France caught in war with wolves

Dec 11 2017 16:21

Furtive, wily and the animal of fairy tales, wolves fascinate nature lovers, but they raise fears among French sheep breeders who are trying to save their flocks.


Brexit breakthrough struck as path cleared for tough trade talks

Dec 08 2017 10:30

The UK and the European Union have struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, opening the way for talks on what businesses are keenest to nail down.


Unemployment claims at five-week low show resilient US job market

Dec 07 2017 15:44

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US have declined to a five-week low, consistent with a resilient labour market, according to Labour Department figures.


Eleventh hour Brexit upset sets new deadline for Theresa May

Dec 05 2017 11:48

Theresa May has come closer than ever to the Brexit deal she’s been working on for months but a last-minute upset over the Irish border left all parties embarrassed.


US tax cuts seen giving modest growth boost, survey shows

Dec 04 2017 09:45

Fiscal stimulus, including tax cuts, will deliver a modest boost to the US economy in the next two years, although many economists also expect a recession during that time.


UK house prices barely rise as income squeeze hits confidence

Nov 30 2017 11:59

UK house-price growth has barely risen this month, according to Nationwide Building Society, which said demand is being partly restrained by weaker consumer sentiment.


Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

Dec 10 2017 17:45

The humble potato - drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked - brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says.


Bitcoin surges past $11 000

Nov 30 2017 15:58

Bitcoin surpassed $11 000 in a matter of hours after hitting the $10 000 milestone, taking this year’s price surge to almost 12-fold as buyers shrugged off increased warnings that the largest digital currency is an asset bubble.


Hong Kong property to slow if Fed delivers rate hikes - IMF

Nov 29 2017 10:39

House prices in Hong Kong, the world’s most expensive real estate market, could cool next year if the Federal Reserve delivers the rate hikes it has projected.


UK and EU agree to Brexit divorce bill, Irish hurdle remains

Nov 29 2017 10:08

UK and the European Union negotiators have reached an outline deal on the divorce bill that Britain will pay when it leaves the bloc, clearing a hurdle in talks.

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Bitcoin may hit $10 000 by year-end

Nov 26 2017 06:00

US hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, who is starting a $500 million (R6.9 billion) fund to invest in cryptocurrencies, says the bitcoin rally still has some serious legs.


Eurozone companies create jobs at fastest pace in 17 years

Nov 23 2017 11:49

The eurozone economy has picked up momentum in November as companies boosted hiring at the fastest pace in 17 years to work through their backlog of orders.

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