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Why the oil price shock couldn’t come at worse time for the world's economy

Sep 17 2019 05:00

The record oil-price surge after a strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility couldn’t come at a worse time for a world economy already in the grip of a deepening downturn.


Cosatu: Mboweni's plan for jobs will make things worse - even if it works

Sep 16 2019 20:07

In a submission to National Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane, the Congress of South African Trade Unions has said that even if it works, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's economic policy paper will result in less job creation than SA has seen in the last five years.

Financial Services

Rising risk sees board members of state-owned short-term insurer Sasria resign

Sep 16 2019 21:03

The statement by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni did not explain the reasons for the resignations, but highlighted the increasing risk in Sasria's operations.


YouTube 'creators' fret over impact of new child protection rules

Sep 16 2019 20:57

"There's a lot of shock, grief and fear. For many creators, this is their only source of income," said Melissa Hunter of the Family Video Network, a consultancy which also operates a group of channels on YouTube.


Analysis & Opinion


OPINION: Don't be fooled - SA has a jobs crisis, and the informal sector isn't fixing it

The publication of South Africa’s latest unemployment figures was this...


'I write with a sense of shame': Kieswetter's letter to SARS staff about gender-based violence

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter sent staff the following letter in...


OPINION: Step aside, Millennials - here come the Perennials

Meet the generation that is energetic, switched on and most importantly,...


OPINION: When does directing a company become board interference?

The contest for areas of responsibility between directors of companies...


OPINION: When companies violate children's privacy, it's time to ask tougher questions

When data is collected from children under 13, it's time for digital marketers...

In other news

European stock markets fall at open

Sep 16 2019 10:32

European stock markets have fallen at the start of trading on Monday, but London's losses were capped by strong gains for energy giants on the back of soaring oil prices.

Hong Kong shares finish sharply lower

Sep 16 2019 10:29

Hong Kong shares have fallen following last week's healthy gains, while investors were also spooked by fresh violent protests in the city and data further highlighting weakness in the Chinese economy.

Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firmer

Sep 13 2019 13:55

The British pound has hit a seven-week high against the dollar Friday on easing fears of a no-deal Brexit.

Asian markets boosted by fresh trade hopes and ECB easing

Sep 13 2019 10:20

Equities have risen in Asian trade after the European Central Bank unveiled a fresh round of economic stimulus and another interest rate cut while a report said the US was considering a short-term trade agreement with China.

Tokyo shares end higher on optimism over US-China talks

Sep 13 2019 10:14

Tokyo shares have risen as the US and China steadily moved closer to easing their long-standing trade frictions, encouraging investors about the future for the global economy.

Trump to hold meeting on vaping after reports of mysterious illness

Sep 12 2019 21:16

US president Donald Trump will convene a meeting Wednesday on vaping, according to a person familiar with the matter, after reports of hundreds of US cases of a mysterious illness that’s sickened and killed people who have used e-cigarette devices.



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