In this week's edition we take a look at the Zuma effect, surprising ways the economy will change and deliver a sobering Covid-19 report card.
'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.
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.
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.
In the high-stakes game of protectionism it is the less-developed countries that are likely to lose, says Professor John Luiz.
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.
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.
2016 was the year when globalisation, the path that the world economy has largely followed for decades, took some hefty blows
Among the questions that are raised in relation to Africa is whether the continent can be said to be on the economic mend.
Globalisation must be "different" in the future, with world governments working more to prevent persistent inequality, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde.
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.
With the rise of populism in the West, uncertainty abounds, and political insight becomes crucial for investors.
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.
Deputy Reserve Bank governor Daniel Mminele says that banks de-risking from emerging market and developing economies is contributing to global financial fragmentation.
Research by Credit Suisse identified trends signalling changes in globalisation and the start of a multipolar world.
The wealthy is expected to continue to donate to good causes, despite a tough global geopolitical environment in 2016.
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.
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.
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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