The decision to give former Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, a seat in the country's parliament comes with the potential to cause great economic pain for South Africa.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
The GOP has a proposal on the table that could send shockwaves through the tax avoidance industry.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Hammond has taken an oddly similar stance to former shadow chancellor Ed Balls: running a deficit and boosting infrastructure spending.
South Africa's central bank should urgently insulate the rand from further financial chaos by imposing tighter exchange controls.
Scotland's numbers look far worse than the UK's.
The Land Registry is a valuable asset – so why not keep it in state hands, for the public good?
Labor is arguing that Australia should keep the temporary deficit levy, a tax introduced by the Coalition government to help reduce the budget deficit.
Treasury is standing by the assumptions made in the federal budget.
Yet another budget making claims of a gradual decline in government debt. But the credit rating agencies want us to keep these promises - or else.
The credit-ratings agencies are already circling to cut the UK's grade if it votes to leave the EU. Here's how their calculations work, and what we should do about it.
The finance minister says the government is reducing the deficit and debt and lowering the spending growth trajectory of the previous government. Is that right?
Your simple guide to the budget deficit, how the money will be spent and the savings measures we can expect in the years ahead.
In our federal budget explainer series, Guay Lim explains what Australia's structural deficit really means.
From autonomy to responsibility: the SNP's manifesto goes beyond the Scottish border.
The main parties are spending most of their time arguing over the speed and extent of cuts, when they should be talking about growth.
A key tenet of the Labour Party’s manifesto is reducing the budget deficit year-on-year through the lifetime of the next parliament.
The Conservatives are campaigning on the idea that they have succeeded at reducing the UK's fiscal deficit. But deficit reduction has been an economic failure.