African leaders have their work cut out to make the continental free trade area a success.
Africa has opportunities to integrate further and bring its economies into the global economy.
Time to make a plan.
What you need to know when it comes to saving, investing, borrowing and spending.
South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni says the IMF loan will limit the country’s economic vulnerabilities which have been exacerbated by COVID-19.
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The IMF loan does not impose any conditions over and above what is in South African law on how the funds can be used; it only seems to expect the country to implement policies already announced.
Reading the runes.
Some markets suggest a swift economic recovery from coronavirus. Others are less optimistic.
Protestors voice their displeasure during a New York City Council hearing on Amazon’s plan to locate a headquarters in the city.
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As state and local governments lure businesses to their shores with financial incentives, a recent study finds that two forms of stimulus spur growth more than others.
EY’s auditors are under fire for failing to spot Wirecard’s missing €1.9 billion sooner.
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Big Four firms were hit with £16.5 million in fines for audit failings in 2019 alone.
Strong foundations: Hong Kong’s finance industry.
Hong Kong still has a competitive advantage over mainland Chinese rivals for international commerce.
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Investors who care about the environment are better off holding shares in and exercising their influence over fossil fuel companies.
As a former financial counsellor and former consumer credit educator for ASIC, here's what I think you need to know if you're considering mortgage deferral, rent relief or bankruptcy.
Families recovered from the Great Depression much more quickly than the Great Recession.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
The Kampala-Entebbe expressway.
International financing for massive infrastructure projects can create new problems for African cities.
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A look back at history can help us consider the economic effects of public health emergencies and how best to manage them.
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Both 'cum ex' and Enron scandals show how traders can manipulate complex financial regulations to their advantage.
Venezuela: so much potential… so little gain.
Economic growth is a red herring if economies can't stop themselves shrinking more and more.
Sweden’s central bank ways it will no longer invest in assets from governments with large climate footprints, even if the yields were high.
Central banks are increasingly taking into account climate change in deciding how to invest.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.
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SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
WeWork wanted to be a lot more than a shared workspace.
Adam Neumann both controlled and managed the co-working company he founded in 2011. A finance scholar explains why that can be a serious problem in venture capital-backed startups.
Research shows how decision making by investors is affected by the one-hour clock change.
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Libra has lost seven of its 28 founding members – but don't expect that to hold it back.
A lot of banks started experimenting with blockchain in 2015 but they've made little progress.