Mining sector won't recover anytime soon - Moody's

2016-01-27 19:01

The mining sector is unlikely to recover from the current slump for years to come and a wholesale recalibration of ratings is required, says Moody's Investors Service.

Revolutionary changes on cards in the global jobs market

2016-01-20 12:19

What job skills will be in demand in 2020? A report takes a peek at what changes the working world can expect in the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

Wealth of 62 richest same as 3.6bn people combined

2016-01-18 12:48

The global economy is broken and failing the majority of people, with the richest 1% owning more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to a report.

Emerging markets slump as China fuels risk aversion

2016-01-11 14:27

Emerging market stocks have fallen to the lowest in more than six years and currencies dropped as investors shunned riskier assets.

Expect less fire from the Red Dragon

2015-12-04 07:30

China’s economic growth is at its weakest in 25 years. Peter Linley, manager of the Old Mutual Investment Group’s Investors’ Fund, discusses the implications.

Lessons for SA? Ex-Georgian PM – rooting out corruption, growth in 5yrs

2015-11-05 07:15

Former prime minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri tells how government grew the country’s economy and increased per capita income fourfold in five years.

UK's Osborne sees global risks rising

2015-10-11 19:45

Global economic risks are rising and Britain will not be immune, British finance minister George Osborne says.

Cees Bruggemans: External complexity, Internal strain paints worrying picture

2015-10-08 08:33

Cees Bruggemans refers to both the local and international picture as a tornado in progress and says there’s no way to predict where it's heading.

Shaky China, Asia surveys leave outlook vulnerable

2015-10-01 08:53

Factories in Asia has cut more jobs as domestic and export demand shrivelled, adding to fears that cooling growth in China will jeopardize a fragile global recovery.

US govt shutdown could lead to volatility spike

2015-09-27 18:53

As if US markets did not have enough in the way of worries, the threat of another government shutdown has resurfaced and that uncertainty could add to volatility.


CEOs in SA downbeat on global economic growth

2016-01-24 17:36

Chief executive officers of South African companies are less optimistic about global economic growth, according to PwC’s 19th global annual CEO survey.

Revolutionary changes on cards in the global jobs market

2016-01-20 09:03

What job skills will be in demand in 2020? A report takes a peek at what changes the working world can expect in the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

7 things that won't happen this year

2016-01-14 07:57

Derry Pickford looks at seven events he thinks won’t happen in 2016, despite being predicted by highly respected forecasters.

China’s inflation stabilises on stimulus support

2015-12-09 09:36

China’s consumer inflation has picked up, boosted by price gains for food and services, signaling demand in the economy is stabilizing.

Start afresh, say some members as Doha round falters

2015-11-27 07:41

With no prospect of a deal at the World Trade Organisation's Doha round of talks next month, some member states are suggesting negotiations should "start from scratch".

Global economy week: US jobs data to hold key to Fed's rate plans

2015-11-02 11:15

US jobs data due in the coming week may hold the key to whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 in December.

British campaign to stay in EU gets backing

2015-10-11 18:45

Britain's campaign to stay in the EU is ready to make a "patriotic case" as it brings in leading businessmen, politicians and television personalities to lead the cause.

Cees Bruggemans: The ‘What Ifs’ – uncertainty the only outcome

2015-10-01 17:53

Cees Bruggemans looks at the global ‘what ifs’, clarifying that these aren’t forecasts or predictions, just questions – with uncertainty the big winner.

Commodity collapse spells trouble for developing countries

2015-09-30 08:56

Slumping commodity prices pose a serious challenge to economic and political stability in developing economies.

Deeper China downturn, weak Europe dents outlook

2015-09-23 15:30

The outlook for the global economy has become bleaker as signs of a deeper downturn in China emerged, coupled with weak growth at best in Europe.

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