• Fascism and brutality

    We should prevent opportunists from using legacies of the past to further their own interests, says Solly Moeng.

  • Terry Bell's Inside Labour

    Despite little cheer for today's youth, their predecessors showed political will can be awakened.

  • Ian Mann's book review

    Bragging about skipping sleep is as absurd as bragging about driving drunk, says Ian Mann.

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International Markets

Stock markets shrug off opening salvos in trade war

Jun 22 2018 20:03

World stock markets rise, seemingly unworried by a global trade war that got underway when Brussels slapped retaliatory tariffs on the United States.


Blue chips, stronger rand lift JSE

Jun 22 2018 18:17

The JSE closed firmer on Friday as blue-chip stocks and the stronger rand helped propel the bourse higher.

International Markets

European stock markets firm at open

Jun 22 2018 11:09

European stocks have firmed in opening deals despite the eruption of a global trade war as Brussels slapped retaliatory tariffs on the United States.

International Markets

Asian traders on course to end painful week with losses

Jun 22 2018 07:43

Asian investors were on course to end a tumultuous week with more losses as the prospect of a debilitating global trade war hung over regional markets.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks open lower as yen firms on trade war fears

Jun 22 2018 07:34

Tokyo stocks opened lower, extending losses in global markets amid escalating trade tensions and a stronger yen against the dollar.

International Markets

Hong Kong stocks down by break

Jun 22 2018 07:47

Hong Kong stocks finished the morning session in negative territory following a sell-off on Wall Street owing to ongoing trade war fears.


Rand falls as SA current account deficit swells to 4.8%

Jun 21 2018 11:36

The rand lost almost 1% against the US dollar after South Africa's current account deficit came in worse than expected and a lot worse that the previous quarter's print.

International Markets

Asian markets edge up as calm returns but fears remain

Jun 21 2018 07:25

Asian markets edged up tentatively as a sense of stability returns after the turmoil earlier in the week, though investors remain alert to any signs of another flare up in the China-US trade spat.

International Markets

Tokyo stocks open lower as trade war fears linger

Jun 21 2018 07:37

Tokyo stocks opened lower with worries lingering about a US-China trade war after new tariff threats from Washington.

International Markets

Global stocks rise despite trade war concerns

Jun 20 2018 14:45

World stocks have climbed as investors fished for bargains, but anxiety lingered over simmering trade tensions between China and the United States.

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