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US's Operation Twist hammers world markets
US's Operation Twist hammers world markets
A grim outlook for the US economy from the Federal Reserve and signs of a slowing in China and Germany sent world stocks tumbling on Thursday and...
US recession fears wrecks world markets
US recession fears wrecks world markets
Wall Street braced for losses on Tuesday after world stock markets took a beating over fears that the US economy was heading back into recession....
JSE stays up on firm resources
JSE stays up on firm resources
The JSE remained in positive territory by midday on Monday, still held up firmly by climbing resource stocks and moving in line with firmer world...
Son of shock and awe
Son of shock and awe
The lesson of recent weeks for financial markets is that going big makes no sense; always go bigger.
Time to fix the nature crunch
Time to fix the nature crunch
This is nothing. Well, nothing by comparison to what's coming. The financial crisis for which we must now pay so heavily prefigures the real...
China's key role in restoring global stability
China's key role in restoring global stability
The massive government interventions announced on both sides of the Atlantic may, just, have prevented the world's financial system from imploding....
eBay spends billions while cutting jobs
eBay spends billions while cutting jobs
The online auction house eBay has announced plans to cut more than 1 000 jobs, or 10% of its global workforce, as it looks to save $150-million a...
'It will be a painful time'
'It will be a painful time'
As the global market crisis continues to unravel, commodity prices, with the exception of gold, have deflated dramatically. The downturn, however,...
Scale of the disorder emerges
Scale of the disorder emerges
Huge estimated losses released by the IMF strengthen calls for urgent policy changes to restore confidence in the financial sector, writes Ashley...
The markets and us
The markets and us
As the global markets have gone into meltdown, South Africa is relatively isolated -- but only relatively. Our banks and financial system have at...
Banks are architects of the crisis
Banks are architects of the crisis
The world's financial markets remain at the eye of a perfect economic storm. The architects of this almighty financial sell-off? The banks...
In gold we trust
In gold we trust
The world is going through a recession. OK, many central bankers, economists and other clever people are insisting that it is just a down market....

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