ARTICLES RELATING TO GLOBAL ECONOMY

China meets Trump’s tariff hardball with pledge to endure

2018-08-06 13:26

After a weekend of claims by US President Donald Trump that he has the upper hand with China, Beijing responded through state media by saying the nation is ready to endure the economic fallout.

WATCH: Ethical investment - an oxymoron?

2018-07-13 16:34

How should investment managers handle clients demanding sustainable investments, but ones that still give returns?

Saudi women driving could add $90bn to economy by 2030

2018-06-24 11:56

Allowing Saudi women to drive could help the kingdom reap as much income as selling shares in Saudi Aramco.

Merkel hits back as Trump doubles down on German crime figures

2018-06-19 19:29

The German Chancellor responded to Trump’s repeat assertions that crime has risen in Germany as a result of her liberal stance on migration, citing 'encouraging' statistics that show the opposite to be true.

Twitter to predict what you want to see, when it happens

2018-06-14 06:30

Twitter is set to start predicting relevant topics and sending breaking-news notifications to users based on their interests.

Trump: Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

2018-06-13 06:15

US President Donald Trump says that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'learned' from the mistake of criticising him and that it's going to cost Canada 'a lot of money'.

Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation'

2018-06-09 18:12

US President Donald Trump has proposed the complete elimination of all barriers to international trade at the G7 summit in Canada.

EU sounds trade-war alarm as Trump points gun 'at our head'

2018-04-28 12:23

The union has warned about the costs of a trans-Atlantic trade war while bracing for one to erupt, after the US signaled it will reject the bloc’s demand for waivers from metals-import tariffs.

Xi takes centre stage to defend China's trade from Trump barrage

2018-04-08 13:00

President Trump’s barrage of tariff threats have left China’s Xi Jinping with a tricky balance to strike.

China insists it's not a threat to US as Trump trade war looms

2018-03-08 09:25

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticised the US decision to brand the country as a 'strategic competitor,' dismissing the notion that it poses a threat to the American economy.

 

Kganyago: We will all be losers in trade wars

2018-07-19 19:01

Small open economies like South Africa are likely to suffer from global trade wars, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.

EU said to see trade apocalypse nearing as it seeks WTO revamp

2018-06-25 06:02

The global trade war is about to get worse, according to an internal memo circulated among European Union governments.

OPEC on tightrope as output target talks prompt clash

2018-06-22 16:36

OPEC energy ministers scrambled to hammer out a compromise on oil output policy Friday as they debated a Saudi proposal to ramp up production.

Next move is Trump's after China hits back in trade-war opener

2018-06-16 19:09

China’s in-kind response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on $50bn of imports from the nation left the global economy on the verge of a trade war.

Fed raises rates; officials boost outlook to four hikes in 2018

2018-06-13 22:26

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the second time this year and upgraded their forecast to four total increases in 2018.

Lagarde sees darker clouds over world economy after G7 summit

2018-06-11 22:22

The IMF chief says risks to the global economy are rising as major industrial nations sharpen threats of a trade war.

Never forget the rules of the game in the global economy

2018-05-09 15:18

The rules may change over time and you need to anticipate the change before it happens, otherwise you may fall foul of a new rule and lose the game, writes Clem Sunter.

SA appoints head of regional BRICS bank

2018-04-10 10:08

National Treasury has appointed Monale Ratsoma as the head of the first regional office of the BRICS New Development Bank.

Brace for a particularly busy week in the world economy

2018-03-18 14:22

Investors and policy makers should get some rest this weekend: For those tracking the world economy, next week is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory.

Trump threatens to tax cars from the European Union

2018-03-04 13:00

US President Donald Trump has threatened a tax on cars from the European Union if it enacts retaliatory measures in response to his tariff plans.

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