Lehman Brothers

What 10 years post-2008 tell us

Global growth has been surprisingly strong, but the surge in buybacks is limiting expenditure and could cause more political turmoil

Austerity is an assault on the poor

Hyper-cartels now determine the global market, feeding the few and starving the many

Turkey’s lira turmoil could herald a global financial crisis

A decade of unconventional monetary policy has stored up immense vulnerabilities in the world economy

Africa still scares fund managers

Once called the "dark continent", Africa is now better known as the next growth frontier and is ripe for investment opportunities

Ireland may be Europe’s only hope

Ireland was the Icarus economy. An export sector that does not rely on banks for funding has managed to keep the economy afloat.

9/11 more akin to the Titanic disaster than Pearl Harbour

In the long run, the 15 September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers is likely to be seen as more significant than the fall of the Twin Towers.

Greece: The new Lehmans

If Athens reneges on its debts it will shatter the markets' confidence in the eurozone project.

Examiner sees accounting gimmicks in Lehman demise

Lehman Brothers Holdings used accounting gimmicks and had been insolvent for weeks before it filed for bankruptcy in September 2008.

Too hot to handle: how Lehman Brothers went down

For the next four weeks, the fear that any bank anywhere, no matter how big, could be at risk would stalk the markets.

Obama lashes out at Wall Street

United States President Barack Obama bluntly warned on Monday that some Wall Street bosses were ignoring lessons of the financial crisis.

Bailing out Big Motor

Having sabotaged eco-innovations, the motor industry is now demanding billions, writes George Monbiot.

Markets bounce as Europe unveils crisis packages

Governments around the globe launched a multi-pronged attack on the finance crisis on Monday, with markets enjoying record one-day rises.

Latest

Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa’s own online medical mythbuster

The employee health and wellness specialist is using social media to combat misinformation about Covid-19

Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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