Tighter monetary policy is the biggest risk facing the corporate-debt market, MLIV Pulse survey shows
African countries should review their limits on growing and importing genetically modified maize.
Soldiers may only be deployed once ordered by Ramaphosa, who has to inform parliament first
Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Amanda Bani and Mbali Frazer were interviewed for the position of premier on Saturday
It is a U-turn for automakers, who had previously relied on suppliers – or their suppliers – to source semiconductors
The ECB plans to rejig its corporate bond portfolio to favour issuers that pollute less.
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A two-year moratorium on external debt payments would allow Ukraine to avoid a contractual or legal default
Every time All Black coach Ian Foster fronts the media, he presents it with denial, not truth and honest appraisal
So what now? On Friday, investors reacted suddenly to news of the Omicron variant, having largely shifted attention to other issues, particularly the inflation and interest rate outlook. Covid-19 was, in many minds, something that developed markets, at least, had under control. That has changed quickly.
SA was the epicentre of a global shock because the spread of the Omicron variant seems to be most entrenched here. While the JSE all share index was down 4.5% in dollars, the MSCI World wasn’t far behind, falling 2.5%. Markets price an uncertain future. It could turn out that the variant is clinically mild and well controlled by vaccines. On the other hand, it could presage a new wave of strict lockdowns...
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