Politics is killing the rand

2016-10-23 06:08

Threatening the independence of Treasury and Sars puts off investors, writes Mkhululi Nqabeni.

Monetary policy not an 'engine' for growth - Kganyago

2016-10-20 19:04

The monetary policy's goal is to target inflation, and not primarily to stimulate economic growth, says SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Potato prices to soar even more due to low harvest

2016-10-20 06:52

The low potato harvest will see prices rise for the next four weeks to between R5/kg and R6/kg as low rain levels contribute to vegetable price hikes.

UK inflation surges as rate-cut decision looms closer

2016-10-18 14:15

UK inflation has accelerated to the fastest pace in almost two years, part of an upward trend that’s set to continue as the weaker pound pushes up import costs.

UK out of top five investment sites post Brexit

2016-10-17 15:45

The UK has dropped out of businesses’ top five locations for investments for the first time in seven years on Brexit fears.

Brexit challenge seeks to invalidate vote: UK govt

2016-10-17 14:30

A lawsuit seeking to force Prime Minister Theresa May to hold a vote in Parliament before beginning Britain’s exit from the European Union interferes with democracy.

Gordhan concerned by 'suspicious' Gupta transactions

2016-10-15 20:27

Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments could have put the South African banking sector at risk in asking Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to interfere in the banks’ decision to close their accounts.

BBC lashes out at govt over development deal

2016-10-14 18:58

The Black Business Council says it doesn’t back the state's new development fund deal with major construction firms due to conditions the agreement falls short of.

Corrupt officials are disciplined - Creecy

2016-10-11 20:27

Gauteng MEC of Finance, Barbara Creecy says that officials are disciplined for financial mismanagement.

Only a miracle can save SA from junk - Dawie Roodt

2016-10-11 16:15

South Africa is staring down the barrel of a credit rating downgrade to junk status as the country’s finance minister is facing charges, says economist Dawie Roodt.


China home prices rise in fewer cities amid tougher curbs

2016-10-21 10:01

China’s overheated property market is showing tentative signs of cooling, as authorities stepped up home-buying curbs to avert a housing bubble.

UK retail sales stagnate as prices hit clothing

2016-10-20 13:34

UK retail sales have stagnated for a second month in September as rising prices and warm weather hit demand for clothing.

US housing starts unexpectedly drop

2016-10-19 16:45

New-home construction in the US has unexpectedly fallen on a plunge in multifamily building while permits rose more than forecast.

BREAKING: Gordhan invited to make representations over fraud charge

2016-10-17 17:56

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams has invited Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to make representations in relation to his fraud charge.

UK gas on longest winning streak in nine years

2016-10-17 15:00

Britain’s heating season has started with a bang, as natural gas contracts reverse a two-year slump.

Ajay Gupta fires back at Gordhan: Zero chance payments were suspicious

2016-10-15 21:09

A confident Ajay Gupta - the man considered as the Gupta family’s patriarch - has brushed off reports implicating his family and their companies in "suspicious" transactions totalling nearly R7bn.

Maine backs Zuma, welcomes junk status and weaker rand

2016-10-15 19:10

ANCYL chairperson Collen Maine says the party would welcome a junk status for the country “so that when the rand rises we must ask who controls the economy of SA”.

'Power-hungry Zuma' behind Gordhan's summons - analyst

2016-10-12 15:52

The latest developments in the Hawks probe into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, is a last-ditch attempt by President Jacob Zuma to maintain power, claims an analyst.

Rand unusually strong despite Gordhan shock - economist

2016-10-11 18:07

Despite the shock news that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been summoned to answer to fraud charges, the rand is unusually strong, says an economist.

The public must hold officials to account - Gordhan

2016-10-11 14:19

In light of news that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was summoned to appear in court over fraud charges, Gordhan says government must promote a culture of integrity and not the rot of corruption.

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