Pope Francis left the hospital

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from a balcony at Gemelli Hospital, as he recovers from a planned operation on his colon, in Rome, Italy, July…

Private credit joins private equity to freeze banks

Private equity group Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Stamps.com for $ 6.6 billion last week came with a surprising twist in deal documents: the absence of a bank traditional financing the…

SA in flames: spontaneous outbreak or insurrection?

South Africans spent most of mid-July glued to their media, from established media to TikTok, from streaming news to old-fashioned print words, only to see one thing: Jacob Zuma would…

German retail sales up 1.5% in 2021

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Customers shop at Norbert Kremsreiter’s fashion store, which originally sells clothing and food, and recently toilet paper and other toiletries as the disease spread virus (COVID-19)…

Enforcing competition is harder than it looks

Everywhere you turn, the competition authorities are sharpening their claws. Describing himself as a “21st century”confidence breakerUS President Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a broad crackdown on everything from airline…

South African crowds go wild overnight, defying calls for an end to violence and looting

Crowds looted shops and businesses in South Africa on Wednesday, defying government calls for the end of a week of violence that has killed more than 70 people, destroyed hundreds…

Stablecoin instability baffles regulators By Reuters

© Reuters. Representations of Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin cryptocurrencies are placed on the PC motherboard in this illustration taken on June 29, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration…

Trade emerges as latest flashpoint in deepening Saudi-UAE rivalry

Trade threatens to become the latest flashpoint in the economic and strategic rivalry between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi and risks escalating tensions within the Gulf of Six Cooperation Council after…

Sibanye could shut down gold mines in declining South Africa

Sibanye Stillwater could close its three South African gold mines over the next decade as it becomes more difficult to mine aging assets in an industry that was once the…

Australian stocks are higher as markets close; S & P / ASX 200 up 0.31% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Australian stocks are higher as markets close; S & P / ASX 200 up 0.31% Investing.com – Australian stocks were higher after Wednesday’s close, with gains in, and…