South Africa's middle class bleeds as the economy slides in one of the most unequal societies on earth. Without inherited wealth to fall back on, middle class blacks especially run the risk of regressing.
Jacob Zuma's time as South Africa's president has run out. But his departure leaves his likely successor Cyril Ramaphosa with a wealth of problems to solve says William Gumede.
Global economic growth has peaked, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has said in its latest economic outlook. And more clouds are appearing on the horizon in the form of trade disputes.
Facing the harsh realities of global markets, Buenos Aires and Ankara have taken different paths to drive their domestic agendas. But, as global contagion fears recede, will Turkey follow Argentina and take its medicine?
The Bank of England says all seven big UK lenders would be able to keep the show on the road in the event of a major financial crisis. However, uncertainties over Brexit still cloud the entire picture.
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