Why world can’t stop borrowing US dollars

2017-09-26 06:01

The world is becoming increasingly exposed to the US Federal Reserve, which leaves the country's central bank increasingly exposed to the world, says Mark Whitehouse.

Manuel lists five trends that cannot be ignored

2017-09-23 09:00

Investors are taking decisions in an arena of growing complexity, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel who identifies five trends that will shape the future.

Whither international capital flows?

2017-07-17 13:31

SA will struggle to be the master of its own destiny if it cannot widen the constraint on economic growth caused by its dependence on international capital, says Jac Laubscher.

Like China, SA can uplift millions out of poverty

2017-05-12 05:00

Free market reforms freed more than 800 million Chinese from poverty in the shortest time ever recorded or known in human history, says Temba Nolutshungu.

Lagarde: Sound policies will create a more resilient global economy

2017-04-12 16:16

The global economy needs a foundation of sound domestic policies combined with a steadfast commitment to international cooperation, says IMF head Christine Lagarde.

G20 meeting: Global recovery only 'moderate, weaker than desirable'

2017-03-20 20:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago represented South Africa at the first G20 gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors in Germany.

Riding the new bull: Your guide to a diversified portfolio

2017-03-09 14:07

With US investor sentiment at its highest in 30 years, and an appetite for risk back on the table, some analysts say it is time to “make money”. What is the optimal investment vehicle with which to grow your money?

Most desirable passports don’t include the US

2017-03-05 17:53

Nomad Capitalist recently ranked 199 countries corresponding to their “value of citizenship".

Trump era risks hastening end of US dominance - economist

2017-02-16 07:27

Former businessman Donald Trump’s elevation to the presidency of the United States could mark the beginning of the end for that country’s global dominance, says an analyst.

SA's place in a changing world

2017-02-14 05:01

Economist Jac Laubscher looks at the shifting sands of new global dimensions in the epoch-changing times since the outbreak of the 207/2008 financial crisis.


Don’t get angry at your investments

2017-09-25 00:12

Despite the political turmoil engulfing the country – and the globe – at the moment, it is important not to let emotions influence your investment decisions.

The new champion of globalisation

2017-08-09 14:43

Under the watch of the world’s second-largest economy China, globalisation – in one form or another – will remain a principal feature of global trade.

More clouds gather over British economy

2017-07-07 18:13

A raft of disappointing British economic data reinforces concerns that the slowdown has broadened across sectors and extended into the second quarter of the year.

10 things investors should consider in the global economy

2017-04-12 19:08

Global markets appear to be on the road to recovery, an analyst shares 10 key things investors should consider in 2017.

Projected speed of SA growth 'may be slightly misleading'

2017-03-21 09:14

Expect more good news than bad when it comes to global growth this year - that is according to an analysis of the latest Bloomberg consensus outlook.

G20 finance ministers to meet under America First shadow

2017-03-15 18:32

Finance ministers from the world's top nations will gather in Germany as fears grow US President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his America First policy.

G20 drops wording on resisting protectionism in draft document

2017-03-07 10:18

Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 economies plan to drop an explicit pledge to resist protectionism, while still promising open trade, according to a draft statement.

WATCH: Donald Trump: The end of America's empire?

2017-02-16 14:17

A more inward-looking US could be the death knell for its dominant hegemony on the global economy, says Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim.

Economy growing despite an age of uncertainty - investment analysts

2017-02-14 19:31

Despite political and policy uncertainty the economy shows signs of growth – in South African and globally.

A changing world

2017-01-24 12:36

With the political shocks of last year rippling into 2017, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding what the future holds. In order to cope, it’s time to brace for change.

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