US can't change global trade alone, Brics panel hears

2018-07-25 07:43

'Brics cooperation will be a solution to [the] challenge of de-globalisation,' the chairperson of the Bank of China Chen Siqing said at a discussion in Sandton.

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.

Gordhan warns that inequality could lead to revolt

2017-05-28 06:00

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has highlighted that one of the dangers of an unequal economy is that the population could rise up in protest.

Wanted: Visionary leaders with a social conscience

2017-05-03 05:00

In the high-stakes game of protectionism it is the less-developed countries that are likely to lose, says Professor John Luiz.

2017's global scenarios

2017-01-27 08:36

If we've learnt anything from 2016 it's that the future can defy all expert predictions. How do we plan for 2017 and what do the years beyond hold in store in terms of possible highs and lows for the global economy, asks Clem Sunter.

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 5 global risks for 2017 - WEF

2017-01-12 13:03

Societal polarisation, income inequality and the inward orientation of countries are spilling over into real-world politics, the WEF says in its 2017 Global Risks Report.

Globalisation took hits in 2016, will 2017 lead to more?

2017-01-02 12:06

2016 was the year when globalisation, the path that the world economy has largely followed for decades, took some hefty blows

Why does Africa keep missing the bus?

2016-11-06 06:18

Among the questions that are raised in relation to Africa is whether the continent can be said to be on the economic mend.

Lagarde: Globalisation must be different

2016-10-06 19:42

Globalisation must be "different" in the future, with world governments working more to prevent persistent inequality, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.


What explains the rise of populism?

2017-08-16 09:34

New research shows that the economic climate in a country appears to have a substantial impact on individuals’ political sentiment. These findings could have important implications for South Africa.

Geopolitical recession changing the world

2017-06-29 11:23

With the rise of populism in the West, uncertainty abounds, and political insight becomes crucial for investors.

Entrepreneurs – the world needs you!

2017-05-18 16:29

A number of countries have put in place policies and visa schemes to attract entrepreneurs to their shores – and in some cases a brilliant business idea is enough to secure a visa.

De-risking threatens global financial system - deputy Sarb governor

2017-02-03 12:05

Deputy Reserve Bank governor Daniel Mminele says that banks de-risking from emerging market and developing economies is contributing to global financial fragmentation.

10 threats to globalisation in 2017

2017-01-23 07:20

Research by Credit Suisse identified trends signalling changes in globalisation and the start of a multipolar world.

Brexit, Trump won't deter giving by the wealthy - report

2017-01-10 15:10

The wealthy is expected to continue to donate to good causes, despite a tough global geopolitical environment in 2016.

Facebook's Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to 'disconnect'

2016-11-20 14:32

Facebook's Zuckerberg called on world leaders to forge a more "connected" planet, which was under threat after Trump's US election win and Britain's "Brexit" vote.

What are the chances of an African Spring?

2016-11-04 13:16

Everywhere the silent majority is starting to stand up and stiffen their backs, to get back the power to influence what transpires around them. What holds the future? Who knows, we live in interesting times. An African spring in our home and front yard - just maybe.

Unlikely culprits behind closing of world economy

2016-09-14 06:51

Unless governments can quickly recover the cooperative spirit, tomorrow’s economies are certain to be even less open than today’s, writes Satyajit Das.

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