Tourism is SA’s new gold rush

2017-05-14 06:43

Precious metals are finite resources, but, writes Margie Whitehouse, scenic beauty and a winning climate are natural resources that we have in abundance.

SA’s low growth self-inflicted - analyst

2017-05-02 06:50

South Africa is the laggard among emerging market economies, and its low growth situation is mostly self-inflicted, says an analyst.

Self-employed tax options

2017-04-23 13:43

As a freelancer, should you form a company or remain a sole proprietor? Maya Fisher-French looks at the pros and cons.

Cyril, Manyi cross swords over act

2017-04-23 06:00

Deputy President Ramaphosa encourages black business on controversial law, but makes no clear commitments.

Gordhan axing will drag down economic growth - research

2017-04-21 07:44

The removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister has prompted fears of cronyism and corruption among business and is expected to drag down economic growth further.

To nuke or not to nuke?

2017-04-09 06:05

The case for building new nuclear reactors in South Africa is based on “far too optimistic” estimates of economic growth and electricity demand, claims the Energy Intensive Users’ Group.

Results preview: FirstRand

2017-03-08 10:11

FirstRand is set to release interim results tomorrow. Shaun Murison, senior market analyst at IG, takes a look at what to expect.

US growth pace unrevised as consumption, investment diverge

2017-02-28 15:54

The US economy has grown in the fourth quarter at an unrevised 1.9% pace, as slower investment by businesses and state and local agencies offset stronger household purchases.

VAT may well be Gordhan's biggest political headache - analyst

2017-02-14 12:34

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may be reluctant to increase VAT even though it could raise billions in tax because of the political resistance to it, says an analyst.

Low growth dampens SA banks' outlook - S&P

2017-02-12 14:41

Low growth and debt-defaulting households contribute to the negative outlook for South African banks, said ratings agency Standard and Poor's.


IMF sees Dubai GDP growth accelerating on local spending, trade

2017-05-02 10:22

Dubai’s gross domestic product will likely accelerate this year at a faster pace than most Arab economies, bolstered by local spending and a pick-up in global trade.

Manufacturing to drive inclusive growth - analyst

2017-05-01 17:13

Developing the country’s manufacturing sector will result in inclusive growth outcomes, says an expert.

Africa is Pick n Pay’s second engine of growth

2017-04-23 06:00

Pick n Pay planned to open its first stores in Nigeria and Ghana within the next two years, the company said this week.

Zuma unlikely to be ousted - research

2017-04-21 08:20

President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be ousted by the National Assembly, but a negotiated exit is most likely to happen, according to research.

Cabinet reshuffle threatens fiscal consolidation - research

2017-04-20 18:44

Malusi Gigaba’s appointment as finance minister may undo efforts towards fiscal consolidation and long-term improvements to SOEs, according to research.

Transformation can't be 'superficial' anymore - Gordhan

2017-03-24 20:01

The majority of South Africans must get a sense that they are part of, or beneficiaries of the changes in the economy, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

South Africa must walk the walk to save itself

2017-03-03 10:04

Should we have an economic Codesa? A debate about amending the Constitution would be meaningless without a parallel process of debate about the relevant economic policy, writes Richard Calland.

Moyane admits: My relationship with Gordhan is strained

2017-02-24 13:24

SARS commissioner Tom Moyane says the R30bn revenue shortfall was not caused by tax collection inefficiencies, as indicated in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech.

Budget preview: A tough balancing act

2017-02-13 15:24

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan faces a tough balancing act between raising taxes to increase revenue while maintaining what growth there is.

Grow opportunity to harvest success

2017-02-12 06:16

Most people associate the Western Cape with wine and tourism, but, increasingly, the base of options for driving economic growth in the province is growing.

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