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Trump's trade chief lectures his boss and gets earful in return

Feb 23 2019 14:18

An exasperated Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, tried to gently educate his boss, Donald Trump, on the meaning of a 'memorandum of understanding' in the Oval Office.


Theresa May is said to face calls to quit after Brexit

Feb 23 2019 12:29

Theresa May must resign as British prime minister and Conservative leader later this year after delivering Brexit, according to politicians at the highest levels of her own government.


NASA says SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is ready to fly to space station

Feb 23 2019 10:13

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is ready to fly its first commercially-built spacecraft designed for humans to the International Space Station, NASA said Friday after a high-level agency review of the project in the final week before the flight.


Analysis & Opinion


#Budget2019 was missing ideas from the left. Why this isn’t a good thing

Budgets are, inevitably, political, not only because they decide how the...


Volkswagen tries to play catch-up on driverless tech

Volkswagen’s next step into autonomous driving looks like it could be...


Matshela Koko: Eskom is broken, but it wasn't the Guptas – and bailouts won't fix it

The story is being told by those eager to restructure, unbundle and ultimately...


INSIDE LABOUR: Austerity and the lack of real alternatives

What was missing in the run-up to the 2019 Budget was what had become,...


Shutting down the internet doesn't work - but governments keep doing it

The Zimbabwean government recently blocked internet access in an bid to...

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US stocks dip as Nike, Tesla stumble

Feb 22 2019 11:05

Wall Street stocks have retreated following lackluster economic data and stumbles by some high-profile companies, including Tesla and Nike.

Hong Kong stocks down at break

Feb 22 2019 11:01

Shares in Hong Kong have ended the morning session lower, tracking losses on Wall Street as investors keep their focus on China-US trade talks.

WATCH: Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100bn investment in India

Feb 22 2019 10:58

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he saw investment opportunities of more than $100bn in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between India and Pakistan.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE Gold Index – important breakout

Feb 21 2019 12:25

The JSE Gold index has broken out of an almost two-year sideways range and has a significantly higher target in place now.

European stock markets mixed at open

Feb 21 2019 11:21

Europe's main stock markets have diverged at the start of trade, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.3% at 7 209.39 points.

African airlines improve accident rate

Feb 21 2019 13:16

For a third consecutive year, airlines in sub-Saharan Africa experienced zero fatalities in jet operations, says the International Air Transport Association.



How to avoid picking up bad habits

Feb 20 2019 09:57

When a market is booming, it’s easy to get caught up in the euphoria and make investment decisions that you normally wouldn’t. But it’s important to avoid the pitfalls that will hurt you in the long run.

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