Battling Bacchus and human behaviour

2020-03-17 10:07

In an effort to combat students’ binge drinking, Stellenbosch University has banned alcohol within student residences, but this policy could have unintended consequences.

The White House balks at recession fears as coronavirus outbreak hits US economy

2020-03-06 12:55

Interest rates have been a focus in White House discussions on plans for economic relief amid the outbreak, a senior administration official said.

How countries around the world are fighting to keep growth afloat as the coronavirus threatens the economy

2020-02-04 08:57

The coronavirus could chip away as much as 0.3% from global GDP, which would bring annual growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis.

Donald Trump made some eyebrow-raising statements about the US economy in his big speech at Davos — here are the facts behind five bold claims

2020-01-22 16:23

Trump made five bold claims about the US economy at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Here are the facts about them.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Trump signs China trade deal

2020-01-16 05:41

The move would be the first tangible sign of de-escalation in a trade dispute that has weighed on the world's largest economies for nearly two years.

Women now outnumber men in the American workforce for the first time since the Great Recession

2020-01-13 14:25

The development from the December jobs report reflects the growing sectors that employ more women in an economy that's still motoring along.

The Donald Trump administration has started preparing economic sanctions against Iraq

2020-01-08 09:30

US president Donald Trump first threatened economic penalties after the Iraqi parliament passed a nonbinding resolution to force the US military out of the nation.

For the first time in US history, a decade will pass without the country falling into a recession

2019-12-09 11:55

The US economy didn't tumble into a recession during 2010s — and experts say the extremely slow recovery itself was a factor.

US president Donald Trump just slapped tariffs on Brazil and Argentina to try and dig himself out of a problem he created

2019-12-03 08:57

Some economists say Trump is attempting to pressure Argentina and Brazil to limit their cooperation with China as it buys more of their goods.

Here's why Europe has mostly ditched wealth taxes over the last 25 years — even as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seek them for the US

2019-11-18 11:11

Europe's wealth taxes were poorly designed, easy to avoid and not a significant driver of government revenue, experts say.

 

Coronavirus will send stocks and oil into 'free fall' and shrink the global economy, an economist warns

2020-03-10 11:29

"Perfect risk-off storm and a true signal of upcoming global recession!" Nouriel Roubini tweeted on Monday.

Trump demands even lower rates less than an hour after Fed's first emergency cut since 2008

2020-03-04 05:44

He called on the Fed to "LEAD" with "more easing and cutting" in a tweet after the Fed slashed interest rates.

Why you need to understand a company’s payout policy

2020-01-30 09:52

Often, investors don’t pay enough attention to the future benefits of potential dividends when buying a share.

A quick guide to what Trump's 94-page trade deal with China included — and left out

2020-01-17 16:33

The text offered for the first time the details of what will be expected in a new chapter of relations between the two largest economies.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa is yet to tame his own party

2020-01-14 22:48

The president is caught in a policy trap, says Daniel Silke.

US population growth is the lowest its been since 1918. Here's why that's terrible news for its economy.

2020-01-12 16:57

The prospect of demographic stagnation is playing a key role restraining projections of US economic growth to two percent in the 2020s.

The US has become one of the lowest-taxed countries in the world. Here are the 6 other nations with the smallest tax burdens.

2019-12-10 11:57

President Trump's 2017 tax cuts made the US among the lowest taxed major economies in the world. Here are six other low-tax countries.

US president Donald Trump's administration proposes slapping new tariffs on R34 billion worth of French goods to retaliate against big tech tax

2019-12-03 14:02

Critics said the tax has disproportionately hit large-scale technology companies that are based in the US.

Barack Obama lays out the top three issues he's most worried about, and the biggest one is climate change

2019-11-22 11:33

Former president Barack Obama spoke with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at Dreamforce. Here are the top three issues he's worried about today.

The US and China clash over key trade issues as Trump threatens more tariffs

2019-11-15 08:24

China has resisted key US demands including agricultural quotas and efforts to scale back the forced transfer of technology.

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