ARTICLES RELATING TO GLOBAL ECONOMY

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.

Trump: US will buy and hire American

2016-12-29 18:43

President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted that his administration will buy American and hire American.

Cabinet shakeup: 50% chance of reshuffle – report

2016-11-29 07:00

There’s a 50% chance of President Jacob Zuma reshuffling his cabinet, according to multinational bank BNP Paribas’ latest Global Outlook report.

KZN premier to engage with Chinese investors at global conference

2016-11-21 10:01

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has said a high-level delegation from the province will engage Chinese investors during a global conference.

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.

 

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.

What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator

2016-12-29 17:31

President-elect Donald Trump may have a problem putting any bite in his vow to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in office

OECD lifts global growth forecasts on expected Trump stimulus

2016-11-28 17:33

The OECD predicts expansion in 2018 will reach its fastest pace in half a decade as Donald Trump’s planned fiscal stimulus provides a boost to major economies.

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.

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