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Although property companies say holiday makers are prepared to pay up to R150 000 to stay in plush villas in Cape Town, a Fin24 Twitter poll proved contrary.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has told a Davos gathering that an inflation pickup will put a damper on consumers this year. The first signs may already be appearing.
Chinese stocks have climbed, with a measure of small companies surging the most since October, amid speculation they will benefit from a plan to ease restrictions.
European shares have declined while US futures gained as investors await the start of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Tokyo stocks have edged higher, casting off early losses, as investors focus on US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later in the day.
Most Asian markets have turned lower as nervous investors await Donald Trump's inauguration, while there was little reaction showing a further slowdown in China's economic growth last year.
US stocks have retreated and the dollar has fallen against most currencies in the final session before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
President Jacob Zuma signed several bills into law, including seven tax and employment-related amendments. finweek takes a look at what they mean.