DINNER PARTY INTEL: Glass ceiling cracked, not broken

Wall Street’s glass ceiling cracked on March 1 when Jane Fraser took charge of Citigroup, making it the first big US bank to be run by a woman

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Advancing on Trump

Former US president Donald Trump’s battle to evade a criminal probe into his business empire appears finally to have run out of road


Some experts see special purpose acquisition companies as a cause of speculative booms and busts

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Elon Musk’s cryptic bet

Bitcoin reached a record high above $48,000 after it emerged that Tesla had invested $1.5bn in the cryptocurrency

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Goodbye, gas guzzlers

General Motors plans to introduce 30 new electric vehicles by 2025 and to phase out internal combustion engines by 2035

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Can’t fly, will do MBA

Despite, or perhaps because of, the pandemic, business schools are receiving more applications


Global meteorological agencies agree that 2020 was a scorching year, but was it the hottest on record?

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Enablers beware

International banks that dealt with Ponzi scheme crook Allen Stanford are closely watching a civil trial in Ontario in which Canada’s TD Bank is being sued for ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Home work watch

With most office work being done from home during the pandemic, there is renewed concern about the implications of companies monitoring their employees online

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Argentina’s virus wealth tax

Argentina has passed a ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for Covid-19 measures

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Jair doesn’t care

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its highest level since 2008

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Pretoria’s richest son

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Joburg’s new art space

Joburgers are buzzing over the opening of a new inner-city art setup, the Botho Project Space, located in industrial Selby

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Green energy hits new highs

Global renewable electricity installations will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Climate-change crunch

A man successfully sued one of Australia’s biggest pension funds over its handling of climate change, forcing it to commit to zero emissions for its ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Nile dam dispute

Ethiopia’s prime minister says his country "will not cave in to aggressions of any kind" after US President Donald Trump suggested Egypt could destroy the ...