ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

WATCH: Russia has 19 million barrels of oil that no one wants

2019-05-17 12:29

Russia is stuck with 19 million barrels of oil, worth about $1.2bn, that no one wants after it was found to be contaminated. Now it's unclear who will pay for the cleanup.

Trump's Huawei threat is the nuclear option to halt China's rise

2019-05-16 12:38

The Trump administration is pulling out the big guns in its push to slow China’s rise, with potentially devastating consequences for the rest of the world.

WATCH: US escalates trade war amid negotiations, China says it will hit back

2019-05-10 18:22

US President Donald Trump's tariff increase to 25% on $200bn worth of Chinese goods takes effect, and Beijing says it will strike back, ratcheting up tensions as the two sides pursue last-ditch talks to try salvaging a trade deal.

Elections: If SA isn't happy, neither is the rand, index suggests

2019-05-09 17:25

South Africa's mood on election day was erratic, but overall happy - however, an early interpretation of the country's Gross National Happiness suggests that when South Africa's morale tanks, the rand might too, researchers say.

Ferial Haffajee: 'Will Tito stay?' and other post-election questions business is asking

2019-05-09 14:23

Ferial Haffajee considers burning questions the business community wants answers to as the big count winds down to cap Election 2019.

Property slowdown beckons as next risk for emerging markets

2019-05-08 19:43

As growth worries and trade war jitters threaten to spoil any rebound for emerging markets in 2019, property markets are shaping up as a critical element to monitor for further signs of gloom.

WATCH: Trump threatens higher US tariffs on China

2019-05-07 08:02

US President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a long-sought trade deal by announcing he will markedly increase US tariffs on certain Chinese goods.

Wandile Sihlobo: What agribusiness can do for SA's economy

2019-05-03 06:00

The value of the agricultural sector has grown by almost 46%, from R50.5bn to R74.2bn, since 1996, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Why Africa has to industrialise

2019-04-27 09:00

The World Bank believes by 2030, nearly everyone living in extreme poverty will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how to change that, says Noah Smith.

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

2019-04-23 11:30

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.

 

Eskom's turnaround imperilled as debt approaches R500 billion

2019-05-16 12:56

The embattled state power utility’s debt burden, described by Goldman Sachs as the biggest threat to the South African economy, has burgeoned, compounding the difficulty the government faces in formulating a turnaround plan.

WATCH: Trump threatens more action in China trade fight

2019-05-14 20:31

President Donald Trump says he's going to take further action to help the nation's farmers in the midst of an escalating trade war with China.

WATCH: US hikes tariffs on $200bn in Chinese imports

2019-05-10 15:21

The Trump administration has raised duties on $200bn of Chinese imports to 25% from 10%. China's Commerce Ministry said it would impose "necessary countermeasures" but gave no details.

Theresa May confident of making a Liverpool-style comeback in Europe

2019-05-09 15:42

Prime Minister Theresa May insists that her party can have a Liverpool-style comeback of their own in the Brexit negotiations process after Jurgen Klopp's side overcame the odds to beat Barcelona.

With voting over, it's Ramaphosa's moment of truth

2019-05-09 05:00

South Africa started counting votes late on Wednesday after an election that puts President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tenuous grip over his party to the test and hopes of reviving a flagging economy at stake.

3 things markets are watching closely as SA heads to the polls

2019-05-08 07:00

So you're ready to make your mark, but is that enough to turn the economy around? Here are three things that the markets will be keeping an eye on as the nation heads to the polls.

What's your mood today? Here's what your Tweets may reveal about you - and the economy

2019-05-07 05:00

South Africans' happiness is being tracked hourly in the days leading up to the elections, via a new index that was developed by a team of wellbeing economists.

Eurozone factory activity contracted for third month in April - PMI

2019-05-02 13:37

Eurozone factory activity has contracted for a third month in April, hurt by weak global demand, rising trade protectionism and concerns over Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union, according to a survey.

WATCH: China's Xi opens Belt and Road summit opening

2019-04-26 21:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping opens the Belt and Road summit. Xi's pet project is a reboot of the ancient Silk Road to connect Asia to Europe and Africa through massive investments in maritime, road and rail projects.

WATCH: Ivanka Trump turned down World Bank chief job

2019-04-18 12:34

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an AP interview, the president's daughter said she was happy with her current role.

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