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.

Top10 trends in global consumer market in 2018

2018-01-23 13:40

Shifting trends and millennials' aversion to ownership will continue to disrupt businesses this year, according to a global consumer trend survey.

China posts first full-year pickup since 2010 on global tailwind

2018-01-18 11:05

China’s economy has sealed its first full-year acceleration since 2010, underpinning global growth and giving authorities more room to purge excessive borrowing.

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.


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.

China says it may hit back If US imposes tariffs on steel

2018-02-18 14:12

The US is considering imposing quotas on imports of aluminum and steel, including a tariff of at least 24% on steel imports from all countries.

Ramaphosa arrives in Davos on wave of optimism as renewal beckons

2018-01-23 11:22

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading a boosted high-level government, business and labour delegation in Davos, promoting South Africa’s renewal and fight against corruption.

Stability or volatility in 2018? The global view

2017-12-08 06:32

Despite welcome relief a decade after the global credit crisis, the core question remains whether the solid performance of the world's economies is sustainable, says Daniel Silke.

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.

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