Competitiveness: How SA compares to countries with low tax rates

2016-10-10 15:59

SA's tax on business profits is higher than that of countries which have outperformed it in a global competitiveness survey, while business leaders have less trust in politicians.

Trump vs Clinton: Who will best serve Africa?

2016-09-28 21:00

It will be a win for Africa should Hillary Clinton be the next US president because she has a deep understanding of the continent, says US Senator Christopher Coons.

Global economy caught in low-growth trap - OECD

2016-09-21 16:46

The OECD warns that a low-growth trap has taken root in the global economy as poor growth expectations further depress trade, investment, productivity and wages.

The world's best cities to live in

2016-08-18 14:59

Worldwide terrorism has dented the liveability scores of many cities, but the global top five remain unchanged.

SA export growth beats regional average - WTO

2016-07-21 16:34

Africa’s exports experienced a 30% drop in dollar terms in 2015, but South Africa experienced a less marked decline than the regional average, according to a UN report.

Gordhan: Only 1% at top benefit from globalisation

2016-07-15 07:00

Tax evasion is a contributor to inequality. This means that the poor and lower-middle class still have not experienced the benefits of globalisation.

Value investor Dan Brocklebank: Don’t panic. Here’s why UK much better off outside EU.

2016-06-24 20:25

An analyst says he is delighted with Brexit benefits, from the UK regaining control of its legal system to its ability to extricate itself from Europe’s messy economic structure.

Brexit: Biggest winners and losers

2016-06-24 08:08

Victory for the Leave campaign in the Brexit referendum will roil business, markets and politics. We present a sampling of some of likely winners and losers.

China bank lending rebounds strongly in May

2016-06-16 10:49

China's bank lending rebounded strongly in May, following a sharp fall in April as borrowers continued to take advantage of loosened lending standards.

Why the pendulum is swinging back for emerging markets

2016-04-29 06:00

The latter half of 2016’s first quarter saw a fierce rally in world equity markets, led higher by commodities. Does this mean that we have escaped the dreadful clutches of a bear market?


Global economy shows few signs of growth – Goldman Sachs

2016-10-07 18:22

The global economy shows few signs of improving, even as the US continues “to muddle through,” Goldman Sachs Group President Gary Cohn said.

WTO downgrades Africa amid dramatic slowing of trade growth

2016-09-27 12:59

Africa has received one of the biggest downgrades of -2.8% in the World Trade Organisation's latest estimates of world merchandise trade volume.

G20 - hard issues kicked down the road

2016-09-06 13:52

China is lauding its successful hosting of the G20 summit, with broad consensus reached over the fragile state of the global economy and the need for a wide range of policies to fix it.

SA losing ground in global manufacturing stakes

2016-08-10 13:18

SA and most Brics nations need to take a long, hard look at investing in cutting edge technology to catch up in the global manufacturing stakes, a new study shows.

The global economy may be slow, but it's steady

2016-07-21 10:45

It’s not difficult to come to the conclusion that, economically speaking, we are living in very turbulent times.

Brexit is good. No economy getting greater freedom has done worse.

2016-06-24 20:29

In this pre-vote think piece, an asset allocator shows that although markets are struggling to absorb the result, Brexit has clear long-term benefits.

Brexit noodles are a dog's breakfast

2016-06-24 08:49

The UK's exit from the EU will break up a meaty free trade zone into a complex noodle bowl of overlapping tariffs, crimping competitiveness, say analysts.

How Brexit will impact South Africa

2016-06-20 14:06

If Britain votes to leave the European Union, it can flesh open a fresh wave of rand volatility detrimental to SA's already ailing economy, says Daniel Silke.

Abe warns G7 leaders on risk of Lehman-scale crisis

2016-05-26 11:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has alerted G7 leaders to the risk of the world economy falling into a Lehman-like shock if policy measures aren’t taken.

Stagnant global economy calls for radical remedies

2016-04-18 08:59

The deeper the slump, economists used to say, the stronger the recovery. They don’t say that anymore.

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