Australia approves second Sydney airport

2014-04-15 10:03

The Australian government has given the go-ahead to a second international airport for Sydney, ending decades of indecision.

Will Abenomics work?

2014-04-01 07:44

The market is rallying, but it's an open question whether Shinzo Abe can reform Japan.

Why China plays it safe

2014-03-27 07:21

China remains inscrutable as the US and Russia fight for dominance, says Leopold Scholtz.

Emerging debt star wanes

2014-03-11 07:20

Shove over, emerging markets - high-yield debt has taken your place.

Gold miners may profit from emerging markets

2014-02-10 07:54

European stocks from travel firms to SA-focused gold miners may reap benefits from an emerging market sell-off that has otherwise roiled equities across the globe.

Execs more upbeat, but challenges remain

2014-01-22 05:30

Business leaders gathering for the World Economic Forum are feeling better about their firms and the global economy, but they still have a long list of worries.

World Bank: $52bn pledged to help poorest

2013-12-18 07:52

Rich and emerging-market nations have agreed to commit a record $52bn over three years to a World Bank fund to aid the world's poorest countries, the bank says.

China oil executive probed for graft - report

2013-08-26 09:04

Chinese authorities are investigating a top official of the country's largest oil and gas producer for corruption, according to state media.

Crashing markets spell trouble for India

2013-08-23 07:41

The collapse of the rupee is derailing India's hopes of raising over $6bn from the sale of stakes in state-run firms, jeopardising a blueprint to ease its economic woes.

CDs and the savings mindset

2013-07-24 10:55

There's a reason investment certificates of deposit are still considered one of the best low-risk investments around the world.

Tackling junk food will boost world economy

2013-06-05 09:04

The UN's food agency said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns.

Commodities slump knocks world economy

2013-04-21 13:55

Lower airfares, cheaper food and rising profit margins are among the benefits that should flow from tumbling commodity prices - but only after a long lead time.

Global recovery outlook lifts Asian shares

2013-01-30 07:55

Asian shares rose to their highest level in nearly 18 months as strong US data further boosted investor confidence in global economic outlook.

Economic freedom losing ground in SA

2013-01-11 14:09

SA is slipping in the economic freedom stakes and sub-Saharan Africa continues to lag far behind the five other regions of the world, an index shows.

Gordhan: Africa is hope of the world

2012-11-12 17:02

Africa brings a glimpse of hope to the unstable global economy, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

IMF: Europe must restore confidence

2012-10-10 10:47

Europe must do more to tackle its fiscal crisis, which is heaping extra pressure on a strained global financial system, the International Monetary Fund warns.

Growth concerns hit shares, euro

2012-10-09 12:17

A stark warning from the IMF about the global growth outlook and the prospects for Spain and Greece have sent European stocks and the euro lower.

Asian markets down on Chinese data

2012-10-01 08:26

Asian shares are broadly lower as Chinese manufacturing activity slipped, Japanese business confidence fell, and worries persisted over debt-ridden Spain.

Asian shares, riskier assets fall

2012-09-24 08:53

Riskier assets fell broadly, dragging down Asian shares, copper and oil but the dollar strengthened as investors shifted their focus to weak economic fundamentals.

Shares retreat on dim growth outlook

2012-08-24 08:22

Asian shares fell as investors scaled back their expectations of strong stimulus from the US Federal Reserve and fretted about economic growth.


China's tech potential

2014-04-15 07:47

Xi Jinping’s reforms could unlock huge opportunities for tech firms like Weibo.

US companies find other rewards for CEOs

2014-04-04 11:42

Major US companies are cutting back on glamorous luxuries follow pressure from shareholders, who have criticised over-the-top perks.

China's war on smog hinges on Hebei

2014-03-31 12:36

China's war on pollution is only a few weeks old but the battle lines are already being drawn between Beijing and Hebei, the province with high pollution.

Why standards rock

2014-03-20 07:20

Standards can help SA overcome trade constraints, says Geoffrey Chapman.

Asian factory activity stutters, led by China

2014-03-03 13:44

Manufacturing activity among Asia's major export economies stumbled in February, led by China where data suggested growth in the factory sector is stalling.

German business morale hits high

2014-01-28 10:22

German business morale has climbed to its highest level since July 2011, suggesting Europe's largest economy is on track for a strong start to 2014.

World Bank sees uptick in global economy

2014-01-15 07:41

The global economy is slowly picking up steam, led by advanced economies appearing to turn the corner and good performance by China, says the World Bank.

Expats' patriotism fades

2013-08-30 07:00

Non-resident Indians' investment gains are being wiped out by the rupee's plunge.

Shares gain as signs point to world growth

2013-08-23 08:37

Global equity markets have advanced and bond prices have fallen after business surveys from around the world reflected a global economy in expansion.

Risky crisis derivatives return

2013-08-21 07:53

Collateralised debt obligations, the complex financial instruments that cratered disastrously in the financial crisis, are back.

US to press China on cyber theft

2013-07-01 10:51

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will keep up pressure on China over cyber security, especially the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets.

Experts cautious over equities rally

2013-05-12 10:25

Optimism is blowing through stock markets around the world, lifting many of them to record high levels but some analysts wonder if some of it is just hot air.

Central banks prop up global economy

2013-04-29 09:16

The European Central Bank may cut interest rates and the Federal Reserve is unlikely to let up on stimulus as the world economy remains in a chronic condition.

World economy in deep trouble

2012-12-03 15:33

The global economy is on edge - and that's without the US "fiscal cliff."

Asian shares weak on growth woes

2012-10-11 07:58

Asian shares tracked Wall Street lower as weak forecasts from US corporate bellwethers underscored concern over global demand, particularly from China.

Shares fall amid earnings gloom

2012-10-10 07:48

Asian shares fell and the dollar firmed on concerns that the corporate results season will reveal weaker earnings in the face of flagging global economic growth.

IMF cuts growth forecast for SA

2012-10-09 08:29

The IMF has cut its 2013 forecast for SA growth to 3% from a July projection of 3.3%, mainly due to the impact of the eurozone debt crisis.

Asian shares rise, growth worries weigh

2012-10-09 07:46

Asian shares rose but gains were moderated by concerns over global growth prospects, especially in China, and expected weak US corporate earnings.

Euro, oil fall on Spain, growth worries

2012-10-01 07:41

The euro, oil and Asian shares fell, weighed down by uncertainty about Spain's bailout and concerns over slumping demand due to a slowdown in global growth.

Asian shares ease on growth concerns

2012-09-04 07:56

Asian shares eased on concerns over weakening regional and global economic activity, but expectations of more stimulus from central banks lent support.

JSE breaks records despite mine strikes

2012-08-29 07:46

The JSE has reached record highs despite forecasts of a fall amid the global crisis and deadly strikes at a Lonmin platinum mine.

Global economy slips into dire straits

2012-08-23 12:58

Business surveys released on Thursday paint a picture of worldwide economic malaise, from Beijing to Berlin.

Tough economy bites McDonald's profits

2012-08-08 17:38

McDonald's Corp says a key revenue figure came in flat in July as diners pulled back amid a tough economy.

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