Explainers

  • 8 July 2024

Euro zone investor morale drops, breaking streak of gains in “setback”

An illustration showing Euros FRANKFURT – Investor morale in the eurozone broke an eight-month streak of improvements with a bigger-than-expected decline in July, a survey showed on Monday, describing the…
  • 7 July 2024

Could Kamala Harris beat Donald Trump in November’s presidential race?

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the 30th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., July 6, 2024. REUTERS/Edmund D. Fountain/File Photo By Nandita Bose,  Jeff Mason and Bianca Flowers…
  • 5 July 2024

The LGF set for the CEO Roundtable

The CEOs that will be part of the roundtable By Phumelele Mkhonta The Leadership Growth Forum is living up to its mandate of building future leaders and they have roped…
  • 5 July 2024

Ministry rubbishes fuel price decrease statement

Cars filling up at a Gulp Fuel Station in Eswatini. Picture: Ntokozo Magongo. By Bahle Gama The Ministry of Natural Resources has condemned the circulation of false information about fuel…
  • 5 July 2024

World stocks at record high, UK Labour landslide and US payrolls hog spotlight

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of London October 11, 2013.REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth//File Photo By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON – World equity markets touched fresh record…
  • 5 July 2024

Bitcoin set for worst week in over a year on Mt. Gox liquidation fears

FILE PHOTO: Physical representations of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency are seen in this illustration taken October 24, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Bitcoin set for worst week in over a year on…
  • 4 July 2024

Brent crude trades above $87, sets highest levels since April

FILE PHOTO: Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base/File Photo By Nia Williams Oil…
  • 4 July 2024

Portugal plans to reintroduce tax breaks for foreign residents

A man looks at the skyline in Portugal By Catarina Demony and Sergio Goncalves LISBON – The Portuguese government is planning to reintroduce tax breaks for foreign residents in an effort to attract skilled workers…
  • 26 June 2024

South African rand edges lower as cabinet announcement nears

FILE PHOTO: A street money changer counts South African Rands in Harare, Zimbabwe, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo JOHANNESBURG – The South African rand edged lower on Wednesday, as an…
  • 19 June 2024

Bee farmers are stranded with honey, no market

By Thokozani Mazibuko In a disappointing turn of events, bee farmers find themselves in a precarious situation with an excess of honey and nowhere to sell it. The farmers had…