International

2 weeks ago | February 8, 2019

Gold holds firm on trade, growth worries; heads for weekly fall

Gold held steady on Friday on worries that a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war could worsen global economic slowdown, but a ...

2 weeks ago | February 6, 2019

China says U.S. report on its WTO compliance lacks factual basis

BEIJING – China opposes a report by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on its World Trade Organization (WTO) ...

3 weeks ago | February 1, 2019

RISING HEADWINDS

With key data from the Commerce Department, including the fourth-quarter gross domestic product report, still delayed ...

U.S. job growth likely slowed; minimal hit seen from government ...

WASHINGTON – U.S. job growth likely slowed in January after December’s weather-related outsized surge, but the ...

3 weeks ago | January 29, 2019

Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion, C.B.O. Says

WASHINGTON — The five-week federal government shutdown took a significant economic toll, costing the United States ...

Absa’s Ramos Sees Confidence Returning to South African Economy

CAPE TOWN-Absa Group Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Maria Ramos is betting that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is ...

3 weeks ago | January 28, 2019

No-deal Brexit ‘to leave shelves empty’ warn retailers

A no-deal Brexit threatens the UK’s food security and will lead to higher prices and empty shelves in the ...

South African businesses buoyant despite challenging economic climate

Confidence among small South African businesses fell in the third and fourth quarters of 2018 but the sector remains ...

1 month ago | January 18, 2019

Tory MP pledges second referendum amendment to May’s Brexit plan

MPs are expected to have the opportunity on January 29 to vote on whether to hold a second referendum, after a ...

Amazon on hiring spree in India

Amazon could soon face a tighter market in India, as new government restrictions are set to kick in next month. But the ...

Palladium bull run continues

Palladium hit a record above $1,400 an ounce on Thursday, extending a bull run that has seen the precious metal climb 65 ...

Ford launches blockchain project

Ford is preparing to clamp down on labour exploitation in the cobalt mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo by using ...

2 months ago | January 4, 2019

Serena backs changes for players who want kids

Serena Williams says the Women’s Tennis Association’s changes to the special ranking rule could encourage ...

2 months ago | December 20, 2018

Oil prices pressured by oversupply, global economic concerns

SINGAPORE – Oil prices were largely steady on Monday after falling 2 percent in the previous session, but remained ...

2 months ago | December 19, 2018

Oil prices claw back some ground, but oversupply worries drag

BEIJING/SINGAPORE – Oil prices clawed back some ground on Wednesday as global equity markets showed signs of ...

2 months ago | December 18, 2018

Dollar on edge before Fed meet, all eyes on policy outlook

SINGAPORE – The dollar was fragile in Asian trade on Tuesday as markets speculated growth worries will prompt the ...

2 months ago | December 17, 2018

Oil prices pressured by oversupply, global economic concerns

SINGAPORE – Oil prices were largely steady on Monday after falling 2 percent in the previous session, but remained ...

2 months ago | December 14, 2018

Asian shares jolted by grim Chinese data, growth risks

TOKYO – Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a ...

Africa’s airline industry weak

Africa is expected to retain its position as the weakest airline region in the world in 2019, as it has been over the ...

2 months ago | December 13, 2018

OPEC exit frees Qatar from U.S. legal concerns

DUBAI/DOHA – Even before taking over Qatar’s energy policy in a government reshuffle last month, Qatar Petroleum ...