Tag Archives: Economy

SA stocks wipe out 2022 losses after China boost (News24)

Better news from China on Tuesday gave South African stocks the boost they needed to erase their losses for 2022. The main index climbed as much as 1.1% as Chinese markets rebounded, briefly wiping out this year’s declines, with sentiment soothed by an easing in the protests over Covid restrictions that had unnerved global investors. The gains […]
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Brenthurst report charts SA’s stark economic decline (DM)

Every year the Economist publishes a book called Pocket World in Figures, which ranks economies on size and a host of other items. In 1993 the third edition was published and ranked South Africa as the 28th largest economy in the world. Last year the same ranking showed that South Africa was now the 38th […]
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World economic outlook update, June 2020 (IMF)

As with the April 2020 WEO projections, there is a higher-than-usual degree of uncertainty around this forecast. The baseline projection rests on key assumptions about the fallout from the pandemic. In economies with declining infection rates, the slower recovery path in the updated forecast reflects persistent social distancing into the second half of 2020; greater […]
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African Economic Outlook 2020 (AFDB)

African economic outlook 2020 (AFDB) Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the […]
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World Economic Outlook- January 2020 (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund predicts the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly weaker pace than previously anticipated amid threats related to trade and tensions in the Middle East. Global growth will accelerate this year to 3.3% from 2.9% in 2019, the fund said on Monday. That’s the first pickup in three […]
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Venezuela was once South America’s richest country. Here’s what went wrong

By: Callum Brodie August 2017 Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/08/venezuela-economic-woes-2017-explained/ Until recently, almost all of Venezuela’s mostly urban and educated population had access to clean drinking water, sanitation facilities and electricity. It was an affluent country, with the largest proven fossil-fuel reserves in the world. But its economy is shrinking at an alarming rate, while at the same time […]
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3 reasons why CEOs are optimistic about 2018

By: Bob Moritz January 22, 2018 Source: https://www.weforum.org You don’t have to look far for signs that we live in tumultuous times. Geopolitical uncertainty, cyberattacks, and jobs threatened by artificial intelligence are just a few of the topics that dominated headlines in 2017. But despite these harbingers of gloom, a record-breaking percentage of CEOs told us they […]
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Migrants significantly contribute to economic growth

By: Global Compact for Migration Source: http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/migration-compact

Venezuela was once twelve times richer than China. What happened?

By: Jeff Desjardins September 12, 2017 Source: https://www.weforum.org  

Five things emerging economies can do to attract the best talent

By: Mauro F. Guillén December  08, 2017 Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/emerging-market-companies-multinational-talent-china-india-attract Emerging market companies need talent to be competitive in the global marketplace. They have made much progress in attracting it. Barely a decade ago, most young, bright graduates in China and India preferred to work for Western companies. These companies paid better and offered more opportunities for professional […]
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