George Soros: ‘Con man’ Trump will cause markets to slump

2017-01-23 13:26

It is unlikely that UK Prime Minister is actually going to remain in power, she has a divided cabinet and Britons are in denial about the economic impact of Brexit, George Soros said.

Gordhan defends SA's democracy at #WEF2017 in Davos

2017-01-19 19:55

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks to Bloomberg Television at the World Economic Forum about the SA economy, Donald Trump and the ANC's upcoming leadership election.

Why Davos dislikes digital currencies

2017-01-19 05:01

Digital currencies could allow even the unbanked to save and transact at low cost - but the status quo suits those debating the topic at Davos, says Arno Lawrenz.

Sarb governor Kganyago worries over Trump's protectionism talks

2017-01-18 16:06

Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago discusses his outlook for economic growth and the impact of a Trump administration on South Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

SA CEOs less optimistic about global economy - PwC

2017-01-18 05:31

South African chief executives' confidence levels for the next 12 months are below that of the world average, a survey by PwC reveals.

New technology poses huge global risk - WEF report

2017-01-17 19:50

The world is entering a highly disruptive phase of technological change, which is one of the big five global risks highlighted in a report presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics

2017-01-17 14:21

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos have agreed to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

These 3 billionaires at top of SA's inequality shocker

2017-01-16 14:38

Research by Oxfam shows that the wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom 50% of the population.

Zuma ditches Davos

2017-01-15 06:00

President Jacob Zuma’s decision not to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in Switzerland was made at the last minute.

 

WEF wants to repair capitalism

2017-01-22 05:59

The rising wave of global populism shows why ‘broken’ capitalism needs to bridge the inequality gap, writes Sipho Pityana

Majozi: Why does anyone care that Christo Wiese, Stephen Saad are ‘stinking rich’?

2017-01-19 13:23

Billionaires started small but had brilliant entrepreneurial minds. Davos should focus on job creation and opportunity instead of 'dubious' reports, says an analyst.

Matt Damon roots for Trump

2017-01-18 21:23

Movie star Matt Damon is grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency.

WATCH: Defying death threats, Afghanistan's first female orchestra to play Davos

2017-01-18 15:58

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

Gordhan takes a stand for emerging markets at #WEF17

2017-01-17 21:33

Economic giant US may impact the rest of the world, but emerging markets also matter to the global environment, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Davos.

Ramaphosa boasts about SA's 'world class' IPP project in Davos

2017-01-17 18:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says that to bridge the energy gap in Africa, governments should partner with the private sector.

Radebe appointed to WEF stewardship board

2017-01-17 12:22

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has been appointed to a stewardship board of the World Economic Forum.

'Heroes of the economy' missing from Davos

2017-01-16 16:15

Small businesses have been left in the cold as politicians and big business gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, according to Sage CEO Stephen Kelly.

Wealth shock: 8 men own same as half of world's poorest

2017-01-16 10:26

The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world’s richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, new research reveals.

Zuma to skip World Economic Forum in Davos

2017-01-13 15:40

President Jacob Zuma won’t be attending this year’s World Economic Forum and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the SA delegation instead, says the presidency.

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