The EU and Japan just signed a new trade deal, and it shows how the rest of the world is fighting back against Trump's attacks

2018-07-18 08:54

According the European Commission, the deal is projected to eliminate just under R16 billion worth of tariffs for EU exporters and double the amount for Japanese firms.

African economies to grow by 4.1% in 2018 – report

2018-07-17 19:13

African economies will grow by 4.1% in 2018, but trade reforms are needed, according to the African Export-Import Bank's Africa Trade Report 2018.

There's a glaring problem with Trump's trade war that could drag out the fight indefinitely

2018-07-16 11:56

Trump hasn't laid out a clear vision of success for the trade fights, which will likely end up hurting the US economy he seeks to protect, experts say.

Trade Wars: China to import less soy first time since 2004

2018-07-14 12:46

As the trade spat with the US escalates, China's imports of the oilseed are set to decline for the first time in 15 years.

China says it won't give in to US 'blackmail' on trade tariffs

2018-07-11 22:33

China has fired back at President Donald Trump’s latest tariff escalation, saying it won’t yield to “blackmail.”

Emerging-market carry trade makes comeback

2018-07-10 13:50

Having been pummeled in the second quarter as the dollar strengthened and capital flooded out of developing nations, currency-arbitrage returns are turning positive again.

Huawei pushes back as pressure on Chinese companies grows

2018-07-04 09:20

Huawei says a proposed ban on selling its gear to some US mobile providers isn’t lawful, pushing back against assertions it poses a risk as the Trump administration increases pressure on China.

SA to sign African free trade agreement - Davies

2018-07-01 17:33

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed on Sunday that South Africa will be signing the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.

US metal manufacturers mobilise against Trump tariffs

2018-07-01 08:03

Feeling the pinch from US President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policies, the American metal industry has rallied its forces to plead for changes.

Trump once called Harley-Davidson 'a true American icon.' Now, he's trashing the motorcycle giant

2018-06-27 09:11

Last year Donald Trump said Harley Davidson was a "true American icon", but now they're at of a Twitter tirade from the president.


SA trade conditions worsen – survey

2018-07-17 22:30

Trade conditions in South Africa deteriorated further in June 2018, according to the latest Trade Activity Index (TAI) released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci).

Weaker Chinese data weighs on global markets

2018-07-16 18:16

The JSE started the week on the backfoot as weak Chinese growth numbers weighed on global markets.

Trump says Britain must get Brexit 'carve out' for US trade deal

2018-07-15 12:45

Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the United States in its Brexit agreement with the EU, US President Donald Trump said in an interview out Sunday.

SA firms to mull litigation If US plans new tariffs

2018-07-13 20:52

South African meat producers could consider litigation against the US if it imposes new tariffs on aluminum-based exports such as vehicles, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Trump has kicked the trade war with China into high gear – with R2.6 trillion worth of retaliation

2018-07-11 10:52

China retaliated to Trump's first move – so he slapped a new 10% tariff on a huge list of products, around half of all Chinese exports to the USA.

US trade deficit narrows to smallest since 2016

2018-07-06 16:00

The US trade deficit has narrowed in May to its smallest since October 2016 on a jump in exports of soybeans and aircraft amid the threat of retaliatory tariffs.

The EU is threatening R4 trillion in tariff retaliation – against a US plan that could hurt SA car-component exports

2018-07-02 11:07

The EU's reportedly said that it has not yet decided on countermeasures, but is "likely" to apply them to "a significant volume of trade" in the event the US imposes car duties – duties that could bite into SA exports to Europe.

Hyundai warns US auto tariff would be 'devastating'

2018-07-01 13:00

Hyundai joined a chorus of rebuke from global automakers against possible import tariffs by the Trump administration, Bloomberg reports.

US-China trade war: Emerging markets most at risk

2018-06-28 10:14

If trade tariff hostilities between China and the US continue to escalate, emerging markets and developing economies will bear the brunt of the fallout.

UBS: Trump's trade war is trying to take the world back to the 1800s — but Harley Davidson has proved it won't work

2018-06-26 13:29

The escalating trade war being spearheaded by President Donald Trump is returning the world to a state not unlike that seen in the 1800s, in trade terms at least, according to a senior figure at Swiss bank UBS.

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