Had Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised VAT, he would probably have been fired.
Gordhan’s budget was disappointing and even a bit depressing, says Jaco Leuvennink.
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Hong Kong’s existing home prices have climbed to a record, fueled by a surge in demand from investors despite taxes and mortgage curbs designed to rein in prices.
The UK economy has grown more than previously estimated in the final three months of 2016 but it may be the last hurrah.
Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude producer in December, according to new data released.
Orders at UK factories have climbed at the fastest pace in two years this month, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
A global rally in stocks is driving some investors to drink, but not in the way you might think.
The Vatican has frozen some €2m in suspect funds last year as part of Pope Francis' war against money laundering in the Holy See, says its chief magistrate.
The fall armyworm has a potential to cause a serious food security problem in sub-Saharan Africa, says an expert at emergency UN talks in Harare.
India's largest carmaker Tata Motors reported a 96% fall in quarterly profits, due to a cash ban which hit domestic business and weak sales at its luxury Jaguar Land Rover unit.
The eurozone economy has expanded less than initially reported as growth in three of its largest economies fell short of expectations.
German growth has accelerated less than anticipated as strong fundamentals in Europe’s largest economy were countered by increased uncertainty abroad.
The average price of a UK home has hit a new record in January, continuing an upward trend that’s in part being driven by a supply-demand imbalance.
Consider giving your honey stocks - a gift that will keep on giving.
Fake news is just another strand of propaganda. An expert shows how to combat it.
Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale of how South Africa could be going.
Here's a guide on how life cover works and where disability and dread disease insurance fit in.
Waking up early can boost personal productivity. Here are some tips to tackle those early starts.
A growing crisis in SA's education sector could portend a grim future for the country.
There may be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and need to hide.
Market sentiment may be driven by politicians and not central banks' monetary policies.
China’s overseas shipments have rebounded in January with exports to the US rising, just as it braces for potential trade frictions under Donald Trump’s presidency.
A sales hangover and holiday-shortened month have combined to send China’s passenger-vehicle sales to their first decline in almost a year.
While being questioned for allegedly bribing South Korea’s president, Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee is locked up at a prison notorious for housing convicted billionaires, a serial killer and the hangman’s noose.
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