'Super-hawkish' rate hike shows inflation fear - economist

2015-11-22 14:30

Inflation 'fear' is still top of mind with Sarb, which remains in a hiking cycle with a 25 and even 50 basis-point rate hike on the cards in January, says an economist.

Mini budget likely avoided downgrade - economist

2015-10-22 17:32

There was enough in the mini budget to avoid a downgrade by Moody’s right now, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura.

SA 'a perfect storm among emerging markets'

2015-09-04 18:03

South Africa represents a perfect storm in the emerging market space, according to Nomura analyst Peter Attard Montalto.

US Fed, not CPI to impact Sarb rate decision

2015-08-19 19:15

The tight timing between the US Federal Open Market Committee and Sarb’s Monetary Policy Committee meetings in September could impact the next Sarb rate decision.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:22

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

This is the crucial test for Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

2015-05-10 21:15

Acting Eskom boss Brian Molefe will be keenly watched as he tries to strengthen internal controls relating to procurement and auditing contracts.

Weak rand begs for govt intervention - expert

2015-03-11 18:06

Tighter monetary policy is needed to avoid structural decline in the rand, but the Sarb and Treasury seem loath to take action, says an expert.

Mine strikes inconvenient but useful - minister

2015-01-19 06:00

Mining sector strikes, although a huge inconvenience, have been a useful way to see where problems lie, says Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

Not enough alarm bells for rate hike - economist

2014-11-19 16:23

The MPC will be one member down at this meeting and any tied vote, with six members, would require the governor’s deciding vote.

Downgrade pours cold water on Nene's first budget

2014-11-07 12:09

The Moody’s downgrade of South Africa’s investment grade credit ratings is no surprise, but the timing certainly is, says an emerging markets economist.


Why ANC could hijack #feesmustfall protests

2015-10-23 12:54

The ANC could hijack the #feesmustfall protests, shift blame back onto the universities and accept the protesters’ demands, an emerging markets economist believes.

Difficult for investors to see ANC intentions - expert

2015-10-12 13:50

There was no fresh thinking on economic policy at the ANC's National General Council, though small steps to the left could be seen, says an emerging markets analyst.

Load shedding hits home on SA economy

2015-08-26 13:44

The shock of Eskom's load shedding has finally hit the country's GDP even as the China and terms-of-trade shocks are only starting to build, says an analyst.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:40

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

More to 'sudden' government wage deal

2015-05-21 12:50

It is unlikely that the quick public sector wage negotiations mean unions suddenly "agreed" with government on the tightness of the budget, says an expert.

Tips for Eskom's new acting CEO

2015-04-20 21:04

If acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe only operates in this position for a year, he will struggle to achieve his stated goals of dealing with load shedding, an economist warns.

SA growth the calm before the storm - expert

2015-02-25 06:00

Although SA's latest growth data look better than expected, this might just be the calm before the storm, warns an emerging markets economist.

No oil trade benefit because of Eskom - expert

2015-01-07 06:00

Eskom is to blame for SA not reaping a big net trade improvement from the sharp oil price drop, says an emerging markets expert.

Numsa exit crucial for 2019 election - economist

2014-11-11 14:46

A difficult few years could lie ahead for the SA labour market as unions increasingly compete for each other’s turf, warns an economist.

Risks for downgrades remain, warns economist

2014-10-23 13:14

There are solid fiscal policies on the surface of the mini budget, but low potential growth is being held back by micro policy choices, warns an expert.

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