International

3 weeks ago | November 18, 2022

Investors warn of more pain ahead as valuations slide

Investors speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum are bracing for more pain as inflation and higher interest rates ...

3 weeks ago | November 14, 2022

Crypto markets slump as Binance abandons FTX bailout

Reuters Cryptocurrency markets nursed heavy losses on Thursday, with bitcoin pinned near a two-year low as investors ...

4 weeks ago | November 11, 2022

What is ‘Loss and damage’ compensation and who should pay?

Nearly 200 countries gathering for the UN climate conference in Egypt are expected to lock horns over whether rich ...

Following the Fed goes out of fashion

The world’s most aggressive and synchronised monetary policy tightening in 40 years is entering a new phase as central ...

Climate change may force 113m people to relocate by 2050

Adapting to a world that is warmer than today is a huge undertaking, even if the most ambitious temperature ceiling is ...

Germany to introduce ‘green card’

The German government is introducing its own version of a “green card”, the Chancenkarte (literally “opportunity card”), ...

Global commodities dominant force dies at 80

Willem “Wim” Kooyker (pictured right), the secretive commodity trader who dominated markets like zinc in the 1980s, ...

4 weeks ago | November 8, 2022

Who are the mystery buyers responsible for central bank gold boom?

Bloomberg Central banks bought a record amount of gold last quarter as they diversified foreign-currency reserves, with ...

Germany wrestles with economic dependence on China

AFP As Chancellor Olaf Scholz travels to Beijing, policymakers and businesses at home are grappling with an existential ...

1 month ago | November 4, 2022

Looking for policy pivots

Policy often has a major influence on financial markets, usually much more than wars or disasters or other headline news ...

Five things Elon Musk wants to change about Twitter

Elon Musk  is working to make his mark on Twitter, days after assuming ownership of the service. The world’s richest man ...

Inflation in UK shops rises to highest level

Prices in British shops rose by the highest rate since at least 2005 last month as the cost-of-living crisis piles ...

ESG fund rules come under fire

The world’s most far-reaching set of ESG investment rules is facing a wave of criticism as regulators in Britain and the ...

Who are the mystery central bank gold buyers?

Central banks bought a record amount of gold last quarter as they diversified foreign-currency reserves, with a large ...

World’s top plastics users likely to miss sustainability goals

Companies that make some of the world’s best-known drinks and snacks, including Nestle SA, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola ...

Global factory output weakens

Global factory output weakened in October as widespread recession fears, high inflation and China’s zero-Covid policy ...

1 month ago | November 3, 2022

Will Musk’s super-app be nothing more than an untamed WeChat?

Lisa Esterhuyzen News24.com When using a super-app (an app that consolidates functions of multiple mobile apps into a ...

1 month ago | November 1, 2022

 Strong dollar seen hurting US outlook and even tilting Fed path

Bloomberg A strong dollar is likely to weigh negatively on the US economic outlook and could alter how high the Federal ...

 Workers leave the world’s biggest iPhone plant in droves ...

Bloomberg Workers are departing Apple’s biggest iPhone plant in China, seeking to escape hastily enacted Covid-19 ...

China is doubling down on coal despite its green ambitions

Bloomberg China is building a vast array of new coal-fired power stations, potentially more than the operating capacity ...