Friday, August 17, 2018
By Marc-William Palen President Donald Trump renewed fears of a global trade war after he vowed to slap steep tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel. The tariffs haven’t even been formally proposed, yet other countries are already threatening countermeasures. The European Union, for example, promised to impose tariffs on iconic American...
By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud Reactions continue to pour in following U.S. President Donald Trump’s imposition of 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports and 10 per cent for aluminium for almost every country but Mexico and Canada. Today, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries told Reuters that the decision will cost jobs...
By Olorunjuwon Samuel Big companies operating in developing countries often use corporate social responsibility initiatives to position themselves as development agents and friends of the host communities. But in places like South Africa – and within the mining sector in particular – initiatives aren’t achieving the objectives they were designed to...
By Andrew Hutchison & Nkanyiso Sibanda What happens when African societal norms meet modern commercial practice? From boardrooms in Sandton to the cultural mash-up and the “popular economy” of a South African township, African business people of different ethnicities and world views are contracting on a daily basis. Is there anything...
By John J Stremlau US President Donald Trump promised in late January that his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would make an “extended” visit to Africa in March. In a letter to all African leaders, he reportedly described the purpose of the visit as reaffirming “the partnerships and values we...
By Olivier Sykes & Philip O'Brien Impact studies have revealed how different parts of the UK will suffer from Brexit more than others. One irony, as many have pointed out, is that a lot of these regions voted for Brexit. Another irony, which is less talked about, is that these...
By Ania Zalewska In the past decade, the banking industry has been a central focus of attention for regulators, academics and the general public. The 2007-08 financial crisis led to new regulations and institutions to keep things in check. In contrast, the issues of the pension industry have tended to be swept...
By Theo Broodryk What do Ford, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Tiger Brands have in common? They are just a few of the well-known companies in South Africa facing class actions: lawsuits filed on behalf of a group. The international retail group Steinhoff could soon join the list. South African shareholders...
Tawanda Musarurwa News Café, Pizza Hut, Panarotis, POS Hardware Solutions, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Roco Mamas, Spar, Ocean Basket, Mugg & Bean are some of the more popular franchises that currently operate in Zimbabwe. There are numerous other less known franchises around the country. But that’s just the problem . . ....
Victor Bhoroma Rwanda is a small and landlocked country in East Africa. The country has total area of 26 338 square kilometres (half the size of Midlands in Zimbabwe). It borders the natural resources endowed Democratic Republic of Congo, trade hub Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda. It is hilly and fertile with a...