There are silver linings to dark global clouds, says Terry Bell.
Terry Bell looks back over perhaps the most turbulent and taxing year in the past 20.
Russia is not the West and Putin may well survive unscathed, says Leopold Scholtz.
The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.
The rand is being affected by the rouble's depreciation because they export similar commodities, an economist says.
The rand has rallied against the dollar as the US Fed's statement signalling interest rates would remain near zero offered respite to emerging market currencies.
The rouble has made gains against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency after it plunged to record lows.
Russia's finance ministry is selling its foreign currency to support the rouble, a spokesperson told AFP.
The embattled rouble has clawed back some losses in Asian trade after crashing to unprecedented lows.
A satellite, which the Democratic Alliance (DA) says could be part of South Africa’s spy programme ‘Project Flute’, has been launched from Kazakhstan.
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