ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICY

Trump is trying to fend off impeachment by saying he's built the 'greatest economy' in US history. But the facts paint a very different picture, top economists say.

2019-10-12 16:00

Trump has used the economy to defend himself during the impeachment inquiry. But top economists say the economy isn't doing as well as he says.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the 'world's cleanest and safest air.' Actually, he's making pollution worse.

2019-09-05 13:40

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh, and it is getting worse.

The Amazon rainforest fires are shaping the G7 summit, where world leaders like Trump and Macron are convening

2019-08-25 08:29

"This speaks to climate change being an issue at the highest level of international discourse," one professor of earth and atmospheric sciences said.

Trump and other politicians keep blaming violent video games for mass shootings. That just doesn’t add up.

2019-08-07 17:25

For the second time in as many years, President Trump and other politicians are pointing to violent video games following a mass shooting.

'Our Fed does nothing': Trump attacks the independent central bank days before policy meeting

2019-07-29 17:06

President Donald Trump has increasingly sought to boost the US economy amid his 2020 reelection campaign.

Trump ramps up pressure on the Fed, saying the 'very misguided' central bank should 'move now' to cut interest rates

2019-07-22 17:27

The comments added to Trump's increasingly forceful pressure campaign on the Fed, which operates independent of the White House.

Turkey’s Erdogan reportedly fired his central bank chief for refusing to slash interest rates

2019-07-07 18:10

The comments were expected to add to concerns about monetary policy independence in the embattled economy.

China could restrict its export of rare-earth metals as a trade-war tactic. Here's what they are and why they're so crucial.

2019-06-05 08:41

China controls a lion's share of the planet's rare-earth elements, which are hard to mine and used in everything from missile tech to smartphones.

Apple's profit will drop by almost 30% if China bans its products, Goldman Sachs estimates

2019-05-23 11:13

An all-out ban on Apple products in China could strip the iPhone giant of $15 billion in profits this year, Goldman Sachs analysts estimate.

Adopt renewables with caution, says IPP head

2018-12-12 21:28

Head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producers Office Karen Breytenbach said the department was working on a transition to renewables that would best benefit the country.

 

Here's why Morgan Stanley thinks the world's biggest economies may be powerless to stop the next recession

2019-08-28 12:17

Weakening economic data from Germany and China has stoked concerns of an impending economic slowdown worldwide.

Trump lashes out at 'clueless Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve' after recession signal flashes

2019-08-15 08:39

The attack came after a key recession signal flashed for the first time since the financial crisis, sending financial markets sharply lower.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 20 kilometres up, day or night

2019-08-03 10:48

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.

Facebook was just slapped with a record-setting R69 billion fine for mishandling user data, but those users won't see a penny. Here's where that money goes.

2019-07-25 13:45

Facebook's record-setting $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission is going straight to the US Treasury Department.

France is Trump's new target as he broadens the scope of his global trade war once again

2019-07-18 09:11

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will oppose France's proposed 3% tax on the revenues of tech firms like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

Sunday Read: Momentum rocked by fresh allegations of 'unethical' practices

2019-07-07 09:24

After a year that saw Momentum plunged into an imbroglio for initially failing to pay a widow out from her slain husband’s policy, the company is facing legal action from another customer.

Huawei is planning to drop Google's operating system as soon as next month after being barred from working with US companies

2019-05-29 08:47

In the wake of Huawei's blacklisting by the US government, the world's second-largest smartphone maker is signalling plans to drop Google's Android.

Plastic bags will be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

2019-05-13 14:33

Liberty Two Degrees, the landlord which owns some of South Africa’s most high-end shopping malls, says it will implement a "no plastic shopping bag" policy by 1 January 2020.

SA investment conferences about public relations, not reality - Chris Hart

2018-11-29 06:45

Policy in SA is increasingly becoming a choice between "awful or dreadful" - something that is not particularly useful in relation to luring investments, says Chris Hart.

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