IMF cuts forecast for global growth as trade war takes its toll

2018-10-09 09:45

The International Monetary Fund says the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in more than two years.

Asian markets mixed, euro weak on brewing Italy risk

2018-10-03 07:17

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday and the euro struggled to recover from recent selling pressure as a brewing spat between Italy and the European Union fans fears of another crisis in the eurozone.

Trump's trade war with China shows no sign of slowing down, and it might be about to get even worse

2018-09-25 11:48

Most notably, China called off planned talks over the weekend, and re-engagement appears to be unlikely until at least after the US midterm elections in November.

Five flashpoints to watch as US-China trade war heats up

2018-09-19 22:01

The worry among geopolitical strategists in Asia is that the spat may spark a wider conflict between the world’s biggest economies.

Winners and losers from Trump tariffs: Apple, bikes, Americans

2018-09-18 22:01

Manufacturers, retailers and business groups have been lobbying for weeks to escape the final list of products set for duties and there will be winners and losers:

Trump slams China with tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods, taking the trade war to the next level

2018-09-18 05:54

China is expected to respond with their own tariffs on US goods.

It's D-Day: Today marks probably the most important moment yet in Trump's trade war with China

2018-09-06 14:35

This as US President Donald Trump decides whether to levy new tariffs on about R3 trillion of Chinese goods.

WATCH: SA farmers to fight US over cheap chicken imports

2018-08-30 14:14

President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium has revived the years-long poultry tussle between the US and SA, with farmers now calling for higher import tariffs on US chicken.

What Trump's trade war is really about

2018-08-25 10:30

Steel is not the real reason behind the US trade wars, says Joanne Baynham, head of global investment strategy at MitonOptimal SA.

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.


'Like-minded' SA holds great potential for New Zealand investors - official

2018-10-03 17:11

SA holds great strategic potential for New Zealand, said the country's Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau, as he led a delegation of current and potential investors to SA this week.

US-China trade war draws rebuke from world leaders at UN event

2018-09-25 13:40

'The rise of trade protectionism threatens the multilateral trading system that was agreed upon in Marrakesh in 1994 as well as in Doha in 2001,' President Cyril Ramaphosa has said at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday.

Jack Ma says he can’t create 1 million jobs after all

2018-09-20 17:16

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma says his promise to create 1 million jobs in the US is impossible to fulfill because of the US-China trade war.

The trade war is on: Timeline of how we got here and what's next

2018-09-19 15:19

The trade dispute between the US and China continues.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says the US-China trade war is 'going to be a mess' and could last 20 years

2018-09-18 18:04

The US and China trade war could last 20 years, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said at an annual investor conference in Hangzhou.

Trump doubles down on trade war with China, and threatens other countries

2018-09-17 14:56

"If countries will not make fair deals with us, they will be 'Tariffed!'"

Concerns over US-China trade spat reignites market jitters

2018-08-30 19:04

The rand retreated along with other emerging market currencies, particularly the Turkish lira.

The Trump administration is throwing billions at US farmers to try and make up for the trade war pain

2018-08-28 16:25

The US Department of Agriculture announced $4.7 billion in payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat farmers to help ease the pain of the trade war.

WATCH: US China impose new tariffs on each other as talks resume

2018-08-23 13:48

The US and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other’s goods in the middle of trade talks aimed at averting the worsening conflict between the world’s two biggest economies.

Emerging-market assets on the rack as Turkey shatters confidence

2018-08-20 08:01

Emerging-market assets may be headed for more tumult as the volatility that gripped nations from Turkey to South Africa and Russia shows few signs of ebbing.

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