ARTICLES RELATING TO WORLD ECONOMY

France measures its attractiveness

2019-10-21 18:10

Business France and the French Treasury Directorate recently released the 2019 France Attractiveness Scoreboard.

Unprecedented disruptions to global trade, freight conference hears

2019-10-04 09:32

According to the president of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations the premise of the World Trade Organisation is being challenged..

ECB cuts rates, revives QE to lift growth as Draghi era ends

2019-09-14 14:31

The European Central Bank cut interest rates further below zero and revived bond purchases after President Mario Draghi overcame critics of his stimulus policies to make a final run at reflating the euro-area economy.

MPs approve initial stage of bill to stop no-deal Brexit

2019-09-04 18:35

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy is in tatters, his ruling Conservative party is disintegrating and he's clinging on to power by a thread.

Taxing short, cheap flights makes sense - former transport minister

2019-08-31 20:45

A former German transport minister proposes setting a price floor on air tickets, to eliminate the cheapest offerings from Europe's ubiquitous discount airlines.

WATCH: Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher - White House

2019-08-26 07:52

When President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. Jillian Kitchener has more.

International think-tank heads to SA for first time

2019-08-19 18:59

International think-tank, the Club of Rome (CoR), is set to hold its Annual Conference and Global Summit in Stellenbosch on November 6.

Trade war: Has Donald Trump misjudged China?

2019-08-09 17:00

With the Chinese yuan's latest depreciation, China is upping the ante in its trade war with the US, says Keith Wade, chief economist and strategist at Schroders.

SA's shrinking economy credit negative for govt, banks- Moody's

2019-06-10 10:30

Last week Stats SA announced the economy shrank by 3.2% in the first three months of the year, the biggest drop a decade.

GRAPHIC: Why the sixth Parliament will have to legalise weed

2019-06-05 07:00

The sixth Parliament was sworn in just over two weeks ago. Fin24 considers the pressing legislation it will have to deal with to help improve SA's economy, including the legalisation of dagga.

 

Millions affected by planned blackouts across California

2019-10-10 08:03

Half a million homes and businesses in Northern California lost power and more will soon follow as bankrupt California utility giant PG&E Corp. carries out its biggest-ever intentional blackout to keep power lines from sparking blazes.

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

2019-09-22 12:34

A Chinese agricultural delegation canceled a planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had been scheduled for the coming days, officials said Friday.

Chinese exporters get a taste of the misery to come

2019-09-10 08:43

An unexpected contraction in China’s exports during August is the clearest signal yet that the worst of the trade war damage is still to come.

Trump confronts storm threatening his re-election and property

2019-08-31 21:45

Donald Trump and the White House prepare to confront Hurricane Dorian, whose approach threatens both the president's re-election and his personal property.

Why the inverted US yield curve need not mean a recession is on its way

2019-08-31 18:45

This month the US yield curve, specifically the difference between the ten- and two-year US Treasury bond yields, turned negative.

Week ahead: Trade war back with a vengeance after Jackson Hole

2019-08-25 20:00

The escalating trade war means investors won't have long to chew over the outcome of weekend meetings of central bankers in Wyoming and world leaders in France.

Suffering emerging markets look to Fed's Powell to calm frayed nerves

2019-08-19 07:47

Investors will be hanging on Jerome Powell's every word this week for clues as to whether the current nervousness gripping emerging markets is justified.

Here's how the super-rich are investing their assets this year

2019-07-11 07:00

High net-worth individuals have significantly shifted their asset allocation, according to the Capgemini World Wealth Report 2019.

High risk of SA economy hitting recession in 2019, says Moody's

2019-06-06 12:40

The odds that the South African economy could experience a technical recession in 2019 are high, according to ratings agency Moody's.

May’s desperate gamble on a new Brexit referendum falls flat

2019-05-22 11:07

Theresa May made a desperate final gamble to get her Brexit deal through the British Parliament before she’s thrown out of office - but her efforts looked doomed.

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