• Courage to do right

    A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’, says Prof Dirk Kotze.

  • #Budget2016

    Possible steps that can be taken in the National Budget to avert a junk status.

  • No ordinary SONA

    A weak president presiding over a racially polarised nation faces a serious task.

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Economy

Ian Wason: SONA must address debt addiction

Feb 11 2016 14:52

In his State of the Nation speech President Jacob Zuma needs to make it clear that 2016 is the year that focuses on three important issues, suggests a debt expert.

BizNews

Vavi: What Zuma should say in his SONA

Feb 11 2016 13:06

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi highlights key issues the SONA should focus on: unemployment, BEE and economic policies among others.

Opinion

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

Feb 11 2016 11:24

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’ - that is, to radically reduce inequality like the former Brazilian president, says Professor Dirk Kotze.

Equities

Possible halt in Fed rate hikes impacts JSE

Feb 11 2016 12:05

Bets that the Federal Reserve could be done raising interest rates for 2016 had negative results for stock markets worldwide and the JSE followed global trends.

Economy

Markets have all eyes on Zuma's critical SONA

Feb 11 2016 09:55

The rand weakened to R15.92 ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech, which will be watched closely by local investors hoping for positive signs.

Economy

Wounded Zuma seeks to salvage reputation in state address

Feb 11 2016 06:50

As he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation speech, President Jacob Zuma is facing one of the darkest moments of his presidency.

Tech

5 tips to boost your smartphone's battery life

Feb 11 2016 11:34

More powerful processors are driving innovations in smartphones, but these developments are tempered if they burn out your device's battery life.

 

In other news

On-demand internet builder launches in SA

Feb 11 2016 13:40

International platform builder Click Labs has set up shop in Johannesburg with a view to African expansion.

European stock-index futures drop with crude, Yen, Gold advance

Feb 11 2016 12:55

European equity-index futures have signalled a return to the selloff that drove stocks to a two-year low this week.

Oil extends loss to trade near 12-year low

Feb 11 2016 12:23

Oil has extended losses to trade near a 12-year low as crude stockpiles at the delivery point for New York futures expanded to a record even as nationwide supplies slipped.

Hong Kong stocks fall in worst start to Lunar New Year since 1994

Feb 11 2016 07:59

Hong Kong stocks headed for their worst start to a lunar new year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.

Dollar sinks in Asia as Fed boss dampens chance of rate hike

Feb 11 2016 07:57

The dollar has retreated across the board after comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen suggested the central bank will not hike interest rates any time soon.

US oil prices dive below $27 a barrel

Feb 11 2016 07:55

US crude has tumbled below $27 a barrel in Asia as the oversaturated market struggled to cope with high inventories in the US and an increased output from OPEC.

Nasdaq up, Dow down as Yellen warns on economy

Feb 11 2016 07:41

The tech-rich Nasdaq has risen, but the Dow retreated as US stocks reacted indecisively to statements from Fed's chair highlighting heightened economic risks.

US stocks rise as Yellen warns on US economy

Feb 10 2016 20:13

Wall Street stocks have risen as congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen highlighted the risks to US growth from economic turmoil overseas.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’...

Opinion

Daniel Silke: No ordinary SONA for ‘lame-duck’ Zuma

A weak President presiding over a racially polarised nation now has enemies...

Opinion

Is SA really open for business?

As for companies, SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand...

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