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.

WATCH: Lagarde sees political dangers with tepid economy

2016-04-06 15:01

The global economy is beset by an array of political risks at a time when growth is at best mediocre, says IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Fed official calls for breaking up big banks

2016-02-17 09:29

A Federal Reserve regional president has called for the dismantlement of big banks whose failure could pose serious risk to the global financial system.

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.


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?

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-04-11 07:00

Major central bankers exchanged gunfire last week as they try to devalue their currencies in an effort to fortify their exports’ competitiveness relative to other nations. We look at this, what happened in the South African market, as well as data to expect this week.

New Doha trade agenda faces tough global environment

2016-03-17 14:17

World trade has not recovered from the 2008 global slump and countries are hesitant to open their markets, says the director general of the World Trade Organisation.

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.

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