David Masondo bullish on capital flight
/ 25 May 2024

David Masondo bullish on capital flight

The deputy finance minister also says liberalising the energy sector is key to growing the economy

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Turkish lira hammered again
/ 13 August 2018

Turkish lira hammered again

With investors already on edge over the China-US trade war, the lira’s collapse sparked a sell-off in Europe and New York at the end of last week

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/ 27 May 2008

Mbeki’s rule in limbo as townships burn

President Thabo Mbeki faces an uphill battle to remain politically relevant in his last year in office after his failure to contain an eruption of violence that has killed dozens of foreign workers in South Africa. Mbeki was already under fire for failing to prevent a crippling power shortage when mobs went on the rampage this month.

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/ 25 March 2008

Oil slips on fresh demand concerns

Oil edged down on Tuesday for the fourth straight day, relinquishing earlier gains, as fresh concerns about weaker demand in top oil consumer the United States tempted some players to cash in. US crude was down 66 cents to ,20 a barrel by 14.40am GMT, off the day’s high of ,60.

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/ 30 January 2008

Crisis inflicts fresh wounds, UBS cut deepest

Fresh write-offs at big European and Japanese banks on Wednesday drove investors’ attention firmly back onto the credit crunch after days gazing at Société Générale’s stunning losses, which it blames on a junior trader. With the Federal Reserve expected to cut interest rates for the second week running, Swiss bank UBS illuminated the depth of the crisis.

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/ 29 January 2008

Opec set to resist pressure for more oil

Opec is widely expected to resist consumer calls for more oil when it meets on Friday, worried by a slowing United States economy and the onset of seasonally lower demand in the spring. Oil has fallen to around a barrel from a record ,09 on January 3, easing pressure on Opec to pump more.

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/ 8 November 2007

Oil resumes march to $100

Oil recouped early losses to resume its march towards the -milestone on Thursday as resurfacing worries of tight winter supplies and continuing dollar weakness put the brakes on some early profit-taking. By 12.57pm GMT, United States crude for December delivery stood 57 cents up at ,94.

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/ 13 September 2007

Oil eases after topping $80 on supply fears

Oil prices dipped on Thursday but held near the previous day’s record high above a barrel, as dealers watched a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico after a sharp fall in United States crude stocks. US crude traded 12 cents lower at ,79 a barrel by 8.39am GMT, after climbing ,68 on Wednesday, when it hit a record of ,18.

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/ 4 September 2007

GDF, Suez agree new energy merger

Gaz de France and Suez on Monday agreed to create the world’s third-largest listed power and gas company after President Nicolas Sarkozy stepped in to prevent the 18-month old deal from collapsing. The politically charged ”merger of equals”, delayed by disputes over valuation and control, will be on the basis of 21 Gaz de France shares for 22 Suez shares.