10 things investors should consider in the global economy

2017-04-12 19:08

Global markets appear to be on the road to recovery, an analyst shares 10 key things investors should consider in 2017.

Projected speed of SA growth 'may be slightly misleading'

2017-03-21 09:14

Expect more good news than bad when it comes to global growth this year - that is according to an analysis of the latest Bloomberg consensus outlook.

G20 finance ministers to meet under America First shadow

2017-03-15 18:32

Finance ministers from the world's top nations will gather in Germany as fears grow US President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his America First policy.

G20 drops wording on resisting protectionism in draft document

2017-03-07 10:18

Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 economies plan to drop an explicit pledge to resist protectionism, while still promising open trade, according to a draft statement.

WATCH: Donald Trump: The end of America's empire?

2017-02-16 14:17

A more inward-looking US could be the death knell for its dominant hegemony on the global economy, says Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim.

Economy growing despite an age of uncertainty - investment analysts

2017-02-14 19:31

Despite political and policy uncertainty the economy shows signs of growth – in South African and globally.

A changing world

2017-01-24 12:36

With the political shocks of last year rippling into 2017, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding what the future holds. In order to cope, it’s time to brace for change.

Trump's greatest deal

2017-01-22 18:03

Trump wants a weaker dollar. China wants a stronger yuan. Will they make a deal?

IMF: Education reform key to get SA out of growth slump

2017-01-17 08:37

The International Monetary Fund says broad-based reforms to education are needed to boost growth in South Africa, which it predicts will remain below 1% in 2017.

German unemployment extends decline as economic growth picks up

2017-01-03 13:52

German unemployment has extended its decline in December amid signs that growth in Europe’s largest economy accelerated at the end of last year.


Lagarde: Sound policies will create a more resilient global economy

2017-04-12 16:16

The global economy needs a foundation of sound domestic policies combined with a steadfast commitment to international cooperation, says IMF head Christine Lagarde.

G20 meeting: Global recovery only 'moderate, weaker than desirable'

2017-03-20 20:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago represented South Africa at the first G20 gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors in Germany.

Riding the new bull: Your guide to a diversified portfolio

2017-03-09 14:07

With US investor sentiment at its highest in 30 years, and an appetite for risk back on the table, some analysts say it is time to “make money”. What is the optimal investment vehicle with which to grow your money?

Most desirable passports don’t include the US

2017-03-05 17:53

Nomad Capitalist recently ranked 199 countries corresponding to their “value of citizenship".

Trump era risks hastening end of US dominance - economist

2017-02-16 07:27

Former businessman Donald Trump’s elevation to the presidency of the United States could mark the beginning of the end for that country’s global dominance, says an analyst.

SA's place in a changing world

2017-02-14 05:01

Economist Jac Laubscher looks at the shifting sands of new global dimensions in the epoch-changing times since the outbreak of the 207/2008 financial crisis.

The big market movers of 2017

2017-01-23 15:51

How will politics and shifts in policy impact the global economy this year? finweek contributor and economic strategist Tumisho Grater weighs in.

Davos: a far cry from responsive and responsible leadership

2017-01-20 16:33

The World Economic Forum is a venue where heads of state and government ministers are bribed, bullied and flattered to pursue policies that favour big business, says Terry Bell.

Globalisation 'easy scapegoat' for global angst: WEF chief

2017-01-12 11:31

The man behind the Davos forum, which has been singing the praises of global trade, insists globalisation is only one factor in dramatic shifts provoking angst and anger.

China takes new step to tackle dollar prominence

2016-12-30 18:57

China has taken another step to degrade the dollar in defining the value of its currency, in an effort that cuts against its rival’s stubbornly strong hold on the global financial system.

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