Brexit uncertainty: What next for SA?

2019-01-16 14:10

Several scenarios face South Africa amid uncertainty over Britain leaving the European Union, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, which could affect both trade and SA companies operating in the UK.

Moody's: SA's future looks brighter - if it can keep the lights on

2019-01-14 17:38

SA and Nigeria, as sub-Saharan Africa's largest economies, are expected to recover slowly this year - but unstable power supply and ongoing labour struggles are among SA's biggest challenges, says a new report from ratings agency Moody's.

China says trade talks with US concluded, lauded as 'good news' for world economy

2019-01-09 11:42

China and the US concluded trade talks that were extended by one day, and China will be releasing a statement soon on the result, a Government spokesperson said in Beijing.

Debating illegal immigration: where do we draw the line?

2019-01-08 10:10

We should all desist from saying things that could exacerbate xenophobia, but we cannot kill the debate as it won't go away, writes Max du Preez.

UK's Hunt says Brexit talks centre on defining 'temporary'

2019-01-02 20:08

The UK’s main focus in Brexit talks with its European Union counterparts is for a definition of the word 'temporary' that persuades British lawmakers the country won’t be permanently tied to the bloc’s trade arrangements, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The global economy is 'already on an irreversible path' to a downturn, Nomura says

2018-12-31 16:43

In the life of a credit cycle as defined by Wall Street firm Nomura, the global economy's current condition shows it's heading toward a downturn.

China slowdown deepens as trade truce fails to revive factories

2018-12-31 10:54

China heads into the new year with its factories back in contractionary territory as the threat of a prolonged trade war dampens sentiment.

Cash is still king for a quarter of consumers - survey

2018-12-24 13:59

Nearly a quarter of consumers refuse to give up on cash – no matter how convenient cashless payments become, a recent survey has revealed.

This is how much money the world's richest people lost this year

2018-12-22 11:08

A year of market turmoil saw the world's richest people - from Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg - lose a staggering $511bn, or over R7.4trn.

US jobless claims rise, though still show solid labour market

2018-12-20 15:59

Filings for US unemployment benefits have risen for the first time in three weeks while remaining near levels showing a tight labour market.


Macron: Poor people must just stop 'messing around'

2019-01-15 18:05

French President Emmanuel Macron says some poor people are "doing the right thing", but others are "just messing around".

ANALYSIS: 7 key pointers to look out for in Ramaphosa's speech

2019-01-12 10:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the ANC's annual January 8th Statement in Durban. The party will also launch its elections manifesto. This is what to look out for if you're going to watch.

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it.

2019-01-08 11:55

In this article, originally published on The Conversation, professor Mark Swilling of Stellenbosch University explains why we need a policy that drives growth and positions SA for the 21st Century.

Oil retreats as concern over Chinese economic growth deepens

2019-01-03 14:57

Oil retreated from a two-week high amid increasing concerns over economic growth in China, the world’s second-biggest consumer of crude.

UK manufacturers step up stockpiling as Brexit deadline looms

2019-01-02 15:48

UK manufacturers are intensifying their stockpiling efforts as they brace for a potentially disruptive Brexit.

UK needs leadership, US Ambassador says as Brexit looms

2018-12-31 14:39

The UK is in need of leadership, says US Ambassador to London Woody Johnson, as he also cast doubt on the chances of a bilateral trade deal if Prime Minister Theresa May manages to push her Brexit agreement through Parliament.

Vuka Mzansi, the power is you

2018-12-30 15:21

While influencing how the government chooses to spend taxpayers' money is ultimately not within the nation's control, our personal lives are, says Sipho Ndlovu.

China pledges more stimulus in 2019 as economy seeks floor

2018-12-22 14:06

China’s top policy makers have confirmed that more monetary and fiscal support will be rolled out in 2019.

UK current account deficit widens, business investment falls

2018-12-21 11:57

The UK current-account deficit has stood at its highest in two years in the third quarter, raising fresh questions about its sustainability as Britain faces the prospect of a chaotic exit from the European Union.

South Africa does not seek IMF support – Lagarde

2018-12-19 20:30

Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption drive gets a thumbs-up from IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

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