World economy | Fin24
  • Load Shedding Schedules

    Find information for Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and other cities.

  • Step-by-Step Guide

    How to register your business as an essential service during the lockdown.

  • Bullion

    Gold is in demand - but with top suppliers in lockdown, who will produce it?


World trade rocked by virus sees worst collapse in a generation

Mar 26 2020 11:09

The Great Recession, the September 11 attacks, the 1973 oil embargo - none of these modern crises constricted trade flows as quickly and as sharply as the Covid-19 disease has.


Putin delays vote on plan to stay in power over growing virus fears

Mar 25 2020 16:37

Russian president Vladimir Putin has postponed a planned public vote on constitutional changes next month that would allow him to rule to 2036 as the country attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.


WATCH: Trump wants US economy open by Easter despite coronavirus spread

Mar 25 2020 13:22

US President Donald Trump pressed his case on Tuesday for a re-opening of the US economy by mid-April despite a surge in coronavirus cases, downplaying the pandemic as he did in its early stages by comparing it to the seasonal flu.


A preview from Italy: What life is like in lockdown

Mar 25 2020 05:01

Italy’s nightmare offers a chilling preview of what's coming. But like Italy, we don't have a choice, write Vernon Silver, Alessandra Migliaccio and John Follain.


Europe dragged into record recession in battle to halt coronavirus

Mar 24 2020 13:50

Europe’s economy is taking a battering not seen in decades, the outcome of severe restrictions on businesses and households by governments desperately trying to contain a pandemic that’s killed almost 17 000 people worldwide.



WATCH: Bank of England cuts rates to 0.1%, ramps up bond-buying

Mar 20 2020 11:37

The Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.1% on Thursday, its second emergency rate cut in just over a week, and promised £200 billion of bond purchases in a fresh attempt to shield Britain's economy from the coronavirus outbreak.

Company Snapshot

Voting Booth

Do you support a reduction in the public sector wage bill?

Previous results · Suggest a vote