Senate votes to loosen key Dodd-Frank banking regulations

2018-03-15 07:00

The US Senate voted Wednesday to ease banking regulations enacted after the financial crisis that were aimed at protecting taxpayers from fresh economic trauma and new bank bailouts.

How storytelling shapes economic strategy

2017-02-23 13:00

As economics is an incredibly intricate field that the layperson often doesn’t comprehend, simplified narratives about certain economic events can influence how people respond to them.

Stocks rebound in Deutsche Bank-led volatile trading

2016-10-02 12:06

US and eurozone shares have pushed higher in volatile trade driven by Deutsche Bank's negotiations to settle US charges over its sale of toxic mortgage bonds.

Keep calm - This is not 2008

2016-02-05 06:45

Volatility and weakness in the market have left long-term investors wondering what their next move should be. Some have suggested that things are at 2008 levels, but are they really?

Labour Wrap: Commercialised sex - work or a crime?

2015-09-03 06:43

Because work is defined as any activity with a purpose and a possible reward, is commercialised sex work, asks Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Ex-Lehman chief blames crisis on perfect storm

2015-05-31 12:30

In his first public appearance since 2008, former Lehman Brothers chief Richard Fuld has blamed the financial crisis on a "perfect storm" of factors.

France: Don't play Paris off against Berlin

2015-02-03 13:45

France's finance minister has warned Athens against any attempt to play Paris off against Berlin over Greece's debt crisis.

F1's chickens come home to roost

2014-10-28 08:31

Formula 1 is in a financial crisis; only nine teams will be on the grid for the 2014 US GP this weekend. Would things have been different if repeated calls for budget caps had not been ignored?

Americans still angry at Wall St over Lehman

2013-09-15 14:52

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and two years after the start of Occupy Wall Street, animosity still exists against bankers.

EU in 'denial' that ill economy costs lives

2013-04-03 09:19

Europe's financial crisis is costing lives, with suicides and infectious diseases on the rise, yet politicians are not addressing the problem, health experts said.


Dealing with ‘professional bears’

2017-07-20 10:20

There are many pessimists in the investment world – those who are constantly expecting global markets to collapse. What can we learn from them?

Political turmoil in SA can be traced back to the 2008 financial crisis

2017-01-04 07:57

South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks, explains Thanti Mthanti.

SONA analysis: budget plans and the NDP

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says government's plan to prevent an economic downgrade will need to be detailed during the Budget Speech. He also noted contrasts in President Jacob Zuma's address and his reply to the SONA debate.

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Why constructing an investment portfolio is not so simple

2016-01-21 08:00

Investing in several “good” funds does not constitute a diversified and robust investment portfolio, and is unlikely to meet your or your client’s investment goals. Here’s why.

Labour Wrap: Crisis & the urgent need for change

2015-08-27 06:41

The government could not have stopped the current economic crisis, but could have cushioned SA against the fallout, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6bn in fines

2015-03-01 11:01

The financial company Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $2.6bn to settle an investigation into its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

No one is too big to go to jail – finance experts

2014-12-04 14:31

The Financial Services Board says there needs to be more of a deterrent for individuals committing financial crimes.

Star bankers, traders ditch big US banks

2014-08-03 14:26

Crippled by lawsuits, US banks are grappling with an exodus of its best bankers and traders, lured by the huge salaries of hedge funds.

Sauber's lifeline taking time

2013-09-06 11:33

Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has admitted the so-called 'Russian rescue deal' has not solved all the Swiss team's problems.

Agents of doom

2011-08-09 11:28

Are ratings agencies economic thermometers or bellows?

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