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China’s imports, exports both worse than expected in September

Oct 14 2019 16:56

China’s exports and imports shrank more than expected in September, as existing US tariffs and the ongoing slowdown in global trade combined to undercut demand.


Trump’s China handshake fails to lift economic gloom

Oct 14 2019 15:46

The pledges China and the US made to keep prospects alive for a comprehensive trade deal did little to alter the deteriorating growth outlooks for both countries because they were sealed with something economists don’t trust: a handshake.


Group wants convicted Dutch arms dealer expelled from SA

Oct 14 2019 15:24

The centre asked a court to cancel the SA residence permit of a Dutch businessman and convicted arms trafficker who’s being sought by authorities in the Netherlands.

South Africa

'One person at a time.' Kieswetter's strategy for fixing SARS

Oct 13 2019 11:05

Edward Kieswetter, who took over as head on May 1, inherited an institution that suffered “massive failure of governance and integrity”.


Trump threatens Turkey sanctions but isn’t moving ahead yet

Oct 11 2019 20:58

United States President Donald Trump gave his administration authority to impose new sanctions on Turkey but is not moving ahead with them yet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

South Africa

Vaal sewage crisis left hanging due to lack of funds

Oct 11 2019 19:29

South African troops have suspended work to rehabilitate the water system that serves Gauteng because of a lack of funds.


Brexit 'divorce deal' in sight as negotiators wrestle with the details

Oct 13 2019 07:45

The UK and European Union signalled a Brexit deal is in sight, with negotiators heading into intensive talks in Brussels as a potential compromise over the Irish border starts to emerge.



Chocolate makers face ultimatum over pay for African farmers

Oct 14 2019 05:00

They either have support a contentious plan to raise the pay of impoverished farmers, or risk a halt to programmes that sustainability-conscious consumers increasingly demand.

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Struggling power utility Eskom will take centre stage at this year's mini budget

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