ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

One year after Nenegate: SA bond yields recover

2016-12-09 11:15

South African government bond yields recovered in recent months following more political certainty since Nenegate, says the South African Reserve Bank.

SA consumers 'holding back' on big purchases

2016-12-08 13:53

The consumer confidence index may have improved for the third quarter of the year, but consumers are still holding back on purchasing big ticket items.

SA platinum production plummets 12%

2016-12-08 12:32

Mining production fell by 2.9% in the past year, mainly owing to a drop in platinum metals production, according to Statistics South Africa.

27 CEOs pledge to have 505 women in top roles by 2030

2016-12-08 09:12

The heads of Bank of America, American Electric Power, Coca-Cola and 24 more large global firms have pledged to boost the number of women in their top ranks.

CEOs expect rand to depreciate in 2017

2016-12-07 13:49

CEOs believe the local unit’s recent gains will be short-lived, and that its value may depreciate even further in 2017.

Warning of SA's growth falling below 0.5%

2016-12-07 05:01

The country may struggle to hit previously projected gross domestic product growth in 2016 amid disappointing third-quarter GDP expansion of 0.2%, say economists.

German factory orders surge on investment goods demand

2016-12-06 10:20

German factory orders have surged, suggesting growth in Europe’s largest economy will accelerate at the end of the year.

UK services pickup keeps economy on track

2016-12-05 13:46

The UK services sector has grown at the fastest pace in 10 months in November, keeping the economy on track to maintain its pace of expansion this quarter.

Zimbabwe wants upfront payments for Eskom power

2016-12-05 09:19

Zimbabwe’s state electricity distribution company has asked industrial customers to pay in advance in foreign currency for power imported from SA and Mozambique.

Rate cuts possible midyear 2017 - economist

2016-12-02 05:30

Interest rates may not yet tail off, but economists expect a rate cut by mid-year 2017.

 

How Zimbabweans are defying the import ban

2016-12-09 08:03

Zimbabweans working and living in South Africa are getting around the ban on imports of some goods into Zimbabwe by using the informal "malaicha" delivery services.

China exports snap losing streak as imports surge

2016-12-08 13:10

China’s exports have gained, snapping a seven-month losing streak, as a cheaper yuan aided foreign purchasing.

Consumer confidence hits highest level since 2014

2016-12-08 11:28

Consumer confidence improved in the third quarter, on the back of municipal elections outcome. But it remains below average levels, says FNB.

Exchange controls are saving SA from junk status, says expert

2016-12-07 15:26

SA has avoided junk status mainly because exchange controls have kept pension fund demand high for domestic assets - but money is being illegally shifted, says an analyst.

Friedman: Economic exclusion feeds politics of patronage

2016-12-07 07:23

A closer look at the politics within the ANC suggests that this is a fight between two factions, both of them products of trends in the economy, explains Prof Steven Friedman.

Exports down more than 25% for third quarter - StatsSA

2016-12-06 18:58

Exports dropped by more than 25%, resulting in an international trade deficit of R44bn for the third quarter of the year.

How to invest in uncertain times

2016-12-06 08:31

The global changes taking place have an impact on markets and the uncertainty contributes to the higher risk to investments.

Eurozone gears for growth as companies look past political woes

2016-12-05 13:14

The eurozone economy has expanded at the fastest pace this year in November as companies took on workers and kept political concerns at bay.

A level playing field is vital

2016-12-02 10:37

Integrating urban economies in cities as segregated as ours is not easy, but it can be done, writes Ann Bernstein.

Trump not as 'dangerous' as world expects - economist

2016-12-01 19:57

Markets have already priced in a moderate Trump policy and the effect is not as bad as people may think, an economist says.

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