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Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

AFRICA

Africa, a world of investment opportunity

Africa boasts some of the fastest growing regions, supported by strong population growth, technological innovation and infrastructure deficit...

5 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

GLOBAL

#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

GLOBAL

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China...

28 Apr 2017

GLOBAL

Global cyclical investment outlook remains weak

2016 is expected to be another year of generally low equity returns in the low-growth, low-inflation environment, and will prove to be somewhat of a challenging year...

By Anik Sen 9 Feb 2016

GLOBAL

Growth and volatility will define global economy in 2016

According to global asset manager PineBridge Investments, the global economy is likely to experience incremental improvement and a consumer-driven "growth bounce"...

19 Jan 2016

GLOBAL

Old Mutual sells its noncore Bermuda business operation

Old Mutual has sold its Bermuda business to Beechwood, a provider of offshore insurance products and reinsurance, for an undisclosed amount...

7 Jan 2016

GLOBAL

Moody's, S&P cut scandal-hit Toshiba's credit rating to junk

Crisis-hit Toshiba's woes deepened when Moody's and Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating to junk, casting doubt on a turnaround plan unveiled...

23 Dec 2015

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