Global recession not yet on the cards - economist

2019-06-13 21:22

The risk of a recession will only escalate if tariff threats that the US has used in its engagements with countries like China and Mexico escalate, says an economist.

Lagarde: Trade must be fixed without tit-for-tat tariffs

2019-06-12 14:18

International Monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde has called on governments to de-escalate current trade disputes and instead work to fix the global system.

Tokyo stocks open higher on Wall St gain, lower yen

2019-01-17 07:35

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street and a lower yen.

Trump's snub to EU overtures on tariff cuts clobbers carmakers

2018-08-31 19:35

European car stocks have fallen and the region’s politicians expressed disappointment after US President Donald Trump rejected a proposal to eliminate tariffs on auto imports.

Trump's tariffs push electronics from China to Southeast Asia

2018-08-01 10:04

Electronics makers are preparing to shift more production to Southeast Asia as trade tensions with the US make it less appealing to manufacture gadgets in China.

US announces $12bn in aid to farmers hurt by trade tariffs

2018-07-27 15:14

The US government will provide up to $12bn in aid to American farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs imposed by trading partners, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said this week.

Discussion on trade wars unavoidable at Brics - Dirco

2018-07-23 20:36

The Brics Summit will not focus on the China and the US trade tiff, but tariff battles must be discussed, said Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu.

JSE pulls back after muted session

2018-06-21 18:30

The JSE eased on Thursday with the All-Share index down 0.74% following a relatively muted trading session.

JSE, global markets continue to reel over trade concerns

2018-06-19 17:50

The JSE trended lower along with other global equity markets, as trade concerns continued to dominate market sentiment.

Imports of sugar into SA were accidentally duty free for seven weeks – even as the sugar-tax debate raged

2018-05-28 19:03

And for other parts of 2017, import duties were up to 30% lower than they should have been, says Tongaat Hulett.


Google speeds up shift of hardware production away from China

2019-06-12 15:19

Alphabet’s Google is moving some production of Nest thermostats and server hardware out of China, avoiding punitive US tariffs and an increasingly hostile government in Beijing, according to people familiar with the matter.

China to to lay out position on trade talks in new White Paper

2019-06-01 12:21

China said it will lay out its position on trade talks with the US. in a white paper and hold a rare press conference on the issue on Sunday, an announcement that came hours after it implemented retaliatory tariff increases against the US.

US sees trade deal within reach as China dispatches top aide

2019-01-07 20:15

China's Vice Premier Liu He showed up to what were expected to be mid-level talks between US and Chinese officials, on Monday.

SA asked US to 'back away' from punitive tariffs

2018-08-14 22:15

SA asked the US to steer clear of punitive tariffs that could make it collateral damage in the trade war with China, says Trade Minister Rob Davies.

US, China seek to restart talks to defuse trade war, sources say

2018-07-31 21:12

The US and China are trying to restart talks aimed at averting a full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies, two people familiar with the effort have said.

Trade war risk to dominate Brics summit in SA

2018-07-24 10:35

Leaders of the Brics emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will meet in Johannesburg this week, with the threat of a worsening global trade war topping the agenda.

China rallies Brics to fight against protectionism as US steps up trade war

2018-07-23 07:52

China has rallied the support of the biggest developing economies to push back against protectionism as US President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on almost all Chinese imports.

Reprieve for global markets sees JSE close firmer

2018-06-20 18:08

The local bourse found some reprieve on Wednesday as global markets rebounded, mainly on the back of new Chinese stimulus.

JSE joins market tumble as China retaliates to trade tariffs

2018-06-18 19:28

There is broad-based weakness across global equity markets including the JSE, as investors try to gauge the impact of US tariffs on China.

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