Is this the start of a hot new metals bull market?

By Frank Holmes — Major US indices slid for a second straight week as President Donald Trump and North Korea both escalated their saber-rattling, with Kim Jong-un explicitly targeting Guam, home to a number of American military bases, and Trump tweeting Friday th...
Posted On 16 Aug 2017

You could soon be able to do instant bank transfers within WhatsApp

By Rufaro Madamombe WhatsApp recently released a new beta version for Android 2.17.295 of their app under their beta program. The update itself didn’t contain any visible features or changes.
Posted On 11 Aug 2017

North Korea breathes new life into gold price, mining stocks

By Frik Els On Wednesday, the return of the safe haven buyer and a weaker US dollar combined to lift the gold price to its highest level in eight weeks.
Posted On 10 Aug 2017

BOE says companies need clarity as Brexit crimps investment

Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent said the shadow of Brexit is holding back UK investment, even though the economy has all the right conditions in place for a pickup.
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

South African business must own up to its part in the corruption scandals

By Mills Soko South Africa is reeling from a string of scandals involving state owned enterprises and the Guptas, a family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma. A trove of recently leaked Gupta emails exposed the involvement of prominent businesses in the extensive corruption...
Posted On 08 Aug 2017

Did Google just tackle the biggest problem in energy?

By Irina Slav — Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy—data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals that over the first six months of 2017, California lost more than 300,000...
Posted On 07 Aug 2017

Gas-powered cars sputter toward obsolescence

More and more countries are ditching the internal combustion engine. Britain and France announced last month the death of the internal combustion engine, both scheduling it for 2040.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Bitcoin’s split is good for progress

By Leonid Bershidsky The community supporting bitcoin has long tried to avoid a so-called “hard fork” splitting the currency in two.
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

Here’s what to expect from the diamond industry before year-end

By Paul Zimnisky After a very strong recovery following an industry-wide inventory buildup in 2014-2015 and again after India’s demonetisation in late-2016, the diamond industry’s momentum has begun to stall, or perhaps normalize is the proper verbiage.
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

By Matthew Kofi Ocran The prognosis that the South African economy is in dire straits is pretty obvious even to the untrained eye. The solution to the country’s present predicament is also pretty much understood.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017