Federal Reserve

Muscular dollar awes the rest

South Africa is less likely to suffer but investors will look for the elusive factor — growth

Below-zero rates spook the market

With global conditions deteriorating markedly, Janet Yellen has admitted that the Federal Reserve will have to be cautious.

Gold price predicted to drop – after record high

History suggests the metal’s rise is a blip but doubt over US interest rates makes a call difficult.

Bond buyers deterred by Fed rate outlook

Foreign investors offloaded more rand-denominated debt than what they bought last year, as demand for emerging market bonds declined.

Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets

Emerging markets are bracing themselves for fallout once the interest rate rises in the US, according to the IMF's deputy director.

Economic week ahead: Markets eye Gordhan’s budget speech

This week, SA's finance minister will give his budget address while the US Federal Reserve chief is set to resume her testimony on monetary policy.

Gold gains as investors weigh US economy concerns

The commodity rallied as an ADP research institute report showed US companies added less jobs than was forecast.

Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus

The rand has moved up and down by news of both Fed tapering and Fitch's affirmation of the country's credit rating.

Fed stimulus outlook sees rand weaken for the second day

Speculation over tapering of monetary stimulus in the US takes its toll on the rand again.

Huszar’s last hurrah is hard on easing

Few of us could resist a job that required us to spend $1-trillion of someone else's money.

Rand slumps to 10-week low on longest bond selloff since May

The rand has slumped to the weakest level in two and a half months against the dollar as a bond sell off reached the longest streak since May.

Emerging market sell off boosts company hedge demand

Those exposed to developing nations and their weakening currencies are raising hedge ratios.

Latest

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.