Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Global equities have wavered on Wednesday as caution set in before a crucial US interest rate decision, while investors remained alert to developments in the Middle East after the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities.
The pound has bounced after Prime Minister Boris Johnson again failed to get MPs to back a snap election, while Asian equities drifted as investors await a key ECB meeting and developments in the China-US trade talks.
European and American have stocks ventured higher following a meltdown in Asia as financial markets seemed to march in lockstep with tweets by US President Donald Trump on the trade front.
Stock markets and the dollar have risen before a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell.
Stock markets have rallied after US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser hailed "positive" trade talks with Chinese negotiators.
Stock markets have retreated as rising tensions in Hong Kong and an economic crisis in Argentina added to persistent uncertainty over US-China trade talks and political strains elsewhere.
The rise in influence of anti-establishment and populist movements continues apace. Britain now has a leader in Boris Johnson who resembles Donald Trump in his bombastic manner, writes Clem Sunter.
Stock markets have mostly fallen, with investors awaiting key clues on the outlook for US interest rates from Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell.
When companies that are thriving take on large, capital-intensive projects, they often fail to deliver. And shareholders pay the price for this. Sasol’s Lake Charles project is a case in point, writes investment expert Simon Brown.
The global economy is wobbling in 2019, giving rise to recession fears and forcing the world’s central banks to consider renewed policy easing.
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Global stock markets have mostly climbed after China unveiled fresh stimulus measures, while below-par US jobs data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates this month.
Global stock markets fell on Friday as trade war worries returned with a vengeance when China said it would target US imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs.
Global stock markets have softened as investors avoided risk on the eve of a speech by Federal Reserve head Jerome Powell, hotly anticipated for clues on the interest rate outlook.
Stock markets and the dollar have slid after Wall Street suffered its worst showing this year, as mounting fears of a possible global recession saw investors flee equities for havens such as bonds, the yen and gold.
Stocks have advanced as investors hunted for bargains following heavy losses caused by anxiety over the deepening US-China trade war.
Global stock markets have turned weaker after recent record gains in the US while growing concerns about a no-deal Brexit kept the pound under pressure.
Stock markets have mostly retreated after a strong run over several sessions as attention returned to US-China trade tensions, dealers said.
Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic have pushed higher after two major US banks reported earnings ahead of analysts' expectations.
Global stocks have mostly risen as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks while the dollar gained on the euro for the sixth straight session.
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