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Edcon

Edcon said to be in talks for R3bn rescue funding

Economy

Postponing Brexit is worse for UK economy than May's deal

Jan 23 2019 21:33

The prospect of a delayed Brexit may be pushing up the pound, but it’s not the best news for the UK economy.

Economy

Ramaphosa has 'full confidence' in SARB's Kganyago

Jan 23 2019 20:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has “full confidence” in Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago, and that the bank should have sole responsibility for setting interest rates.

Africa

Zim consumers stock up on goods as armed soldiers keep watch

Jan 23 2019 18:44

Businesses have reopened in central Harare following violent protests and a state security crackdown, but armed soldiers and police maintained a heavy presence.

Opinion

African countries must manage the rising power of rating agencies

Jan 23 2019 20:15

There's growing dissatisfaction with rating agencies, since outside the US and EU, they don't subscribe to any international regime or governance body, says Misheck Mutize.

Economy

SA Reserve Bank ownership and independence separate issues: Ramaphosa

Jan 23 2019 16:39

Questions around the operational independence of the SA Reserve Bank and the public ownership of the institution should be kept separate, President Cyril Ramaphosa said at a media briefing at the WEF in Davos on Wednesday.

 

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

African countries must manage the rising power of rating agencies

There's growing dissatisfaction with rating agencies, since outside the...

Opinion

Deception is the lowest form of marketing

There's no substitute for trust and authenticity, says Nick Grubb....

Opinion

Ferial Haffajee: Can Ramaphosa manage R1.2trn investment and expropriation without compensation?

The ANC election manifesto is like the biriyani of political documents...

Opinion

Solly Moeng: SA may be open for business - but will its story sell?

President Cyril Ramaphosa commands respect as a leader, but SA has its...

Opinion

Freebie app for beautiful people is marketing gone wild

Something has gone awry in the way we approach marketing – but it’s not...

In other news

Strong earnings lift US stocks

Jan 23 2019 21:57

Wall Street stocks have bounced, recovering from the prior session's pullback following strong earnings from IBM, Procter & Gamble and others.

Markets mixed as dealers battle uncertainty

Jan 23 2019 15:01

Global markets have diverged as investors grew nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks ahead of a crucial meeting next week.

Stocks mixed as rally stalls; yen declines

Jan 23 2019 09:34

Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday as traders juggled continuing doubts about the prospects for progress on trade with signs of China stimulus and moves to end the US government shutdown.

Asian markets swing as dealers battle uncertainty

Jan 23 2019 06:50

Asian markets fluctuated Wednesday following a negative lead from Wall Street as investors grow nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks.

Stocks turn lower as trade worries seep back

Jan 22 2019 14:30

Stock markets have fallen as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run higher, while a report fuelled worries about the progress of China-US trade talks.

Oil declines on concerns over China, global economic growth

Jan 22 2019 14:09

Oil fell amid mounting concerns that slowing growth in China, and the global economy in general, will undermine demand for crude.

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Did the Fed really blink?

Jan 22 2019 09:48

The US Federal Reserve’s decision to hike interest rates at the end of last year was met with negative reaction. With markets requiring reassurances that it will not hike rates further, all eyes are on the central bank’s strategy.

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