International

3 weeks ago | June 8, 2022

Musk’s ‘buyer’s remorse’ won’t get him out of Twitter deal

Bloomberg Elon Musk formally and forcefully revived his assertion that Twitter Inc. has a serious bot problem, and ...

3 weeks ago | June 7, 2022

Biden to use exec action to spur solar projects hit by probe

Bloomberg President Joe Biden will use executive action on Monday to help bridge a solar panel supply gap and kickstart ...

3 weeks ago | June 2, 2022

Elon Musk issues ultimatum to workers: return to the office or get out

news24.com The world’s richest man appears to have had it with this whole working-from-home business. Elon Musk, chief ...

Markets waver on inflation worry, oil rebounds from losses

AFP Global stock markets wavered on Wednesday, as traders digested data showing that runaway inflation shows no sign of ...

4 weeks ago | May 27, 2022

Twitter shake-up: Dorsey exits board

Twitter director Egon Durban, the co-chief executive officer of private equity firm Silver Lake, failed to get enough ...

Oil climbs on prospect of EU ban on Russian crude

LONDON – Oil prices rose on Thursday, extending a cautious rally this week on signs of tight supply while the ...

Gold prices slip as US Fed affirms aggressive monetary policy stance

Gold prices slipped on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve’s aggressive monetary policy tightening plan diminished the ...

Bolivia struggles to find lithium

On Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, a vast white salt flat that feels almost otherworldly, Karina Quispe is watching from the ...

1 month ago | May 20, 2022

Vodacom defends appointment of MD

Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub has defended the appointment of Sitholizwe Mdlalose (pictured) as managing director of ...

Sarb hikes repo rate by 50bps

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) on Thursday, the steepest increase ...

Age of scarcity begins with US$1,6tn hit to world economy

The ties that bind the global economy together, and delivered goods in abundance across the world, are unravelling at a ...

Why countries must cooperate on carbon prices

Recent surges in food and fuel costs are hurting households everywhere. The global spike in energy prices since the ...

1 month ago | May 13, 2022

Why UN’s New Urban Agenda is needed now

As population density skyrockets, megacities in Africa are likely to suffer the most from climate change. The UN’s New ...

World getting ‘measurably closer’ to 1.5-degree threshold

There is a 50:50 chance of average global temperature reaching 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels in the ...

2 months ago | May 6, 2022

Bank of England hikes interest rates

LONDON. — The Bank of England (BOE) yesterday raised interest rates to their highest level in 13 years in a bid to ...

Costly beer and cars?

Consumers seem undaunted by higher prices of everything from luxury cars to beer, letting companies like Anheuser-Busch ...

SEC adds China’s JD.com to list of firms facing delisting risk

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) added over 80 firms, including China’s JD.com, to a list of entities ...

US Fed hikes rates, Powell signals similar moves ahead

The US Federal Reserve delivered the biggest interest-rate increase since 2000 and signalled it would keep hiking at ...

Surge of investment into carbon credits creates boom for brokers

When a prospective buyer approached a group that restores Myanmar’s endangered mangroves about purchasing the credits ...

Bitcoin’s African outpost raises several red flags

LONDON – Bitcoin’s latest fans are about as far as you can get from Silicon Valley crypto bros. War-torn Central ...