By Kevin Albertson It hardly needs saying, but there are changes afoot in the political economy of the world. Where there is globalisation, there are globalisation protestors. This is nothing new, but it is becoming mainstream.
The rand was slightly weaker on Monday morning, as the local currency was unable to hold on to the gains made on Friday, when it firmed below R14 to the dollar.The dollar regained lost ground against the euro.
By Steve Schifferes Every three years, all Nobel Prize winners in economics are invited to gather in the tranquil setting of the German island of Lindau to meet a selection of bright young economists and discuss the state of their profession. But this year such tranquility was...
By Calestous Juma — African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year. The idea, adopted by the African Union in 2012, is to create a single market which includes the free movement of...
South African bonds were weaker shortly before midday on Monday, as fears over SA’s fiscal deficit weighed on the market.The rand hit an intraday low of R14.5279/$, and was last seen at this level in November 2016.
The rand was relatively firmer on Wednesday morning, showing early signs of stability after two weeks of extreme volatility.Short-term catalysts were few and far between, but developments around planned US tax reforms appeared to catch traders’ attention.
By Henning Melber The African middle class is of huge interest to business. This was confirmed again recently by well attended seminars in South Africa’s big cities to discuss “African Lions: groundbreaking study on the middle class in sub-Saharan Africa”.