ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

China braces for economic growth to fall below 6%

2019-10-21 13:29

China’s policy makers are preparing for two key policy meetings in the coming weeks with fresh evidence that sooner rather than later, the number for gross domestic product growth will start with a 5.

OPINION: The power is out (again). Can CROs really fix our SOEs?

2019-10-17 05:00

Eskom has one and SAA is looking for one. But are CROs really the answer in an ailing economy? asks Eric Levenstein.

Trade wars could slow global growth to weakest pace since financial crisis, IMF warns

2019-10-16 11:03

Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.

China’s imports, exports both worse than expected in September

2019-10-14 16:56

China’s exports and imports shrank more than expected in September, as existing US tariffs and the ongoing slowdown in global trade combined to undercut demand.

Trump is trying to fend off impeachment by saying he's built the 'greatest economy' in US history. But the facts paint a very different picture, top economists say.

2019-10-12 16:00

Trump has used the economy to defend himself during the impeachment inquiry. But top economists say the economy isn't doing as well as he says.

It's official: Hyperinflation has returned to Zimbabwe

2019-10-12 13:40

Zimbabwe is now a hyperinflation economy, according to the Public Accountants and Auditors Board, which is mandated to regulate auditing and accounting standards in the southern African country.

OPINION | Economic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe

2019-10-11 16:04

It's true that Zimbabwe's food economy has been transformed over the past 19 years. Aggregate production of maize has certainly declined, and imports have become more frequent, writes Ian Scoones.

Bank of England unveils new £20 note featuring painter William Turner

2019-10-11 09:52

'Light is therefore colour' was his famous saying, and it’s also an advanced level of security for the new bill.

WATCH: Sealing Brexit deal 'very difficult' says EU chief negotiator

2019-10-10 15:21

While the EU made clear it was not shutting the door to any Brexit deal, it stressed that London would need to move considerably to secure an agreement.

OPINION: Mboweni's economic plan likely to flounder on rocks of mistrust

2019-10-10 05:00

While Tito Mboweni must be commended for the initiative of producing a new economic blueprint, the reality of the economic challenges facing the country cannot be ignored, writes Thami Ntenteni.

 

WATCH: US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad

2019-10-20 16:32

America's healthcare system is at the heart of debate ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. But for now, as current healthcare costs in the US continue to soar, some 20 million Americans opt to seek treatment abroad, mainly in Mexico.

IMF predicts Zim economy will shrink 7.1% in 2019

2019-10-16 19:01

In its first contraction since 2008, Zimbabwe’s economy will fall by 7.1% in 2019, according to the latest forecast by the International Monetary Fund released on Tuesday.

The Stimulus Plan Tracker - 13 months in, it is failing

2019-10-15 13:56

While there has been some progress, on the whole, implementation is weak and slow, says Ferial Haffajee.

Researchers calculated how much the average person would need to be paid to live a year without services like email and search engines. Here are the final numbers.

2019-10-14 15:06

The team of researchers found that free digital goods "provide substantial value to consumers even if they do not contribute substantially to GDP."

OPINION: Investors are caught in a global tug of war

2019-10-12 15:47

Last week’s market gyrations illustrated the tug of war that has dominated US stocks in recent months, says Mohamed A. El-Erian.

The climate change threat to Victoria Falls

2019-10-12 07:15

Receding water levels at Kariba Dam have meant the two countries that generate electricity from it have to look elsewhere for power supplies. But if climate change has its way, the two countries might lose another key economic contributor and major tourist attraction - Victoria Falls.

Low-cost airlines can boost SA economy - aviation official

2019-10-11 12:44

Low-cost airlines can be a booster for SA's economy, creating jobs and fostering skills development, according to Airline Association of Southern Africa CEO Chris Zweigenthal.

China is reportedly weighing a currency pact in return for tariff suspensions as US trade talks kick off

2019-10-11 06:40

All eyes are on the trade war as talks begin on Thursday and Friday, but could go on longer, depending on how they go.

The correlation between GDP growth and JSE earnings

2019-10-10 11:56

No one can predict the future. But, much like weather forecasting, past data points and patterns do provide portfolio managers with guidelines of how the future could potentially play out. And past patterns show that JSE earnings usually flourish when GDP growth does.

Trump isn’t immune to demand for tax records, Judge rules

2019-10-09 21:04

President Donald Trump’s accounting firm was ordered by a federal court to turn over his tax filings and other financial records to New York state prosecutors, though the president won a last-minute delay pending an emergency appeal.

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