• Inside Labour

    No South African, with or without a job, should be condemned to poverty, says Patrick Craven.

  • Rating agencies and SA

    Warts and all, rating agencies kept SA on the straight and narrow, says Daniel Silke.

  • Crisis management fail

    Ford SA lost the plot right after the tragic death of a Kuga owner in 2015, says Solly Moeng.

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German jobless mystery explained

Jan 18 2017 09:31

Europe’s largest economy is defying concerns that the mass arrival of people from war-torn countries, including Syria and Iraq, would lift joblessness and hurt growth.


Moody’s slammed with massive $864m penalty

Jan 16 2017 20:20

Moody’s has agreed to pay almost $864m to resolve a multiyear US investigation relating to the company inflating ratings on mortgage securities.

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'Heroes of the economy' missing from Davos

Jan 16 2017 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.


US retail sales picks up on motor vehicle demand

Jan 13 2017 16:20

Sales at US retailers have accelerated in December on the heels of stronger demand for motor vehicles, capping a year of improvement for the nation’s merchants.


UK's low-paid men see hours fall as wage inequality widens

Jan 13 2017 09:47

Falling working hours among low-paid men are contributing to inequality in the UK, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.


China’s exports remain tepid as Trump trade challenge looms

Jan 13 2017 08:49

China’s exports have remained subdued as soft global demand weighed on sales, as it braces for potential trade frictions with the US under a Donald Trump presidency.


Saudi minister optimistic about oil market stabilisation

Jan 12 2017 18:46

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Falih is optimistic about a stabilisation of the oil market following an Opec deal to cut output.


World Bank projects modest growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

Jan 12 2017 17:25

The World Bank expects South Africa’s GDP to grow at 1.1% this year, but cautions inflationary pressures and unemployment will continue to weigh on consumer spending.


Iran's first post-sanctions Airbus flies in

Jan 12 2017 15:04

A first Airbus aircraft has arrived in Iran as part of a huge order placed after the lifting of international sanctions on the Islamic republic.


Renewable energy investment fell 18% in 2016 - study

Jan 12 2017 18:16

Global investment in renewable energy dropped by 18% in 2016 due to sharp falls in equipment prices and a slowdown in China and Japan, a study has found.

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Taiwan microchip giant to boost US jobs - company

Jan 12 2017 16:35

Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing says it will create more jobs in the United States as the firm posted record profits.


Missing from Davos: Rabble-rousers leading global populist surge

Jan 11 2017 15:51

The Davos elite gathering behind metal detectors in a concrete bunker in the Swiss Alps to discuss the state of the world will be isolated in more ways than one.

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