International

5 days ago | February 23, 2021

Region sets June TFTA ratification deadline

Business Writer MINISTERS from the tripartite group of regional economic communities in eastern and southern Africa have ...

Customs clearing agents get reprieve

GOVERNMENT has revised lockdown regulations and classified customs clearing agents and freight forwarders operating ...

2 weeks ago | February 15, 2021

JUST IN: WTO formally appoints Okonjo-Iweala as its first female leader

The World Trade Organization selected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the first woman and first African as its leader, tasking ...

3 weeks ago | February 8, 2021

Korean Ends WTO Bid, Clearing Path for Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala

Sam Kim, Bryce Baschuk South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid to lead the World Trade Organisation, ...

3 weeks ago | February 5, 2021

Elon Musk’s tweets influence stock market frenzy

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he was taking a break from Twitter “for a while”, after his posts on the ...

Sports gambling heads for Wall Street’s casino

The futures market is often referred to as Wall Street’s casino. Now, in a twist, there’s a proposal to let casinos ...

2 months ago | January 8, 2021

China’s poverty reduction offers lessons for Africa

Last month, China declared victory over extreme poverty following painstaking implementation of carefully designed, ...

What Asia’s stock investors are betting on in 2021

After narrowly beating their US peers for the first time in three years in 2020, Asian stocks could see another strong ...

2 months ago | December 18, 2020

Rihaanna praises Adele’s transformation

Rihanna praises Adele’s transformation: ’I am just happy that my friend looks so confident and content’ Rihanna is glad ...

3 months ago | November 19, 2020

Bitcoin advances above $18 000 as it retraces record 2017 surge ...

• Bitcoin advanced for a third session on Wednesday, edging closer to its record highs of 2017 that spurred a global ...

McDonald’s to invest heavily in Chinese coffee market

SHANGHAI- McDonald’s coffee brand McCafe has announced a plan in Shanghai to invest 2.5 billion yuan (about 381.6 ...

Boeing says more freighters needed to support global supply ...

According to Boeing, world air cargo traffic will grow at 4 percent per year over the next 20 years. Asia will continue ...

Asian traders cautious as vaccine hopes offset by virus surge

Businesswoman looking at stock exchange market display screen board in downtown financial district. Asian markets mostly ...

4 months ago | October 30, 2020

World’s longest flight gets ready for take off

Can you endure an 18-hour flight without fussing and simply accepting that in order to get to your destination, you will ...

SA cities to switch to solar

South Africa’s biggest cities are preparing to source their own power after the energy ministry this month approved ...

4 months ago | October 29, 2020

Hyundai posts losses in Q3

Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s biggest automaker, recorded an operating loss in the third quarter due to an ...

Most markets drop

Most Asian and European markets fell Tuesday following a sharp sell-off in New York that was fuelled by fears a ...

Nissan to increase output in China

Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. will increase its output capacity in China from next year owing to the world’s ...

4 months ago | October 23, 2020

Asian market hit by lack of US aid plan

Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political ...

Working from home is here to stay… so let’s get it right

Covid-19 has crushed the economy, sent joblessness soaring, and killed over a million people worldwide. But there are a ...