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Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

The complaint states that the background checks on journalists were "neither ordered nor authorised by any magistrate"

E-commerce will assist economy

Allowing companies to sell products online will help them to stay afloat during the lockdown

To fight Covid-19, we must fight intellectual property, trade and investment rules

These restrictions must be overturned or ignored because they are limiting the production and importing of essential medical equipment such as ventilators

Corporate control of seeds hurts Africa

Governments don’t protect plant genetic resources, resulting in biodiversity destruction and growers dependent on seeds supplied by firms

Ready or not? Britain’s ‘no deal’ planning

Ahead of April 12, Britain has begun to put plans into place to cushion their potential push out of the European Union

UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Greg Clark's comments contradicted official government policy of not ruling out a no-deal Brexit

Identity politics is about our quest for recognition

The rapid changes in the political and economic landscape have seen people around the world losing their sense of dignity and thus their identity

Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks

The whole world is watching the talks between Washington and Beijing, hoping a 90-day tariff truce will hold

Why Nigeria had good reasons to delay signing Africa’s free trade deal

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement promises to redefine relations among African states and beyond

US-led trade war a threat to multilateralism — Davies

BRICS countries are working on mitigating the impact of a trade war

EU’s Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war

At stake is a White House threat to slap a daunting wave of tariffs on European auto exports to the US

Switzerland challenges US tariffs at WTO

The Swiss economic affairs ministry says it has formally asked the US for "consultations" over tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium

A global trade war is no joke

Emerging economies such as South Africa’s are put under pressure when infighting among the big players slows down global trade

World watches US-China trade spat

There may be positive spin-offs for countries like South Africa but the overall global effect will be negative

Trump angers China and South Korea with new trade tariffs

The new tariffs will cause the loss of about 23 000 American jobs and the cancellation or delay of billions of dollars in solar investment

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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