Emerging-market equities post longest rally in a year

2019-01-21 06:51

Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar.

China says trade talks with US concluded, lauded as 'good news' for world economy

2019-01-09 11:42

China and the US concluded trade talks that were extended by one day, and China will be releasing a statement soon on the result, a Government spokesperson said in Beijing.

Review: Emerging market stocks get a lift from China easing, Fed flexibility

2019-01-06 17:00

Emerging-market stocks and currencies closed out the first week of 2019 on a high note.

7 things that affected the rand in 2018

2018-12-30 10:30

From Zuma's ousting to US-China trade relations, here are all the events which impacted the rand in 2018.

Trump's trade war comes with an unexpected bonus: More trade

2018-12-29 08:00

A few days before Christmas, the global economy was chugging along nicely - trade wars be damned.

Tokyo stocks open lower on trade war fears

2018-12-10 07:23

Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower on Monday, taking a negative lead from New York where unease over the US-China trade war prompted a fresh sell-off late last week.

U.S mid-terms: SA not throwing in the 'waslap' in trade discussions - Davies

2018-11-07 16:33

The SA government has engaged with members of the US administration in trade matters and will continue to do so with newly-elected Congress which decides on trade laws, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said.

MARKET OVERVIEW: The week that was and here's what's next...

2018-11-04 12:53

Emerging-market assets rallied, with a gauge of equities completing its best week since 2016.

'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.


US recession risk hits six-year high mid Trade War, Shutdown

2019-01-11 13:23

Economists put the risk of a US recession at the highest in more than six years amid mounting dangers from financial markets, a trade war with China and the federal-government shutdown.

US-China trade talks extend to Wednesday, Trump sees progress

2019-01-08 16:03

US-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into Wednesday, an American negotiator said.

WATCH: Trump says 'big progress' on deal as China factory activity shrinks

2019-01-01 12:21

China's factory activity contracted for the first time in over two years in December, highlighting the challenges facing Beijing as it seeks to end a bruising trade war with Washington.

Trump hails `big progress' in lengthy call with China's Xi

2018-12-30 07:48

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he’d spoken at length with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that 'big progress' is being made toward a deal between the world’s largest economies.

China heads into trade talks bracing for more US demands

2018-12-27 10:54

China enters trade talks in Beijing having made concerted efforts to end the standoff with the US, and also unsure it’s done enough.

Nike, LVMH back up China's piracy efforts in contrast to Trump

2018-11-08 12:45

Nike and LVMH, who have struggled against knockoffs of their famous products, are sticking up for China when it comes to fighting piracy.

Jack Ma labels trade war 'most stupid thing' as tensions boil

2018-11-05 21:28

Billionaire Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has called fighting over trade senseless and decried once again a widening conflict between the US and China.

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.

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