Everything you need to know about Trump's latest tariffs

2018-09-18 14:16

The Trump administration’s latest salvo in a burgeoning trade war includes tariffs imposed on an additional $200bn worth of Chinese goods ranging from steel panels to fresh garlic.

Rand holds firm despite developments in US-China trade dispute

2018-09-18 11:44

The rand held firm, trading just below R15/$ to the greenback on Tuesday morning, despite developments in the US-China trade dispute.

We will all be losers if we lose AGOA, Parly hears

2018-09-13 17:27

Setting aside AGOA will have dire consequences, the department of trade and industry says.

Rob Davies to attend G20 trade ministers meeting in Argentina

2018-09-11 10:45

Davies says the meeting comes amid concerns of countries instituting trade measures that are not compatible with the World Trade Organization rules.

Current account deficit narrows to 3.3%

2018-09-06 20:05

The current account deficit had narrowed by R55.6bn to R163.8bn in the second quarter.

JSE struggles for direction as trade concerns dim optimism

2018-09-03 18:34

The JSE got off to a cagey start as global markets struggled to find direction amid the trade war escalations.

India keeps its crown as the fastest-growing major economy in the world

2018-09-02 09:39

India's economy expanded more than 8% between April and June from a year earlier.

US said to stress Friday Nafta deadline as Canada joins talks

2018-08-29 13:22

Canada’s foreign minister has rejoined Nafta talks as a US deadline looms this Friday to reach a deal to renew the pact as a three-country agreement.

The world’s largest shipping company is trialing an Arctic route — and it’s a worrying sign for the future of the planet

2018-08-25 11:33

A Danish ship has left the Russian port of Vladivostok to become the first commercial container vessel to tackle an Arctic route along Russia’s north coast as it trials a journey made easier by global warming.

World's biggest sovereign fund worried about trade wars

2018-08-21 13:01

The managers of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, has expressed concern about global trade tensions, which could heavily impact its value.


China vows to retaliate after Trump's $200bn tariff hit

2018-09-18 12:27

China has vowed to retaliate after the Trump administration said it would impose a 10% tariff on about $200bn in Chinese goods next week, and more than double the rate in 2019.

'Growing trend' of clean audits in Trade and Industry - Auditor General

2018-09-14 07:31

The Department of Trade and Industry has thanked Parliament's portfolio committee for giving it a "hard time", helping it reduce irregular expenditure by R3.8m.

Parliament committees back review of customs agreement

2018-09-12 13:42

The Southern African Customs Union agreement of 2002 in its current form has not achieved intended industrial development in member countries and the agreement is being reviewed.

Kingon talks tough on illicit trade, revenue collection

2018-09-10 12:33

Acting SARS Commissioner Mark Kingon has encouraged South Africans to join hands in fighting illicit trade and to be cooperative in paying their taxes for the benefit of the economy.

The ups and downs of derivatives

2018-09-06 09:16

Following more bad news from Nigeria for MTN, the company's share price dropped in August. Investment expert Simon Brown uses this single-stock event to point out the risks of derivative trading.

Theresa May wants the number one spot

2018-09-02 12:31

UK prime minister’s investment-oriented visit is a sign of the positive change in top-level relations between SA and its erstwhile coloniser.

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO if it doesn’t 'shape up'

2018-08-31 12:56

President Donald Trump says he would pull out of the World Trade Organisation if it doesn’t treat the US better, targeting a cornerstone of the international trading system.

Donald Trump seems to have a back-up plan if his trade wars fail

2018-08-27 11:35

It is possible that US President Donald Trump would use a weak dollar rather than tariffs to push American competitiveness – which is easier than a trade war.

French oil giant Total pulls out of $4.8 billion Iran deal under US pressure

2018-08-21 20:29

Total, France’s largest energy company, has officially pulled out of Iran under pressure from the United States. The Iranian oil minister announced the withdrawal of Total from the country on Monday, RT and DW reported.

The world's biggest shipping company warns Trump's trade war will hurt America more than anyone else

2018-08-20 18:29

It could knock 4% off US trade annually, warns the CEO of Maersk.

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