-printing

2015-01-11 12:47

A landmark legal opinion will remind debt-strained Europe of the limits it faces as it advances towards money printing, while a tumbling oil price saps inflation.

China data suggest economy cooling further

2015-01-02 09:45

China's factory activity sputtered in December, underlining the challenges facing the country's manufacturers as they fight rising costs and softening demand.

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