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South African Treasury Chief Pravin Gordhan's Summons Back Home Rattles Rand, Stocks

South African Treasury Chief Pravin Gordhan's Summons Back Home Rattles Rand, Stocks

And some analysts predict that South Africa's credit rating will fall into junk status if Mr. Zuma sacks his Finance Minister and deputy minister, as is now widely expected. If Gordhan leaves his office, and South Africa's credit rating is "junked", the nation will struggle to borrow in worldwide money markets. South Africa's currency, the rand, had been gaining value in recent months, reaching a 20-month high on Monday morning as the economy recovered from near-zero growth previous year.


The South African rand is getting whacked

The South African rand is getting whacked

An embattled but defiant Pravin Gordhan had a message for South Africa yesterday: "I am still finance minister". There are speculations that Mofele could take either Gordhan or Jonas's position, should the reshuffle take place. Political analyst Prince Mashele said the sudden summoning of the finance minister from his overseas trip so close to the court case pointed to a possible link to the Gupta case.


Groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

The two states have set aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Most business leaders know that we will have to be back in at some point because climate change is real and if you are a fact based person who lives in a fact based world, you know climate change is real.


United Kingdom sets BREXIT plans in motion

United Kingdom sets BREXIT plans in motion

And in Washington, President Donald Trump has derided the EU, NATO and other pillars of Western order built up since World War II. Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers in the House of Commons, adding, "This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back".



Don't make the Samsung S8 angry it will have Bixby

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone is scheduled to appear on March 29 , so we may know more then. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is likely to be announced in April. Taking a dig at rival's offerings, he added: "Most existing agents now support only a few selected tasks for an application and therefore confuse users about what works or what doesn't work by voice command".


NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time

NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time

The site will also automatically scale the interface for mobile phones and tablets; and display the EXIF/camera data that includes exposure, lens used, and other information, when available. -US government agencies have sponsored air and space research for more than a century. The site will be run on NASA's cloud native "infrastructure-as-a-code" technology enabling on-demand use in the cloud.