ARTICLES RELATING TO GLOBAL ECONOMY

East Ukraine's Soviet-style economy shrinks

2014-07-28 11:27

Fierce fighting and rebel requisitioning have stopped work at many of the coal mines in and around the strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Russian economy stagnates

2014-07-10 07:58

Russia's economy is stagnating as capital worth $75bn has left the country so far this year following sanctions on Moscow over its involvement in Ukraine.

Global economy: US rebound on cards

2014-06-30 07:29

The US can consign its battered start to the year to history this week with June vehicle sales and jobs data expected to show a strong end to the second quarter.

Global markets: Asia shares up, Bangkok down

2014-05-20 11:08

Asian markets have mostly risen following gains on Wall Street, but Thailand's main index slipped after the army declared martial law.

Swiss say no to world's highest minimum wage

2014-05-19 09:26

Swiss voters have rejected proposals to introduce the world's highest minimum wage and spend $3.5bn buying new Gripen fighter jets from Saab. .

UN: South Sudan oil state battles a concern

2014-04-17 12:37

United Nations peacekeepers are "gravely concerned" about heavy fighting in South Sudan's key oil state of Unity, after rebels seized the town of Bentiu.

China could harm world economy growth - poll

2014-04-16 19:34

The world economy can expect steady growth at best, but any rapid slowdown in China could upset the still-unsteady progress, according to a Reuters poll.

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.

 

Up to US to drive global economy - China

2014-07-10 10:15

China's finance minister says that the country is not planning any new stimulus measures and it is up to the United States to drive the global economy.

Lagarde hints at world growth forecast cut

2014-07-06 18:30

Global economic activity should strengthen this year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.

Argentina threatens to default on debt

2014-06-19 10:03

Buenos Aires remains locked in a legal fight with creditors who refused to participate in restructurings after Argentina defaulted on $100bn in bonds in 2002.

Crisis pushes Thailand to brink of recession

2014-05-20 10:57

Bangkok has all but withdrawn from the international stage, with the country led by a caretaker prime minister unable to take foreign policy decisions.

Eurozone unemployment holds steady

2014-05-02 13:43

Unemployment in the eurozone has held steady for the fourth consecutive month, according to Eurostat data.

US economy emerges from winter freeze

2014-04-17 09:06

The US economy is showing clear signs of emerging from the brutal winter with consumer spending picking up broadly, according to the Federal Reserve.

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.

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