Euro Zone

Merkel supports stronger European Investment Bank

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added her voice to calls to bolster the European Investment Bank and to use EU infrastructure funds more flexibly.

Oil falls to nearly $101 ahead of Europe meeting

Oil prices fell to near $101 a barrel on Monday in Asia amid investor concern over the outcome of a meeting between the leaders of Germany and France.

The second coming of the recession

European leaders were confronted this week by the ugly prospect of a second recession in three years.

Eurozone crisis hangs on ECB cash injection

Positive sentiment is being driven by a new measure by the ECB to pump liquidity into the markets, analysts say.

Greece: Lehman Brothers 2.0

Welcome to the new normal. Billions of pounds were wiped off the value of shares in London on October 4.

Labour urges Cameron to push for European growth

British opposition leader Ed Miliband has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to show leadership over the international economic crisis.

Europe digs ever deeper debt hole

Experts say Europe is digging an ever-deeper hole as it vows to resolve the euro zone crisis.

EU ministers see need for stronger banking sector

The EU has agreed that banks must be strengthened after July stress tests found a "systemic" crisis in sovereign debt threatened a credit crunch.

Demonstrations amid ongoing euro zone debt fears

A mass anti-austerity protest, called by unions, has taken to the streets, as EU ministers cut short talks on the euro zone debt crisis.

Obama urges eurozone leaders to act on crisis

The eurozone's leaders need to show markets they are taking responsibility for its debt crisis, says US President Barack Obama.

Greece cutting the fat to stunt growing debt

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has announced budget cuts totalling around €2-billion in exchange for a rescue package.

ECB exit worsens Stark crisis

The exit of Juergen Stark could hardly have come at a worse time for euro zone policymakers as they grope for a way out of their financial crisis.

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Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

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UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.