International

1 year ago | September 8, 2017

Lion farmers in SA threaten big cats worldwide

South African lion farmers are supplying large volumes of lion bone, teeth and claws as “tiger parts” to an insatiable ...

1 year ago | August 25, 2017

What Sadc needs to do

Business Day The community’s trade and investment flows have grown considerably over the past 15 years, but integration ...

South Africa’s maize estimate up

South Africa will harvest 15,969 million tonnes of maize this season, the biggest crop on record after improved weather ...

Junk ratings across Africa

Every African nation that’s sold dollar debt now has at least one junk rating, but it would be hard to tell by looking ...

EU, US want to change bond market rules

European officials think voters are more important than the institutions that buy their bonds, but that’s a costly ...

2 years ago | August 18, 2017

Africa could soon be largest free-trade area

Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade ...

2 years ago | July 28, 2017

US policy tightening to increase cost of external financing: IMF

The decision by the United States’ Federal Reserve Bank to raise the benchmark interest rate for three consecutive ...

2 years ago | July 24, 2017

Banks may face Kodak-style obsolescence

LONDON. — Banks could face a “Kodak moment” where they approach obsolescence in five to 15 years at the hands of new ...

‘DRC should hit brakes on Inga 3 dam scheme’

JOHANNESBURG. — The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should hit the brakes on the Inga 3 ...

Rand takes top spot in emerging markets

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s rand is the best-performing currency in emerging markets since Janet Yellen last week ...

More US-China trade tensions expected after disappointing talks

WASHINGTON. — Little action was expected at Wednesday’s US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, but despite the low ...

2 years ago | July 17, 2017

Dirty tobacco wars waged in Africa

British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight ...

Judges keep HSBC report secret

NEW YORK — A US appeals court on Wednesday blocked the release of a report discussing HSBC Holdings Plc’s progress in ...

2 years ago | July 11, 2017

Oil futures down 18 percent

New York. – Even good news can do little to dispel the prevailing pessimism in the oil market. Hedge funds paused a ...

2 years ago | July 7, 2017

Things you can do to avoid a ransom attack

Last week, another wave of ransomware attacks affected quite a number of local businesses and organisations. The biggest ...