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16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 2943

09 March 2018 8:16 AM Tentative, but improved business climate

Cape Town - The latest Business Confidence Index (BCI) of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) released this week shows what it calls a tentative, but improved business climate. The BCI upheld the improvement of business confidence, but pulled back by 0.8 to 98.9 index points in February 2017. This was after recording a relative 111

05 February 2018 5:13 PM Jordan's King Abdullah sees no Mideast peace without US role

Washington - King Abdullah II of Jordan said in an interview aired on Sunday that the United States remains essential to any hope of a peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, despite widespread criticism of the new US stance on Jerusalem. "We cannot have a peace process or a peace solution without the role of the United States," the monarch 59

26 January 2018 1:50 PM Trump praises African leader after White House dustup

Davos - President Donald Trump sought to mend relations on Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations. He praised the US partnership with Rwanda during a meeting with its president at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Trump's meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame came after Trump 52

26 January 2018 4:00 AM Mnangagwa on land: 'We don't think along racial lines... it's outdated'

Davos - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his new government believes thinking along racial lines is "outdated" when it comes to farming and land ownership. The president says white Zimbabwean farmers left on the land had integrated "happily" into the country's new farming system, albeit on smaller land holdings. "We don't want to think along 60

25 January 2018 6:04 PM Trump: No Palestinian aide until they return to peace talks

Davos — President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid money from the Palestinians until they return to peace talks with Israel as he sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Trump's decision in 2016 to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital roiled Arab nations 68

25 January 2018 7:57 AM Ramaphosa at World Economic Forum

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says told investors and cabinet ministers at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday that "South Africa is open for business". Watch. Ramaphosa leads a boosted high-level government, business and labour delegation at the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which runs until Thursday. This year's event is held under 51

24 January 2018 4:53 PM SA CEOs lose more sleep over economic woes than global peers

Johannesburg - Only 22% of CEOs in South Africa are “very confident” of their own company’s growth in the next 12 months, according to PwC’s 21st CEO survey. The annual survey is based on interviews with 1 293 CEOs from 85 countries and 41 CEOs in South Africa were interviewed. The findings were shared at a press briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday 457

05 July 2017 8:04 PM China Sees Opening Left by Trump in Europe, and Quietly Steps In

He has cemented his closeness to Germany and Ms. Merkel, the woman many consider not just the most important leader in Europe, but also the reluctant, de facto leader of the West. “The election of Trump has facilitated China’s aims in Europe,” said Angela Stanzel, an Asia scholar at the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. “Trump facilitates 52

01 June 2017 7:00 PM As US retreats, EU and China seek climate leadership at summit

China and the European Union will seek on Friday to save a global pact against climate change. BRUSSELS - China and the European Union will seek on Friday to save a global pact against climate change from which US President Donald Trump appears to be set to withdraw. As China emerges as Europe’s unlikely global partner on areas from free trade to security 58