South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan spoke of protecting the economy from predators. This is commendable but not enough to build an inclusive economy.
South Africa's 2016 medium term budget has to rank as one of the most difficult that its finance had to deliver amid many political controversies.
South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, had to battle poor growth and falling revenue in preparing the 2016 medium term budget. How did he do?
The government needs to change conditions for migrant workers to secure Australia's economic future, a new report finds.
Intelligent trade policies can help limit the threats, including food security, that come with an uneven distribution of water resources across the globe.
Interest rates remain unchanged in Australia this week, reflecting an economic holding pattern around the world, as the US presidential election carries on.
When South African inequality is discussed, the focus tends to be on income brackets. But the main problem is wealth inequality
With no sign of resolution in the near future the collapse of multilateral trade negotiations, tagged as the Doha round, risks breeding a major crisis.
Youth unemployment is a problem of demand. Cutting welfare payments merely punishes those young people who are most vulnerable to poverty.
Governments have been known to change the definition of anti-dumping tariffs to suit their needs, so accusations of steel dumping from China are still quite subjective.
At one point, it looked like the games could be cancelled. But the carnival spirit has prevailed.
The UK's obsession with ramping up prices for one of life's essentials could bring the economic roof down.
The prevailing political fights over control of state-owned enterprises in South Africa has the potential to have a deep impact on the economy, and the quality and direction of the development state.
A change of attitude which comes with some deep introspection by South African business leaders can help address some of the country's key socioeconomic challenges.
The African trade and integration spaces are seeing significant improvements and gathering even more momentum in the face of Brexit. Sarah Logan looks at the driving factors.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
The Chinese £1bn investment in Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England, comes with valuable lessons about how Africa can maximise economic value in its dealings with China.
Non-stop public transport might suit the 24-hour party people, but it could have rougher consequences for others.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
Credit rating agencies have a poor track record when it comes to evaluating risk.