ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMY

ANCWL slams 'incoherence' between Gordhan's Budget and Zuma's SONA

2017-02-23 18:22

The ANC Women's League has slammed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech as being "incoherent" with President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

German domestic demand bolstered growth in final quarter

2017-02-23 12:00

Domestic demand has driven German growth in the fourth quarter as trade damped Europe’s largest economy.

Major transformation planned for eThekwini

2017-02-22 17:54

Durban’s inner city will get a facelift and investors will be offered incentives to put their money into the local economy, Mayor Zandile Gumede has said.

Government to spend over R200bn on economic growth

2017-02-22 15:02

Spend on economic affairs will be prioritised to develop infrastructure, industry and job creation, according to the National Budget.

Budget makes room for more housing opportunities

2017-02-22 14:09

The department of human settlements has been allocated R29.8bn to provide more housing opportunities.

Zuma-Gordhan battle takes centre stage in SA budget

2017-02-21 06:50

A year after President Jacob Zuma began feuding with his Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over control of the nation’s purse strings, the conflict appears to be coming to a head.

Nehawu plans Budget day marches

2017-02-20 17:22

Nehawu says it will march in five provinces on Budget day to say "no" to more austerity measures.

Ratings agencies to keep keen eye on SOE funding

2017-02-19 06:45

Ratings agencies will be keeping a close watch on how Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will be funding state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

Editorial: When being greedy is what you’re paid for

2017-02-19 06:11

No one likes banks, and there are many excellent reasons for that.

UK retail sales unexpectedly decline as inflation bites

2017-02-17 12:36

UK retail sales have unexpectedly fell for a third month in January, suggesting consumers are starting to feel the squeeze from accelerating inflation.

 

UK net migration hits two-year low in Brexit boost

2017-02-23 13:47

Net migration to the UK has fallen to its lowest in more than two years, providing a boost for UK Prime Minister as she seeks to reduce the number of foreigners coming to Britain.

Treasury DG puts union on the spot over T-shirt

2017-02-22 19:08

Treasury Director General Lungisa Fuzile has objected to wearing a Chinese-made Nehawu T-shirt during the union's march to Parliament.

Agriculture dept targets creating 60 000 jobs

2017-02-22 16:11

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to spend over R1.7bn and create 60 000 jobs, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget Speech.

Agriculture to assist in SA’s GDP growth – Treasury

2017-02-22 14:12

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is set to play a crucial role in the growth of the country’s GDP, according to the 2017 Budget Speech.

UK gained momentum at end of 2016

2017-02-22 12:07

The UK economy has grown more than previously estimated in the final three months of 2016 but it may be the last hurrah.

Growing commodity demand positive for SA - economist

2017-02-20 19:49

Increasing infrastructure spend in the US could be a positive for South Africa as it drives demand for commodities.

UK factory orders rise to highest level in two years

2017-02-20 14:15

Orders at UK factories have climbed at the fastest pace in two years this month, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

Brokering a New Deal for SA

2017-02-19 06:11

With the 1994 Consensus having reached its limit, an ambitious SA needs to embrace the three ‘national obsessions’ of quality education, building a capable state and achieving inclusive growth, writes Mcebisi Jonas.

It is not wise to bite the land that feeds you

2017-02-19 06:10

Who said that the economy and its related challenges were only for economists and those in the financial sector or government to worry about? It is a collective responsibility to preserve our economy, writes Livhuwani Matsila.

US housing starts exceed estimates after stronger December

2017-02-16 16:04

Builders started work on more US homes than forecast in January after an upward revision to starts in the prior month; a sign construction was on a steady path entering 2017.

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