Larry Elliott

IMF cuts growth forecasts as global economic expansion slows

Global economic growth rates will fall this year, with the International Monetary Fund revising down its forecasts for 2013 and 2014 accordingly.

Central banks go for bust

There have been only a handful of occasions when a decline has been seen equivalent to the May 22 sell-off in Tokyo.

Time to ditch the euro

The dismal failure of Europe's monetary union means it should be abandoned to save countries.

The miracle economy is a misnomer

Germany is not just Europe's biggest economy and the message from the eurozone's paymaster is simple: if we can do it, so can you.

Euro dither aggravates UK recovery

Investment remains on hold as the outlook for the global economy worsens and national debt rises, writes Phillip Inman and Larry Elliott.

Aid to Africa dwindles as euro crisis rages on

Figures from the advocacy group One indicated that Europe had failed to meet pledges made at the Gleneagles G8 summit in 2005.

Europe’s leaders urged to opt for growth

Europe's leaders met on Wednesday for crisis talks to rescue the euro amid a warning from the West's leading economic think-tank.

US economy key to re-election for Obama

The worst of the recession is over, unemployment is on the right path, decisive action has been taken on a foreign field but Obama is still lost.

Divided they fall as storm gets worse

One of the biggest risks for the eurozone has to be the lack of a cohesive vision in the financial institutions' various proposals.

Bailout just prolongs Greek agony

The deal hammered out by eurozone ministers is by no means the end of the tragedy as Greece's future still looks dismal.

One in three workers live in poverty

World needs to create almost 600-million jobs in order to tackle unemployment caused by recession.

Are we really heading for a second Great Depression?

The IMF's Christine Lagarde is right to worry about potential economic doomsday scenarios but the Europe of 2011 is different to that of the 1930s.

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Ministers go into self-isolation

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The solitary choreography of solo prayer

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Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories