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...
Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020
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...
Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020
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...
Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020
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...
Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020
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...
Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019
A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...
16 Nov 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its chief executive and consider strategic stake sales to outside investors as part of plans to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.
1 Sep 2014
Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Flight MH370's disappearance had a "dramatic impact" on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) earnings in the first quarter, forcing it to a bigger loss for the quarter amid calls for a shake-up of the struggling carrier.
16 May 2014
PARIS, FRANCE: Retailer Carrefour, a global leader in the supermarket business, reported a recovery into profit in the first half on Thursday, 29 August, and the company's shares rose 3.71% to €23.63.
30 Aug 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Struggling flag carrier Malaysia Airlines said on Tuesday (20 August) it has recorded a second consecutive quarterly loss after failing to overcome drag from earlier borrowings.
22 Aug 2013
SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: British billionaire Richard Branson said on Monday (13 May) that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.
13 May 2013
Transnet Engineering (TE), a unit of the state-owned freight and logistics company, is exploring new narrow-gauge markets in Latin America, South-east Asia and Australia in a bid to meet its growth targets, according to strategy and marketing general manager Thoba Majoka.
Nicky Smith 6 May 2013
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
1 Jun 2012