Time waits for no man, or woman -- even a queen, as Marie Antoinette found to her cost amid the tumult of the French Revolution in the late 18th century. France's last queen was to have received the "most complicated and most sophisticated" watch possible back in 1783 at the behest of an admirer.
Global economic growth is "robust" but inflation risks remain as markets absorb the impact of the United States subprime crisis and higher food prices, European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet said on Monday. "Food is a very big problem" stoking inflationary pressures, Trichet said.
A leak of honey at a Swiss transport company drew a swarm of hungry bees and forced the emergency services to step in, police said on Tuesday. Hundreds of litres of honey flooded out of a damaged barrel, which was part of a shipment from Mexico, and thousands of bees spread the word that the feast was on, said Basel police spokesperson Klaus Mannhart.
Trudi Makhaya, the president’s economic adviser, talks to Tshegofatso Mathe about her upbringing, favourite books, Covid-19 and solutions to get our country out of its economic stagnation, family, reading, books, literature